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RE: Shaw direct in Florida

Using Dishpointer with a location of Panama City Florida and Starchoice multilnb at 107W and 111W gives me readings of 46.5 elevation, 224.3 magnetic azimuth, and skew of 115.1. But does the Shaw beam pattern allow you to get a signal that far south away from their broadcast area?
daamac 07/19/14 07:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Source for Slip Plate graphite spray?

I use a graphite spray paint called EZSlide, available at Tractor Supply. I can find it readily there, and it is cheaper than Slip-Plate. It has not been tested nor approved by Pullrite, but it has worked well for me for several years. Rookie statement: Never heard of it. Rookie question: Is this in place of the lube disc, in addition to, or does it perform some other function? Slip Plate and EZSlide are spray paints with the "pigment" being graphite; it's used to lubricate and protect the rails on Pullrite Superglide hitches. You could use it on a standard hitch in place of or in addition to a plastic disc, but it's not necessary in that application and it is somewhat messy to use.
daamac 07/07/14 05:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tell me why they won't interchange???

... A DirecTv Slimline dish was a bit too large for my basement... It works well, but the signal levels are about 10 points lower than with the larger Slimline dish. :h Could it be because it "was in your basement"? ;) Dave Could be. I guess it depends on which way my basement is pointing.
daamac 06/20/14 09:10am Technology Corner
RE: Tell me why they won't interchange???

I've done the opposite. A DirecTv Slimline dish was a bit too large for my basement. I took a Dish Network 1000.2 dish and modded a DirecTv SL3-S LNB to it. It works well, but the signal levels are about 10 points lower than with the larger Slimline dish. There's a bunch of discussion about this basic idea in this thread on another forum. There is some discussion of using the 1000.2 dish on the page shown in the link.
daamac 06/20/14 07:22am Technology Corner
RE: Progress Industry 30 Amp Problem?

S.K.--- Could this be the issue? There is a delay built into the Progressive Industries device. It sounds like your device is portable, that is not hard-wired; those devices have a 2:16 delay built in. That is, from the time you plug in the device until power is passed through it (assuming no power problems) there is a 2:16 delay - this is to protect the AC compressor when power cycles off then on. Maybe the delay is why the power did not flow to your trailer?
daamac 06/20/14 07:02am Travel Trailers
RE: 2012 jayco leaking

Interesting...I have a friend with a 2012 26BH that developed a leak last year from a clearance light. While still under the 2 year warranty and well beyond 90 days since they purchased it new, the dealer worked with Jayco and covered the cost of the repair. Maybe the clearance light itself leaked and not the caulking around it? If so, that may be the difference - a defective piece of equipment, not ineffective caulking.
daamac 06/13/14 08:57am Travel Trailers
RE: 2012 jayco leaking

Unfortunately the Jayco "bumper to bumper" warranty does not cover water leaks after about 3 months; the owner is required to check seams on roof and sides and correct any potential leak issues, even if the potential leak area was never caulked by Jayco at the factory. Maybe you could document that you or dealer did the checks, and did not find any issues? Here is a link to a discussion on another board about Jayco and water leaks: Jayco water leaks. Most other manufacturers have similar exclusions; I think all of them should be embarrassed about the exclusions, but they are not.
daamac 06/13/14 07:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Recommend a decent inverter brand

Consider the amperage capability of the 12 volt outlet and wiring and fuses. For example, for a 300 watt inverter, you'll need to have at least 25 amps available at the 12 volt outlet (12 x 25 = 300).
daamac 06/12/14 04:31pm Tech Issues
RE: TV on computer screen

.... If you mean....You have RF output from a tuner/converter box/cable box/vhs tape player, that is analog for older TV s And would like to use that on a PC Then you need an older analog RF tuner that plugs into the USB port on the PC Yep, that's what I mean, except that USB or PCI-E connectivity would both be fine. It's just that there seem to be a lot of devices that claim to do that, and I'm looking for recommendations for something both cheap and reliable. Thanks to all repliers.
daamac 06/11/14 04:51pm Technology Corner
TV on computer screen

I'd like to be able to watch TV on a desktop screen; I have available an RF channel 3 or 4 output. I don't care about HD, using the computer as a DVR, or any screen or video capture. I'd like the TV image on the laptop to be resizable. I know there's lots of devices that will do this, but I can't figure out which cheaper one will do what I want and do it well. It could be a USB or PCI-E device. Any suggestions?
daamac 06/11/14 11:20am Technology Corner
RE: road to Big Bend NP?

I've pulled my fifth wheel on 385 to Big Bend many times. The road is good. Fuel up in Ft Stockton and Marathon. Diesel and gasoline are available near Panther Junction in BB, and gasoline at the Basin. There are only two places in BB that will accommodate your trailer: the NP campground at Rio Grande Village (no hookups of any sort, water is available, there is a dump) and at the concessionaire "campground" at Rio Grande Village - full hookups; the concessionaire campground is a large parking lot, but not too awful. It will be HOT at Rio Grande Village, not so bad in the Basin - which has no places that can accommodate your trailer. Vehicle break ins are fairly common in lightly visited areas, read the BB daily report and warnings. In the campgrounds and higher use areas your vehicle will probably be OK. Your main safety concern will be keeping hydrated.
daamac 06/11/14 07:36am Roads and Routes
RE: Shower temp adjustment gets too hot

We sometimes have to be quite frugal with water use, so I hate to do anything to use unnecessary water. If this issue is caused by hot water being pushed from the hot supply at the shower valve into the cold water supply, would a check valve on the cold water supply line at the shower valve solve this?
daamac 06/05/14 06:15pm Tech Issues
Shower temp adjustment gets too hot

After first adjusting the temperature as desired in the RV shower, we often use the switch on the shower head to temporarily cut off the flow of water. When we turn the switch on the shower head back on, the water is too hot for a while. What causes this and what is the cure?
daamac 06/05/14 05:34pm Tech Issues
RE: traveling thru Dallas eastward...

I have traveled with my trailer in both directions on I20 through Dallas. I20 is actually south of most of the metroplex of Dallas-Ft Worth. It certainly can have slow-downs, but usually it is not terrible. But expect a lot of traffic, all of which will want to go faster than you probably will. Avoid AM and PM rush hours for sure.
daamac 05/25/14 08:45am Roads and Routes
RE: Dead Horse Point State Park - Water?

Excellent replies from all. Thank you.
daamac 05/05/14 12:11pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Dead Horse Point State Park - Water?

We will be spending five days at Dead Horse Point State Park in Utah at the end of May. We will have to fill up our tanks with water before arriving at the park; could someone recommend a good place to fill up with water in Moab? I don't mind paying for the water, we're just looking for easy access to the water and of course good clean water.
daamac 05/04/14 01:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Undercarriage Fabric Repair on TT

The material on the bottom of my trailers has looked like a poly tarp, and that is what I bought to make a repair: Heavy Duty Poly Tarps.
daamac 04/22/14 07:36am Travel Trailers
RE: How to convert an HR20i-100 DVR to an HR20-100

I've had excellent luck getting answers to DTv technical questions at DBStalk.com
daamac 04/20/14 07:08pm Technology Corner
RE: Brakes

Assuming your brakes are properly installed and correct for your trailer, Dexter self adjusting brakes really work. Dexter says they adjust forwards and backwards, but adjust quicker when backing. My trailer has self adjusting brakes, and they stay in adjustment. A manual adjustment one time after installing self adjusting brakes is needed; or else you may have no brakes when first driving your trailer after installing the self adjusting brakes.
daamac 04/20/14 07:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sirius-XM satellite antenna repair

I have spliced the cable on an XM antenna. It is not easy. And on the roof of your RV, it would have to be waterproof as well. I think the best thing would be to install a new antenna; they can be bought on the internet for about $20.
daamac 04/19/14 04:16pm Technology Corner
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