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RE: Portable Dish Antenna?

I bought the dish, tripod and node. Went out this past weekend and set it up and it worked OK. We were fairly close to home and I was disappointed to be unable to get the locals in HD but the Hopper switched to SD alternative and it worked fine. I'm not sure that I had my dish tweaked exactly and I'm going to salvage the screw type adjuster found on my old DirecTv dish and swap it for the existing mount. That should allow for more precise aiming. I also used the SiteAlign system on my old dish setup and will be adding it to the new dish. A real time saver. In any case, thanks for the info. Now where did I put that remote . . . Jim
quasi 10/30/15 07:10am Technology Corner
RE: Portable Dish Antenna?

Spoke to Dish Network and it looks like I won't be taking the Hopper with me. None of the portable, automatic antennae are compatible with it. There's a roof mount unit that retails for over $1600 but that's a little too pricy and I like to camp where there's trees. I have a 211 receiver that will work but, alas, no DVR. Bluesing, Jim
quasi 10/14/15 10:27am Technology Corner
RE: Portable Dish Antenna?

Thanks to everyone for the recommendations. It looks like the X2 gives us better options. Although more expensive than the Tailgater, in the grand scheme of things, it's not too bad when considering I'll be wiring it to a land yacht. ;) Jim
quasi 10/14/15 06:46am Technology Corner
Portable Dish Antenna?

Looking to take Dish Network with me and need to determine differences between Dish Network portable, automatic dishes. There seems to be a couple of manufacturers with a couple of models apiece. Pros and cons? We'll be watching a single TV strictly High Def. Suggestions? Thanx, Jim
quasi 10/13/15 08:06pm Technology Corner
RE: Tankless water heater

I think that since we all have different circumstances, wants and needs, getting info like this from actual users is very helpful. There are very few things in RVing that are right for everyone but what bothers me are the blanket pronouncements that a thing is bad or wrong based on the responder's circumstance. Electrical line filters/surge protectors are not needed by the majority of campers staying in resort type accommodations but I sometimes go places that aren't 5 star so, for me, they make sense. Water softeners, ice machines and washer/dryers all have a place for people who would like to have them. No one can argue that a dishwasher is more efficient and less costly than a dish pan. My point is that we don't need to denigrate a poster or make statements that a thing is useless based solely on our particular needs. Jim
quasi 09/15/15 05:35am Tech Issues
RE: Tankless water heater

It's not really a question of need. It's more of a want. I don't need a fireplace in an RV but I want one. I don't need a convection oven but I want one. I'll spend my money on the things I want and you can spend yours on what you want. I appreciate the posters sharing their experiences as that might help me decide what I want. I don't care for the naysayers carping about whether it is cost effective or whether it has a good ROI. You're dragging a 16,000 pound house around using a vehicle getting 10 mpg. Cost effectiveness is a relative term. Just my 2 cents and I'll put away my soapbox.
quasi 09/14/15 05:51am Tech Issues
RE: Tankless water heater

Can I ask what was the total cost for your installation? We're going to retire in 372 days (but who's counting) and become long-timers. The Truma product has been on my radar for some time now. Thanx, Jim
quasi 09/11/15 06:17am Tech Issues
Water Tank Contamination ( Long )

We just picked up a used Redwood and I have no idea about the history or maintenance. When I picked it up, one of the first things I did was drain antifreeze and attempt to sanitize the system. However, no water would drain from the freshwater holding tank so I tried a probe and when that didn't dislodge anything, a short blast of compressed air got things flowing. I noticed no antifreeze here though.Proceeded with my normal chlorine bleach sanitation routine and considered the matter resolved. I am finding that all of the aerators at the faucets are become clogged over a short period of time with a fibrous material. I suspect algae but have no foul taste or odor. When I decided to repeat my sanitation routine, the tank drain was again clogged with a clear, slimy semi-solid. Any ideas? I'm going to take a page from the pool guys and hammer the potable water system with chlorine at about 10 times my normal concentration for a week or so and that should kill anything growing but I'm wondering if anyone has used copper sulfate as a maintenance addition. Jim
quasi 07/26/15 06:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tankless water heater

I think I'm missing something. With my conventional heater, I wait 10-20 seconds before getting hot water at the spigot. The same would be true with a tankless heater so there would be no water/waste penalty. The main difference would be after I had heated the 10 gallons of water in the conventional unit and I don't use it, it begins to cool requiring more propane to keep it at its setpoint. Jim
quasi 05/30/15 06:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Tankless water heater

Rick ~ I agree that you won't save water. In fact, our first RV had a 6 gallon water heater and you learned pretty quickly about taking short showers. Wet down, lather, rinse. I'm thinking that if I have "unlimited" hot water, I'll revert to home style showers. Jim
quasi 05/04/15 07:34am Tech Issues
RE: Tankless water heater

They're just coming into the US market. The last thing thay want is to have a couple of shadetrees mess up their installations and bad mouth the company. Once their reputation is solid and everyone figures out what a good idea this is, they'll offer the systems as a DIY option. I know no one here fits the shadetree description but we've all run across them. http://whitetrashrepairs.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/5876.jpg Jim
quasi 05/01/15 08:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Something catching on slide

Be sure to call every day. The dealerships are getting busy about now and new trailer sales always trump service issues so you'll likely need to become a pest to get any kind of speedy service. I'd ask the Service manager to be proactive and call the manufacturer rather than waiting until they call him. Just my 2 cents. Jim
quasi 04/12/15 07:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Battery Life With a Residential Fridge

Disregard my earlier post. The Pinnacle my friends bought has an 18 cu.ft. side by side refrigerator with a pretty massive freezer below. Jim
quasi 03/26/15 04:21pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Charging with TV alternator... Mod with pics...

GD ~ Some of your assumptions are a little dated. 1. The turbine mounts 4-8 feet above the roof, in my case that would be 17-21 feet high. 2. Modern windchargers have inverter technology so the start producing power at any revolution speed. 3. These are considered trickle type chargers which run 24-7 and make up for lower charge energy with extended charging time. I agree that the forest would be a deal breaker. I'm thinking of adding a windcharger to augment my genset so that I can eliminate or reduce the total runtime on the generator. I'll be adding solar as well since I think it's the best bang for the buck but at $400, I may add the windmill cause I'm a gadget freak . . . Jim
quasi 03/26/15 02:17pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Battery Life With a Residential Fridge

Some friends just bought a Pinnacle with the residential fridge. They get 1 day out of a single 12v deep cycle battery. They weren't using many other loads so I think this is a good number. Jim
quasi 03/26/15 02:10pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Air Comp. Replacement

Everyone has an opinion so I'm not going to be shy about giving mine. I have traveled with a 12v tire kit for many years and it has pulled my fat from the fire a number of times. Personally, I use the Slime kit with a jug of tire repair goo and a 12v compressor. I augment the kit with a plug kit purchased separately. As far as time, the 12v compressor will get you to 80psi but it will take a while; usually a lot less time than waiting for AAA to show up and besides, I'm in no hurry, I've got a flat . . . Jim
quasi 03/26/15 12:00pm Tech Issues
RE: winegard sensar will not go up

Assuming you've cleaned and lubed the worm gear, check for binding on the pivot where the unit attaches to the base. If that's cleaned and lubed, you may have bent or sprung the lift bracket causing the worm gear to be misaligned with the driven gear. Look closely with the antenna half way erect and try to determine how much clearance you have between the two. A little is good, too much will cause a bind. Jim
quasi 03/26/15 11:50am Tech Issues
RE: Attaching small shelf to the wall

Whether or not you can find a stud, I'd recommend a backer board of similar material as the shelf. Anchor to the wall using srews, molys or rivets but first, slather on some structural adhesive, i.e. Liquid Nails. Give the backer time to set and attach your shelf using wood screws. Jim
quasi 03/26/15 11:26am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Charging with TV alternator... Mod with pics...

Look here. Jim
quasi 03/26/15 11:20am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Battery powered skateboard with seat

I think if you slap a 12 pack and a battery charger in there, your mileage would go way up. Ride till it's discharged, plug in the charger and pop a couple of tops. Repeat. Of course, I'd hate to be the first guy with a DUI for operating a cooler while under the influence . . . Jim
quasi 03/26/15 07:19am General RVing Issues
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