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RE: Portable Satellite Cable Storage..ideas??

For several years now I have been using the Winegard Carryout antenna for Directv... I have attached 2 (50 ft) RG-6 cables along with the power cord to it.. I the past I have just coiled up the wires in about a 3 ft circle when storing them and antenna but am looking for a better / easier / smaller way to do it.. Question.. Will wrapping RG-6 around a extension cord reel (approx 8 inch circle) damage the RG-6? Just looking for a smaller and more neat way to store the wires as hooking and unhooking them from the antenna everytime is a PIA.. No. It will not damage the cable. You will be OK, as long as you do not kink (bend) and unkink the cable.
AllegroD 10/22/20 07:32pm Technology Corner
RE: Passenger side slide window seals

Did you look to see if you lost any weep hole covers?
AllegroD 10/18/20 01:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What am I doing wrong ?

Did you check the switch settings to see how many satellites it could see? Sat channels are only available if you can connect to the satellite it is broadcast on. Are you using a home Dish service or Dish Outdoors? Dish outdoors uses spot beams for locals based on your physical location. If you move out of area a to area b, and did not change your service location, you will not receive any locals in area b, until you update your location. In reverse, if you change your location to area b and return to area a, you will not receive locals until you update your service location.
AllegroD 10/09/20 08:23pm Technology Corner
RE: Question on charging batteries with Gen

Here is what we did. As someone recommended, if you can, test timing and draw in your driveway. Look at the RR data plate. Our Samsung RF18 sips at 3 amps. Some do sip a little more. Our MH had 2 GC2s at 230ah and a Tripp Lite rv1250ulhw inverter/charger. With nothing running but the RR (and parasitics), we last 10-12 hours, with outside of 75 degrees, in the sun. Fridge stays 34 and freezer at -2. Our last off grid was only 4 nights. We had to run the Onan 7K 2 hours a.m. and 2 hours p.m. to bring batts back up We recently changed to 2 Battleborn, 100A batts. Have not tested, yet. What RR is in the rig? How many and what batts do you have?
AllegroD 10/04/20 12:45pm Tech Issues
RE: SSD Storage

Look in CONTROL PANEL/ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS/COMPUTER MANAGEMENT. On the next window, under STORAGE click on disk management. The middle column will show all the drives on the computer. Assuming you can see the drive, sometimes drive letter administration doesn't work correctly and your SSD might want to use drive F (not H) but it is already in use. You can assign a new letter to the SSD. When I do this I usually use letters near the end so it doesn't get overwritten. Obviously if it is not showing there are other problems. ^^^^^ This. Also note in disk management that some new drives need to be 'Initialized' and 'formatted', before OS will recognize.
AllegroD 10/03/20 12:54pm Technology Corner
RE: clicking - water heater

What is the state of your house batteries? If your WH turns off when the converter is off, it may be because it is not getting enough power from 12v system.
AllegroD 10/03/20 12:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Only thing getting power is the 220V Appliance!?

Wait! Before you go buying stuff off of others recommendations, I think something is missing? Is you camper a 30 amp rig? Is it a trailer or MH? What make and model? That is what I think you are saying. Take a pic of the 120 volt circuit breakers and post them. Take a pic of your Auto Transfer switch, if you have one and post it here. Photo Posting App page.
AllegroD 10/01/20 04:07pm Tech Issues
RE: WiFi

If you are using the internal (wifi)air card, it may be your location. The internal aircards are usually very weak, so they do not reach back to the source. Do others near you have the same problem? If not, you may need an external repeater or router to boost relay the signal.
AllegroD 09/24/20 06:24pm Technology Corner
RE: Velcro uses

Velcro strap around the RR door handles to keep them closed in transit.
AllegroD 08/29/20 07:27pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Can I use 20 amp service

Assuming you are fairly close to the outlet and you use your 30amp cord with an adapter at the 20 amp outlet, voltage drop is unlikely to be any more of an issue than if you plugged into a 30amp outlet at a campground. Also, if it is using an outlet that is part of a (garage/outside) gang, it may already be feeding things, which reduce available electricity on that gang. i.e. The fridge/freezer in the garage kicks in and puts you in a brown out or pops the breaker.
AllegroD 08/25/20 03:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Can I use 20 amp service

Another thought. I would not use the hockey puck style 20 - 30 amp adapter. I think they produce heat in too small of an area and burn up fast. I use only dog bone style adapters.
AllegroD 08/25/20 03:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Can I use 20 amp service

If we are not going to run the A/C can we use20amp service safely? I o ly have 20 amp athome a dI use an adapter to run the fridge and lights but what if we need to use the furnace would that be safe? Yes. You are safe running as you describe, including the furnace. As to the answers saying you can run your AC, that is technically correct but a very incomplete answer. You could be causing damage to your AC. If the voltage drops below 104, the AC will start accumulating damage. You are not likely to see it but it will likely cause your AC to fail before it's life expectancy. If you want to run the AC, put in an EMS that can shut off electricity below 104 volts. I have been to a park where my PI EMS saw the electricity drop to 97 and then the PI shut off my electricity. If you do not have an EMS, at least get a Kill-A-Watt to monitor electricity, when you turn on the AC.
AllegroD 08/25/20 10:12am Tech Issues
RE: Electric Patio Umbrella

This looks interesting: Umbrella Motor. Hmm, auto link doesn't work so here's the actual URL: https://www.smarthome-products.com/p-282-154rc-umbrella-motor-with-touch-switch-and-remote-control.aspx You'll have to do a Copy and Paste. The link does not work because you put "This looks interesting:" in front of the URL. This looks interesting: Umbrella Motor
AllegroD 08/24/20 01:13pm Tech Issues
RE: House to Chassis Momentary Switch

That is what I thought. Thanks.
AllegroD 08/20/20 02:52pm Tech Issues
House to Chassis Momentary Switch

2013 Allegro 36LA Is the momentary switch connected to the charge solenoid (Chassis to house charging line) or completely 2 different lines.
AllegroD 08/20/20 02:27pm Tech Issues
RE: EMS/Surge Protection or.... TPMS???

promiscuous Power Pole Princess We resemble that remark. We do dry camp for about 5 days each year now. Agree that my comment is tailored to being tethered and for those that dry camp, the TPMS would move up in priority.
AllegroD 08/20/20 11:39am Tech Issues
RE: EMS/Surge Protection or.... TPMS???

EMS (Bonus) Progressive Industries (Extra Bonus) EMS has spike, high voltage & low voltage protection. This reduces potential hits on electronics. It prevents low voltage heat burn out, which reduces the life of things like ACs.
AllegroD 08/18/20 10:28am Tech Issues
Lion Energy Lithium Batts

Not an electrician but some of my reading says that a DC - DC isolator, such as the Victron 12 / 12 30 is needed, at least on the Lion Energy UT1300, to keep the alternator from burning up. Anyone here understand that and have a comment. Thinking of pulling the trigger on two for our 13 Allegro 36LA.
AllegroD 08/17/20 05:17pm Tech Issues
RE: 50 AMP Tents

A 50 amp site is a (upto) 50 amp site, regardless of what you are in. If they pay for a site, it is theirs to use whether they are in a sleeping bag, tent, 5vr or Prevost. It matters not whether others like it or not.
AllegroD 08/15/20 06:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Mister

Good idea Joe. Thanks.
AllegroD 08/08/20 10:28am General RVing Issues
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