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RE: 100 amp service

30 amp is 30 amp. 50 amp is two legs of fifty amps and a common ground not 100 amps total. 30 amp service gives the RV owner a total of 30 amp to use (OK less but let's not get hung up on details). A 50 amp coach gives the RV owner a total of 100 amps to use (split between 2 separate circuits). That's a HUGE difference. If someone was actually looking at a 100 amp coach that would be 4 50 amp circuits but some would likely be setup to provide a 240V circuit for certain appliances. This is not typical in most RV's.
Bill.Satellite 07/15/19 06:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roadside Assistance

Looking for info about the best "backup" roadside assistance plan, (just in case it is needed) I have "AAA" Auto/House/RV Plus now, and must keep it all in order get the good rates I have on the Auto & House, and the RV Plus cost is only $30 a year with the total package. Not sure if you have AAA and "must keep" AAA why you would looking at anything else. AAA likely has the largest towing system in the US and $30/year is very cheap.
Bill.Satellite 07/15/19 05:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Campground Breakers - EDITED

It's pretty scary that the park owner is either a liar or knows nothing about electricity! Breaker absolutely fail. They were NEVER designed to be on-off switches as we use them and use in the manner, over time, will cause bad connections. I have had breakers replaced at campgrounds a couple of times and I have moved from one site to another for the same reason a of times more. Either convince the owner you need a new breaker or get the heck out of there!
Bill.Satellite 07/14/19 02:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 100 amp service

I still think you are confusing 50 amp coaches (which can utilize 100 amps) with a 100 amp coach (2 separate 50 amp cords). Unless the coach had 4-5 AC's on the roof and/or 240 cooktop(s) there would not be a need for a 100 amp coach. Even Mr Marks' new 2 million dollar Prevost uses 50 amp shore power. If he runs his generator (or inverters from battery) he can utilize additional power but it would still be considered a 50 amp coach.
Bill.Satellite 07/14/19 02:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dish Hopper 3

TM, that's not correct. You do not replace the LNB on an older Trav'ler (pre-2018) when using the Hopper 3, you just install the DPH42 switch. If you have a newer Trav'ler (2018 and newer) then the updated LNB can be installed.
Bill.Satellite 07/14/19 02:43pm Technology Corner
RE: 100 amp service

Nothing to reply. Listening to answers, trying to figure out how hard it might be to find RV Parks/Resorts with 100 amp service. I hadn't thought about load center, perhaps shedding some load, if only one 50 amp is available, like our 50 amp does when on 30 amp pedestal. We don't have that coach yet. As I said two years or so down the road, Lord willing. Don't know which coach builder or anything. Looked at some fellow RVers Newmars,a Marathon Coach, Liberty, I think and a couple of others brands. None of the coaches you list need 100 amp service so we are all curious what coach you might be looking at that does need 100 amp service.
Bill.Satellite 07/14/19 05:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fulltiming across the USA.............on your own land?

Thanks, I will have to give that a try.
Bill.Satellite 07/14/19 05:34am Full-time RVing
RE: Newmar Ventana LE Recommended Tire Pressures

The above post is correct other than you should actually try to get each wheel weighed for an accurate determination of tire pressure. If you are just weighing front and rear you can use the Michelin pressure guide but you should add 5# to try to accommodate one side being somewhat heavier than the other. No one on the forum can tell you the correct pressure. No one. You must know the RV weights before making any adjustments. Never exceed the pressure listed on the tire sidewalls and be sure your tires are cold when you set the pressure.
Bill.Satellite 07/13/19 10:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fulltiming across the USA.............on your own land?

I have never seen this option in any US township. Have you seen this in US cities? We travel full time and dry camp often so this kind of water option would be very interesting.
Bill.Satellite 07/11/19 05:39am Full-time RVing
RE: 100 amp service

Do the all new Prevost/Newells etc electric coaches require 100 A service? Perhaps Mr Mark can chime in, I think his Prevost has a huge LI battery bank making his coach pretty much all electric. FWIW - outside of winning the lottery - this is an issue I likely will never have to solve for. No, nearly all of them use a 50 amp setup which provides 100 amp service to the coach. That's 50 amp service available on 2 separate legs wired into the coach.
Bill.Satellite 07/10/19 10:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2 Dish tv sats

If you read an article that said do not or you cannot use an A/B switch with satellite TV that information is COMPLETELY WRONG. I have successfully used an A/B switch setup with satellite TV setup for many years with NO signal loss. Those are the actual facts. I hope you find this information helpful and I would be happy to discuss this in detail based upon my years of installation experience in the RV scenarios.
Bill.Satellite 07/10/19 10:15am Tech Issues
RE: 2 Dish tv sats

Yes, an A/B switch will work. You need a good high quality switch but these are still pretty cheap (around $20) and easy to install.
Bill.Satellite 07/10/19 05:27am Tech Issues
RE: Best deal for cell hot spot? Can’t find the thread.

The Notify Moderator link still will not work but this is an ad for a non-AT&T site. Link should be removed.
Bill.Satellite 07/10/19 05:21am Technology Corner
RE: Length restricted rv parks

Like the Dirty Harry movies "a man just needs to know his limitations"! If you can't go where you want, there is likely somewhere nearby that you can. Generally this means a higher nighly cost (and sometime much higher) but you will be able to find somewhere to park near where you want to visit. State and City parks will be the most challenging but we find to be some of the best in the Country. They put them there for a reason and that's usually the view or the location or both. We have been very happy with our 40 footer but it's all about the floor plan. There are 45 footers that have less living room than my 40 foot coach. Also, if you plan to have slides you may be quite surprised how much living room you have with the slides out in the 40 foot and still have some money left over to pay for those times you have to pay too much for a site.
Bill.Satellite 07/07/19 03:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: directtv from home to rv?

Thanks. With that info we should be able to get you some easily understandable guidelines.
Bill.Satellite 07/07/19 06:07am Technology Corner
RE: DISH loss of signal

What’s this upfeed talk? There’s no upfeed. Correct.
Bill.Satellite 07/07/19 06:06am Technology Corner
RE: Advice for a trip up the west coast

This should be a new topic!
Bill.Satellite 07/06/19 03:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Length restricted rv parks

While not necessarily a restriction, finding open sites for the larger rigs can be challenging (expect for those $100/night resorts!). We are now in MI trying to find campsites and there are plenty available for 30-35 footers but finding a site for my 40' coach has not been successful in the areas we would like to visit (think beach). We were doing find until last week and now all the parks are booked for larger RV's and I may have to stay at Wal-Mart for our next stop before moving on.
Bill.Satellite 07/06/19 06:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 4th anniversary of fulltiming

“homeschooling was the scariest part.” The correctness of the decision to full time with minor children will probably be at college admission/SAT/ACT time. I wish the kids well. "In general" home schooled kids do much better and have higher College acceptance rates than those in Public Schools. Enjoy your travels.
Bill.Satellite 07/06/19 06:18am Full-time RVing
RE: DISH loss of signal

What kind of antenna are you using? Dome, tripod, portable, Trav'ler?
Bill.Satellite 07/06/19 06:15am Technology Corner
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