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RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Unless you have a grand desire for a new phone, you can replace the screen only for a whole lot less money!
Bill.Satellite 07/01/20 05:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Driving in windy conditions

Much like aviators.....Take off is optional. Landing is mandatory! 16 MPH is easy and you should not even notice it. I, on the other hand, ignored the warnings in AZ that said something about wind and high profile vehicles. We drove right into, a new word I quickly learned, the Santa Anna's! 60 MPH broadside winds. We watched tractor-trailers ahead of us have the wheels of the trailer lifted from the ground. There was no passing anyone for fear of sudden lane changes. We hung on for dear life as there were no exits shoulders or pull-offs for many many miles. I learned what the coach can and cannot do but I now pay much closer attention to posted warnings!
Bill.Satellite 06/30/20 12:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Experiences with Products/Services of HeatMyRV.com?

John's great. I have had him service my system at multiple RV rallies over the years. I have also called for parts and support without ever having a hiccup! He had helped me trouble-shoot by system over the phone and is willing to completely rebuild the burner system and accessories if I ship it to him. I can't say enough about his business and his professionalism as a business person. Hey John!
Bill.Satellite 06/30/20 12:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Off air antenna

The wall plate IS the power supply. It's not a booster or anything special, it just allows the 12V power being supplied to the wall plate electronics to be passed into the coax that leads up to the antenna itself. There are some antennas (not good ones!) that have a separate booster but not too many any more.
Bill.Satellite 06/30/20 12:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Off air antenna

I would suspect you have a short in the coax somewhere. You should try running a new cable directly from the antenna to the power supply. Some of the omni style antennas have the connection under the base making this a difficult option. You could start by simply using a multi-meter to see if the coax is grounded (shorted). There should not be any continuity if you touch the center wire and the outside collar.
Bill.Satellite 06/30/20 04:27am Tech Issues
RE: reliabilty

If you are looking for a trouble free vacation you might want to drive your car to a local beach hotel! 2nd best is a air/hotel package to somewhere you like. There are other vacation options but looking for a trouble free RV is likely not anywhere on that list!
Bill.Satellite 06/28/20 04:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Also, where is that fridge going? I remember there was a drawing awhile back but I can't remember. Seems it was going to be in the back room or somewhere to avoid a vent out the roof.
Bill.Satellite 06/27/20 05:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dish pay as you go, and Pathfinder Dish

Oops! Dish?? You know you can edit your previous post rather than post an addition.
Bill.Satellite 06/27/20 05:24am Technology Corner
RE: Dish Hardware

Besides, it comes with retrofit upgrades that allow upgrade batwing to digital HD. I just don't understand how, after all this time, folks still believe there is such a thing as an antenna upgrade to digital HD. Every single antenna on the market (including a coat hanger stuck to the coax input on your TV) will receive digital HD. It's not the antenna, it's the broadcast. There are antennas that do a better job of receiving UHF channels where many TV signals now reside, but it's the broadcast that is digital HD and not the antenna that creates it. The Winegard Batwing is now, and always has been fully "digital HD" capable. The Wingman add-on increases the UHF reception capability. This combination exceeds anything else out there for the RV market.
Bill.Satellite 06/27/20 05:19am Technology Corner
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

That's what I mentioned in an earlier post. That's how our RV is setup but, of course, there is a back splash behind and not cabinets or shelves. I can't imagine how your current setup would work. We also have a longer counter to work with, a narrow 2 burner gas cooktop and no counter on the other side providing better work space. On the opposite side we have a 2 seat bar setup against the wall for dining (big window with a nice view) and the fridge. Small work triangle and plenty of space for prep. You don't need a dish rack for drying. Clean as you go and then the after dinner dishes for 2 people is easy enough to wash and dry right out of the sink or set on a dish towel beside the sink.
Bill.Satellite 06/26/20 05:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Grey water pump into portable waste tank

There is a macerator pump that does not use electricity but only a hose connection to pump and chop the discharge. I suspect this is what the OP is using. To the OP, look into the FloJet 12V macerator which works more like a garbage disposal and uses no water.
Bill.Satellite 06/26/20 05:40am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Mounting satellite dish

Do as Doug describes. No need to saturate under the feet but cover the areas around the outside edges of the foot pattern including the holes, screw it down with a 3/4" screw and then caulk over the top of the screws to seal it all up. It will last forever.
Bill.Satellite 06/24/20 04:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Dish Travler 1000 had trouble aiming

Check you manual or download the manual from Winegard.com.
Bill.Satellite 06/24/20 04:16pm Technology Corner
RE: Dish Travler 1000 had trouble aiming

After no use for a month I would certainly call and have DISH so a reactivation on your receiver. However, you have to have a good signal to the receiver for that to work. What part of the Country are you in? There are some dead spots in the Central Northern parts of the US. If there are ANY trees nearby the span to catch all 3 satellites is about 20 degrees of sky. If you have not yet done so, I would also recommend redoing the Calibrate EL routine on your Trav'ler.
Bill.Satellite 06/24/20 05:19am Technology Corner
RE: Directv access card

Good Luck. Let us know what happens.
Bill.Satellite 06/23/20 05:06am Technology Corner
RE: Directv access card

NO! A "card" will not make your SD only receiver receive HD programming. You will be required to have a receive model that starts with an H or HR (DVR). They will send it where ever they please. You have to figure the rest out. No matter the card, if they drop SD as they say they plan to do, you will lose ALL DTV programming with your D12 receiver.
Bill.Satellite 06/22/20 04:22pm Technology Corner
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Now we are about to enter the Twilight Zone of 5th wheels, scaffolding and roofing repairs.....Can't wait!
Bill.Satellite 06/21/20 05:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Directv access card

Right, so that is the required update. It looks like DTV has now set that date as their projected time to drop the SD signal. If/when they do that you will no longer be able to receive ANY DTV satellite TV with a D12.
Bill.Satellite 06/20/20 05:44am Technology Corner
RE: DirecTV dropping DNS

Time to find an OTA DVR. I have been using a Tablo OTA DVR since cutting the cord about 5 years ago. We are pleased. I only wish I had sprung for the 4 tuner model instead of the 2 tuner model.Sorry, won't work where we travel. No Internet, No cell service. If it don't come by satellite, we can't get it (and even then sometimes not due to mountains and latitude). We only use it at home. We don't DVR (or even OTA) while traveling. That is part of our "getting away." It doesn't sound like you even have satellite TV so not sure what your posts have to do with the DNS services issues. Anyone still interested, yes, I still have E and W DNS.
Bill.Satellite 06/20/20 05:42am Technology Corner
RE: DirecTV dropping DNS

I continue to receive E and W DNS (less ABC and CW).
Bill.Satellite 06/19/20 05:16am Technology Corner
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