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RE: MH trip to Keys & New Orlean lessons

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Bill.Satellite 05/26/19 06:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: MH trip to Keys & New Orlean lessons

We stayed at the KOA just outside New Olean's a few months ago. It was very cool to see the city, the history and the architecture BUT I will never go back. It truly stinks and is run down. Drifters, drunks, drug addicts and homeless everywhere all asking for your money. Trash all over the place but at least it was in bags waiting to be picked up. That accurately describes many cities in much of CA, CO, TX, NY and many other large cities these days. Will that stop me from going back? I don't think so. You would restrict your travels so severely that you would be better off staying at home.
Bill.Satellite 05/26/19 06:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: MH trip to Keys & New Orlean lessons

We stayed at the KOA just outside New Olean's a few months ago. It was very cool to see the city, the history and the architecture BUT I will never go back. It truly stinks and is run down. Drifters, drunks, drug addicts and homeless everywhere all asking for your money. Trash all over the place but at least it was in bags waiting to be picked up. how was the KOA? clean? quiet? safe? neighborhood ok? The New Olreans KOA is very nice. As long as you don't leave the compound it, safe, clean and quite. The armed guard at the gate might give you a general idea of what happens outside the gate. Don't try to walk the few blocks to Bourbon street but a short drive is quite safe.
Bill.Satellite 05/26/19 06:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: MH trip to Keys & New Orlean lessons

We stayed at the KOA just outside New Olean's a few months ago. It was very cool to see the city, the history and the architecture BUT I will never go back. It truly stinks and is run down. Drifters, drunks, drug addicts and homeless everywhere all asking for your money. Trash all over the place but at least it was in bags waiting to be picked up. That accurtely describes much of CA, CO, TX, NY and many other large cities these days. Will that stop me from going back? I don't think so. You would restrict your travels so severely that you would be better off staying at home.
Bill.Satellite 05/26/19 06:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Boondocking in a national forest

Walmart Ozium. Done.
Bill.Satellite 05/25/19 06:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mod a grill using 1 lb propane tanks to work with RV propane

You just have to eliminate the pressure regulator on the grill and connect the low pressure line directly. You will not have control over high/low settings on the grill but at low pressure, running it at the full volume available will give you a pretty moderate high heat and should work just fine for your grilling needs.
Bill.Satellite 05/24/19 10:46am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Portable WI-FI hot spots

AT&T Mobley with Connected Car option. Moved the SIM card to a Netgear router. $20/month for truly unlimited data. I have used over 60 GB so far today while setting up a new computer and using One Drive to copy files from old computer to new computer.
Bill.Satellite 05/23/19 06:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best diesel pusher chassis ?

What's your thoughts ? Freightliner ? Roadmaster ? Spartan ? DynoMax ? Workhorse Custom ? Others ? PREVOST! Nothing else. Now, what's your budget?
Bill.Satellite 05/23/19 05:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Internet

No idea who or what you are referring to.
Bill.Satellite 05/22/19 07:20am Technology Corner
RE: Best satellite option for full timing

DISH uses 2 sets of 3 satellites. One set located in the far East and one set in the far west. A dome will work with DISH and if you ensure you select the correct dome you can change some settings in the dome (ladder and roof work required) to change between the 2 sets. Bill, you haven't been keeping up I guess... The Winegard Pathway X2 does not require any changes at the dish to switch arcs, just a menu selection. As I am sure you are aware, I was not talking specifically about the Pathway X2 but domes in general. Enjoy this unnecessary stab though.
Bill.Satellite 05/22/19 07:19am Technology Corner
RE: 2006 In-Motion Satellite Question

Hey Folks, I am looking at RV's and have my eyes on a local 2006 Hurricane. Went to look at it today. It has an in-motion satellite installed, although the current owner states he has never used it, or attempted to use it. He has owned the rig the past 7 years. My question is would this age in-motion system support today's Dish Network technology? Thanks for you insight. Keith Most domes of this era will NOT work with DISH but will still work with DirecTV (there is no HD currently available with a dome user and DirecTV). When DISH changed the way they broadcast their signals it had a very negative effect on RV dome usage. Generally, a dome manufactured before 2013 should be considered questionable.
Bill.Satellite 05/21/19 07:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: WHAT!

If there are regulations in place about the size and CW has violated those regulations then they should replace the flag with a flag that falls within the rules set by the folks of that town. It's no different than sign rules and regulations and anyone violating those regulations should be required to meet the standards. Without rules it's back to the wild west and every business and home owner doing anything they please. How would you like your next door neighbor installing a billboard in his front yard?
Bill.Satellite 05/21/19 07:17am Around the Campfire
RE: Alternative satellite option?

My wife wanted an In Motion, so I found a used King Dome Dual LNB Model a few years back...works fairly well still although it can be a pain between losing power sometimes when going from Generator to Shore or Inverter. I left my Datron(very old auto seek dish) towards the front of the motorhome(amazingly, this unit still works quite well). With the addition of a portable tripod dish I use a three way switch to select which Dish I can use. We tend to look for a shady site so setting up the portable gets done quite often. Still hoping Direct is following through on changing the 101 Sat to high Def, choosing a couple different receivers for myself, making a couple mod's on Dishes and NOT having to completely change everything! DTV will be changing to HD but that does not mean you will get all of DTV's channels from that 1 satellite. The SD will go away but so will many of the channels currently broadcast. The problem is that no one knows which channels will still be there after the change. I am almost certain that there will be NO Network programming but the question is will Food, Fox News or any other channel you like be there or not be there. Right now it's just a waiting game.
Bill.Satellite 05/20/19 04:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Alternative satellite option?

I have used a roof mounted satellite TV antenna for 19 years. I don't carry a portable as I have only been blocked by trees a hand full of times during that time span. I live in my RV full time and travel A LOT! You simply need to make a choice about what's important, TV or shade. Just tell the campground operator you want a site with a clear view of the Southern Sky. They have been asked this so many times they know which site will work and which will not. On those few days without satellite there is almost always something available with a Batwing antenna used for OTA TV. Some of the smaller or omni-directional OTA TV antennas will not perform nearly as well. Luckily, I also have a DTV DVR receiver so I can always watch some of the dozens and dozens of programs and movies I have previously recorded.
Bill.Satellite 05/20/19 08:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best satellite option for full timing

Hi there everyone, DW and I live full time in our RV. We have a home base in Sacramento area, but we travel frequently, and sometimes we want to watch TV when we are staying at a camp ground. We've found that DirecTv and Uverse DVR's don't work when we are on the road. For DirecTv, I found that setting up the tripod Satellite dish a pain to set up when we are on the road. The dome on our 2003 Allegro bus no longer functions. We are able to watch OTA when we are at Campgrounds, but sometimes we stay places that don't have any OTA service and no cable. We had DISH years ago when we lived in a house, but had not tried them yet. We'd welcome your thoughts on what equipment configuration and subscription has worked the best for you when being on the road. Thanks in advance for your thoughts on this subject. Safe Travels Eric and Carol "The Best" is will generate many discussions similar to the Ford / Chevy debate. For me, the best satellite TV setup is DirecTV and a Winegard Trav'ler on your roof. Sure it's expensive but it's THE BEST option for satellite TV reception. With this ANY DTV receiver will work in your RV including the Genie and client combination. DirecTV also uses only 3 centrally located satellites over TX so reception coast to coast is excellent. DISH uses 2 sets of 3 satellites. One set located in the far East and one set in the far west. A dome will work with DISH and if you ensure you select the correct dome you can change some settings in the dome (ladder and roof work required) to change between the 2 sets. You could also sign up for DTV's DNS and receive the LA channels everywhere you travel in the US without concern over changing locations again and again. DISH has this option as well, just adding to the discussion that you may not be aware of. I travel coast to coast on a regular basis and have only been without service due to trees a hand full of times in the last 19 years. Others will disagree. That's OK but you will have to do a lot of reading (or re-read this post) to find what's "Best"!
Bill.Satellite 05/20/19 08:07am Technology Corner
RE: Onan Emerald Plus 5000

Flipping the switch will not cause any issues with the generator but you should be able to quickly figure out if that breaker powers anything in the coach just by walking around and turning things on!
Bill.Satellite 05/19/19 11:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Direct TV DVR

There's no real reason they should. It's not their business and they make very little money from RVers.
Bill.Satellite 05/15/19 07:21am Technology Corner
RE: Batwing Antenna

I would suggest that your first trouble shooting step would be to run a new coax from the antenna directly to the Antenna input on the wall mounted power supply. This will give you a definite yes or no as to whether the cable is the problem or whether is could be the a problem in the head or downstream from the cabling. We too often assume that a problem was caused by a recent event when the problem turns out to be completely coincidental.
Bill.Satellite 05/14/19 08:15am Technology Corner
RE: Direct TV DVR

DTV does not know anything about RVing. You will only get information on how to do these things in a house. The information is also incorrect and assumes you are leaving your DVR at home and wanting to watch the programming elsewhere.
Bill.Satellite 05/13/19 05:24pm Technology Corner
RE: Direct TV DVR

Interestingly enough, I can go to Menu/Manage Recordings/Recording History and go thru them one by one, all 800 of them including those cancelled or deleted, and select one to watch. Takes forever. In the past this could be cured if you never disconnected power during antenna disconnect. You would need to have the receiver on an inverter and ensure no power interruption during travel but it sounds like DTV has made another software "update". You really have just a Genie (3rd generation). There is also a Genie 2 which is quite different.
Bill.Satellite 05/13/19 07:40am Technology Corner
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