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RE: Disney Says 10 Million Signed up for Streaming in One Day

I'm a long time customer of Dish Network with no plans at present to change. I pay $70/month for Spectrum's 200mbps Internet access. I have pay no subscription fees for streaming service but on occasion, I watch a few YouTube videos (mostly documentaries) but tire very quickly of seeing "LOADING" with a circle going around and around while the network catches up. Sometimes I can't get a good signal to my Dish antenna but hardly ever experience problems with rain fade. The actual speeds I see with my 200Mbps Spectrum service leave much to be desired. The mailings and ads I see from Spectrum describe a wonderfully fast network without any delays but my experience leaves a lot to be desired. Calling customer service (which is rated among the worst in the nation - right down at the bottom with AT&T) is an effort in futility. The cost of staying connected is outrageous and an overall rip off.
DFord 11/14/19 12:54pm Technology Corner
RE: St. Louis Recommendations?

Cahokia RV Parque While visiting this park also visit Cahokia Mounds State Park nearby. At one time it was the largest city in North America - even larger than London at that time. Soon to be raised to National Park status. There was a great BBQ restaurant co-located with this park when we were there last. St Louis RV Park A full-facility RV park in downtown St. Louis. We are within 10 minutes of many attractions, including the Gateway Arch, Busch Stadium and Forest Park. - This park is right in downtown St Louis. It is completely fenced. There's been no reports of trouble in the news concerning this park. There is a Yogi Bear park across the road from the KOA that's been mentioned. They double as winter wonderland light show before Christmas. Both of these parks get over $50/night. They are adjacent to 6 Flags and 30 minutes from the Arch. UNITED STATES STEEL BUILDING OF THE ST. LOUIS ARCH "MONUMENT TO A DREAM" 79464 - Enjoy!
DFord 11/13/19 06:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Going from Direct TV to Dish Need information

Your reply reminds me of the story about the guy who gave a panhandler $20. Then the panhandler complained that the $20 bill was wrinkled. And just what do you mean by that?
DFord 11/13/19 05:02pm Technology Corner
RE: Good Campgrounds in west Texas off I-20

We use Passport America parks for our 1 night stops. Last winter we spent a night in Big Spring at Hat Creek RV Park for $17.50 and jumped across the Midland area to Van Horn and Desert Willow RV Park for $14 a night. These aren't fancy parks but we're only there to rest up for the night. From there it to Bowie, AZ and spent the night at Dwayne's Fresh Jerky for under $17/night. While in Bowie, stop at a little restaurant just up the road called "Rafter G Restaurant". It's probably the newest building in town and the only restaurant around.
DFord 11/13/19 04:46pm Snowbirds
RE: IOTA Circuit breaker Box

Not to argue with you but to help me understand, Why is it then that on the front of the box that has combination fuses and breakers on it has to letters IOTA? Also there is a unit on the other side of this Box that I believe to be the converter.Have you tried clicking on the link I provided earlier? It downloads the "Owner's Manual" for IOTA's ILC-3045 Series Load Center which, even if it isn't the one in your RV may be similar enough to answer all the questions you've been seeking answers for.
DFord 11/13/19 07:29am Tech Issues
RE: Going from Direct TV to Dish Need information

So if I was to say I was at my son's house in the Baltimore service area, I would receive the Baltimore locals anywhere I go? I very seldom switch my antenna to the eastern arc so I use 119 almost all the time. I can't figure out why a small market like Springfield, MO would be broadcast nationwide. In fact many of the cities listed are very small markets. To have them available across the nation seems like a waste of bandwidth.
DFord 11/12/19 09:46pm Technology Corner
RE: Water line burst

I've been RVing for almost 50 years. ALWAYS USED A REGULATOR (unless the campground's water trickled out of the hose). Never had any problems with my pipes. I use a "whole house" Watts regulator adapted for garden hose (male/female) set at 50-60psi. I never had any luck with the cheapo regulators that screw on your hose although others I know seem to have no problem with them. I know the larger regulator like I use work 100% of the time and allow full flow - no problem taking showers. https://images.homedepot-static.com/productImages/d3b9648e-131c-4b1b-8865-97f8fae132b5/svn/watts-pressure-regulators-3-4-lfn45bm1-u-64_1000.jpg height=200 Available at Home Depot and Lowes.
DFord 11/12/19 08:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Going from Direct TV to Dish Need information

There are several DISH CONUS markets that you can receive anywhere in the US -- Sacramento, CA for example. Also, DISH locals cost a flat $10/month.If this is true, why are they charging me $12.50 for the St Louis locals? As I travel around and request locals from the area I'm in, I'm charged different rates (and taxes) depending on which state/city I'm in. I remember Dish losing a court battle in Florida many years ago and had to stop allowing "distance network" reception. Then a 3rd party (AllAmericanDirect.com) took it over until they failed. I haven't heard of any nationwide locals since they stopped offering them. Please enlighten us as to how to go about getting distance locals. I'd prefer some on the east coast so I can watch late night TV at a reasonable time.
DFord 11/12/19 05:05pm Technology Corner
RE: Going from Direct TV to Dish Need information

Great find and good price on the Pathway. I see it can tune both the Eastern and Western satellite arcs when needed. I believe the Vip211k is one of the best receivers Dish ever made. I've had several down through the years and it has all the features I need. It's small and includes an OTA tuner, offers several connection options and it's DVR capable by adding an external hard drive (get one with its own power supply - the small 2-1/2 inch drives are meant to be powered through the USB cable and I don't think the 211k has enough power to operate a drive like that).
DFord 11/12/19 02:53pm Technology Corner
RE: IOTA Circuit breaker Box

IOTA ILC Manual - Best Converter NOTE: The Load Center is listed to accept any standard 1" wide circuit breaker if the interchangeable models currently on the market, whether one pole or twin. It is not brand or part number specific. ILC-30 models are listed for a 30 amp breaker as a main. The main breaker must be secured in place by means of a hold-down clip.
DFord 11/12/19 10:15am Tech Issues
RE: Furnace trouble again .....

https://www.airxcel.com/rv/suburban/service-support PLEASE NOTE: Suburban Gas Appliances should be installed and/or serviced by a certified gas technician or authorized service agency. To find an Authorized Service Center near you, please CLICK HERE. AIRXCEL, INC. - SUBURBAN DIVISION 676 Broadway Street Dayton, Tennessee 37321 Customer Service Phone: 423.775.2131 Fax: 423.775.7015 Service Department Phone: 423.775.2131 Fax: 423.775.7015
DFord 11/10/19 08:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brake fluid change?

It took a bit of searching but I found this on page 45 of the "2004 Scheduled Maintenance Guide" for Ford vehicles. You don't have to do anything but put gas in your RV and drive it but if you want to do the right thing, you'll change that brake fluid as recommended and every other fluid at the recommended intervals. https://i.imgur.com/5oJVo6Rl.jpg height=600
DFord 11/10/19 08:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Furnace trouble again .....

There will be an 1/8" pipe plug on the gas valve where you can put an adapter to measure the pressure of the gas. Ideal is 11 inch water column but I think the range is 11 to 14 - read your installation manual. It sure sure sounds like the furnace is getting too hot and the limit switch is interrupting the heating cycle. It would be normal for the fan to continue to run and cool down the overheat condition. If you don't have a manometer to measure the gas pressure you can make a "U-Tube Manometer" with a piece of clear plastic hose about 1/4" ID. You fill it with water about 1/2 way. The gas proper pressure will push one side down 5-1/2" while the other side goes up 5-1/2" (for a difference of 11"). There's probably a YouTube video covering making one and using it.
DFord 11/10/19 07:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hearing problem need wireless mic and ear piece

Tom, what you're talking about is a "motorcycle intercom" setup. They'd be ideal {as long as you both are wearing helmets}. Check out some of these intercom headsets on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=intercom+headset I'd look for one that has lots of positive reviews in the price range I'd be comfortable with. Happy travels!
DFord 11/10/19 06:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery storage

Dang, the propaganda and price looks good on that norther tool maintainer. D, you got one and how does it perform?I have several and love them. They never overcharge or boil the water out of my batteries. I keep one on my riding mower whenever I'm not using it. I put one on the chassis battery of my MH when I found out the inverter/converter wasn't charging it. When I head south for the winter, I take the batteries out of the vehicles staying home and leave them connected all winter long. I highly recommend this charger and the pulsing it does to keep the plates from sulfating - a major destroyer of batteries. Northern Tool might have them even cheaper after they start their Christmas sale.
DFord 11/10/19 12:43pm Tech Issues
RE: How to winterize residential refrigerator??

Thank you for your responses!! One caveat, I live in the RV.!Then find the shut off in the water line that feeds the refrigerator and shut it off. Disconnect the line at the valve and drain it. Take both sides off the ice maker solenoid valve and let them drain - blowing the out would be best. That way, the back of the refrigerator can get a cold as the outdoors and no harm will come from it. (The more information you give us to start with, the better the answers will be.)
DFord 11/10/19 12:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery storage

https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200332201_200332201
DFord 11/09/19 10:25pm Tech Issues
RE: How to winterize residential refrigerator??

I would never allow my ice maker to fill with anti-freeze. Use air pressure to blow the lines clean. If you can't jumper the water solenoid, keep air pressure on the water inlet till the ice maker goes through a "harvest cycle" which is the only time the water valve is open for a few seconds. You could also take the output line of the water valve loose and gravity will siphon the water out. While you're at it, take the inlet line loose and blow the water out of it. Leave both lines disconnected for the winter - maybe put a piece of cloth over them held in place with a rubberband so nothing crawls in there. Once the line is blown out, there should be a shut off valve in it somewhere you can turn off and THEN fill the rest of the system with your pink stuff if desired. I stopped using the pink stuff years ago and started blowing all the lines out after bypassing my empty water heater with my 2hp air compressor. I blow each faucet until nothing comes out and then move to the next. Every faucet, every shower head, the toilet and the toilet sprayer. That way, there is nothing to flush out when I resume using the RV. I like this system much better than any method I've every tried and I started RVing in the early 70s.
DFord 11/09/19 09:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Running Lights Trouble

TexasDad, just what are we dealing with here - a trailer/5th wheel or a motorhome? Running lights/marker lights to be more understandable to most folks. I like the idea of checking the grounds at each bulb. The marker lights should share the same circuit with the tail lights.
DFord 11/09/19 08:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Side windows are fogged up

Take your RV to the RV Fog Doctor in Searcy, Arkansas. https://www.facebook.com/pg/RVFogDr-686463821403421/about/ Call them to make an appointment, the drive will be easy from Tulsa. Park in front of their garage and connect to their full hook-ups. Spend the night. They'll pull you inside the next morning, pull your windows and have them fixed in a few hours. Spend another night (no charge) and head back to Tulsa the next morning. They did mine a couple of years ago. $300 for the first window and $200 for every window after that. 2 year warranty, Cash or check only - they do not take credit cards.
DFord 11/08/19 07:07am Class A Motorhomes
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