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RE: Hopper receiver with hitchhiker dish

The fact that it lacks an RF connector to connect the output on a coax cable threw a wrench in my plans to run that signal into a splitter so I could feed my front and rear TVs. If I want to use the Wally for two TVs, I'll have to purchase an HDMI splitter and run an HDMI cable to my rear TV. I'm not picky, the RF signal I get through the coax cable suits me just fine. I hate running cables from one end of the MH to the other. Anyway, my Wally is just collecting dust these days because of the lack of that capability. $12-$20 at Walmart buys a composite to RF modulator that can feed your rear TV through the existing coax...
Dutch_12078 09/21/19 08:05am Technology Corner
RE: RV satellite

Get a Winegard Pathway X2 instead of the Tailgater. The X2 receives the entire eastern and western arc satellite groups. The Tailgater is limited to just the western arc and possibly one of the eastern arc sats depending on the model. Having the capability to use either arc is important on heavily treed sites where line of sight may be limited.
Dutch_12078 09/21/19 07:58am Technology Corner
RE: new generator time

We need to replace a 5000 watt, 2 phase, ... No such thing as a "2 phase". Likely it is a 240V split phase. Yes, it has two 120V "legs". Most of the Onan RV generators are dual wound 120V units with both outputs in phase. Some can be fairly easily rewired for 240 split, some can't without some serious surgery.
Dutch_12078 09/20/19 09:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dometic heater

Are you sure it's not a heat pump?
Dutch_12078 09/19/19 06:02pm Beginning RVing
RE: Hopper receiver with hitchhiker dish

According to Dish, the Hopper is not compatible with any of the portable antennas (with the exception of the Winegard Trav'ler). Rob And the Trav'ler is a permanent RV rooftop installation, not portable. Hoppers are not compatible with any of the portable or roof mounted dome style single LNB dishes, but work quite well with manually aimed compatible portable tripod mounted residential multi-LNB dishes.
Dutch_12078 09/19/19 12:12pm Technology Corner
RE: Newmar Sold

So, the workers are not going to do shoddy work because the management is different. They will if new management wants shoddy work; picks up the pace say. Nicer work takes more time and how much time a task is given is a management decision. According to various reports and interviews, Matt Miller will remain on as President of the Newmar division and will also become a Winnebago VP. Newmar will continue to operate as a distinct business unit with its own management team.
Dutch_12078 09/19/19 11:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Not A Joke Top Off With Gasoline or Diesel

Let's see now... Saudi Aramco says they'll be back to pre-attack production levels by the end of the month and oil prices are almost back down to pre-attack levels. Tell me again what all the fuss was about that we were supposed to fill every available container with gas?
Dutch_12078 09/18/19 07:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Newmar Sold

Of course we don't know the financial arrangements of the sale, so it's possible that it's mainly a stock deal where the Miller family can spread out the proceeds as best fits their tax situations. And Matt Miller is staying on as president, presumably with a decent salary and benefits.
Dutch_12078 09/17/19 09:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newmar Sold

Letter from Matt Miller, Newmar CEO & President, to the employees
Dutch_12078 09/16/19 06:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newmar Sold

Winnebago Industries to Acquire Premium RV Manufacturer Newmar
Dutch_12078 09/16/19 11:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Not A Joke Top Off With Gasoline or Diesel

The US Dept. of Energy has announced they plan to draw on the strategic oil reserves to temper market disruptions if necessary. U.S. stands ready to tap emergency oil reserve
Dutch_12078 09/14/19 08:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Dish newbie

If you have Amazon Prime and order right away, you could have the kits before you leave and do the conversion at an RV park.
Dutch_12078 09/11/19 08:53pm Technology Corner
RE: “I was shocked with just how white it was there,” she said.

One line in the article really caused me to wonder what problem the "Inclusion Summit" was looking to resolve: "But, more than 50% of new campers in recent years are non-white." Tell me again what the problem is?
Dutch_12078 09/11/19 08:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Timing is important

Yep, good timing indeed! One feature of our Dish satellite system is that we can set locals programs that we want recorded to "Seek", and the receiver finds the correct channel no matter where we are. No resetting needed when we relocate to a different market.
Dutch_12078 09/11/19 07:16pm RV Lifestyle
RE: OTA television while traveling?

OTA antennas have changed very little since we went to digital TV (properly called ATSC). The signal coming in is still electromagnetic waves. The big difference is that the frequency range has been drastically cut. This is a bonus, because they got rid of the VHF-Lo band (the old channels 2-6) which required a large antenna for best reception. Even though they kept VHF-Hi (the old channels 7-13). Most (but not all) broadcasting is done on UHF (only the old channels 14-36) In short this means that more compact antennas work quite well ! There are several video on YouTube about DIY antennas for very little money. One thing that has not changed, the higher you ca get your antenna, the better the signal will be. You may be surprised to find out how many stations are still on VHF-lo and even find that more are moving there under the current repack plan as well those moving to VHF-hi. You can see the moves being made in the consolidation here: Repack Plan
Dutch_12078 09/08/19 09:03pm Technology Corner
RE: My Onan Generator is Vexing me!

Has the fuel pump been replaced recently? Perhaps with an aftermarket pump?
Dutch_12078 09/08/19 08:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Breaker Panel Help Please

First rule of all electrical work: Treat every wire as if it's live until proven otherwise...
Dutch_12078 09/07/19 06:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Using Dryer's NEMA 14-30 outlet for RV shore power

Ok, just a thought to save you the $60+ for the switch, box, etc... ;)
Dutch_12078 09/07/19 05:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Using Dryer's NEMA 14-30 outlet for RV shore power

What you propose will work, and probably 99% of the time you won't even notice the 30 amp current limit per leg. You could even parallel the two outlets, just not using the dryer while the RV is plugged in. It won't meet code, of course, but it will work...
Dutch_12078 09/07/19 05:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Good Sam credit card fuel limits

I just re-swipe and keep filling. Much faster than going inside and possibly waiting in line.
Dutch_12078 09/07/19 04:56pm General RVing Issues
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