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RE: Quick connect LP fitting won't work with standard gas grill?

I have a Weber BBQ with it's own regulator and I use the low pressure side of the propane from the RV with the quick connect. Works just fine. JimR
JimR 1 04/28/21 10:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Extend-a-stay alternate

I did not use or like the "Extend A Stay" I went to a Home and Hearth store in Oregon where they had a lot of propane stuff. For me they made my adaptor out of a brass tee with the POL fitting on either end to fit the tank valve and regulator, nothing bulky. I would say that a place that builds BBQs and fireplaces and outdoor kitchens may have some thing or maybe Granger. Looking at the photo it looks like the thread on the valve is 1/2 inch IP if so just put in a brass tee. JimR
JimR 1 04/28/21 10:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: need 411 on Winegard Pathway X2 PA6002R Wally Receiver

I have just went to Dish an use a Pathway X2 with a Wally bought at Amazon for $369.00 current price is $566.00 so $200.00 is not bad. JimR
JimR 1 04/28/21 10:13am Technology Corner
RE: A B Switch

I have a Pathway X2 on a Wally that goes through an A B Switch and I was getting a signal dropout. I changed from the switch to the Wally directly and no dropout. But I could have a problem behind the switch so I will bypass the switch this week and connect to the coax that runs through the RV and test it out. My A B Switch is a factory install and is hidden behind a panel with just the A B buttons showing so I am not sure of what type it is. This is a new install and I am still testing the system i.e. what works what does not how far can I run the coax ect ect. JimR
JimR 1 04/25/21 08:24am Tech Issues
RE: Just an FYI about Dish

It is true that if you want locals at two separate locations at the same time, you need two separate subscriptions. This is not new. You are correct I missed that when I was looking at Dish, if you look at the Dish Outdoors web site it states that you can get locals in nice big print but then there is the mice type at the bottom. JimR
JimR 1 04/23/21 08:11am Technology Corner
RE: Just an FYI about Dish

... I was surprised when I went to change to locals in the RV, after reading and research I thought that the locals could be changed at will in the RV. But you can only have locals in one location either the RV or the home address. The Pay as You Go Plan is where one can change locals..... Found that out when our daughter moved back in with us. Changed our locals to our new RV location and daughter lost locals at home. Had no way of knowing before, and didn’t matter anyway as no one as there. Changed the RV to separate pay as you go plan so I can change RV locals and still keep her happy at home. Yep this is pretty close to my situation too. JimR
JimR 1 04/23/21 08:09am Technology Corner
Just an FYI about Dish

I recently fired DTV and went with dish, I had Dish installed in a stick and brick and added Dish Outdoors for the RV. I was surprised when I went to change to locals in the RV, after reading and research I thought that the locals could be changed at will in the RV. But you can only have locals in one location either the RV or the home address. The Pay as You Go Plan is where one can change locals. Just an FYI JimR
JimR 1 04/22/21 04:57pm Technology Corner
RE: DirecTV ABC E/W DNS Channels

My resolution was to fire DTV and went to DishMy resolution was to have an LA service address. :B :B :B
JimR 1 04/17/21 04:39pm Technology Corner
RE: DirecTV ABC E/W DNS Channels

Yes before DTV took away my DNS I had the same issue. My resolution was to fire DTV and went to Dish JimR
JimR 1 04/14/21 11:13am Technology Corner
RE: Anybody Using iPad as a Laptop Replacement?

WHY WHY WHY ???? did you post this?? I am now looking at iPads :S JimR
JimR 1 04/12/21 05:58pm Technology Corner
RE: Dish Wally Receiver DVR Hard Drive

From the Dish for my RV web site Record Up To 100 Hours Of Your Favorite TV Shows With The DVR Upgrade Expansion The Seagate® 1 TB DVR* upgrade is the quick and easy solution for recording your favorite TV shows so you can watch them whenever you want. The DVR upgrade expansion is hassle-free, it has its own built in power supply, which means no extra power cords to plug in. With the DVR upgrade, you can record up to 100 hours of HD programming while connected to a Wally or 211z receiver with a satellite connection. For those who want to watch TV while you're on the road but don't want to spend the money on an in-motion antenna, you can record programming while stationary and watch those programs whenever you want, even when a satellite connection is not available. Features Easy-to-use solution that you can take with you on-the-go. Installs easily by plugging in a single USB cord. You can start recording within minutes of removing it from the box. Built-in power management automatically ensures energy-efficient operation. Records up to 100 hours of HD programming. AV-optimized for smooth playback on your TV Technical Specifications: Capacity: 1 TB Product Interfaces: USB 3.0 Warranty: 1 year manufacturer warranty Height: 14.8mm Width: 80.0mm Length: 117.0mm $99.00 dollars All that said not sure if any good drive would work or not, I am not sure if there is any software need for Dish on the drive. I think I would call and ask (Dish) JimR
JimR 1 04/12/21 05:56pm Technology Corner
RE: Attaching items to interior walls without drilling

I used Command Strips for 3 pictures and so far they work, there is a general purpose Command Hook also. When it comes time to remove ? will see. Go to the web site Command JimR
JimR 1 04/11/21 10:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Adding washer and dryer to FW

Just my 2¢ here I had a washer fail and I replaced it with a Splendide. They issue I had was finding a washer that had dimensions that would fit. The width was good on a lot of brands but the depth was the issue most were 2 inches to deep. JimR
JimR 1 04/09/21 09:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bear Spray

Why buy local at Yellowstone? What's different about local vs. what's available on Amazon? I would buy in the local area? Because I would be more assured that a local purchase would be in compliance with the area as far as EPA and local laws. Also I would assume that the spray would be fresh, not expired. Bottom line I would trust a local purchase more than an online purchase and I am willing to pay more. When I camped between Cody and the East Gate the forest service came around and warned us about the Grizzly Bear problem that was there at that time. I purchased my Bear Spray in Cody and not sure but I think I got it at Walmart. Also if you go into Canada some of the Bear Sprays are not allowed. Just an FYI JimR
JimR 1 04/05/21 09:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Mobile satellite

Bill.Satellite A quick question: Are you still getting Direct TV DNS? They, DTV, stopped mine and a few bonus channels and any discounts I had for being an AT&T customer. JimR
JimR 1 03/13/21 09:03am Technology Corner
RE: Mobile satellite

The SD system is $1800 k the HD is &4000 I think those prices are very high. A Winegard Traveler installed is about $2500.00 for DTV and or Dish TV, depending on what service you want. Antennas on Amazon are about $1600.00. I just went through all this with DTV (hours) and finally went with Dish, if I had stayed with DTV I would have gotten a Winegard Tailgater and used my H24 receiver but only would receive SD. I finally had to decide to change or break in the wind. I cleaned up a lot of my wiring in the MH after removing the overhead TV and moving the TV to a dedicated TV stand on the floor. The biggest thing for me was that RG-6 was used to hook up between the old receivers and the TV, but now the connections to the TV from the receivers (DTV or Dish) is HDMI or component and that presented some challenges for me. Good Luck JimR
JimR 1 03/12/21 10:13am Technology Corner
RE: Satellite Finder app for IPhone

Hello again Well I purchased the app Dish for my RV and it seems to work well, I can see 6 satellites 3 for the east and 3 for the west if I am correct. Will see how it does in the future JimR
JimR 1 03/02/21 05:53pm Technology Corner
RE: Changed to Dish

Thanks to all here as I will go to Dish from DTV as soon as I get my Wally and antenna in a week or so. The information on how things work will help me. I was a Primestar customer when DTV bought it a long time ago. JimR
JimR 1 02/28/21 10:54pm Technology Corner
RE: Satellite Finder app for IPhone

Thank You rk911 that looks good. I see you have Verizon I have AT&T but assume that will make no difference. At 4.99 it is not bad I have spent more than that on Coffee. JimR
JimR 1 02/23/21 08:38am Technology Corner
RE: Satellite Finder app for IPhone

I have a Dish Tailgater and I am trying to find an app to enable my iPhone to locate the satellites so I know where to find a clear path. Any suggestion for a free app that will do this? Thanks the Dish For My RV app uses your phone's camera to show where the Dish birds are. we use it all the time. On the Dish for my RV does will that give you a look at the sky and see the Sats and obstructions? Thank You JimR
JimR 1 02/22/21 08:03pm Technology Corner
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