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RE: directv to dish

Besides posting in the wrong forum, have you used the search function above? There are MANY threads on DirectTV and Dish (and moving from one to the other). We have Dish For My RV with a Wally receiver and a Pathway X2 antenna. Our bill is about $58/month with locals and we change our location using a phone app when we move. The whole setup has worked extremely well for 4-1/2 years of full-timing. You only mention your receiver... you realize that the antennas are not interchangeable? The LNBs and switches are specific to each carrier. Rob
Second Chance 01/19/20 12:51pm Towing
RE: Alliance 5th Wheels

Has been discussed in several other threads: Other threads The response from several members has been to not be too hasty to drink the Kool-Aid...
Second Chance 01/18/20 03:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Grand Design vs Mini Winnie plus?

Although Winnebago now owns Grand Design, GD operates as an independent company. Given similar build quality on both units, the thing that would set the two apart would be Grand Designs reputation for service (and I have experienced their first-rate customer service myself). You have to decide if a few extra features (the extra door, etc.) and the customer service are worth it to you. Rob
Second Chance 01/15/20 11:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Mount trailer tires yourself at home?

Without an iron tireman (what we used to call a tire machine in the old days), and a balancer, I wouldn't dream of it. I grew up on my dad's Texaco service station driveway in the '60s. He had an employee who was a rather large fellow who had worked for Firestone before working for my dad. He could fasten the rim down on the tire machine, soap up the beads on a new Cadillac tire, and push the first, and then the second bead down over the rim by hand. The pneumatic cylinder(s) and power attachments were there for the rest of us... Rob
Second Chance 01/15/20 11:13am Travel Trailers
RE: methotrexate injecting what size needle?

I use 27g 1/2" That is a pretty standard needle for sub-Q insulin injections and would work fine for your purpose. Rob (retired Army nurse)
Second Chance 01/14/20 11:34am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Propane vs Electric Heating

When we spend extended periods in SoCal, it's at a big Escapees park. They have on-site propane with VERY low prices. With metered electric, propane is significantly more economical - but I have to take a 30 lb. tank up to the filling point every week or two if the weather is cool. Rob
Second Chance 01/14/20 11:30am General RVing Issues
RE: CPAP and CBD oil

You'll have no problem with the CPAP. The CBD oil may contain trace amounts of THC - which could land you in a Mexican jail. Rob
Second Chance 01/08/20 08:34am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Grand Design Reflection 150 Series

The generator prep option is not available on the Reflection or Reflection 150 series fifth wheels from the factory. I know a couple of people who have installed generators in the Reflection 337RLS, though. The generator prep package can be optioned from the factory on the Solitude and Momentum lines. You can go the the GD "Build and Price" tool on-line to verify this. Rob
Second Chance 01/07/20 12:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Washer/Dryer worth it?

We don't have a washer/dryer in our 5th wheel but it's prepped for them. We are wintering in Florida for the first time this year and I've asked many people at the resort we're at about their thoughts. It's about 50/50 love it or hate it. Those that love it either are older and don't want to be bothered using the resort laundry facility or they don't want the hassle and added expense of using pay machines (This I don't understand because you can buy a lot of loads of laundry for the cost of those machines). Those that dislike their washer/Dryer all say the same thing. They don't hold much and laundry has to be done just about every day. Because we sometimes boon dock and other times camp where we don't have water hookups and use our Fresh Water holding tank, we chose not to have them. This is what we've found talking with other full-timers the past 4.5 years. We personally like to be able to walk over to the laundry and get everything done in 1-1/2 hours in larger commercial machines. The long-term expense of doing it this way has been negligible - especially compared to the cost of the Splendide units. We also have extra storage space without the W/D. Rob
Second Chance 01/06/20 06:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th Wheel Alignment & Lippert Correct Track

I have experience with it. All the Correct Track system will do is allow you to make sure the axles are parallel with each other and perpendicular to the center-line of the trailer. The system can do nothing about caster, camber or toe. If you have a bent axle or spindle, the only solution is either bending the axle or replacing the axle/spindle unit. Rob
Second Chance 01/06/20 06:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question regarding residential refrigerators

It depends on how long you want to run the frig without shore power. A typical new 18 cu. ft. residential frig can draw 30 DC amps from the batteries during its on cycle (cycling depends on installation, insulation, ambient temps, how often the doors are opened, etc.). I just had a conversation with an engineer at Battle Born Batteries about our new fifth wheel that's on order. With a residential frig, he recommends two 100 amp hour LiPO4 batteries and 300 - 400 watts of solar for anything longer than just travel days. Without solar, you would need a generator as mentioned above running a couple of hours every day to keep things charged. Also bear in mind that you can't draw lead-acid ("flooded") batteries nearly as low as lithium ion batteries - and LA batteries' voltage drops off as they drain. Rob
Second Chance 01/06/20 12:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fresh Tank Filling on City Water

FILL Valve....leaking thru This... again... Rob
Second Chance 01/05/20 08:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Fresh Tank Filling on City Water

Ok, so I was poking around in my water intake area trying to figure out getting the valve out, and now I'm noticing that my water pump is kicking on every few seconds for like a 1 second burst, which I assume means it's losing pressure somewhere? Yes, it's leaking backwards into the tank. Do as I posted earlier or I guess just learn to live with it. Don't think so. When there's an O-ring problem, the lines don't get up to pressure to shut the pump off - it just keeps pumping water back into the tank. Rob
Second Chance 01/05/20 05:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Fresh Tank Filling on City Water

FILL valve.....if swapped from City To FILL with water supply on the o-rings in the FILL Vlave can get disloadged.....LEAK thru filling fresh water tank I haven't used City Water connection since 2008 Always fill tank and use the pump Consistant pressure/flow PLUS if pump short cycles you know you have a leak (City water just continues to run until RV is flooded by unknow leak) Using the fresh water tank/pump isn't just for boondocking! Course with FILL Valve leaking thru the PUMP may continue to RUN because system pressure not high enough to shut pump off Water from pump 'round-robin' thru Fill valve---low pressure depending on how bad FILL Valve leaks thru It sounds like what Old-Biscuit is saying about the O-rings is what has happened. It's important to turn off the city water and depressurize the system by opening a faucet before turning your water selector valve. Not doing this is a common cause for losing an O-ring. Sounds like you'll need to disassemble the valve and replace one or more O-rings. Rob
Second Chance 01/05/20 12:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Dark interiors

Our current fifth wheel has the dark brown upholstery and darker wood trim but light colored walls (frig, oven and microwave are black, too). Our new rig on order will have beige colored leather furniture (they call it "linen"), lighter woodwork, and stainless steel appliances with light colored walls. Coupled with HUGE windows everywhere, it will open up the space considerably and make those days that we're rained in far less dreary. (Rig info in signature.) Rob
Second Chance 01/05/20 11:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Any new options for casting from a mobile device to a TV?

My year-old Lenovo ideapad (laptop) will cast directly to a smart TV with that function. Just did it at our son and daughter-in-law's over Thanksgiving. Rob
Second Chance 01/04/20 11:52am Technology Corner
RE: Rivets.. suitable for the awning

Molly rivets. I have used these for household jobs. You pound them in and turn the supplied screw to expand the folds. Then remove the screw and use it to mount item. This does not at all describe the molly rivets I was provided. The ones sent to me by Grand Design mushroomed out on the back side but were installed with a standard rivet tool. Rob
Second Chance 01/01/20 04:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Rivets.. suitable for the awning

The awning rail pulling away was an issue with some earlier Grand Design RVs. The rivets supplied by the manufacturer if you wanted to fix it yourself were called molly rivets. I repaired my awning rail with some in early 2016 and it's still holding well. Rob
Second Chance 01/01/20 01:54pm Tech Issues
RE: never camped in Delaware

If you're eligible, we really enjoy the DE National Guard training site at Bethany Beach - not too far from you. Eligible persons include Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV, DoD Civilians, and DNG. Militarycampgrounds.us Rob
Second Chance 12/31/19 05:21pm Family Camping
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

In our experience, it depends a lot on where you're staying. In nature settings (state and national parks, etc.), people are there for recreation and tend to be more relaxed and interactive. We stay in Escapees parks and military campgrounds as much as possible. Both of those are community situations and we find people very friendly and conversational. We have a number of friends we've made in these situations that we've ended up staying in contact with - and even meeting up with - over time. We are spending a couple of months this winter in a privately-owned park in southern New Mexico. Some of the people in the park are still working and live in RVs because it's convenient or because they have too. Those people generally don't have time or aren't inclined to socialize. Another contingent in the park are the retired snow-birders. They, like us, tend to enjoy talking with each other and we frequently engage with or are engaged by them when we're out and about in the park. Rob
Second Chance 12/31/19 11:17am General RVing Issues
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