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RE: Dish Network Satellite Question

I'm under the impression that my setup isn't working because my dish LNB is not a "Dish Pro Plus" LNB If you're currently using a Winegard GM-MP1, then, yes, I believe it uses a single LNBF that's not a DPP. About your other sat dish . . . the 1000 w/o an LNBF. Throw it out. Not worth trying to upgrade. Even if you do, you'll end up with a triple-LNBF which can be difficult to aim . . . especially if you're used to just pointing that MP1. I suggest getting an old Dish 500 twin LNBF dish. Easier to aim than a triple LNBF dish and gets sats 110 & 119 (or 119 & 129 if you mis-aim) . . . and a Dish 500 will support two receivers . . . like so: https://rvseniormoments.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/dish-500-wiring.jpg height=410 width=913
TechWriter 08/17/20 04:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Dish Network Satellite Question

You can power ONE receiver with ONE coax. However, if you have a dual tuner receiver like the 322 you can power both tuners with a single coax and the correct splitter. Like so . . . https://rvseniormoments.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/diplexer_triplexer_use.jpg height=579 width=907
TechWriter 08/17/20 03:38pm Tech Issues
RE: tested the blue camco filter with a TDS meter

For potable water I plan on installing an RO with PH balancing stage. The PH adds calcium and Mg back into the water - since RO strips out everything. Excellent idea. I just started using this "remineralizer". I plan on installing the RO in a bin rather than under the sink and run the lines for supply. I have not pinned down what I will do with the wastewater. The units I buy are 1:5 waste water to filtered. Normally in a house the wastewater goes down the drain. In an RV I may capture it and recycle it or just let it drip on the ground. Happy to hear from anyone who's handled this. I suggest under-the-sink unless it's impractical. I run my RO waste water back into my water tank. Zero waste. Some - if not most of you - probably think it's way overkill. Hardly. Here's my water filtration system: https://rvseniormoments.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/uv_filter_00.jpg A = Watts pressure regulator + separate back flow preventer. B = Big Blue 5-micron sediment filter. Why 5-micron? Because that's the smallest recommended size that can be cleaned over and over. C = Big Blue carbon block filter. D = Water softener. E = Water flow meter (for the UV filter). F = 8 GPM UV filter.
TechWriter 08/16/20 01:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Use Verizon IPhone hotspot with Dish Hopper for On Demand?

I'm streaming on our FireTVstick right now with our unlimited data $25/mo Visible plan by Verizon. The service is prioritized on congested towers, but that has rarely caused us any problems. The plan is unlimited talk, text, and data with hotspot capability on phones, but I have the Visible SIM installed in a Verizon 7730L hotspot that gives us a better signal and overcomes the one device connection limit for hotspotted phones. We average 75-100 GB/mo on the Visible plan, and another 75-100 GB on our grandfathered Mobley $23/mo Connected Car plan with the Mobley SIM installed in a Netgear Unite Explore 815s hotspot. Oh, and I should add that our Dish Hopper is currently connected to the Explore and works fine with it for on-demand and app programming. On the other hand . . . My Visible SIM is in an 8800L Jetpack, but my Mobley is still in its original "packaging" (no SIM swap) + I have a Cradlepoint MBR1200 router that has a USB760L modem which uses a 2018 40GB New Verizon Plan. Of the three (Visible, Mobley, & 2018 40GB), the Verizon 2018 40GB plan is the most dependable and the fallback when the Visible and Mobley aren't performing well. And that happens often enough so that I typically burn through those 2018 40GB every month. So those two "unlimited" plans (Visible & Mobley) cannot always be counted on. Finally, the AT&T Mobley is no longer available so why bring it up?
TechWriter 08/04/20 11:35pm Technology Corner
RE: Pulling more than 50 amps ?

From the OP: Our park electrician says that some of the big rigs with 3 ACs and electric everything can sometimes draw more than 50A from a 50A pedestal. A very simple statement regardless of the intent behind it. And that simple statement is absolutely true, at least until either the park 50 amp breaker trips, or the RV 50 amp breaker trips. And the voltage being used is entirely irrelevant. Doesn't matter whether the RV has any 240 vac appliances or if they are all 120 vac. Boggles my mind that this has turned into a 9 page (an counting) debate about an "idiot electrician" making a very simple and very true statement and everyone turning that into their own personal interpretation as if they know more about what he was referring to than the electrician himself. Nothing in your quote states they were referring to 240v operations. Even for big rigs, 240v appliances are very rare. 240 vac has been mentioned multiple times thru the course of this thread. And your own post said the question could not be answered without knowing the voltage. And I still stand on my earlier comments that voltage is irrelevant to the discussion and an RV, whether it has any 240 vac appliances or not, can in fact draw more than 50 amps thru either of the hot legs of the park 50 amp power pedestal until that breaker or the RV 50 amp breaker trips. Yes, people are making lots of assumptions about a conversation they were not part of and then calling the guy an idiot without the full story. There is no evidence the electrician was speaking of 240v draws...so people jumping to the conclusion he was makes no sense. Logically since the vast majority of rigs have NO 240v draws, it would be reasonable to assume he was speaking of 120v draws and in that case, it's very easy for a rig to pull more than 50amps at 120v. This is the OP & that's what park electrician meant. Moderators, please close this thread.
TechWriter 08/03/20 02:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Low Voltage on One 50A Leg

Poor connection or unbalanced load. If this is at the pedestal you will need the park to fix it or move or use your voltage booster. Yep, it's at the pedestal. One leg goes low about 1 pm daily when all the ACs are on. Yep, I use a voltage booster.
TechWriter 08/01/20 02:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Use Verizon IPhone hotspot with Dish Hopper for On Demand?

There are still "grandfathered" plans out there. Link(s)?
TechWriter 08/01/20 12:17am Technology Corner
RE: Pulling more than 50 amps ?

I read this again. It is worded POORLY. The answer is, YES, THEY CAN DRAW MORE THAN 50 AMPS. But, the 50 amp pedestal handles a TOTAL of 100 amps. Doug Which wire has the 100 amps on it Doug? It is 50 amps on L1 and 50 amps on L2. Voila, 100 amps used in the RV. Sheesh, I thought you, of all people, knew this wa8yxm. Ok, but wouldn’t Neutral wire have to be rated at 100A or higher?
TechWriter 07/31/20 08:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Pulling more than 50 amps ?

AS stated, The POST was poorly worded. When you first replied to my question, it took you 4 posts in the space of 15 minutes to get the gist of what I was asking. Others did not seem to have that problem, and your oft-repeated "poorly worded" comment appears to be a weak cover for just not getting it. I think it's just poor reading comprehension on your part, Doug.
TechWriter 07/31/20 06:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Pulling more than 50 amps ?

No idea why this topic gets so much attention. BASIC MATH. There's your answer.
TechWriter 07/31/20 06:19pm Tech Issues
Low Voltage on One 50A Leg

In several campgrounds I've noticed that my 50A legs were "unbalanced". For example, unloaded, L1 at 105V and L2 at 117V. What's causing this?
TechWriter 07/31/20 11:24am Tech Issues
RE: Pulling more than 50 amps ?

So to sum up, my park electrician was indeed correct: an RV could draw up to 100A on a 50A pedestal -- 50A on L1 and 50A on L2, so long as neither leg exceeded 50A. Next . . . Since many 50A pedestals have 50A, 30A, and 20A outputs, does that means the pedestal could safely output 150A total?
TechWriter 07/31/20 11:22am Tech Issues
RE: Use Verizon IPhone hotspot with Dish Hopper for On Demand?

There are still plans out there (not all at 4G) with unlimited data without the 25G wall. I still have a full 4G plan with the Mobley. So do I, but the Mobley plan is no longer available. The “unlimited” plans that are left are capped, throttled, and/or networked managed.
TechWriter 07/31/20 10:57am Technology Corner
Pulling more than 50 amps ?

Our park electrician says that some of the big rigs with 3 ACs and electric everything can sometimes draw more than 50A from a 50A pedestal. Truth or BS?
TechWriter 07/30/20 08:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Use Verizon IPhone hotspot with Dish Hopper for On Demand?

There are still unlimited plans out there. In name only, Bill.
TechWriter 07/30/20 06:48pm Technology Corner
RE: How to increase water flow AFTER the filters?

First, troubleshoot the system by removing one canister at a time and checking the pressure/flow after each removal. Second, if you can't isolate the trouble by removing individual filters, then use a different strategy. Fill your water tank, turn off the external water source, and use your water pump to pump water from your tank. The pressure should be much better.
TechWriter 07/28/20 04:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cell Phone plan with truly unlimited data - no metering

Are there any plans that are truly unlimited and OK for hot spot use without metering? No.
TechWriter 07/17/20 07:35pm Technology Corner
RE: Are there good used DP's under $40,000?

PPL Motorhomes - DPs
TechWriter 07/04/20 05:42pm Class A Motorhomes
Disconnect Power When Using Generator?

We lost power to all sites in our park today. The park let us run our generators, but said we should disconnect our RVs from the power pedestal first. Why?
TechWriter 06/28/20 06:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Air Conditioning how many do not use it.

This thread is laughable. People in cooler climates don't use AC. People in hotter climates use AC. I'm willing to bet more snow shovels are sold in Minnesota vs Alabama each winter. I think you're on to something.
TechWriter 06/27/20 12:19am General RVing Issues
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