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RE: Going from Direct TV to Dish Need information

I switched to dish after being with DTV for 20 years, I used to take my box with us but now I use the dishanywhere app, all you need is internet and either a smart tv or firestick or similar, I can connect right to my reciever/dvr at home and watch anything I can at home or what is recorded or record from where I'm at. I've used it with both ATT and Verizon hot spots.
htwheelz67 11/14/19 10:01pm Technology Corner
RE: Orange County Calif., Loses Another Large Storage Lot

I stored my toyhauler there, they raised the rent every year and then gave less than 60 days notice.
htwheelz67 11/13/19 10:07pm Tech Issues
RE: 04 FS3000

I have had an 04 fs3000 since 2009, mine had some wall sag and also the rear door frame pulling away, I had VIP rv do the frame strengthening and outriggers installed, is yours aluminum or fiberglass siding? The DLS-30 is stock. I've done a bunch of upgrades to mine (vinyl flooring,solar, RO water system, 2nd ac, residential fridge and icemaker, tv's,new stereo, outside speakers, rewired brakes and 16"LT tires and wheels coming, new faucets, shower valve, toilet, led lights and more)
htwheelz67 08/02/19 11:41pm Toy Haulers
RE: New 2020 Grand Design Momentum G-Class 29G

I don't see a generator listed anywhere in the literature
htwheelz67 07/17/19 10:01pm Toy Haulers
RE: Add second air conditioner to 30 amp RV

I added one to my fs3000 ww, it was already wired but there was no space in the panel for an additional breaker, so I added a small circuit breaker box with 10g pigtail, it was also wired for another outlet next to my 30A plug so I added one for use with the genny, I use a 50a ext cable plugged into a splitter that gives me a 30A rv plug and a 20 amp regular plug, it works perfect and I can still use my 30A cord if there is no 50A available. I cut my long 30A cord and made an ext cord out of it, the 50a ext cord goes right up to the trailer then splits at that point. one last point, I had to replace my existing ac as well so I bought 2 of the Dometic Brisk Air II High Efficiency ac's which only pull 11.4 amps and can be used with a 15a breaker. you can easily run 2 of a 4k genny. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/278x494q90/923/gOToOx.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/300x168q90/921/9wQfde.jpg
htwheelz67 07/15/19 11:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Residential Fridges

I cannot help but wonder if people are discussing a residential refrigerator in an RV or something that is used more like a mobile home that is rarely moved. A residential refrigerator and solar system would be extremely heavy for an RV that is going to be used for thousands or tens of thousands of miles of travel per year. Residential refrigerators are heavy with a moderate sized unit weighting in at roughly 300#. We can argue about the number of solar panels but it seems 6 would be about the minimum. That will add another roughly 300#. The minimum for a battery bank to handle that power would add another 500# or more. The total would be well over 1000# and that is just for the refrigerator and the portion of solar needed to support it. The system is going to have to be much bigger to handle the rest of the electrical needs. My 11 cu ft residential fridge is way lighter than my old 8.0 cu ft dometic by probably 100 lbs, it took 2 people and a lift to get my old one out and I lifted my new one my self, solar panels at least my 100 watt only weigh about 6-8 lbs each. If one wanted to spend the dough you could run lifePO lithium batteries which are 1/3 the weight and you can discharge almost 100 %, in my case I'm on shore power 6 mos a year and maybe 2 weeks dry camping and the combo of solar and occasional genny works perfect. My old fridge got ruined by water tripping the gfi and it running out the propane in the 2 weeks I was gone in 110+ heat, now my inverter has an auto transfer switch so if power goes out it switches to batts/solar and back again and no GFI. One thing no one has discussed here is "how long can a residential fridge compressor last?" bouncing up and down in transit....I guess time will tell.
htwheelz67 06/12/19 10:05am Tech Issues
RE: Residential Fridges

Had a door open when we turned on first trip. There is a "lock" at the base of the two top doors that is simply a small plastic pin that slips in place when the base it sits on is slid sideways (looks very fragile) My solution is a bungee cord. Not nearly as fragile I made my own contraption to keep the doors closed, 1/4" all thread, a knob, a couple lock nuts, a fender washer and a rubber washer, I just re-tapped the existing latch hole.https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/824x464q90/923/0l4jsJ.jpg it just screws in and holds tight.
htwheelz67 06/11/19 10:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Residential Fridges

I run a 11 cu ft whirlpool in my toyhauler, I have 200 watts solar and 2 gc-2 batts I have been dry camping for 4 and 5 days at a time with no problems whatsoever, I run the genny for a couple hours at night anyways so it tops the batts so far I have never ran down the batteries past 60%, I'm using a 1200 watt pure sine wave inverter. Also it only takes an hour or so to get cold, it works much better in AZ in the campground than my old absorbtion fridge and I have an icemaker now to boot connected to my reverse osmosis system.
htwheelz67 06/08/19 02:16pm Tech Issues
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