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RE: Winegard SK1000 Satellite dish kapot afer 2.5 years

Perhaps there is another product on the drawing board and they want the SK-1000 to become more obsolete? Winegard has never been good at listening to their customers. If they don't see a huge market then they see no market at all. As you are well aware, the SK-1000 is not the least bit obsolete so it cannot become more obsolete. It may not do what you want but it does do an excellent job of doing what it was designed to do. A matter of definitions I suppose. It no longer fully supports all markets. Without a DIY mod it doesn't support the latest DVR. I call that obsolete.
ljr 01/07/17 03:55pm Technology Corner
RE: Winegard SK1000 Satellite dish kapot afer 2.5 years

My SK1000 is obsolete and becoming more so. I wouldn't invest a dime in it. It doesn't fully support all the satellites or the newest Hopper. That would be quite a trick for the SK1000 to be able to acquire both DISH's Western and Eastern Arc sats. Even DISH's fixed tripod dishes can't do this w/o setting up two, separate dishes. Also, a standard SK1000 can be modified to support the new Hopper 3s. EA would require an LNB assembly replacement and new aiming code. The first is easy. The second probably would be too but Winegard won't do it. I'd heard there was a DIY DPH mod around but Winegard denied it. Thanks.Winegard told me there is no demand for EA. That is because they are not in the trees on the east coast. They've told me the same thing several times but I've crossed paths with many others who want it. Several more areas went EA only in August. The current setup can receive any of the EA satellites by itself. Unless their aiming code is horribly written they must have a subroutine to peak skew. It seems like an easy upgrade. I don't understand why they are so resistant. Perhaps there is another product on the drawing board and they want the SK-1000 to become more obsolete?
ljr 01/07/17 12:26pm Technology Corner
RE: Using Automotive Antifreeze in Black Grey Water Drains

Windshield washer fluid works.
ljr 01/04/17 04:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Cheyenne Mountain State Park & Rocky Mountain National Park

Cheyenne Mountain is a great park with some amazing views. Some of the lower tier of sites had steep entries that made it hard to avoid scraping a bumper with my 30ft FW. While the trail system looked first rate "no dogs" meant I didn't explore it. If you don't have a four legged hiking partner I think you'll be pleased.
ljr 01/01/17 04:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Winegard SK1000 Satellite dish kapot afer 2.5 years

My SK1000 is obsolete and becoming more so. I wouldn't invest a dime in it. It doesn't fully support all the satellites or the newest Hopper. That would be quite a trick for the SK1000 to be able to acquire both DISH's Western and Eastern Arc sats. Even DISH's fixed tripod dishes can't do this w/o setting up two, separate dishes. Also, a standard SK1000 can be modified to support the new Hopper 3s. EA would require an LNB assembly replacement and new aiming code. The first is easy. The second probably would be too but Winegard won't do it. I'd heard there was a DIY DPH mod around but Winegard denied it. Thanks.
ljr 12/31/16 01:12am Technology Corner
RE: Winegard SK1000 Satellite dish kapot afer 2.5 years

My SK1000 is obsolete and becoming more so. I wouldn't invest a dime in it. It doesn't fully support all the satellites or the newest Hopper.
ljr 12/30/16 07:13pm Technology Corner
RE: Need rec for destination in west TX or NM

Check out Fort Davis TX if the weather is relatively warm (higher elevation) Also Carlsbad area Nice park (Davis Mtn State Park) but cell service (Verizon) was poor to none the last time I was there.
ljr 12/30/16 10:32am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Biloxi, MS Campgrounds

We stayed at Buccaneer State Park in Waveland for a month last year. Great campground, close to Gulfport, Biloxi, and New Orleans. X2 - I'm there now. A bit of a drive to Biloxi though.
ljr 12/26/16 06:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Super Duty #1 stolen truck

I use a Club on my F-450. It's not fool proof but it does make things inconvenient enough that they might not bother.
ljr 12/21/16 09:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How long does a water filter last?

Varies wildly depending on filter type and water quality. Could be weeks. Could be months. Could be a year.
ljr 12/21/16 05:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Internet Buying Service

LinkI've been thinking of using Auto Authority for my next purchase. All I know is what I've read in some very positive articles. I'm violently allergic to salesmen so I may give them a try. Just read an article stating that CostCo is now the number seller of automobiles (or one should say facilitator) through their auto buying program. Perhaps buying a membership for the $55.00 would be a small investment to contain your "allergy". I've purchased 3 vehicles through Sam's Club. The third time I learned that how well it works depends very much on whether the participating dealer wants it to work. I don't have a nearby Costco but I'd bet it's the same. The thing that most appeals to me about Auto Authority is that I have no contact at all with the dealer.
ljr 12/14/16 04:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Internet Buying Service

I've been thinking of using Auto Authority for my next purchase. All I know is what I've read in some very positive articles. I'm violently allergic to salesmen so I may give them a try.
ljr 12/14/16 10:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Best alternative to RV antifreeze.

As long as you won't be drinking it, windshield washer fluid works.
ljr 11/17/16 10:05am Tech Issues
RE: Where to park for a month in MS

Buccaneer SP in Waveland is quite reasonable and is a nice spot. It was the only place we stayed for 2 weeks on last winter's trip around the southeast. X2 They have monthly rates during the winter. I've been spending part of each winter there for several years. UPS and FedEx deliver to sites and they'll hold mail for you in the office. They won't sign for anything though.
ljr 11/16/16 05:43pm Beginning RVing
RE: How will the abolishment of Medicare affect your RVing?

Where do people come up with this stuff? The nice people on TV gave him the inside scoop. I wish it were true.
ljr 11/13/16 11:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Broken down I65 exit 34.

My problem didn't involve hydraulics but I've used Mr. Mobiles RV Service (850-398-6318) near where you are. If they can't help I bet they know who can. Oops! I jumped to the conclusion that you are on the portion of I65 that I'm most familiar with in AL.
ljr 11/06/16 08:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Broken down I65 exit 34.

My problem didn't involve hydraulics but I've used Mr. Mobiles RV Service (850-398-6318) near where you are. If they can't help I bet they know who can.
ljr 11/06/16 08:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Liability

Before towing a friend's FW I asked my insurance agent that question. He said the claim would be against my insurance.
ljr 10/29/16 12:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: How much does your dealer location matter in a purchase?

Ive never heard of buying from the factory? All coach builders I know of have you buy through the dealer. Some let you pick up from the factory like Newmar but you buy it through the dealer! This was a FW. Specifically a NuWa Hitchhiker. Ordered from and delivered at the factory in Chanute, KS. They are now sales only. No production.
ljr 10/20/16 12:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How much does your dealer location matter in a purchase?

To me...zero. I bought my first two TTs from a nearby dealer thinking customer loyalty would payoff in after sale support. It didn't. They refused to do any warranty work. I know readers are thinking there must be more to this. There isn't. I bought my current FW at the factory 1000 miles away and I'd do it again.
ljr 10/20/16 12:37pm Class A Motorhomes
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