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RE: Portable Satellite Antenna

Thanks for all of the replies. I’m leaning towards switching my house over to Dish as well as getting the Playmaker with Wally for the RV. I’m paying $165/month right now with no RV service from DirectTV. It looks like I can get a similar plan from Dish including RV for $107. I’ll spend another day researching and listening to any input before I pull the trigger, but Dish is looking pretty solid right now.
mxdad777 12/16/19 11:52pm Technology Corner
RE: Portable Satellite Antenna

Thanks for the reply. After surfing around the net and doing some more reading, I’m hearing a lot of the same. Since I’m out of contract with Direct TV, maybe it’s time to make a switch. Again, thanks for the reply, hopefully others will chime in as well. My daughter recently switched to Hulu TV at home and seems happy with it and at a considerable savings. Maybe I need to look at that for home and Dish for the RV. Decisions, decisions.
mxdad777 12/15/19 11:48pm Technology Corner
Portable Satellite Antenna

I know there are many topics on this, but after reading through them, I still don’t know what’s my best route. I’m looking at purchasing a Winegard Carryout G3 and getting a receiver for my RV. My question is, what receiver do I need to buy that will work with my G3 and do I just contact Direct TV and get another card for the new receiver? My extra TVs at home cost me an additional $7 month so I’m assuming it will cost me $7 more to have this in my RV. Am I on the right track, or am I missing something? Thanks for any input. PS my extra TVs at home are Genie Mini connected through a bridge to my base unit a Genie Gen 2 Hr44-200.
mxdad777 12/15/19 09:39pm Technology Corner
RE: Plug it in or shut it down

Thanks for the replies. I think I’ll continue to leave my RV plugged in but turn the refrigerator off if it’s going to be sitting idle for more than a few weeks. My RV is stored in an enclosed cover so no concerns about freezing here. I also leave a few windows cracked for ventilation. Thanks again for the input.
mxdad777 07/08/19 12:44pm Tech Issues
Plug it in or shut it down

The question is....when not using your RV, do you shut everything down or do you keep it plugged in? I was told 10 years ago to keep the RV plugged in and the refrigerator on. Shut off everything else like the furnace, AC unit, etc. recently I was told that when in storage to shut everything down and turn off the disconnect switch to the batteries. I have a Progressive Dynamics PD9260CV converter/charger with the charge wizard technology on board. It’s my understanding that this converter manages the charging of the batteries and “tends them” rather than cooking them. It’s also my understanding that turning a refrigerator off for long periods of time is what is hard on them. As a side note, we use our RV 6 to 8 times a year and it rarely sits more than 90 days without being used. Currently I keep my RV plugged into a 50 amp outlet at all times with my refrigerator on and all other appliances and lights turned off. So let’s hear it, how do you store your RV when not in use and why?
mxdad777 07/07/19 10:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Furrion Observation Camera Wiring

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mxdad777 06/22/19 11:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Furrion Observation Camera Wiring

they are not all wired like that....my Wildcat has a separate power to the camera Yes, my son has a Grand Design and his is wired hot as long as his trailer has 12 volts. It’s not tied to the tow vehicle at all. On my Rockwood, they just tapped into one of the back running lights for power, hence why my headlights have to be on.
mxdad777 06/22/19 02:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Furrion Observation Camera Wiring

Thanks for the replies. I’ll just turn the switch when I want the camera on, or use the fog light button.
mxdad777 06/22/19 09:07am Fifth-Wheels
Furrion Observation Camera Wiring

My Rockwood came pre wired for a Furrion backup/observation camera. I connected it today, but it only works when I turn my headlights on. My truck is a 2019 GMC and the lights are auto. Running lights during the day and lights come on at dark. I obviously want the camera on day or night when I’m towing. Is there a way to fix this or am I stuck with having to manually override my headlights when towing during daylight hours?
mxdad777 06/21/19 11:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Awning adjustment

Okay, so after looking through the manual and carefully inspecting the awning assembly, the only way I can see to adjust the pitch is by pulling the arms in and tightening the black knob. This is a pain in the ***! I want it adjusted so when I extend it there is about a 10 to 15 degree slope. Not just to shed rain, but for shade too. If it’s raining much at all, it’s usually accompanied by wind too so I bring them in. I don’t like having to deal with the knob and the wife definitely won’t. I can’t even reach the front knob without a ladder. Anyway, I appreciate the reply’s, but I’m still hopeful I’m missing something that will allow the adjustment. I’m not even opposed to drilling a new hole in the awning bracket and repositioning the arm, although I don’t think that should be necessary.
mxdad777 06/15/19 11:41am Tech Issues
Awning adjustment

I have a new to me 2018 Rockwood 5th wheel. It has two Dometic 9100 power awnings on it and to me they both look out of adjustment. If it were to rain, the water would pool up on top or even run back towards the trailer. I know I can angle down one corner if it rains, but I’d like them to slant down anyway for more shade too. I looked through the installation manual and don’t see anything about adjusting the pitch of the awning. Is there a way to adjust this awning so it slants down instead of being level or pointing up? https://i.imgur.com/2wIqzPll.jpg
mxdad777 06/14/19 10:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Fold up stairs blocking door

Thanks for the replies. I ordered the Torklift steps today. After all the good things you had to say, I figured they must be good and they definitely will fix my problem. Thanks again for the input.
mxdad777 05/31/19 11:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fold up stairs blocking door

Can you do something before you back into the garage? That’s what I’m trying to figure out. Before I back it into the garage I’d like to remove the steps so once in the garage I can access the trailer if needed. I don’t want to unbolt them each time though, so I’m looking for an easier method. I’m pretty handy and mechanical, so I’m sure I can come up with a solution, but was hoping someone else had already come up with a solution to this problem. I’m sure it has come up numerous times already.
mxdad777 05/27/19 08:31pm Fifth-Wheels
Fold up stairs blocking door

I’m not sure if this is the correct forum to post this in, so moderator please feel free to move it if it belongs somewhere else. Anyway, my 5er has the big set of steps that fold up behind the door. Although they are nice and sturdy, once I back my 5er into my garage, I can’t get in it because there isn’t enough room to drop down the stairs. I’m sure I’m not the only one that has this problem so I’m looking for ideas. I’m thinking something along the lines of a couple of pins that can be pulled to remove the stairs and then just use a stool to step into the trailer when in storage or something along those lines. Any ideas of what I can do?
mxdad777 05/27/19 07:43pm Fifth-Wheels
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