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RE: TV antenna

Pull the plate where your antenna lead connects and check the connections in the back. Try switching them around, they may be on the wrong fittings. My Warrior has the omni-directional antenna and it has always worked great. Right now in my driveway it will get 40 channels which is the same number I get in the house with a large roof mounted antenna with an Alliance Tenna-rotor used.
beemerphile1 08/26/16 12:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dometic Refrigerator inoperative

Is this with all power sources or only one?
beemerphile1 08/26/16 12:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Considering what to buy

The Jayco White Hawk 23 in what we are looking at as well. Would that be the White Hawk 23MRB? The one that weighs over 5,000# empty and has a GVWR of 6,500#? Way too much trailer for you. Even empty it is over your rating and how many times do you plan to tow it empty? Only time you tow it empty will be the day you take it off the lot. Realistically when loaded with gear, food, and water it will probably be very close to 6,500#. You need to be looking at trailers with a empty weight of 3,000 to 3,500 maximum. Also don't forget that gear and passengers loaded in the tow vehicle have to be subtracted from the tow rating.
beemerphile1 08/25/16 11:52am Travel Trailers
RE: TPMS for TT?

No personal experience but I did read that one should look for TPMS that use easily replaceable batteries.
beemerphile1 08/25/16 09:48am Travel Trailers
RE: Grey water dumping

I always find these discussions comical and they always follow the same path to thread closure. Before the lock, let me say that I have dumped gray water many times and in many places. I doubt anyone would advise discharging an entire tank at one time and location. But if you park with an empty tank and then run an open drain into the bushes it isn't likely to be a problem. Use reasonable care and consideration for the next camper. BTW, my Aliner doesn't have a gray tank nor do most pop ups or even many pre 1970s TTs.
beemerphile1 08/25/16 09:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Selling your rig

beemerphile1 08/25/16 07:20am General RVing Issues
Happy Birthday NPS

Today (August 25, 2016) is the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. Free admission at the approximately one third of the parks that normally charge admission. Approximately 2/3 are always free.
beemerphile1 08/25/16 06:49am General RVing Issues
RE: converter interference

Got the trailer back today. They said they were looking for a rf filter for the wires because the factory ran the coax took close to the converter. Not sure if I buy that answer but you have to play the game. This ONLY affects the cable in. No issue with over the air antenna Chris Easy test would be to run a temporary coax elsewhere.
beemerphile1 08/25/16 06:08am General RVing Issues
RE: converter interference

Is the cable connected wrong at the antenna booster?
beemerphile1 08/24/16 06:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: A good perk of being a member

If you are familiar with the Entertainment coupon books, you can imagine what this is. It is run by the same people. You can even install the app. When signed in the gps in your phone works with the app and you can find discounts in your area.
beemerphile1 08/24/16 06:38pm Good Sam Club
RE: Shower Walls?

My Warrior has the same wood/fiber board panels in the shower and everywhere else in the trailer. Should work fine for vacations and weekends, mine shows no evidence of damage after 9 years.
beemerphile1 08/24/16 06:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ceramic heater

Portable electric heaters cannot be larger than 1,500 watts and that equals approximately 5,100 BTU so pick based on price and features. They all put out the same amount of heat, the $500 Amish made heater or the $10 Chinese made heater. Our favorite electric heater cost us $1 at a yard sale about 15 years ago. Our second most favorite was $9 on clearance at Walmart.
beemerphile1 08/24/16 12:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: A good perk of being a member

As a Deluxe member, I can't get the Perks unless I renew -- and I had just done a 3 year renewal last year to get the extra 3 months free. Bummer! You could always renew again or upgrade to life.
beemerphile1 08/24/16 11:56am Good Sam Club
RE: Generators-> Standard vs Inverter. Power Quality Concerns

To my knowledge, none of the built in Generac or Onan RV generators are inverters.
beemerphile1 08/24/16 11:54am Tech Issues
RE: Considering what to buy

We are healthy retired seniors and own a 2013 4WD Explorer equipped with manufacturer trailer package. We are seasoned campers but have never owned trailer other than hard top. Musts for my wife are toilet, shower, comfortable bed. We will travel with two spaniels. We have been looking at used ads and went through inventory at local dealer. My thought was that for towing and safety purposes my vehicle could have a 17' unit easily. When looking at units obviously the bigger the better the options and of course the wife really liked a 24' we saw. We are even considering whether a motor home would work for us but I do not know if they are flexible enough. So now I am on this forum looking to experienced owners for advice. What would be the maximum size weight and length you'd tow with the Explorer? We are trying to stay within a $25,000 budget for the unit because we know there will be extras plus taxes etc in Canada are higher. Any suggestions or questions will be appreciated.Thank you Need the tow rating and payload capacity of the Explorer. It looks like the tow rating can be either 2,000# or 5,000#. Look in your manual and at the door post sticker, but here is another place to look; http://www.trailerlife.com/trailer-towing-guides/
beemerphile1 08/24/16 08:16am Travel Trailers
RE: WFCO Fan Thermostat fix

What is the battery condition? Try disconnecting the battery, does the fan stop?
beemerphile1 08/24/16 08:03am Tech Issues
RE: Heng's Roof Coating

Not sure if this will help you, sent the wife to a big trailer supply in Portland, Oregon and sent the can with her, it was the Elixir brand and she came back with a can of the Hengs brand and the salesman told her it was the same stuff, So did Heng's buy out Elixir brand then? Still made in Indiana? BoB Hengs is who gave RVers the POS Elixir converters.
beemerphile1 08/24/16 06:17am General RVing Issues
RE: A good perk of being a member

Thanks for the tip, I just signed up for the perk and installed the mobile app. It wasn't easy. The Good Sam website is not mobile friendly, but I finally jumped through all the hoops and got the SaversGuide app installed and working.
beemerphile1 08/24/16 06:12am Good Sam Club
RE: WFCO Fan Thermostat fix

Good day all. I've been searching through this and other forums looking for a fix for the bad cooling fan thermostat on my WFCO 8955 converter with no luck. The converter is putting out power properly (as good as the cheap WFCO can) and I know the best thing to do is to replace the whole think with a good PD converter, but I can't rationalize spending the money at this time if I can get my soldering iron out and replacing a part or two. Other than "throw it out" or "put it on the bench" does anybody have any advice/knowledge about how I could fix this puppy? Thanks for any and all comments/help. You might start by describing the problem. Is it on and not turning off? Is it off and not turning on? What is it doing that leads you to believe something is wrong?
beemerphile1 08/24/16 06:04am Tech Issues
RE: Sorry... another wheel chock question

Why do some seem to chock both fore and aft? Only one direction will be downhill and it sure isn't likely to roll uphill.
beemerphile1 08/23/16 12:36pm Travel Trailers
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