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RE: Dome Satellite is it capable of getting service??

I've heard the stories before about an older dish not being worth your time! I've have and have used a very old Datron dish for my Direct TV. I also have an older King Come in motion that still received Direct TV....yes, OK, neither one of these gets HD but there's still so much confusion regarding the direction Direct is taking in months or years to come....heck you keep hearing Direct is up for sale. Being one to cover all my bases, I acquired a portable domed Dish antenna since a buddy had an extra receiver....I only activate this when out on an extended trip. Good luck.....
Acampingwewillgo 10/20/20 12:39am Technology Corner
RE: Side mounted cameras

I put them on the front portion of the motor home just for that particular blind spot on the passenger side of the RV. I still use mirrors and rear view but when you merge onto another roadway that dumps you into the fast lines, getting over simply by turning a turn signal on, just doesn't give me confidence. I booked it up so they are always on monitoring what's there...the driver side one I could probably do without but what the heck. I love em! ????
Acampingwewillgo 10/13/20 06:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Side mounted cameras

I did have to remove a side panel inside but after that routing to monitor location wasn't too bad. If you put your monitor on the dash, it should go fairly easy. I ran mine via the top side entertainment area so I could bring the wiring down to the monitor hanging from the ceiling.
Acampingwewillgo 10/08/20 06:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Side mounted cameras

I installed a couple. I used the wired ones since it was fairly easy to route the wire. I found them on Amazon and then found a monitor to match the camera connections. I didn't bother with booking them via the turn signals. My monitor has a split screen and displays left and right whenever I turn them on. Works well????
Acampingwewillgo 10/07/20 05:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: At my wit's end with Jesse

I hate hearing these stories but I know it's all part of loving the little kids. All I can offer are hopes and prayers that he gets better and let's you grab a few winks at night.
Acampingwewillgo 10/06/20 11:12pm RV Pet Stop
RE: ‘93 Beaver Patriot transfer switch

On my 96 Vogue not Beaver, while my shore power is at drivers side rear, generator is front passenger side and transfer switch is in mid driver side bay off set from main breaker panel above. Not much help but just shows it could be anywhere.
Acampingwewillgo 10/02/20 09:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Sliding Door off Track

They can be a real pain cause it's mostly done by feel since you can't see much. I think on mine I was able to remove the trim piece from the door opening top which did at least expose the track a bit. Just lift and tilt and with a tad of luck, you'll be in business.
Acampingwewillgo 10/02/20 09:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: How long can you go on a 50 amp extension cord?

Take the two cords you have in hand and measure the voltage. If it looks decent enough than purchase the remainder of needed cord. Measure voltage again. Unless you are using all available power( 100 amps) your going to be ok using #6 flexible cord for your needs. I'd just add to keep your eye on your in RV voltage while using the airs!
Acampingwewillgo 10/01/20 04:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 50 Amp service question

Having two AC's on one leg is not so uncommon. I know on my 96 Vogue(not a cheap rig in its day) the main breaker panel is divided into loads that operate on the inverter and loads that don't operate on the inverter. This configuration may be more common in motorhomes than other rvs.
Acampingwewillgo 09/25/20 06:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: The sad part of pet ownership

It's tough at times having pets with you on the road. We've had a couple travel to the "Bridge" while we were out and another we rushed home so that she could be in familiar surroundings during her last days. My real point in all this is that during many trips to unknown Vets in all the years, it always amazed us how lucky we mostly were when it came to finding a "caring and compassionate" Vet while on the road. You could just tell right away that even though you are in a strange environment that still, everything was going to be OK! I guess that's a real credit to the profession and memories I cherish of meeting these wonderful healers of our "kids" who fall ill during our trips.
Acampingwewillgo 08/31/20 06:01pm RV Pet Stop
RE: AT&T internet bundled with DirecTV

I have to chime in but first let me say I think Sat TV is mostly on its way out, Dish and Direct! Like the OP, I've had Direct for over 25 years and I was late getting into the HD upgrades. With all the changes that have taken place along with changes still coming, my thoughts of keeping my service in the MH became worrisome. Currently on the MH, I have two auto Direct dishes one of which is domed but neither set up for HD. I don't know in the months of different conversations I had with Direct TV how many hours I spoke with them but be assured it was into the teens! Bottom line was I needed a specific receiver and I was assured of being able to get that received when needed. When needed, no one had a clue as to what I was talking about. Buying a specific receiver was possible but then you heard horror stories about getting the equip activated. Hard to explain it all here but with all my conversations with Supervisors and their Supervisors, no one could explain what I eventually found out on my own, that being getting a third party to buy specific equip and having that third party activate said equip. In a word, I have little to no confidence in Direct TV staying in the Sat business much longer...Dish may last a bit longer but I too believe it will be mostly be non Sat based data soon( wifi, cell data etc etc).
Acampingwewillgo 08/29/20 06:34pm Technology Corner
RE: Virus while camping

Got sick early Feb while on an infamous Cruise! Thought it was a recurrence of previous bout with Valley Fever...it wasnt! Tested Covid19 positive in late Feb and I was symptomatic but not quite hospitalized. Tested negative in early March and come 9/1 it will mark my 7th Convalescent Plasma donation while still positive with antibodies. The motor home has not left the driveway since Jan but I'm getting the itch....normally I'd have been traveling for a couple months by now.
Acampingwewillgo 08/24/20 03:39pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Rv washer dryer?

Not sure if this might interest you but years ago when I wanted a washer/dryer combo(vented, of course), we looked around to find just the right fit. Since I had removed a Splendide, that was the obvious choice. Anyways, long story short, I chatted with the shipping/sales manager at Splendide in Oregon and he told me that at times they have Great deals on cosmetic seconds( small dents scratched from transit). When a group of them became available, he called us( one condition I had was free shipping too) which it did...I received it, it had a dent on the side which would never show after install and we paid roughly half price. If that's your cup of tea, might be worth a try.????
Acampingwewillgo 08/22/20 01:30pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Low Voltage on One 50A Leg

. A quick trip to pick up a new female and all was well with the world. sounds about right. bumpy If only that was so easy!!! I had to chuckle after reading it again:-)
Acampingwewillgo 08/01/20 11:09am Tech Issues
RE: Low Voltage on One 50A Leg

Since I've had erratic measurements a time of two, check both ends of your cord set ....mine had a loose neutral connection on my female Marinco 50 amp plug. A loose connection which soon turned into a burnt connection resulting in no power to RV. A quick trip to pick up a new female and all was well with the world.
Acampingwewillgo 07/31/20 09:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical Problem, or no?

I ran into a strange happening a couple years ago. I had won one of those AC line test meters which I plugged into an outlet in the motorhome. All was well...until one evening, the buzzer went off indicating an open ground. Long story short, another rv pulled into a site 2 away from me during the late evening. Once he plugged in, the open ground appeared! I know this because three days later when he left the problem once again went away. On a side note, I built one of those testers that allows you to test the pedestal for voltage, shorts, open neutral, open ground etc etc. When he was not attached to the pedestal, all checked out and when he left, I checked that pedestal too....all OK. When someone else pulled into that site and plugged in, no problem once again. The moral of the story, sometimes issues can be your own, sometimes it can be the campground and sure enough, sometimes it can be someone else's issue causing your problem. Just found it interesting that another person's rig could cause issues with ours knowing that pedestals are looped together in many different ways.????
Acampingwewillgo 07/29/20 01:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Portable ice maker for RV.

Love our ice maker too but we did get tired of adding water all the time so off to Amazon I went. The solution without breaking the bank, an ice maker that has a 2-5 gallon bottle on top to feed the ice maker. Love it!!
Acampingwewillgo 07/14/20 08:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Cost to add AC Unit

Probably one of the best low profile units is the Penquin( id go with the 15000 btu unit)...nice looking but on the high end price wise.
Acampingwewillgo 07/10/20 11:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help identifying wires, please

You could ohm test each wire to ground? I know sometimes this is hard to do but it's a thought.
Acampingwewillgo 06/25/20 10:21pm Tech Issues
RE: to plug in or not to plug in when mhome is at home

Just to take a different approach, I've had my mh for roughly 20 years, 17 of those years I always plugged into my 50 amp rv plug in the driveway and left the charger portion of the inverter/charger on. I changed it now to a dual battery tender...I prefer this set up.
Acampingwewillgo 06/23/20 12:22am General RVing Issues
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