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RE: Camp Kitchen with Sink that connects to outside shower?

Sorry, but I am not sure about your intentions. Is there a problem with washing dishes inside?
Bill.Satellite 09/15/19 04:35pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: building new campground

The OP just needs to keep in mind who the parks customer would be. They ARE NOT going to get any overnight visitors looking for a quick easy stop while traveling from point A to point B along an Interstate highway. 20-40 miles farther or shorter and you will find an RV park within a mile or 2 of the Interstate. As a destination I suspect that any RV park has done their due diligence to discover if there is any reason an RVer would be interested in visiting the attractions in the area. If you are interested in only overnighters without the expectation of a few days stay, 8 miles from the Interstate is NOT going to work.
Bill.Satellite 09/13/19 05:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diminshed Value Claims

Come on, get over yourself. Don't let the lawyers sway you from reality. Just make a settlement with the insurance companies and move on. I know we would rather sue someone in hopes of getting rich, but the reality is that an accident happens by accident. If if did not it would be called an "on purpose".
Bill.Satellite 09/13/19 04:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fuel economy

Wow, I like that kind of math. It makes the 5.5 MPG that I get with my Prevost sound much better when I use that formula for 2 vehicles!
Bill.Satellite 09/13/19 04:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Of course you disagree, you are the one rambling on. At least that last post about the wheel wells (the last, right?) shows how little walking room you will be dealing with in the center of the coach. It should be interesting to see how the inside develops. Wheel well boxes are about 26 inches each, which will leave around 37" in between for walking. A flat floor sure would be nice. Technically, I could raise the floor up to the height of the well boxes, but I don't see that happening. That would only leave me about an inch and a half of headroom. Although if I did, the entire floor could become storage. I could really overload the chassis! Lol. So you have 3 feet (plus an inch) walking room. That's why folks are insisting that their class A coach have slides. I am not of the slide persuasion but I have more central walking area than 37". Even if you can figure out how to use the engine hump as a table you are still stuck with the reality of the older RV's layout that did not allow much space in the center of the coach. You are going to have to build something over those wheel wells which will also reduce the walk way. Raising the floor would never have been a thought by me or you (well, at least it would not have been a thought by you but who knows!)
Bill.Satellite 09/13/19 04:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Happy Friday the 13th, full moon day, today! See....was this post necessary, helpful or on topic?
Bill.Satellite 09/13/19 04:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New to the board and Class A scene

Just be sure the dealer makes sure the tires are good. If the tires are original, they need to be replaced. The DOT stamp on the tires will show their exact age. Welcome to the Class A world. What do you plan to tow?
Bill.Satellite 09/13/19 05:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Of course you disagree, you are the one rambling on. At least that last post about the wheel wells (the last, right?) shows how little walking room you will be dealing with in the center of the coach. It should be interesting to see how the inside develops.
Bill.Satellite 09/13/19 05:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I like every RV update. I get bored by your insistence of posting every aspect of your life. Yeah, yeah, it keeps you motivated by posting something.....Snore. I really don't care about your daughter, your PT Cruiser, your new PT Cruiser re-build or whatever other ramblings you manage to put into this personal blog. It's just amazing that this forum allows someone to post a blog when it is intended to be a forum. Don't think this is a forum topic? Let's add up the posts made by you compared the minuscule number of responses. It's just you, posting about you, in a topic that has nothing to do with a tear down and rebuild of a Pace Arrow but more a tear down and complete redesign (crazy design at best) that no one will ever be able to use in the future. Just like the roof design nonsense. It might be important to you to redesign the RV from the ground to the roof but no one else is going to redesign the roof line to create a drip edge instead of a gutter. You know this stuff is crazy but it appears you reveal in the absurd and that should be the topic...."Taking a 1987 Pace Arrow and making something....heck, even I don't know!"
Bill.Satellite 09/12/19 04:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: WiFi, and Cell Phone boosters and Internet antennas

Verizon has very good coverage all over the place. It's hard to find a place around here that has verizon. "Here" means you are talking about a fairly limited area. The facts are the facts and the fact is that Verizon has more coverage than any other provider. With that said, I have gotten along just fine with AT&T for the last couple of years but "gotten along" is an accurate description as I had much better speeds with Verizon in most locations. I just couldn't afford to stay with Verizon.
Bill.Satellite 09/12/19 04:34pm Technology Corner
RE: Tv antenna upgrade questions

I have an 07 Coachman Cross Country that has a Signal Commander batwing antenna on it. I have HD tv's in the coach and have been using the satellite system over the years. I have dropped my satellite service and I'm going to start using the antenna. It works well in some places and not so well in others. I looked at the Winegard HD batwing and thought about getting it. Mine does not have a 12v power source going to it. It has the coax going into the batwing and coming in to the signal diverter (box that sends signal to all three tvs). I cannot find any other power source going to the antenna so I'm not sure if the new Winegard will work without having to install the power source. Not really sure if I am calling it by its right name or not. It had three coax connections and an on/off button on it with a place for 12v plug. The guy says its needs a 12v power source and that it works like an amplifier. I'm just wondering what all you have to do to upgrade the antenna from an 07 model to a 2019 model. Everything is working fine I am just wanting to be able to pick up more channels and increase the range of the antenna. Any help is greatly appreciated. If you have a Signal Commander, you DO NOT have a Winegard Batwing antenna. It might be that shape but it's not the same so be sure you are listening to folks who understand the difference. It's quite easy to add the 12V power you need for a Winegard Batwing as the 12V power is sent up the existing coax after you add the Winegard power supply (or Sensar Pro) somewhere in the area where the existing coax leaves the wall and runs to the TV. Worst case you just add a 120V to 12V power supply in that location and you are good to go. The Winegard needs room to raise and lower without obstruction on the roof so be sure to plan the installation before you proceed.
Bill.Satellite 09/12/19 04:29pm Technology Corner
RE: WiFi, and Cell Phone boosters and Internet antennas

Remember when we went RVing to get away from it all? :) I RV to enjoy my life on the road. I go camping to get away from it all!
Bill.Satellite 09/12/19 05:01am Technology Corner
RE: Black Water Tank Missing Capacity

A number of people making "assumptions"! Why would a manufacturer lie to its customers?
Bill.Satellite 09/09/19 05:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Black Water Tank Missing Capacity

If you shine a light down the toilet, do you see anything that looks like it's not the flat bottom of a tank?
Bill.Satellite 09/09/19 04:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Questions for RVers with DISH

are you running through the RV wiring? I find mine starts faster when I run the coax though a window and attach it direct. I use an adapter like this: https://www.amazon.com/Parts-Express-Window-Coaxial-Coupler/dp/B0002KR74A Satellite Bill- even though I'm going through the RV satellite hookup, do you think running direct would makes things easier and faster? And then undo and hook-up to the RV? Thanks for any info! CamperMama- how's your satellite set-up going? It's always best to start with a direct run from the antenna to the receiver. If that works but anything else does not, you have isolated the issue.
Bill.Satellite 09/09/19 04:27pm Technology Corner
RE: building new campground

For overnighters I would go with 30 amp electric only and a central hose bib. No shower house, no club house, no dump, no swimming pool. Just a place to get a quiet night of rest. Probably cut your price a bit and see where it goes. You can always add more amenities but once that money is spent and this thing never takes off it could just be a sink hole. If it does take off you can keep your overnight section and start building a full service section. Well, I don't mind the 8 miles in the least, but this would keep me away.OK so enjoy the free WM or truck stop near the interstate and run your generator all night. Or pay $50+ for full services that are probably not used for an overnight. You make a highly uninformed assumption. There are plenty of convenient on/off campgrounds along the Interstates. While I do sometimes use Wal-Mart's RVers are getting kicked out of more and more so the 1-2 mile detour campground are where most of my overnight stops occur. I have literally never had to drive 16 miles out of my way to park a place to park for a few hours while I sleep.
Bill.Satellite 09/09/19 05:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hot Springs, AR to Tucson, AZ

The only 2 logical choices are taking either 40 or 30 out of AR. 30 to 20 to 10 is the shortest and the one that gets you South as fast as possible.
Bill.Satellite 09/08/19 04:05pm Roads and Routes
RE: Dish newbie

Go ahead and deploy the antenna. It will lock on even without the receiver installed. Now, take a picture of the antenna while raised and post here so we can see what you have. You can also use the controller to raise the antenna and when you start it up it will have a message about the antenna. When it's locked on it will either have *101, *119, 110 (DirecTV) or *119, *110, *129 (Dish Network). If you are lucky and it's a Dish antenna then you can leave the antenna up, let the installer install and life will be good. If it's not a Dish antenna, call and stop the installation as you are going to need to order $300 worth of parts from Winegard and either install them or find an RV professional (not a Dish Network guy) to install them.
Bill.Satellite 09/08/19 04:00pm Technology Corner
RE: building new campground

If you use the assumption that you are not going to get any overnighter just looking for a quick stop then 30 amp service would be fine as you will be a destination campground instead. For overnight, I am going to find a campground close to the Interstate AND with 50 amp service. Keep in mind that a 30 amp coach can make full use of a 50 amp plug but a 50 amp coach might be crippled by a 30 amp plug depending upon the weather. I suspect the cost difference of a new installation would be minimal and only installing 30 amp would be a mistake.
Bill.Satellite 09/07/19 04:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Either will work just fine but I suspect a noise insulation blanket will do the job for less money. I still think you missed the boat by not coating the outside with foam as that would do the best job at sound deadening as rocks slam into your POR or Chemlink or whatever it was you spread on there.
Bill.Satellite 09/07/19 04:18pm Class A Motorhomes
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