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RE: Internet speed

Our community is contracting Comcast for internet - it says we will get service at 100/5Mbs -- that's exactly how it's written ... So I wondered what it actually means - especially with 4K videos etc. I'm not a fan of Comcast, not very good customer service ... But I only have one vote, just want to make sure it's fast enough for every one that wants HS service. I'll be outvoted, but it's the best pricing, and we have 1500 homes. We will also get it in the Rec areas, and in our RV park. Our underground cable has been under ground for 23 years. :( Comcast says it will install new Fiber Optic cable to every home and our rec areas ... and tells us 100/5Mbs our ISP speed. Sounds like it will do it ... Thx guys M44 Refer back to the very first response to your post. It was correct than and still is!
Bill.Satellite 02/27/21 07:20am Technology Corner
RE: Internet speed

There it is! First answer. Done. Any other questions?
Bill.Satellite 02/26/21 06:18am Technology Corner
RE: Traveling with a Dish Tailgater

The Hopper works GREAT with mobile antennas. They don't work with the dome style but they work just like they do at home with a Winegard Trav'ler roof mounted antenna or a home style antenna mounted on a tripod. The tripod might take 10-20 minutes to setup and point but that's worthwhile to many folks due to the extreme savings and ability to move out from under the trees.
Bill.Satellite 02/25/21 06:28am Technology Corner
RE: What constitutes a "new" tire?

They are new! Where is Toyo manufactured? If it's still Japan, how would you expect to find tires that are a month old? I have not looked into Toyo in many years so if they are now US built (not just distributed) I apologize!
Bill.Satellite 02/24/21 05:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Has this run so long that even you are starting to get bored? Come on post something or not. I was planning to post a Sponge Bob Square Pants picture but I thought that was just about as off topic. To all other readers, please ignore this post. I love seeing new posts to this thread but I am frustrated and disappointed when they are worthless ramblings like this. I want to see the end result but I am not sure I will live long enough for that to happen.
Bill.Satellite 02/24/21 05:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fry's Electronics shutting down 30 stores in 9 states

I, too, loved visiting a Fry's store (usually the Vegas store) but I must say I rarely bought anything. I think the posts above well explain why the business failed. How many folks are needing parts for their computer or are still building their own. The computers are so cheap they have become a disposable item.
Bill.Satellite 02/24/21 06:38am Technology Corner
RE: Dinette Booth - Replace free standing chairs

It's just different strokes for different folks. Our first RV had a booth. I would never go back once I had a table and chair setup. After awhile with that setup we ever removed the table and chair setup and installed a bar style dining table with 2 chairs looking out the window. Just bought our 3rd coach and one of the reasons was because it had a similar bar setup. No one else might like that but that's OK as we are not anyone else! You just have to do what you like and what works for you. It's only about keeping you guys happy and comfortable. I really didn't do any modifications to my coach to make someone else happy!
Bill.Satellite 02/17/21 05:05pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: New Cell Phone..had to ask?

I buy brand new Samsung's. The 2 I just bought this week cost ZERO dollars with trade-in. Hard to beat!
Bill.Satellite 02/17/21 04:59pm Technology Corner
RE: New Cell Phone..had to ask?

We are T-Mobile customers with the 55+ plan and a couple years ago bought the S9 on a buy one get one free deal. The other day I got an e-mail offer for a free upgrade to the S21 5G phone. Sounded too good to be true but it was not. We now have brand new S21's for no additional money and still only $70/month total for 2 phones.
Bill.Satellite 02/15/21 06:24am Technology Corner
RE: winegard automatic swm3 antenna

Their only competitor is RF Mogul (the former MotoSAT folks). It's more expensive, and they still have problems, but they will ship you the parts and you can install them yourself. They have very few dealers but if you travel to any of the warm weather destinations favored by RVers you will likely find a dealer within a few minutes or a few hours drive.
Bill.Satellite 02/11/21 04:30pm Technology Corner
RE: Low Of 1 Degree!!!

For a cold snap of such a short period you really don't need to do too much. If you can keep the furnace running (set to 55-60 over night) it will blow warm air into the wet bay and keep it above 32 degrees. FILL the fresh water tank as it will absorb heat during the day/evening when you have the furnace running and return that heat to the cooling areas at night. You won't need anti-freeze and you won't need to stop using any of the facilities. Just be sure you don't run out of propane! Assuming you have an electrical plug in the wet bay somewhere you can plug in a worklight with a "real" bulb and the heat will help keep things warm. They also sell "personal heaters" that put out about 250 watts. Leave one of these in the wet bay with access to the tanks and plumbing and everything will remain toasty warm. THIS ALL ASSUMES that your dump lines and pipes are all internal to your coach. If you have any plumbing hanging under the coach then you will want to wrap that with insulation to prevent water in the pipe from freezing. Where is the dump valve located? Inside a heated bay? If so, the outside pipes are of no concern as it/they will be empty. We have camped in negative # degrees many times for extended periods without issue but all of our plumbing is internal and stays toasty warm. We also put a remote temperature probe in the bay to ensure we are always aware of the temps down there. Our job has taken us to Minot, ND this year and we are there now. HOWEVER, we chose to drive the car and stay in the company condo as it was -21 this morning and it will have been 2 weeks since they have seen a temperature above 0! "A man has got to know his limitations" (or something like that).
Bill.Satellite 02/11/21 04:21pm Full-time RVing
RE: New satellite dish

As easy as it is to setup a good quality tripod I don't see where this would be worth the money, especially if it has to be fully torn down for storage as the video makes it appear.
Bill.Satellite 02/10/21 04:10pm Technology Corner
RE: central vacuum

We have the Red Devil central vac in our Prevost and the wife is VERY happy. We are all hard surface floors and it works very well. If you have carpet I believe the bag would fill up too fast to be practical.
Bill.Satellite 02/10/21 06:42am Tech Issues
RE: New satellite dish

What is the point? By the time you spend the time and effort to set up a dish on a tripod that automatically aims itself to different birds, why wouldn't you just set up a 3 LNB dish such as a Dish 1000.2 or better yet a 1000.4 if you can find one, on a tripod, and manually align it one time? The same amount of work and effort and hits all 3 birds used at the same time for less than $150. Then it's just a matter of having the correct wiring inside the RV to use whichever recievers you care to. The video looks like a couple of geezers in some retirement RV park decided to invent the better mouse trap. It's not as major a project to align a 3 LNB dish as the guy claims, but he is trying to sell an overpriced pile of equipment. That is not a single LNB antenna that has to move between different satellites for different channels like a dome is required to do. The antenna shown is a triple LNB setup for DISH or DirecTV (pick one) that automatically aligns the antenna to reception of all 3 simultaneously.
Bill.Satellite 02/10/21 06:39am Technology Corner
RE: Leaving Illinois, going full time.

FL is much less expensive to register your vehicles and no inspections are required. We chose TX before FL was available but should likely move to FL for the savings. You do not have to pay the FL sales tax to register it in FL if you have owned it for more than 6 months. Of course, no State sales tax and I believe they have removed the personal tax on savings (or something) as I have not checked in years.
Bill.Satellite 02/10/21 06:32am Full-time RVing
RE: Leaving Illinois, going full time.

So, what kind of information, advice are you looking for? You can stay "free" (not free to those whose utilities you plan to use) but are there hookups available to allow you to be comfortable and not impose on others? Do you have a source of income or are you independently wealthy? Finding work "along the way" is impracticable but you might be able to plan ahead and find work camper "work for free site" type work but that also needs serious planning as every work camper wants to be in the warm in the Winter and cool in the Summer. Tell us a bit more about how you plan to finance your travels and where, what, when and others might be able to give you some seriously good advice. You are also going to get some seriously sketchy advice and comments. You will need to filter the wheat form the chaff and not let anyone get under your skin. Some really hope to help and some are really jealous that you are doing what they cannot. Just come back to those of us who have been full time for many many years (24 years for us) and we will do the best we can.
Bill.Satellite 02/08/21 07:40pm Full-time RVing
RE: Need Help with a route from Yuma AZ to Illinois in mid April

I would take I8 to I10 to I 25 to get you up to ABQ. I 40 to I44 to St. Louis. You don't sat where in IL but you can make a plan during your trip up I44.
Bill.Satellite 02/08/21 07:25pm Roads and Routes
RE: Existing air line for RV braking system

The connection to the air brake line is generic and not specific to the braking system. M&G, Air Force 1 or Blue Ox versions of air brake system will all be able to use your existing connection.
Bill.Satellite 02/08/21 06:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cellular blinds: Should I switch or not ? PLEASE CHIME IN!!

Had them in our last coach. Will likely install them in our new coach. I responded to your PM.
Bill.Satellite 02/04/21 04:41pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Need an Education

Bill.Satellite 01/30/21 05:52am Class A Motorhomes
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