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Using Winegard Satelite Dish Far From Home???

We just got back from a trip to Yellowstone from our home in Alabama. We could never get our Winegard Roof Dome Antenna and Direct Satellite Receiver functioning properly. I admit that this is all pretty new to us, but we did get it all to work before we left home. Our dish system is pretty simple, just turn it on and let it find the satellite. Then we have to go through set up mode on the Direct receiver. We could never get the thing working. We tried at 3 differ locations while on the trip. They all had unobstructed views of the southern sky. I guess we should have called Winegard or Direct help line, but we never really needed it to work to actually watch something important, we were just making sure we knew how to use it. Well obviously we didn't and it was usually late in the day when we tried and we just gave up. My question is, since we travelled a long ways west and a long ways north, is there something we should have done differently to set up the antenna or Direct receiver to tell it we needed to look at a different satellite or whatever? Thanks for any help, bradw
BradW 10/31/19 01:01pm Technology Corner
RE: Overloaded wheel Breakage

For some vehicles, its important to get hub centric wheels. I don't know if that was an issue here. bradw
BradW 10/31/19 12:54pm Truck Campers
RE: 2WD or 4X4 for a truck camper

I've wanted a Rokon since 1972.
BradW 10/31/19 09:46am Truck Campers
RE: 2WD or 4X4 for a truck camper

Since 99% of the winches are on 4X4 vehicles and you seldom see one on a 2x2 vehicle; obviously 4X4's need more help getting there than 2x2's. Right?????
BradW 10/30/19 02:38pm Truck Campers
RE: What percent of the time do you leave your TC on your truck?

About 90% of the time, camper is on the truck. Bradw
BradW 10/30/19 10:43am Truck Campers
RE: 2WD or 4X4 for a truck camper

Them aspens didn't grow without rain and them Camry street tire tracks on the hill show me it ain't much of a hill. You keep that 2wd rig of yours at home or on pavement if there is a shower in the forecast or you may be out there for a while. I would love to watch you go off Red Cone in 2wd high. :) :) :) bradw
BradW 10/29/19 05:48pm Truck Campers
RE: 2WD or 4X4 for a truck camper

Fact is that my RWD did perfectly for the offroading I needed. Just go to previous page and see the picture. That's the fact. Glad it didn't come a shower; you would still be there.
BradW 10/29/19 04:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Carport

I have a VersaTube structure, rated at 90 mph wind load and 65 lb. snow load. It’s 30’ long by 12’ wide by 12’ high side wall, with 13.5’ in the peak. GeoBoy, The height on mine will be very close. When you say the high side wall height is 12'-0", is that 12' from the concrete to the roof sheet metal or is that 12' to the bottom of the roof structural rectangular tube the roof sheet metal roof sets on? Basically, is there a full 12' clearance at the edges of the cover when you back your TC under it? Or is it 12' minus 2" or 3" for the roof support tube? thanks for your help, bradw
BradW 10/29/19 11:46am Truck Campers
RE: 2WD or 4X4 for a truck camper

It's all good. :)
BradW 10/25/19 06:51pm Truck Campers
RE: 2WD or 4X4 for a truck camper

You remind me of someone I know in an ATV forum who will argue "his opinion" forever because he believes that his opinion is better than everyone else. Me thinks it's a slow day in Idaho. :) Bradw
BradW 10/25/19 06:36pm Truck Campers
RE: 2WD or 4X4 for a truck camper

Ok, I give up. I now believe a 2wd drw truck is the perfect choice for you going elk hunting in the winter in Idaho while towing a trailer. Perfect choice. Carry on men! :) :) :) bradw
BradW 10/25/19 01:54pm Truck Campers
RE: 2WD or 4X4 for a truck camper

Speaking on behalf of the truck alone, I have never met anyone who has said “I wish I had bought a 2WD”. I have met dozens of people who have said “I wish I had held out for a 4WD”. I grew up in small rural USA and live in a rural community- As others here have already said I think it’s about the “truck” and your lifestyle. Ditto. The two DRWs I've owned would get stuck on wet grass in my yard in 2wd. With all the weight of that big motor over the front tires, rear wheel traction is minimal. bradw
BradW 10/25/19 11:59am Truck Campers
RE: 2WD or 4X4 for a truck camper

That's kinda a missed conception about truck campers and hunting..Once you go so big with a truck camper,you are very limited on where you can go with it..If you have a pop-up TC,then you can go about anywhere with it and 4X4 would be necessary probably,to take full advantage of the unit.. We were at Henry's Lake a month ago and it was already snowing there. We drove the county road around the back side of the lake and saw lots of hardside TC's camping in "non-developed" campsites. If I lived in a western state, 2wd or 4wd would be a VERY easy decision for me. OOMV. :) bradw
BradW 10/25/19 11:55am Truck Campers
RE: 2WD or 4X4 for a truck camper

CAUTION TROLLFEST AHEAD! DO NOT PROCEED BEYOND THIS POINT UNLESS YOUR ARE JUST LOOKING TO WASTE THE REST OF YOUR WEEKEND.
BradW 10/25/19 10:47am Truck Campers
RE: Roadmaster Sway Bar 2018 F350 4X4

Connect the two links first, but leave them loose. Then you can just swing the heavy end up and attach the two bushings and brackets. In addition to the tools mentioned above, I needed a pair of vice grips to hold the studs on the sway bar links.
BradW 10/22/19 09:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Carport

I have a VersaTube structure, rated at 90 mph wind load and 65 lb. snow load. It’s 30’ long by 12’ wide by 12’ high side wall, with 13.5’ in the peak. We plan on getting the same thing very soon. I have an existing slab now that our TC sits on, but I will need to widen it about 2' and lengthen it about 6' or 8'. Got any photos? bradw
BradW 10/22/19 06:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Roadmaster Sway Bar 2018 F350 4X4

I don't know yet, but maybe. I saw this one: front sway bar
BradW 10/21/19 08:59pm Truck Campers
Roadmaster Sway Bar 2018 F350 4X4

http://www.fototime.com/79EEDAC6F1DCE7B/standard.jpg OK, just got back from our first real road trip with the new truck and camper. Didn't take long for me to realize I had a LOT more sway with this truck/camper (2018 F350 DRW, tembrens, oem shocks, longer/heavier camper with CG farther back) than our last one (2006 F350 DRW, timbrens, rancho 9000s). Based on the always 100% reliable Internet information, I ordered a bigger rear ant-sway bar; Roadmaster (1139-193) from etrailer. Arrived very quickly; only 2 days with free shipping. As stated on the etrailer website, it was easy to install and only took about 1 hour. Only tools required are a 1/2" ratchet wrench, 18mm socket, 13mm socket and some blue Loctite. The new sway bar is 1.5” diameter vs the OEM bar at 1.0”. Results: Sway is much reduced. I’ve only done a couple of short test drives, but the side to side rocking has been reduced about 80%. One other issue I had before the new sway bar was with the steering. I think I was getting so much side to side rocking that it was affecting the steering. It kind of felt like “bump steer” that can occur when a 4X4 is lifted and the steering geometry is screwed up, so when the front suspension articulates, the front wheels turn slightly to one side or the other. That problem is completely gone now with the new Roadmaster sway bar. Conclusion: I’m very happy with the new sway bar. It does what it is advertised to do and what others have said about it on the Internet. I wished I had bought it before our 4,000 miles trip to Yellowstone and Moab last month. It would have made the interstate driving much easier. Roadmaster Sway Bar Photos bradw
BradW 10/21/19 05:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Why aren't Truck Campers popular in W. Pa.?

Ditto. TCW has been in the truck camper business for a long time.
BradW 10/18/19 08:46am Truck Campers
RE: Why aren't Truck Campers popular in W. Pa.?

We just back from six weeks in Yellowstone and Moab, Utah. Those places were overrun with truck campers. It was amazing.
BradW 10/18/19 07:40am Truck Campers
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