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RE: Complaints about Cost of Mhs vs Motels

Not sleeping in a bed that any Tom, Dick and Harry have slept in priceless to me. My wife likes motels I don't I let her win every so often.
Gundog 12/07/20 06:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is there any difference in DRIVING a gas class A vs diesel?

I did not read all the replies but if you tow having an exhaust brake sure is nice.
Gundog 11/30/20 08:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dome Satellite is it capable of getting service??

I have the Pro and went with the releasable roof mount...best of portable and fixed mount! My current dish is over the drivers area on the MH that is pretty high off the ground to install and remove. I wanted to install the new dish in place of the old dish. This is a Class A and it is probably 11-12' off the ground. I have a ladder on the rear off the coach but I really don't want to have to get on the roof. I am not scared of heights I am a retired lineman it just seems like a hassle but I may end up doing that.
Gundog 11/27/20 04:36pm Technology Corner
RE: Dome Satellite is it capable of getting service??

Follow up we have not been able to get the old dish to work with the Walley receiver. I have dealt with Dish and their tech support and tech support from KVH. The guy from KVH says the dish will work with an older receiver one of the 211 series receivers but it will only track one satellite and I won't get all the channels. You can hear the dish moving and it even shows it locking on but it is still not working. I am going to just get a newer dish and use this Walley receiver. Now I just have to make up my mind about mounting it in place of the old dish or leaving it portable. I just ordered the Tailgater Pro.
Gundog 11/24/20 10:13am Technology Corner
RE: Is there any difference in DRIVING a gas class A vs diesel?

I have had 3 class A motorhomes starting with a 73 Winnebago that was a couple of years ago she had bias ply tires oh what a beating you took until the flat spots were ran out in the tires. I had a 2001 Fleetwood 31' on the workhorse chassis. The good and bad on this MH the engine was a big block Chevy with fuel injection it got a solid 10 MPG and towed a jeep wrangler like it wasn't there. The bad it blew all over the road in the wind it was a white knuckle driving experience. When a truck passed it would first blow you away then suck you back after the truck passed and you got the air wash it would shake. The wind could shift this thing several feet all at once. Quality of build was low entry level. My current class A is a Fleetwood expedition on a Freightliner chassis and a Cat C7 engine with an Alison transmission. Handling, ride & noise is better it is a much heavier machine than the 01 gasser so I can't say it is more powerful weight to HP ratio. The build quality is better with the Expedition better wood and appliances upholstery Etc. I would have liked the 01 MH if it had a better build quality and had better handling. I believe some of the handling was the amount of overhang from the rear axle to back of coach. When the wind hits this area of the coach it acts like a baseball bat that coupled with no weight to speak of in this part of the coach creates a problem. When towing the jeep it actually helped the handling which to me also confirmed my assumption.
Gundog 11/21/20 09:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dome Satellite is it capable of getting service??

I contacted Dish today and they told me my TracVission LF/SF will work with Dish. They told me that my system was a high end dish that they normally see on boats. I questioned them and the guy was in tech support and said it would work. I ordered a receiver so I guess I will see when it comes in. I won't be out anything because if it doesn't work I will just buy a new dish I need the receiver either way.
Gundog 11/05/20 08:20pm Technology Corner
RE: made up own towing system

I have made 2 tow bars for jeeps and I fabricated my own bumper with hitch on a 30' class A motor home that was stronger and better than any bumper I have seen since. The bumper was made from 4" x 6" 1/4" wall tube. It was tied back into the frame in several spots on each side. It had 3" solid steel wheels with greaseable pins for when the MH drug bottom going in and out of some driveways. I have built flat beds for trucks and built trailers. It really depends on your skill level. Some stuff I have seen that came from an Import factory scares me more than a well built home made project. I have also seen home built stuff that scares me.
Gundog 10/28/20 10:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Portable Satellite Cable Storage..ideas??

I've used this one for years for my dish cable. No problems at all. https://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-150-ft-16-3-Extension-Cord-Storage-Reel-HD-130PDQ/205038360 https://images.homedepot-static.com/productImages/442858a0-b0ba-4809-83f0-d1ec7669a2f2/svn/hdx-extension-cord-reels-hd-130pdq-a0_145.jpg This is what I would use I have one for my water hose works great.
Gundog 10/23/20 04:14pm Technology Corner
RE: Looking for help with 2001 Fleetwood Expedition

I changed some of mine on a 2005 Expedition 34H can you take pictures of what you have.
Gundog 10/21/20 01:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dome Satellite is it capable of getting service??

Thanks for all the info this has been very helpful. I am leaning towards Dish and they sent me an offer for a $300 gift card that will almost pay for the satellite.
Gundog 10/20/20 10:36pm Technology Corner
RE: Dome Satellite is it capable of getting service??

One receiver, HDMI splitter and wireless HDMI to the BR, both TVs watch the same show and make sure you have a RF remote. If I have 2 receivers can each TV watch a different channel with one dish? We take grandkids a lot and in the evening when they watch kid shows I go to the bedroom and watch my own shows so I really don't want both TV's watching the same channel. I am still up in the air about hard mounting the dish or leaving it portable. I will run new coax cable to both TV's.
Gundog 10/20/20 05:08pm Technology Corner
RE: Dome Satellite is it capable of getting service??

A couple questions I have the main TV above the drivers area and one in the bedroom from what I understand I will need a receiver for each TV? I will also need to upgrade the coax cable from the cable that came with the unit? Do they not make wireless versions of this equipment? It seems kind of old fashion to hard wire something these days.
Gundog 10/20/20 04:13pm Technology Corner
RE: Dome Satellite is it capable of getting service??

Or you could buy the Dish Playmaker automatic dome with a Wally receiver for $349. Assuming you have the service in your home. The playmaker can be hardbound on the RV with a mount kit for less than $50. Be sure to get one that covers both eastern and western arcs I am leaning towards one of those but would it be better not to mount it for when we are in the trees which is quite often?
Gundog 10/19/20 09:59pm Technology Corner
RE: Dome Satellite is it capable of getting service??

I see some people in the camp grounds with portable units on a stand is that a better option than hard mounting them to the roof like my old one? I camp in the Pacific Northwest where many of the camp spots have a lot of big trees so I am wondering if you might not get a signal parked under a big tree?
Gundog 10/19/20 06:18pm Technology Corner
RE: Dome Satellite is it capable of getting service??

I tried calling both Dish & Direct TV and never could find anyone who knew anything. I don't think TV is worth the $1800 for a new dish holy cow I wasn't expecting that. I did another search for RV satellites on ebay and I am seeing some units for much less $150 to $500 that is a little more doable.
Gundog 10/19/20 06:06pm Technology Corner
Dome Satellite is it capable of getting service??

I have a 2005 Fleetwood expedition with a satellite dish on it we have never used. Will this thing work if I get a service? What do I need to check? I am switching to one of the satellite companies from Comcast in my home and would like to get some TV service when we travel. What are my options? The satellite is a TracVision LF/SF I don't seem to have a reciever but there is a switch box. When I bought this MH it had some old school Panasonic TV's and a entertainment center with a VHS and a surround sound system. I removed the old TV's and installed 2 new smart TV's with a new entertainment surround sound system that has blue ray and FM stereo. I did not try and connect the TV's to any of the old cables so they only work with the blue ray players. The bedroom TV has it's own blue ray player. There is a switch box that allowed switching to each TV and is marked SAT & VHS I will try and post a picture of that I am guessing it won't work with the newer TV's.
Gundog 10/19/20 05:14pm Technology Corner
RE: Microwave is dead?

Yes it was the breaker on the inverter. I had bad internet coverage at the camp ground so I didn't get to check this until now and found the inverter breaker tripped when I got home now I know what to check if it happens again. Thanks to everyone who replied.
Gundog 10/14/20 08:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Microwave is dead?

Update my daughter and grandson came to join me last night and I had them bring my volt meter the outlet is dead. I now need to do some more checking I plan to check the pedestal to see if I am getting both legs coming in but it is wet outside and I have not felt like messing with it yet. My daughter also brought my shop microwave so I cooked my breakfast burrito with that this morning. I am a retired Lineman trouble shooter so this will get figured out. We are at the dunes riding our off road machines so I am not wanting to spend much time working on the MH until I get home.
Gundog 10/09/20 10:02am Class A Motorhomes
Microwave is dead?

My GE space saver Microwave is dead I don't have my volt meter with me but I checked it is plugged in and tried all the breakers the display is not lit up. This one does not have the convection oven but we have have a gas oven. I am thinking if it is bad I may replace it with a convection/microwave oven. This one also has a vent and light in it. I am hoping it blew an internal fuse but I can't work on it or check it until I get back home. The humanity I had to actually heat up a breakfast burrito with a regular oven this morning. I had to google how hot and how long to cook it LOL. The little lady is not with me on this trip so as a 60 old Bachler I am clueless.
Gundog 10/08/20 08:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Wiper Blades

I have had a hard time finding wiper blades for my Fleetwood Expedition the head are held on by 2 screws. I ended up buying some refills off ebay but I would really like to get some better blades. The other issue is the washer nozzles are on the wiper arm.
Gundog 09/26/20 07:07pm Class A Motorhomes
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