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RE: Refrigerator replacement

I could likely find a video of a perpetual motion machine. 1 - 12V battery of any standard RV size would have a tough time powering your lighting needs for 24 hours, much less 43 hours. Did the video include any other power needs considered? Did anyone ever open the fridge? Was it 100 degrees outside? There are so many considerations!
LouLawrence 10/25/21 04:41pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Winegard dome and H24

The old receivers still work. You cannot get an old receiver reactivated but if you have an activated D12 (or similar) SD receiver, they still work. That said, there is no reason to deal with an old receiver when a new HD receiver will work just fine receiving the SD signal from DTV. Folks like to complicate the simplest issues but the OP wants to use an HD receiver with a dome and receive the available SD programming. For that, it's all good! I don't have a dome and will never go back to a dome after installing a Winegard Trav'ler but that has nothing to do with the OP's question.
LouLawrence 10/25/21 04:37pm Technology Corner
RE: Refrigerator replacement

If you are a boondocker as your name suggests and you don't have a lot of solar and a large battery bank you will likely be happier remaining with a propane fridge. I love a residential fridge but they are not right for everyone.
LouLawrence 10/25/21 05:27am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Winegard dome and H24

The OP is fully aware that no HD is available, he is only asking about receiving SD channels with a dome and an HD receiver. No problem there. wa8yxm, the answer is yes, there is a dome that will receive DirecTV HD. However, it's way too large to be used on the roof or stored inside an RV. Boaters use it and it has a 24" reflector inside. It's also very expensive!
LouLawrence 10/25/21 05:24am Technology Corner
RE: Winegard dome and H24

You can still get all the channels that have been available via a dome for years. Nothing has changed. You still can't get HD and you can't get any of the HD only channels. There are many locals which are no longer available on 101 but nearly all the rest of the standard cable channels remain available.
LouLawrence 10/24/21 03:17pm Technology Corner
RE: Safety question

I saw the after effects of someone who raised their RV on its jacks at the FMCA rally in Perry, GA. He then went under to work on something (can't remember} but was directly under the differential when the jacks failed. That was an end of life event.
LouLawrence 10/20/21 05:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: AT&T Mobley has Died. Need replacement Router

The Mobley is substantially better when moved to a router. Not only in performance but in usability being able to use most anywhere with a battery powered Mi-Fi and the additional devices that are allowed to connect.
LouLawrence 10/18/21 05:03am Technology Corner
RE: HOW did you choose your Class A ? ....

I drove a Prevost. End of search. It did take awhile to find one with the right floor plan and price but there was no going back.
LouLawrence 10/13/21 04:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Aftermarket Nav

You only need cell service to get your trip started. If you are driving it is unlikely that you could drive much more than a few miles before the phone got a signal from somewhere. To make that your limiting factor means you haven't ever given this option a fair shake.
LouLawrence 10/09/21 06:21am Technology Corner
RE: Replacement Water Pump

Carry an exact replacement for the pump in your coach! If you don't like your current pump, replace that and carry an exact replacement. You use the example of being "out there" and this is not where you want to be figuring out if you have all the right fittings.
LouLawrence 10/08/21 04:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Aftermarket Nav

You don't need anything more than your phone!
LouLawrence 10/08/21 04:35pm Technology Corner
RE: dryer

If it's a Splendide call Westland Sales Tel: 1-800-356-0766 (503-656-2280)
LouLawrence 10/07/21 10:05am Tech Issues
RE: Dish Upgrade

The MP1 is not SD only with Dish Network. The Pathway X2 is MUCH larger than the MP1 but that's also one of the reasons it's such a good choice. If you plan to hook up 2 receivers, one will be fully functional and the 2nd will be a slave being able to only watch channels that are coming from the same satellite the 1st receiver is using.
LouLawrence 10/04/21 06:44am Technology Corner
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

If only we can get through this saw horse saga, he might get back on topic.
LouLawrence 10/03/21 04:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Idaho & Montana Trip

Without much effort you could travel through Idaho Falls and into West Yellowstone (or into the park if you like dry camping) and enjoy all of the amazing things Yellowstone has to offer. The only bad part is the timing as August is prime tourist season and all the buffalo and elk have retreated to higher ground. Still a great bucket list journey if you have not done so in the past.
LouLawrence 10/03/21 04:53pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New shore service tripled energy bill

We have a pole barn that is far enough from our house that it has it's own electric service. And when you have more than one service on one property you have to pay at commercial rate on one of them. The higher rate charged for commercial service might cost more but would have nothing to do with the number of kWh's used which the OP says has dramatically increased.
LouLawrence 10/03/21 06:57am Tech Issues
RE: bunk beds

You likely now have space for a washer/dryer and plenty of closet space. If you are really handy it could also become a 1/2 bath. I suspect you are only limited by your imagination!
LouLawrence 09/29/21 04:04pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Which old motorhome to buy

If you have the budget and don't need a slide-out, there are some excellent late 90's Prevost available. It will be worth a whole lot more when you sell it down the road. You simply cannot own a better coach. I just sold my '88 and upgraded to a '98. Will keep this one until I can't RV any longer.
LouLawrence 09/29/21 04:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Splendide wdc7100xc Washer/Dryer

Call Westland Sales. 800-356-0766.
LouLawrence 09/28/21 12:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Windshield sunscreen

Mangeshade is NOT the only option. Some of it depends upon how large your windshield is and whether you are comfortable on a ladder each time you want to install or remove the shades. We have standard black mesh shades (same as Magneshade) but with mechanical fasteners instead of magnets. They are substantially cheaper but work exactly as well. For my coach I just step up on the front bumper to attach the top of the shade and do the rest from the ground. I think I paid less than $300 for a custom fit set and they have worked very well for us for over 20 years.
LouLawrence 09/28/21 12:34pm Class A Motorhomes
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