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RE: Dish Network receiver question

I want to get a receiver just for the motorhome, and my understanding with Dish is you don’t need a separate account. You can add it to your existing account. I think if you go with the Wally, it’s only an extra $7 a month. But I want the DVR so that’s why I’m asking. I get my house DIsh installed next week so I’ll ask the installer then if somebody on here doesn’t know the answer. Yes, the extra Wally will only cost an extra $7/mo for the months you have it enabled. You can disable it when not needed to save a few bucks. You can attach a DEDICATED disk drive to the Wally via the USB plug (in back) to function as a DVR after you register it with DISH for about $40 and then format the drive for the Wally. DISH website has good info on how to do that on their Support website. Since you expect to have multiple Wally's, you will be able to copy/transfer movies between Wally's using a DEDICATED (specially formatted) thumb drive. PS. You can transfer from Wally to Wally but not Hopper to Wally
Rover_Bill 09/02/20 10:25pm Technology Corner
RE: Laptop Shuts Off

Try START> HP Help and Support> HP Support Assistant It contains several good diagnostic/repair programs that will help locate the problem with your PC. If that fails go to the HP Support Website and try the Support Assistant for troubleshooting.
Rover_Bill 09/02/20 09:58pm Technology Corner
RE: About to buy Rebuilt TT (previous salvage) Please help!

......so do doctors and attorneys, but we listen to them anyway :C Nope - Doctor told me I needed to get my gallbladder removed because I had a very bad pain in my gut. After I passed the kidney stone the pain went away immediately. Good doctor but he just jumped to the wrong conclusion.
Rover_Bill 08/28/20 10:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Window reflections

Polarized sunglasses for daytime and/or polarized driving glasses like this for nighttime.
Rover_Bill 08/28/20 09:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: No Bumper -- Where do you store the sewage hose?

If you're not a DIY'er there are hose carriers for sale like like this one that can be attached to the trailer.
Rover_Bill 08/28/20 12:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tank monitor/Water heater/water pump issue

Have you checked your battery voltage and connections?
Rover_Bill 08/28/20 12:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Cheater Vent - Air Admittance Valve

My AAV's (one at kitchen sink and one at bathroom sink) will occasionally jam open when dumping the full grey tank. Simple maintenance is to unscrew the AAV and shake it until the internal rubber seal rattles. If it doesn't rattle then I stick a thin screw driver in the internal slots and bump the seal loose.
Rover_Bill 08/23/20 11:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Newbie Tow Vehicle Help

Dry weight and UVW are only useful for the transport company that transported your EMPTY and UNLOADED TT from the manufacturer to the dealer. As a camper, you need to be sure your TV trailer rating exceeds the TT GVWR.
Rover_Bill 08/16/20 09:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Surge Protector, Do I need one???

Absolutely YES for an EMS. CG are getting more crowded and more campers are running their AC due to global warming. With aging CG wiring it is more likely that you'll get low voltage brown-outs now than just a few years ago. My EMS cut the power to my TT many times when the power dropped below 109v and thereby saved my AC and electronics from potential damage. I've never experienced a high voltage surge at a CG so for me a surge protector is just cheap insurance.
Rover_Bill 08/16/20 09:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Trailer sway

Just add a sway bar to your hitch. Chain hung bars do not provide sway control. This style of hitch does not have chains, the sway control is like a brake shoe around the place where the bars go into the hitch. The ReCurve R3 hitch uses a brake shoe type system for sway control. The pictured hitch is a ReCurve R6 which uses spring loaded bearings. Turn the hitch over and check the leaf springs under each bearing. If one or more springs are broken, contact Camco [email protected] for a replacement (it may be free under warranty). https://i.imgur.com/BoRJcsOl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. If the springs are not broken, did you engage the sway control cams?
Rover_Bill 08/15/20 11:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Use Verizon IPhone hotspot with Dish Hopper for On Demand?

Your Hopper has several internet access apps (Netflix, YouTube, OnDemand, PrimeTime, etc) already installed. When you power-up the Hopper it will automatically attempt to connect to the internet and will give you an error message when it fails to connect. Yes, you should be able to connect the Hopper to your iPhone hotspot. Turn on the hotspot and then go to the Internet setting on the Hopper to make the connection.
Rover_Bill 07/29/20 11:48pm Technology Corner
RE: App or site to plan route

Take a look at Roadtrippers.
Rover_Bill 07/26/20 10:45pm Roads and Routes
RE: Small Dicor

If you don't need a self-leveling variety, take a look at Flex Shot. Small (easy to store), reusable, and caulking gun not required.
Rover_Bill 07/12/20 10:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2019 Colorado Diesel

Don't know about the diesel engine but the gas version is really great for a trailer under 7,000# GVWR. I've been towing my 30ft. 7,000# GVWR TT for over 30,000 mi. since 2016 and highly recommend it. If your friend got the Tow/Haul option on his diesel, he could haul a 7,700# trailer.
Rover_Bill 07/12/20 09:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Transferring Basecamp route to Garmin

As best as I can tell from my Garmin/Basecamp experience, Basecamp will download your trip as a series of waypoint stops. Each time when you select your trip, the GPS will first show you a list of waypoints for that trip and ask you which one to start. It will then generate a real-time route to that point based on your car/RV setting parameters and current traffic/construct conditions. While driving, it may also ask to change the route to bypass (detour around) any traffic accidents/tie-ups that happen before you get stuck in them. Your real-time route may be different from the one shown in Basecamp so if you want to go down a specific highway, be sure to put a waypoint on that road.
Rover_Bill 07/10/20 12:35am Technology Corner
RE: trailer bearings leak - castle nut stuck (why?)

Watched the video and the cotter pin was removed along with the excess grease so that's not an issue. It appears to me (guessing) that the axle threads may have been damaged when the cotter pin hole was first drilled or installed. I would do a VERY close exam of the cotter pin hole on both sides of the axle looking for damaged axle threads. You may be able to grind down the damaged threads with a small Dremel tool or clean out the cotter pin hole with a small drill. IMHO a large Crescent or open end wrench would work better on the castle nut instead of the channel lock pliers.
Rover_Bill 07/06/20 09:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Mounting things to the walls

For hollow interior walls or fiberglass insulated outside walls, I like to use small 1/8 in. Pop Toggles and how to install. For foam filled outside walls where a pop toggle would not expand properly, I like to use Molly Bolts.
Rover_Bill 06/19/20 12:48am Truck Campers
RE: gps which one is best,second best

I've been using my Garmin RV660 for over 4 yrs and more than 30,000 towing mi. I LOVE it and recommend it. The RV780 is the current upgraded version.
Rover_Bill 06/07/20 11:05pm Technology Corner
RE: Rear View Camera

I have my Garmin BC-30 wired to my running lights. It's on all the time when towing but doesn't bother the camera. I can instantly see if anything is behind me on my Garmin RV660 GPS. It's great to see behind you when backing up at gas stations, rest areas, and backing into parking spots.
Rover_Bill 06/07/20 10:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Tow vehicle advice

Unless you AND your DW are already experienced and comfortable driving a full sized pickup in city traffic and parking it in tight Walmart parking spaces, I highly recommend you consider a mid-sized pickup or large SUV rated for your TT. On vacation, you will spend more days driving to sightseeing and shopping places than towing your TT. When not on vacation, will you park/store the TV along with your TT? No, you will be driving it to work and shopping not towing. My DW and I have been VERY HAPPY towing our 30ft 7000# TT for more than 30,000 miles in 4 yrs with our Canyon.
Rover_Bill 05/30/20 10:58pm Towing
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