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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. I have a DirecTV dish on a HD tripod that has not moved in 60mph gusting winds (it does have a 5 gallon bucket of water hanging from it for ballast). The tripod shown just wouldn't get my confidence. I don't use a $600 meter for aiming either. I use the DirecTV receiver signal strength screen and a wireless baby monitor to watch the screen when aiming. The skew he said was so hard to set just isn't true. I set it for the area I'm in before I install the dish on the tripod. Done. He showed a signal strength of 83 on a couple of the sats, I have above 92 on all of mine virtually every place I set up.
edatlanta 02/11/21 05:10am Technology Corner
RE: 2500HD ride

Well if you have a Cummins engine you have a Ram, if it is a GMC it should be a Duramax. Springs don’t fix bounce a good set of shocks should fix excessive bounce. Bilstein is a great towing shocks. I just replaced a set of shocks on my truck. Bilstein is the brand for me and has been since truck was new.
edatlanta 01/31/21 05:51am Towing
RE: Mattresses

Sleep Number RV Radius King for me. Going on 11 years now full time. The OEM mattress was attempted to go to my niece for her dogs to sleep on, but the dogs would even walk over it. I burned it. We all talk about weight reduction in our rigs and a Sleep Number definitely fits that bill and is comfortable too.
edatlanta 01/29/21 05:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Anybody still tow with an old GM?

2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD here with the Duramax LBZ engine. 215,000 and working great. I live in Alabama and no salt on roads. Looks Great, Runs Great, Tows Great, and is PAID FOR for a long time now. My truck doesn't know what Regen or DEF means and that is ok with me. I get asked if I want to sell it too as a previous post mentioned. Nope!
edatlanta 01/27/21 06:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Prostate Cancer

The actual PSA number isn't as important as how much has it changed over time. It naturally increases with age. That is why for us old guys they suggest an annual PSA test. Mine was 1.0 +/- a point or two all my life until right after my 71st birthday when it went up to 5.4 in one year. So my primary care doctor said let's wait 30 days and test again. It came back as 4.8 so now off to the urologist for a biopsy. Yep, I had it, but only on one side and stage 1. Bone scan showed no spreading. 40 radiation treatments later my radiologist said to wait 3 months for another PSA and he would like to see a 50% drop in PSA, so he was looking for 2.5 or less. At the 3 month point Covid was just getting started so he waited another month for the test and it dropped to 0.84. He was excited and definitely I was too. Another 3 months went by and another text came back at 0.3. They will never tell you that you are totally cured, but time will tell. All looks good so far. My next PSA is scheduled for May this year.
edatlanta 01/27/21 05:52am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: portable washer and dryer with a twist.

I have a Splendide 2100XC that I have been using full time for a little over 10 years now. It has been and is still great. Having read a lot of negative reviews of the Splendide product I feel most of the negative is because users are comparing them to full size residential units. They are smaller, require longer to dry (120v vs 240v from home units), etc. Once you realize you can't overload them, they are great. I use my unit as a dirty clothes hamper for colors and when it is ready to wash I run it. I do recommend you use dryer balls and do not use dryer sheets. Our use experience exactly. They work as designed and a lot cheaper and more convenient than driving to a laundramat. And who wants to sit in a laundromat when they can be relaxing at a campsite?
edatlanta 01/23/21 04:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: portable washer and dryer with a twist.

I have a Splendide 2100XC ... I do recommend you use dryer balls and do not use dryer sheets.Why? Dryer balls help to separate the clothes so they dry quicker and reduce wrinkles. Dryer sheets coat the interior of the vent pipe and collect lint. Splendide instructions say to not use dryer sheets.
edatlanta 01/23/21 04:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: portable washer and dryer with a twist.

I have a Splendide 2100XC that I have been using full time for a little over 10 years now. It has been and is still great. Having read a lot of negative reviews of the Splendide product I feel most of the negative is because users are comparing them to full size residential units. They are smaller, require longer to dry (120v vs 240v from home units), etc. Once you realize you can't overload them, they are great. I use my unit as a dirty clothes hamper for colors and when it is ready to wash I run it. I do recommend you use dryer balls and do not use dryer sheets.
edatlanta 01/23/21 06:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Is the Verizon Jetpack still a decent choice for an RV?

I jumped on the prepaid unlimited jetpack plan late 2019 when Verizon offered it. Still going strong and yes it is truly unlimited. I stream all afternoon and evening a lot of days. It is network managed so they say, but I have hardly ever seen any buffering and only then for a few seconds. Unfortunately the plan isn't available now. Something will come along new, but until then I'm a happy camper.
edatlanta 01/22/21 04:29am Technology Corner
RE: Full time with DirectTV

Question from a n00b. Does everyone have TV (Dish, DirecTv) separately from their internet service? If yes, why? When ATT bought DirecTv service went downhill overnight and we dumped them after more than 15 years. We switched to Roku (not recommended) and finally YouTubeTV which is internet based and has more channels with a lower cost than either DTV or Dish, and has all of your local stations as well. $.02 Being mobile (considering this is an RV forum) watching TV via internet when no internet service is available is highly frustrating! Since most all mobile internet plans have pretty stiff limitations on their unlimited plans, even if you have service you will likely run out of service long before the month is over if that's your main source of TV programming. We are currently in PA spending the night with ZERO OTA channels available. We are very happy with our DTV service and we will be able to use our "unlimited" data to make this post. I have been full time with DTV since 2010 and it continues to work well. I originally had a residential account and converted it to an RV account when I went full time. I use a tripod/slimline dish and can set it up and aim in minutes (practice makes perfect). No high $$$ signal meter either. I use the meter built into my DTV receiver and a wireless baby monitor when out at the dish. Takes minutes and I'm good to go. I do have DNS which has been a bit spotty recently especially with ABC, but overall I'm happy with DTV. Is it as good as it was prior to AT&T - definitely not.
edatlanta 01/21/21 04:02am Full-time RVing
RE: FLEXIBLE FRESH WATER HOSE

I wonder how long the Zero G hose will last in full time use?
edatlanta 01/20/21 04:17am Tech Issues
RE: Frosted dual pane window

South East coast? Look for Suncoast Designers in Hudson, Florida - they'll clean your windows while you wait! I used Suncoast several years ago on all 13 windows in my fifth wheel. They have hookups on site while you wait, power and water with a dump on site. No extra charge for the site.
edatlanta 01/08/21 06:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Henry Tropi-Cool VS EPDM Roof Coatings

I wonder why you need to coat an EPDM roof membrane. They last 30+ years on a building without doing anything to them. The RV EPDM membrane itself is typically warrantied against failure for 12 years. What would be the effect on the warranty if you slather on some other product? My 12 year warranty EPDM roof membrane failed (yes the membrane) at 5 years service. The total amount the membrane manufacturer would offer me was $225.00 and only then if I used their material. I had https://rvroof.com/ installed instead. Virtually no difference in price. 5 years later the FlexArmor roof looks just like it did 5 years ago and zero caulking to have to replace, check, or caulk.
edatlanta 12/31/20 05:50am Tech Issues
RE: Running CPAP Without Utilities

We both are on CPAP. When dry camping in the motorhome, we run the machines on 12VDC. The two T-105 house batteries will run both machines overnight with no problems. We don't mess with shutting down the humidifiers. During the day, I run the generator long enough to recharge the batteries, run the AC, use the microwave, etc. It works for us. Only one CPAP here and my two T105's don't even show a reduction in charge overnight and I use the humidifier and a heated hose. My usual 1 hour generator run in the mornings for coffee and a little TV tops the batteries off again. Works for me.
edatlanta 12/21/20 06:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Flojet macerator: is it reliable? Maintenance issues?

I bought one 10 years ago for use at a campground where I was going to host. The ranger told me over the phone the nearest dump location was 75' or so from my site and I could just use it. When I arrived I found the dump site was 205' from my site and I never had the nerve to try the pump. I could just see it quitting with 200' of poo in the hose. I have still never used it, but I take it with me every trip just in case.
edatlanta 12/21/20 05:48am Tech Issues
RE: Oil for generator

I use Rotella T 15/40 X2 Correction after reading the entire thread - X5 (I think).
edatlanta 12/14/20 04:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: water pressure regulators

263A for me. Full time 10+ years.
edatlanta 12/13/20 04:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Exercise genny while on shore power?

We all have our story based on our experiences so here is mine. I full time since August 2010. I have an onboard Onan and exercise it every month for one hour under load. The load will be a/c's in a/c season and electric heaters in heat season. I NEVER fail to exercise it and it works great whenever I need it and it has a little over 600 hours on it now. I always turn off my main breaker at the power pedestal when I fire up the generator. During the past 10 years I have had to replace 2 ATS's. The first one that failed was replaced with a different brand due to the original one not being produced any longer and was ultimately recalled by several RV manufacturers. The second one failed due to burned wiring inside the ATS which I think was caused by loose wiring lugs. My 3rd ATS is going strong, but I do now check the wiring lugs inside the unit once a year to make sure they are still tight. Things that go bump in the night or bump up and down highways need to be checked.
edatlanta 12/12/20 03:52am Tech Issues
RE: Elon's Starlink Internet Service

And like anything satellite, cloud cover and precipitation will affect reception. But in areas without access alternatives, it's better than nothing, albeit expensive.The only folks who believe this are the cable company ad-writers. I've had Dish for 22 years now. Never once had an outage for weather, clouds, snow, or rain. There used to be a 20 minute outage twice a year for solar interference, but that has gone away now. Was a Dish subscriber until we sold our house in 2016. Every Spring solar flare, every moderate to heavy summer thunderstorm, every tropical system with heavy squalls, we lost the signal. Even had a tech from Dish come out and check antenna orientation and signal strength. No issues until it rained. That was our experience with DirectTv. Storms, snow etc we would lose signal. Was especially frustrating when you need to watch the weather for bad storms and the irony was that the storm made you lose the signal. I am a DirecTV customer since 1995 and I personally like losing the signal when a thunderstorm is approaching. If I lose signal I look out to see why. Much faster than watching a news report later telling me I got hit.
edatlanta 11/16/20 04:32am Technology Corner
RE: Elon's Starlink Internet Service

I watched a YouTube video yesterday of a user that was in the middle of a snow storm. He said the dish was heated as he installed it initially, but not enough heat to keep the snow off and the d/l and u/l's dropped accordingly. He wiped the snow off and all was good again. He said he was in an area with virtually zero internet service and what he did have previous provided 1-2 Mbps on a good day. He was extremely happy with the new service which obviously will get better as the system matures.
edatlanta 11/15/20 04:31am Technology Corner
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