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RE: Dish TV Question

Dish now only charges $5 per each Wally. We go camping frequently so activating and deactivating Wally was a pain. So for $10 a month, I want to leave them active. Ran another coax from Dish. Problem solved. Thanks for the reply.
hpdrver 05/26/21 07:55am Technology Corner
Dish TV Question

I just had a hopper 3 installed and Dish Tv installed a new satellite dish on the house for it. I also park my Rv in my garage and have 2 Wally receivers in it. Dish TV installer left the other older dish on roof with one coax coming from it to feed one Wally receiver since the Hopper 3 system would not allow a Wally in it. My question is ; Can I put a splitter on this coax from the old dish so I can feed both Wally receivers in the RV. Thanks
hpdrver 05/25/21 04:36pm Technology Corner
RE: Which is best? Dish Tailgater Pro or Dish Playmaker Dual

Looking to buy a used X2 but will use Dish Tv, Does the X2 require a power inserter to power the satellite or can it power the dish over the coax. Thanks
hpdrver 05/19/21 08:36pm Tech Issues
Coach House 272 First Impressions

Impressions In January 2020 we purchased a 2020 Tiffin Wayfarer 25RW. We took one camping trip in this Coach before the Pandemic began and decided that the Murphy bed Floorplan would not work for us. We have always had small Rv’s and therefore began a search for another small RV with a better Floorplan that would suit us. Finding a well made small Class A or Class C with a acceptable Floorplan was difficult. No class A shorter than 28’ was available and a Class C choice came down to a 2351D Phoenix Cruiser and a 272 Coach House. To avoid the OCCC problems with the Sprinter chassis, we wanted a new Ford chassis with 7.3 V-8 engine and the new safety features. We chose the Coach House because it was only 14 inches longer than the Tiffin Wayfarer and the bed could be used with the slide in which the Phoenix Cruiser did not allow. So in July 2020 we drove to Nokomis Fl and traded the Wayfarer in for a new Coach House to be built. Our coach was to be delivered in February 2021. Our coach was finally delivered to us on April 1, 2021. Our first impressions follow. The negotiations went well and we were prepared to lose money on our trade in but did get some discount off the msrp on the new Coach. We were able to leave Nokomis with a good feeling after touring their plant and viewing their solid construction process. When we returned 9 months later the PDI went smooth and after checking all aspects of the Coach on an overnight stay, we departed for home the next day. After driving 1200 miles home averaging between 70 and 75 mph, our trip meter showed 10.9 mpg. Once home I did a top to bottom inspection of the Coach and was impressed with the construction. All wires were securely attached, all entries into the Coach from below were foamed, heating pads on tanks included pads on not only the tanks but also the drain valves, the solid shell was impressive and the slide out battery tray with 3 AGM batteries outstanding. The interior was finished out nicely with leather recliners and fine cabinets. The 10 inch Garmin entertainment and navigation unit integrated into the Ford steering wheel was a welcome addition. Here are the pros of this unit; Solid aerodynamic shell that provided a very quiet ride Superb construction that left nothing to be corrected after delivery New Ford chassis with 7.3 V-8, safety features, OEM TPMS, adaptive cruise control and 6 speed transmission with manual downshift capability 3000 lbs OCCC with 7500 lb tow capacity Short Coach. 26’ 10 “ with walk around queen bed Fully functional interior with both slides retracted HWH leveling and HWH slides Firefly system with smart phone app capability All electrical outlets have USB Surge and electric protection built in, no external surge protector needed After 1200 mile trip home and one short camping trip, no faults have been discovered Here are some cons Bathroom and shower are small Not as fuel efficient as a Sprinter chassis We feel this is the best motorhome we have ever had and it makes sense that the best came last. We are in our 70’s and this will be our last RV. If anyone is considering downsizing from a large diesel pusher, I would recommend that they look at Coach House. We are sure glad we did. The bad news it is now an 18 month wait to have a unit built for you.
hpdrver 05/11/21 05:38pm Class C Motorhomes

You might want to consider a wireless HDMi system instead of running HD content on coax.
hpdrver 05/11/21 04:05pm Technology Corner
RE: Charge wizard with Lithium upgrade to Converter charger?

If you have a progressive 3 stage charger and plug in the progressive charge pendant you can charge lithium batteries. By pressing the charge pendant, the charger will go into boost mode 14.6 volts and after 4 hours return to a safe 13.6 float charge. Progressive recommended this to me instead of replacing the charger with the lithium charger.
hpdrver 05/02/21 03:12pm Tech Issues
RE: A B Switch

Thanks for info. Just ordered the high isolation switch and will follow guidance on how to switch between A and B.
hpdrver 04/25/21 05:38pm Tech Issues
A B Switch

I have two coax inputs to use for my Dish Wally receiver. One input from roof top dish and the other input from outside portable dish. I am wanting to install an A-B switch to these two inputs to make it easier. However, I saw somewhere that since the Dish receiver sends power down the coax, an A-B switch is not recommended. Does anyone use an A-B switch with a Dish receiver and does it work. What type switch is possible. Thanks
hpdrver 04/24/21 07:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Just an FYI about Dish

We have a hopper 3 and 3 joeys in the house and a Wally in the Rv. We are only charged $5 extra to our home account for the Wally and leave it active all the time since our Rv is parked next to our house. The Dish installer stated that the Wally receiver will not work with a hopper 3 dish antenna. To keep the Wally active it uses our Rv dish Winegard T4 to receive signal.
hpdrver 04/22/21 08:33pm Technology Corner
Boondocking AC

Does anyone think this AC will work for boondocking.
hpdrver 04/19/21 05:56pm Tech Issues
RE: DFW Class C Sevice

I used your advice and search results show Auto Nation South Fort Worth service Class C motorhomes. Has anyone used this dealer and if so, how was the service,
hpdrver 03/28/21 06:29pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: DFW Class C Sevice

Thanks for info but I am sure Ford does not authorize mobile mechanics to repair chassis warranty items. I searched the Ford commercial truck listings but this is not always accurate. I am hoping someone who has used a Ford dealer in the DFW area can comment on where he had warranty work done. Thanks
hpdrver 03/28/21 05:03pm Class C Motorhomes
DFW Class C Sevice

We are looking to get our first Ford Class C and have heard it is sometimes hard to find Ford dealers to do warranty work on the Ford chassis. We are in Arlington and would appreciate any advice on nearby Ford dealers who service motorhomes . Thanks
hpdrver 03/28/21 12:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 7.3 Ford vs 6.0 Chevy cockpit room

Lengthy discussion on this topic on IRV2 forum in Class C section under New E450.
hpdrver 03/10/21 04:19pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ford Roadside Assistance

Thanks BB You are the only one that actually used the service. Ford RSS is free for 5 years so using it instead of paying for other service appears to be prudent. Anyone has experience with Ford RSS in their motorhome and could opine.
hpdrver 03/06/21 08:21pm Class C Motorhomes
Ford Roadside Assistance

We are taking delivery of a new Ford Coach House RV on 3/31 and reviewed the Ford warranty for this vehicle. The warranty includes 24 hour roadside assistance for towing, tire changes if spare provided, gas refuel and battery charges. Since I can if required change my own tire and will carry a battery charger, is there any need to buy additional roadside assistance. Any repairs to the coach will be done by me or Rv technicians. Has anyone used Ford roadside assistance?
hpdrver 02/28/21 11:35am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Using RV generator as backup for house?

How to you configure the Rv generator to feed the sub panel
hpdrver 02/17/21 08:00am Tech Issues
Quest for Quality Small RV

We have been rving for 40 years and have always had small Rv’s under 30 ft. Some have been class A and some have been class C. Our first class A was a 1983 27 ft. Pace Arrow. When Tiffin came out with the Breeze in 2010 we were excited to get a diesel pusher under 30’. After 5 years of great travels and few problems, we felt the Navistar engine may be a problem going forward so it was time to trade. In 2017 the Breeze 28 was no longer offered and no Tiffin Class A was under 30’ ,so we bought a 25’ Winnebago Via on the Mercedes chassis. The Via was great for 3 years with no problems but the corner bed was a challenge and Mercedes had just come out with a new chassis so we wanted to go back to a Tiffin product. But again ,Tiffin offered no Class A under 30’ so we traded for a 2020 Wayfarer 25 RW which we bought in March. Unfortunately, we took one camping trip in it and decided that the floor plan and the limited OCCC would not work for us so a search for another RV began. Once again, finding a quality small class A was fruitless. In July ,we looked at a Used Coach House class C and decided this coach would work. We contacted Coach House at their factory and they stated that they were now building their coaches on the new Ford E450 chassis with the new engine and safety features. In July We then drove our Wayfarer to Florida and traded it in for a new 272 Coach House to be built. The 272 model was only 14 inches longer than the Wayfarer but offered a better Floorplan, greater storage, 2200 lbs. of OCCC, one piece fiberglass shell and greater towing capacity. In our opinion, Coach House is the best built Class C available. Now the bad news, yes we lost money and the Coach House was more expensive but the saddest item was our coach would not be ready for pickup until February 2021,a 7 month wait. Although initially disappointed, we feel ecstatic now because the wait time is almost over for our coach, and the current wait time for a new coach is now 16 months. From our research our opinion is the only really quality builders on the E450 chassis are Phoenix Cruiser and Coach House. I would hope Tiffin, Entegra or Winnebago will start building a small high quality class C or B+ on the new E450 chassis . Even though a high quality coach will be more expensive, we believe there is a market for a well built motorhome.
hpdrver 01/22/21 09:36am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Do any hotels/chains offer RV spots with electric or hookups

Although not prevalent now, could be different in the near future. When electric cars become the principal means of transportation, I can envision hotels, and motels installing electric charging stations in their parking lots and perhaps these stations will be able to charge electric Rv’s which will be coming soon.
hpdrver 01/11/21 11:52am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
New E450

Ford now producing E450 with new smaller doghouse cover. Hope this is available for early V-8 engine chassis.
hpdrver 01/05/21 08:33pm Class C Motorhomes
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