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RE: Dome Satellite is it capable of getting service??

Just be advised that 2 tuners with one dome( that has 2 outputs ) will work ... as Bill says ...... kinda but not really. Most people aren’t happy as the secondary receiver doesn’t control the dome aim and can be “confused” and require resetting.( frequently ) Many people come on here and are very frustrated. Don’t be that guy. Be forewarned Several domes have a roof mount kit that the dome locks into and it can just be popped out for use elsewhere. They aren’t permanent. If it were me that’s what I would do. No need to store the dome in a bay and only need you take it down if I’m under ( around ) trees that block the view. Actually personally I would consider 2 domes if the second tv watching something else is important .I have a traveler and just sold my ground dome as I wasn’t using it in the locations we camp the roof traveler is good enough Also Get one of the aiming apps for your phone like in the photo above. they use your phones cameras to show the real time view of the satellite position . If there any trees ,bushes ,buildings, mountains in the way you can easily tell if your wasting your time. If your staying at a commercial park ask for a sat view site .. almost anybody understands what you want.
jorbill2or 10/21/20 06:40am Technology Corner
RE: Winnebago buys Newmar

Because it happened long ago and is just now final I guess. The forums were full of it back when it happened last year.
jorbill2or 10/09/20 03:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: questions on parking dp vs gas on grass

Never measured ... 6” maybe . And yes just hold the raise switch . I use it if I’m in a sloped drive so I don’t drag the rear. Good luck !
jorbill2or 10/05/20 10:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: questions on parking dp vs gas on grass

Dp,s I’ve had all sit lower than gassers. In many cases you can raise them with the air bags but only while holding the raise switch , they return to ride height as soon as you release the switch. Personally I wouldn’t be driving on grass that wasn’t bone dry and hard packed . The weight and highway tires can get you stuck ( personal experience ) very quickly. I park on my bro in laws gravel pad when we visit and the gravel compresses to tracks so I quests gravel if compacted like a driveway is fine but it needs to be compacted. If it’s close by maybe a test park just to make sure ?
jorbill2or 10/05/20 09:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need New TV

6 months ago bought two televisions . One is a Visio with built in smart cast and the other a TCL Roku tv. both are excellent televisions. Both have built in streaming app availability via your WiFi. It’s almost impossible to not get a smart tv today. Televisions have become commodities and the average person wouldn’t know the difference. There is nothing that needs to be “ special “ about a Rv television,unless you want a 12 volt tv so you can run off batteries without an inverter. ( I wouldn’t) . Rv manufacturers generally put the cheapest thing they can buy in bulk , in this case a furrion. Anything you put in will be good.
jorbill2or 09/23/20 12:45pm Technology Corner
RE: Caps on personal property

I think the real issue is many Today buy online without agent interaction or have agents who don’t fully explain coverage. Then they don’t READ the actual policy when they get it. Homeowners also have these same limits and most , until they have a loss , haven’t a clue they aren’t really covered Have you read your policy? Too hard? Then have a good agent to explain it to you.
jorbill2or 09/13/20 12:38pm Full-time RVing
RE: Caps on personal property

Yes read the policy limits and have your agent add riders for additional values you want insured. It’s best to have a agent who knows what they are doing.
jorbill2or 09/12/20 07:29pm Full-time RVing
RE: Directv ???? Just seeking answers??? Confused!!

I think your kinda stuck with the gamble. Will it be seamless for you to hd .. maybe , will directv disappear . Unlikely. Will it be sold? .. likely As they are actively looking but A long process And if combined with dish Will require an even longer approval process. I’d just roll the dice unless you already of a mind to switch.
jorbill2or 09/12/20 04:04pm Technology Corner
RE: Are class A resorts just as filled up as other RV parks?

Yes the coach resorts in the south are in their slow season ..we haven’t gone north this season so I don’t know how the coach only resorts.are doing up there. Winter May be different This year as Canadians make up a significant percent. If the border doesn’t open ( and it looks like it may not) they will be missed. Our ownership parks motorhome only section is 20- 30% Canadian use ( rent or own).
jorbill2or 09/12/20 03:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Live with no dash ac?

To answer What you asked ( I think ) when I bought our marquis the dash air didn’t work and I was quoted Over a thousand to replace the compressor and the dryers etc serviced. Knowledgeable people said it wouldn’t keep up and I would need to run a roof air . I let it go till later. It’s now 6 years “later” and I just run the generator and the roof airs ... I’m plenty cool while driving and I’ve now spent 2 summers traveling in Semi hot areas . Dash air is not more powerful than the roof airs or even one large roof air . it does blow cold in your face I suppose I see that as an advantage. I can see closing off the front with some curtain contraption would keep the cab cooler on dash air alone. My question is when you get to your camp and open that curtain your met with a wall of heat and it will take time to get it back down. Why do it ? The bedroom will get crazy hot with the diesel just under the floor. I guess folks do all that to save a few bucks in the generator use. i prefer to be comfortable all the time In The whole unit . the roof airs do that. Just my take...
jorbill2or 09/11/20 05:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for Transmission cooler radiator 03 Diplomat

Source is a good choice but if you take the measurements to a Radiator shop in your area they can match it or order it built.
jorbill2or 09/06/20 12:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dish Network receiver question

Thanks all, that answers my questions. I did get the in motion dome, so sounds like I’ll have to do without a DVR and watch commercials! I can live with that. As I said earlier , the wally is a DVR you just need to add a hard drive to it and you can record pause and fast forward. So no , you don’t have to do without a DVR. I thought I had made that point. It’s actually cheaper as you aren’t paying extra for dvr tuner beyond the one time fee
jorbill2or 09/03/20 06:08am Technology Corner
RE: Dish Network receiver question

You need a travler or equivalent full dish , no domes, to use a hopper. The wally can easily have a limited dvr ..( one Chanel at a time ) you just add a portable computer hard drive via usb cord to the wally and pay a one time 40$ fee to activate dvr use on all wally tuners on the account. If you do have a travler antenna the wally will have two tuners and record two or watch one record one Technically you can’t have a hopper in a rv unless you own the hopper , no “free” receiver with contract deal. You need to buy it outright from someone. The hoppers hard drive has a reputation of failing bouncing around in rv’s They won’t cover its breaking. If you do use one be sure to unplug it before moving the rv. Two hoppers on a single account aren’t supposed to happen but it seems that doesn’t mater if you activate your own hopper ( see above ) .
jorbill2or 09/02/20 06:16pm Technology Corner
RE: What The Heck???

Perfect .. save what you can of your trip and go. I hate electrical problems but you had a good outcome with little out of pocket it sounds .. Thanks for the update
jorbill2or 08/25/20 03:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Awning material dry rotting where it attaches to motorhome

Quality fabric might cost a bit more than 200 but the job is doable with 2 people. No you don’t replace the awning just the fabric. I see you have a 06 travel supreme? Perhaps a Girard awning awning (top of line) ? We had ours replaced by our repair shop , with Stone Vos fabric. Stone VosIt’s top of the line and not cheap but will last a long time.They custom cut the fabric and send it to you or your installer. My guy ( 2) spent 30 min
jorbill2or 08/25/20 09:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What The Heck???

confirmed both house batteries are linked in parrallel on the positive posts; checked voltage of chassis battery: -0-. house batts both at 12.60. Chassis batteries are 0 ? ..well .. that’s why it won’t start. Chassis is anything connected with the engine. The house batteries control 12 volt lights etc . You don’t have a by the door power switch that was turned off ?
jorbill2or 08/25/20 05:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What The Heck???

What is the voltage via Handheld meter on the positive and negative cables going to the coach ? ( the output) I too am a believer in the last thing you did may have caused an issue .. more times than not I’ve found that to be a starting point.
jorbill2or 08/24/20 01:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Finding non-bioDiesel

Actually an 05 cat was ok to run bio up to 20% with no problem. Check the CAT specs for that year I think you’ll confirm that. The hoses seals etc were changed before then. My 03 ( actually 02 c12) drinks it with no issues 152000 miles so far. In The west you have to search some to not get at least some bio.
jorbill2or 08/06/20 02:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Flexsteel

Flex steel left the rv business I read some months ago.i think the are still in their other lines. Unlike you my luck was different I was never happy with flexsteel anyway. Probably not easy building quality with the cheap price manufacturers ( and buyers) are willing to pay.
jorbill2or 08/05/20 05:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: flat towing a toad

The Chevy Equinox is a very popular suv toad. I see a lot of them . Both front wheel drive and all wheel drive Models can still be towed 4 down. Priced more reasonably.
jorbill2or 07/18/20 08:53am Dinghy Towing
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