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RE: stand alone antenna booster

Winegard Sensar Pro. Adjustable amp, scan peak signal meter. Made a big difference.
Big Katuna 10/19/19 06:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Did you get your free DISH voice remote?

You have to press the mic button to talk to it. I wouldn’t call using a voice remote lazy. ALL remotes promote laziness. I remember dad sitting in his Lazy Boy telling one of us to change the channel. I haven’t used it long enough to form an opinion.
Big Katuna 10/19/19 05:42pm Tech Issues
Did you get your free DISH voice remote?

Last time I called DISH to change locals they said I qualified for a voice remote no charge. Just letting everyone know.
Big Katuna 10/19/19 12:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Florida RV Parks with a 24ft Hybrid

You have a shorty. I can’t imagine it not fitting in anywhere. Florida State Parks are reserved via Reserveamerica which lists the equipment length for every site.
Big Katuna 10/19/19 08:43am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Fresh water tank collapse-week supports.

Weak. Shoddy.
Big Katuna 10/14/19 05:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Signal strength for phone meter

I use a Weboost RV cell amp. I used to mess with signal strength but what really is the proof is a speed test. There are several. We have Verizon phones and an OTR mobile hotspot on the ATT network. I run a speed test with and without the Weboost and then compare Verizon or ATT for speed to decide what to use for streaming content.
Big Katuna 10/14/19 08:38am Tech Issues
RE: Class A electrical system setup - no dealer guidance

The only way to know if your batteries are good is to check the specific gravity with a hydrometer OR do a load test with a load box so you know the amp draw. Charge them up and measure each battery. If they have been dry a few times they might be shot. They might be equalized to repair them.
Big Katuna 10/12/19 02:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Honda cr-v electrical problem

Using my great and unmatched wisdom, I would put an amp meter on the battery, measure the draw then start unplugging fuses one at a time.
Big Katuna 10/11/19 04:46pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Window Haze

It’s a common problem. I had mine fixed at Suncoast in Hudson Fl. It’s about $300 a window and they have done thousands. No leaks. The windows have to come out. They have free hookups outside their factory.
Big Katuna 10/10/19 06:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Need help understanding Truck Capabilities

The truck is overloaded as soon as you put the camper in. Add yourselves, food, water and your stuff and you are overloaded. I’ll let you in on a secret that many others know. If you want to carry a truck camper, you need to have some excess capacity. At minimum a 3/4 ton and better get a 3500.
Big Katuna 10/09/19 07:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Electrical issue

Check the breakers on the inverter. Check the GFI on that side.
Big Katuna 10/09/19 01:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Vapor lock 1990 E350 EFI 460 engine?

Or a weak fuel pump. Common problem with 460 s. Once the psi drops below spec the ECM goes wacky and it backfires, pops, etc. If you turn the key off a few seconds then back on it resets until the next time. What was your fuel level? The fuller the tank the cooler the pump is.
Big Katuna 10/06/19 02:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Replacement Fridge or New Cooling Unit

You know you can get a compressor based replacement unit now.
Big Katuna 10/05/19 04:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Norcold 1200

When my1200 died I looked at resi fridges. I would have to take a windshield or window out. I heard about Amish made replacement units and went that route. It took about 4 hours to do it. It works better than the OEM unit by five degrees. No trimming required. They now make a compressor version that gets even colder.
Big Katuna 10/03/19 04:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Dash AC blows out of the defrost vents

I’m just glad they don’t run the wipers off vacuum anymore. I remember when they would quit when you accelerated.
Big Katuna 09/30/19 03:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dash AC blows out of the defrost vents

It’s a common problem as there is very little vacuum at WOT like when going uphill. Many have installed a small vacuum pump that runs when vacuum gets low.
Big Katuna 09/25/19 01:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Splendid Washer/Dryer

Yes load size is key. I would also add that there is a trap on the lower right front behind the bottom trim. that should be cleaned annually. It’s not a lint filter. More like a coin trap. I never checked mine in ten years and this summer the unit started acting up; not rinsing right. Read the manual and cleaned it and there was three quarters, a few nickels and some pennies.
Big Katuna 09/25/19 11:59am Beginning RVing
RE: Splendid Washer/Dryer

We use a little fabric softener and add two dryer balls after washing and also shake the clothes between wash dry.
Big Katuna 09/25/19 08:17am Beginning RVing
RE: 2011 Honda CR-V

my 2011 manuel says to go thur the pre tow sequecence every day or after 8 hours of contuines towing which ever comes 1st. BINGO.
Big Katuna 09/24/19 08:44pm Dinghy Towing
RE: RV toilet with a self contained holding tank

Are you sure it’s not a monomatic recirculating toilet? Not uncommon back then. I was never a fan. So I agree starting over may be the best move. 5-8 gallons is plenty for a week or more.
Big Katuna 09/24/19 08:42pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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