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RE: What Dish hardware for Hopper in RV

First, go through a local sat installer, not DISH. DISH CSRs aren't RV savvy and may steer you away from using a Hopper. FYI -- many RVers are using Hoppers. Second, go with a Hopper 3, not the previous generation Hopper ("Hopper with Sling"). The Hopper 3 is WAY superior (16 tuners instead of 3, faster processor, etc) and I think it costs exactly the same each month. Equipment: - Dish: 1000.2 dish with Hybrid Western Arc LNBF -- don't get the DISH Pro Plus (DPP) LNBF. The Hybrid LNBF allows you to just run a single coax from dish to RV. - Sat Meter: either a Super Sat Buddy (eBay since it's no longer manufactured). Or it's very expensive replacement: XR-3 with the XR-TS2-02 module (about $950 total). If you just plan to use a Hopper 3 in your RV, then the PORT 1 output from the Hybrid LNBF can be connected directly to a Hopper 3. Thank you for the detailed reply TechWriter. This is exactly what I needed.
wires 08/23/20 10:24am Tech Issues
What Dish hardware for Hopper in RV

Hi, I currently have DirecTV service at home and in my RV. It's the same account, I take one of the DVR receivers from the house to the RV when leaving for a trip. I am using a standard dish with a portable tripod so I'm comfortable aligning the dish at camp. I would like to switch to Dish Network but am totally unfamiliar with their hardware. Can someone please tell me what dish, LNB, switch, power inserter, etc. I will need in order to use a Hopper in my RV? Will a single coax feed allow viewing/recording multiple channels? If you also have any suggestions for signal meter that would be helpful to. I'm currently using a DirecTV AIM 1.5 so that won't work for Dish. Thank you, John
wires 08/22/20 09:59pm Tech Issues
RE: AGM Battery Charging with Solar

I'm no expert but I have 1000W of solar on 600AH of Lifeline AGMs in my rig so I've spent a fair amount of time researching battery charging and maintenance. If it was me I'd go with 14.5 absorb and 13.5 float settings in the charge controller. Since you have the temperature sensor your charger will compensate and the voltage setpoints will be close to the high end of the range you mentioned in colder weather.
wires 06/30/20 06:44am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 12-volt power for macerator pump

In my opinion using 12V from the trailer batteries is the best option. I ran 10 gauge wire from my batteries to a connector in a nearby compartment as wa8yxm suggested and it was easy to connect/disconnect when using the pump. If you decide to go the power supply route you'll need more than a 20 Amp supply. When you turn on the motor there is a starting surge that will likely trip out a 20 Amp supply. I suggest at least 30 Amps, something like a Meanwell ERPF-400-12 (around $50) would probably work OK.
wires 06/30/20 06:35am Tech Issues
RE: Replace Norcold N611RT with residential - models?

Not a N611, but I did a conversion last year on my N811 which is the same width and depth as the 611. I went with a Whirlpool URB551WNGZ. I chose this unit because of its dimensions, low amp draw, and the fact that it had condenser coils on the back instead of coils and an fan on the bottom. It fit in the existing opening width and depth. I removed a drawer below my old N811 to obtain the extra height and to allow the fridge to sit directly on the floor. The cabinet is flush with the old fridge cutout but the doors stick out an extra 2". When I tore everything apart I had a few "what have I done" moments, but after everything was completed I don't think anyone would notice that it wasn't a factory install. height=403 width=302
wires 06/04/20 08:09pm Tech Issues
RE: MOR Ryde X Factor Frame Strengthening

I have a 2017 Voltage toy hauler with two 7k axles. I installed three of the X-Factor braces and an Equaflex immediately after purchasing it new. I only boondock and many of the locations I frequent have dirt access roads in poor condition. Just about 12k miles on the trailer now and no issues whatsoever with the spring hangers.
wires 03/10/20 04:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Getting harder to aim Slimline SWM

I had a similar issue a few months ago. I use a DirectV AIM 1.5 meter and it's usually a cinch to align the dish and get several 100s on the 101. Something changed though since I'd need to make multiple attempts to get it aligned and even then it was only decent, nowhere near as good as normal. I had a spare LNB and swapped that and tried new cables and it wasn't any better. The dish and arm looked fine but out of desperation I purchased new ones. After that it was easy to align, just like before. The moral of the story (for me anyway) was that a minor bend or twist in the dish or LNB that isn't visible can have a significant impact. The new dish/lnb that I purchased had a different mounting than the old setup (2 tabs & 2 bolts versus 4 bolts) so I don't know if it was the dish or arm that was bent in the old one. LNB-less dish setups are cheap on the auction sites so I'd say give that a try.
wires 02/01/20 10:36am Technology Corner
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