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    A/C malfunctioning

    Went camping last week and the A/C would run constantly(Dou Therm). It was 80 degrees outside during the day and 70 at night. It got very cold in the camper. I adjusted the thermostat up to 85 degrees and it would finally start to cycle. With the thermostat set on 85 it would remain about 70 in...
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    Can I use my Dish500 with the 711 HD reciever?

    not really interested in picking up HD in the camper. Just want to pick up 110/119. If I upgrade to the Dish HD receiver. I will be able to use the Dish500 Dish and get all the chanels I am currently getting? Our locals have yet to be picked up in HD by DishNetwork.
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    Can I use my Dish500 with the 711 HD reciever?

    I have been putting off buying a HDTV because I don't want to buy a new dish for the camper. Can I use my Dish500 dish, that I have in the camper with a 711 HD receiver? If I have to buy a HD dish for the camper, is it harder to lock the signal when setting up ?
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    Satellite dish blew over now I can only get 119

    Finally got a chance to work on my dish yesterday and it was the skew that had been knocked out of adjustment. Thanks for everyones imput and advice.
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    Satellite dish blew over now I can only get 119

    Doesn't sound like the coolsat is worth it. Sure don't want to pirate anything. Didn't OJ get in trouble for that?  ;D
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    Satellite dish blew over now I can only get 119

    Thanks for all the input. I will work on it this weekend. Sounds like some well educated advice. I have been wondering about a FTA reciever. I have looked at coolsat on the internet but I don't understand exactly what channels I might be able to get. Can someone explain these units too me?
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    Satellite dish blew over now I can only get 119

    Last Thursday was very windy and it blew my satellite dish over(I use a tripod when camping). Now I can only tune into 119. It also says it is picking up 126 but I need 110. I have a Dish 500 using a 522 receiver and I need 119 and 110 to get all my channels. I am not sure if my 110 LNB was...
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    Neighbors - A touchy subject .... HELP !!!

    Try bringing a crazy relative along a couple of times. Sometimes flagelent brothers are good for something.  ;D
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    stop the rock

    when cranking down the rear stabilizers I usually crank them down right before I hit level then use the power front legs to put pressure on them and bring the rig to level. Never more than a half notch on the bubble. Does anyone else use this method?
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    stop the rock

    Hello all, looking for input on stoppin' the rockin'. I am looking to stabilize the 5er but as us Southerners say, they are a might proud of those JTs'. I am ready to install something similar. I am just lookin for the chapest alternative. Thanks to all, John
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    resealing my roof

    Thanks Tom and Gary, I really appreciate your advice. I have used it more than once. It is nice to know that there are folks out there that are so willing to share their expertease. Both of you can be counted on to give sound advise and your input is appreciated by myself as well as others. John
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    resealing my roof

    Yes, I am referring to caulking the edges of my roof and around the vents. How long will this take? How much $$ Dicor will I need? I assume that like painting it is the preparation that really is important and takes up the most time.
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    resealing my roof

    I was thinking that I need to reseal my roof before winter arrives. I asked my dealer what he would charge to do this for me and he said $85. How big of a project is this to do myself? We have a 30 ft 5er. How many hours will it take for me to do this myself? Also I have read of people using...
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    where do I find the misc. stuff ?

    Yesterday I noticed that one of the orange reflector face plates had fallen off one of my clearance lights on the top left had side of my Fiver. I went to my manufacturers web site but didn't see any parts catalog. Should I call them? The place I bought my 5er from says they could match it up...
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    Portable waste tanks

    I will be camping at a site with no hookups. Usually it takes us about 5 or so days to fill the black tank 2/3rds. Really don't want to break camp to dump. 
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