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  1. Trav’ler instalation on Jayco Alante

    I installed one almost 2 years ago and love it. We now have a Hopper 2 hooked to it with out issue. Trav'ler needs 3 things; 1. Space for it to sit, so you need a footprint up top big enough for it to sit, lay down and rotate. 2. Coax going to/from the TV's it will be connecting to. 3. A control cable that runs from the control box inside to the Trav'ler up top. If your RV isn't "pre-wired" you'll have to fish # 2 and 3. I'd also suggest the mounting plate to make it a little more stabile and give someplace for the dish to lay on while in transit.
  2. Best RV Generator?

    We have a Champion 3100W and have always had very good luck with it. That said we very seldom use it but it has never failed us. If I had it to do over again I would have bought 2 2000w units and paired them together when needed. The debate between buying a Honda/Yamaha gen or a Champion is a hard one because the Honda/Yamaha in many cases is twice the cost of a Champion so I say to each his own.
  3. russ buchanan

    We have had a Champion 3100W unit for several years and it has always been reliable. Also I do not leave any gas in it unless we are using it. I run it out of gas then use a little bit of 2stroke gas for my weed eater which doesn't have any ethanol and run that through then store it. We have been very happy with it. In hindsight I wish I had bought 2 2000w units and paired them together when I need the AC.
  4. "Prep for Winegard Trav'ler" If you order a coach or 5th wheel with "prep for the Trav'ler" it's just that, not the actual sat dish. The "prep" will work with either the Direct TV or the Dish Network Trav'ler. What it includes is the control wires for the Trav'ler and coax cable. Later on you decide on the provider and buy the actual Trav'ler then install it.
  5. Winter in Texas

    If you want to be warm I'd stay south of I-10. Lots and lots of options along the entire coast 500ish miles.
  6. The Geo Method

    We are going to try the Geo Method and have a silly question regarding liquid Calgon. Hard water is not an issue where we live so most stores do not even sell Calgon, the only place we have found only sells liquid Calgon. The Google site says to dissolve 2 cups of powder per tank. Reading the box on Amazon that is about 4 times more than it says to use in one load of laundry. So, I now have a basis to go on, I think. The liquid says use one cap per laundry load so, I guess I’ll use 4 capfulls per tank. Question for the experienced Geo Method folks is this an accurate assumption?
  7. Generator

    We have had a Champion 3100 for several years that we use infrequently and we are very satisfied with it. It can easily be found for less than half the price of the Honda's or Yamaha's. It will power a 13.5 A/C. We call it our OR generator because you can run the A/C OR the microwave OR the coffee pot OR the vacuum OR the hairdryer....... Pretty much just one major electrical appliance at a time. We have a residential fridge we run thru the inverter. All of that said without getting into brands if I had to do it all over again I would get 2 2000w units with a parallel kit. With the Champion for example each puts out 1700w so that's 3400w and it will run a 15k A/C. Plus if it's cool you only need one gen, quieter, lighter, less fuel...
  8. Will a 211Z work when I have a Solo Node hooked up to my Trav'ler?
  9. Same here, I can't remember how much storage it has, whether it's a 1/2 or 1 TB. Now a days there's not much price difference.
  10. How often to replace a Rhinoflex sewer hose

    I guess I'm the oddball our RhinoFlex failed in less than a year and I didn't really like how it hooked up at the ground sewer connection. We bought a Valterra Dominator kit and have been very pleased with it. When the Dominator quits we might go with the WasterMaster.
  11. I find this absolutely fascinating but I don't have a clue what you're saying.
  12. Energy Management System Question

    Just a note in case you are going to use a portable generator with the HW 50C. We have a Cedar Creek 50amp with the Progressive EMS-HW50C and will always have this on our rig. We also have a Champion 3100 we use with a dog bone. The first time we hooked it to the trailer we received an error on the panel, I called Progressive and they said it was normal and I needed a "Generator Plug", it has something to do with grounding and the neutral. https://progressiveindustries.myshopify.com/collections/rv-connectors/products/generator-plug We ordered the plug and all is good. Thankfully we were testing at the house and weren't out in the middle of nowhere.
  13. Pathway X2 owners

    We started with a Tailgater and a 211, the first trip we had spotty reception. When we got home I checked it against the antenna on the house and it had a lot less signal. We took the tailgater back and exchanged it for a X2 and the signal was almost as good as the house antenna. We have since gotten a Trav'ler and use our Hopper in the 5th wheel.
  14. Starting to look for a new 5th wheel Help!

    We had a really bad experience right after buying our CC trailer. It left such a bad taste that I'll never own another FR product. That said, in looking at several forums in the last year and a half I've decided to avoid both Thor and Forest River (one exception would be a DRV from a dealer in Oklahoma who has a reputation for wonderful service). These 2 corporations now account for 92% of the trailers sold today and if you do research they are primarily concerned with a return on the investment. These 2 corporations are famous for buying a good smaller rv company and adding "their efficiencies" to the process and in turn build, quality and service go out the window. We are looking at the 8% of independent manufacturers who are not part of huge public corporations and have found they are not perfect but they care about their product and the customer.
  15. Energy Management System?

    MrSeas the Xantrex style system is what I was wondering about. and sandsys that is what I was talking about. Thank You Mike2338 Yes thanks