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Old 09-26-2007, 09:09 PM   #1
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A word of caution to anyone that has the small cooling fans in the front cabinet area to cool the TV, satellite receiver, DVD/sound system, etc. On my coach, the nuts on the DS fan came completely off letting the fan fall, break a blade, and blow a fuse. After inspecting the PS fan, I found that 2 of the three nuts were loose on it. Yes, both fans had only 3 bolts and nuts, not the 4 that you would expect.

Why would these nuts come loose? Well, they did not have lock washers on them. With all the coach and fan vibration, obviously they will someday work loose. You might want to check yours.

PS: Also, I have found numerous other bolts, without lock washers, which loosened on the exterior of the coach. You might want to check these in the area of the battery compartment and also the rear cap at the bottom.
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A word of caution to anyone that has the small cooling fans in the front cabinet area to cool the TV, satellite receiver, DVD/sound system, etc. On my coach, the nuts on the DS fan came completely off letting the fan fall, break a blade, and blow a fuse. After inspecting the PS fan, I found that 2 of the three nuts were loose on it. Yes, both fans had only 3 bolts and nuts, not the 4 that you would expect.

Why would these nuts come loose? Well, they did not have lock washers on them. With all the coach and fan vibration, obviously they will someday work loose. You might want to check yours.

PS: Also, I have found numerous other bolts, without lock washers, which loosened on the exterior of the coach. You might want to check these in the area of the battery compartment and also the rear cap at the bottom.
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:26 AM   #3
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A simple solution I found was a Laptop Computer Cooler. The biggest culprit of heat is the Satellite Receiver, and the cooler is almost the exact size to sit on top. you can set it to either extract or push air, and makes almost no noise at all.

Regarding Entertainment/Satellite configuration. The Kingdome 9704 (dual LNB, actually only one, but you can run two different receivers off the same lead)works perfectly for me. On Dish Network, it locks onto 110, 119, 129, and does not require an adapter for HD reception. All three program guides are down loaded, and it takes all of about one second to switch satellites depending on channel selected. By programing the dish for the three satellites you want in the southern horizon, it only takes about three minutes to set up. The one UHF Remote controls the Receiver, Plasma TV, RCA in the bedroom, VHS, and Home entertainment System inside and out side for the basement TV. I do not get the need for a dish with five LNB's to do the same thing.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I do not get the need for a dish with five LNB's to do the same thing. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Indio- it is the transition to high definition and it's much wider bandwidth requirement that is pushing the need for more LNBs. At the moment, with few channels being offered in HD, 3 LNBs locked on 3 birds works just fine. However, by the end of this year DirecTV will be offering around 100 national channels in high def. Hence they have two additional birds about to go online-- which will obviously require two more LNBs and long days for KingDome, MotoSat, and others that want to have satisfied coach owners.

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