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Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 08-24-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,682
Posted By swsarmyknife
Quick google search :...

Quick google search : https://www.dreamfindersrv.com/Literature/2005-Alpine-Coach-Limited-Brochure.pdf


These are built very well. We have the 2007 40' FDQS and love it.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-16-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,110
Posted By swsarmyknife
Yep, looks like pretty beefy low loss cable. I...

Yep, looks like pretty beefy low loss cable. I haven't experimented with signal amplifiers yet, but maybe it's time to invest in one. The omni's definitely make it much more convenient.


Thanks.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-15-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,110
Posted By swsarmyknife
Can you tell me what type (LM-200/240/400 etc)...

Can you tell me what type (LM-200/240/400 etc) cable you used and how long the run is to bring your omni directional antenna signal to the booster? And how far apart are your antennas? Did you need...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-15-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,015
Posted By swsarmyknife
Hehe. My BOMB only went partially off. Exterior...

Hehe. My BOMB only went partially off. Exterior Cable/SAT tie in switch still exists to both front and back TV, otherwise everything else is HDMI or WIFI/Ethernet.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-11-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By swsarmyknife
Not knowing exactly what radio you have, but...

Not knowing exactly what radio you have, but given the parameters you mentioned there are forums out there that explain how to do what your asking...

...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-05-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Posted By swsarmyknife
most receiver powered satellite systems are...

most receiver powered satellite systems are limited to about 50ft. The cable must be of good quality RG6 cable and have an impedance of 75Ohms. RG59 may not be suitable as it's thinner and has higher...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-05-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,807
Posted By swsarmyknife
Cricket for calls, ATT and TMO for internet.

Cricket for calls, ATT and TMO for internet.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-05-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By swsarmyknife
In ours there is one in the wet bay (driver side)...

In ours there is one in the wet bay (driver side) and one in the storage compartment (passenger side). On older coaches you will also need to select the internal switch to cable from antenna mode, so...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-20-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,631
Posted By swsarmyknife
Does your rig have an external satellite in jack?...

Does your rig have an external satellite in jack? That would solve all your problems. The jack can sometimes be multi-purpose in the sense that it will allow both cable TV or an external satellite...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-17-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 849
Posted By swsarmyknife
I guess now the next question is what is your...

I guess now the next question is what is your generator rated at and what amperage do your AC's pull when they are in the compressor cycle (2x17A perhaps)?


BTW, 34A at 120V is over 4kVA.Even 1...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-15-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,038
Posted By swsarmyknife
This is a pretty good article explaining RV...

This is a pretty good article explaining RV wiring and current load : https://www.rvtechmag.com/electrical/chapter3.php


And here specifically on transfer switches :...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-15-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By swsarmyknife
Give the MOFI router a look too. Their 4 SIM...

Give the MOFI router a look too. Their 4 SIM model essentially works with all 4 carriers. Their Sprint firmware is specialized, but can be downloaded from their site.


We use the MOFI as our main...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-15-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 849
Posted By swsarmyknife
Gotta agree with Old Scout, you need to provide...

Gotta agree with Old Scout, you need to provide more context to your your statement that the inverter is not powering the coach.


The SW line from Xantrex is decent. We have one in ours and have...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-15-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By swsarmyknife
Well, I guess I know why the heater is on the...

Well, I guess I know why the heater is on the fritz, but I am more concerned about the root cause.


Has anyone seen something like this. The issue is I cannot tell when this failure occurred....
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-14-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By swsarmyknife
Thank you. There is very little info out there on...

Thank you. There is very little info out there on these. Seems to be some 'kept' secret.
The xantrex product line does have good integration between their products, so it's nice to have an automatic...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-13-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By swsarmyknife
Digital reception will just cut out if the...

Digital reception will just cut out if the interference is too great. On AM/FM radio this is still relevant and is mostly caused by the same carrier wave arriving at different times from bouncing...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-11-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By swsarmyknife
Not really any downsides, but also not...

Not really any downsides, but also not necessarily any advantages. I could see that if towers are in 90 deg offset than having two antennas lets you point to two different directions and with a...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-11-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By swsarmyknife
Folks mostly start to stay away from one purpose...

Folks mostly start to stay away from one purpose GPS units and more and more invest in google or iPhone apps that have a much better support system (maps get updated more frequently and depending on...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-11-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 842
Posted By swsarmyknife
Good find. In general you might find that...

Good find. In general you might find that Google's DNS servers or the ones form Cloud Fare give you faster resolve speeds and their servers are not dependent on your ISP.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-11-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,999
Posted By swsarmyknife
Pretty cool. Are you able to program and make...

Pretty cool. Are you able to program and make changes to the control logic on your own or do you need to rely on an authorized installer/technician?


I was planning to use RPi3 and wifi controls...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-11-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By swsarmyknife
Thanks for the extra info. My attempt was to...

Thanks for the extra info. My attempt was to spend last weekend troubleshooting, but of course we had a heat wave and it wasn't a pleasant thought to try to heat up the coach when it's already 98...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-09-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,182
Posted By swsarmyknife
It's a common misconception that unlimited means...

It's a common misconception that unlimited means unlimited high speed, but in reality just means no overage charges for any amount of downloaded content. And most plans out there have some sort of...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-09-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,182
Posted By swsarmyknife
Cool, looks like you have a solution worked out....

Cool, looks like you have a solution worked out. Let us know how the finished product turned out.
Forum: iRV2 Owners Registry 06-09-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 681
Posted By swsarmyknife
WRV Alpine Coach :: 2007 Western RV Alpine Coach

WRV Alpine Coach :: 2007 Western RV Alpine Coach (2019-06-09 14:41:33)
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-09-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By swsarmyknife
Has anyone used a Xantrex SW Conext Combox for their inverter/charger?

So we have a Xantrex Freedom 3012 SW inverter/charger and also the SCP control unit, but would really like to add the Combox to have access to the inverter info and be able to make changes over wifi...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-08-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By swsarmyknife
Google Maps hands down. If you have a phone that...

Google Maps hands down. If you have a phone that allows WIFI tether than you can use it instead of your hotspot.

It's free and has voice search features of POI's and routing. It shows speed...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-05-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By swsarmyknife
Maybe my understanding of your end result was...

Maybe my understanding of your end result was off.


I was under the impression that you had a HD sat setup out front which brings the signal down from the dish via coax into a receiver box. From...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-05-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,528
Posted By swsarmyknife
Having a diversified set of carriers is usually...

Having a diversified set of carriers is usually the only way you have a higher degree of success for decent internet speeds on the road.


I have made the observation that VZ has by far and still...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-05-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By swsarmyknife
We used an HDMI wireless system in the house with...

We used an HDMI wireless system in the house with a rear projector (mounted on the back wall) and the rest of the entertainment center under the 120in screen. So rather than wiring a 50ft cable from...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-05-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,182
Posted By swsarmyknife
Is your 4x4 matrix switch HDCP compliant. The...

Is your 4x4 matrix switch HDCP compliant. The issue might be that the content that is sent via the HDMI output from your laptop is coded as content protected and if the 4x4 matrix isn't carrying that...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-05-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,436
Posted By swsarmyknife
Not having an actual antenna in front of me it's...

Not having an actual antenna in front of me it's difficult to give you specific instructions, but here some suggestions.


The control cable that is mentioned in the installation manual is most...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-05-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,436
Posted By swsarmyknife
I am sure you already have these but here are the...

I am sure you already have these but here are the installation and operational manuals for this antenna...


MA1000W Motorized Sensar Antenna - Winegard Company...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-04-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By swsarmyknife
Thank you both. I think I'll be able to narrow...

Thank you both. I think I'll be able to narrow the issue down with your advice and the manual I found.


Never a dull moment owning an RV. ;-)
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-03-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By swsarmyknife
OK found a decent manual for the system with TS...

OK found a decent manual for the system with TS instructions. Looks like I will need to break out the DVM.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-03-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By swsarmyknife
Is that pump part of the main hydro-hot box or is...

Is that pump part of the main hydro-hot box or is the pump remote somewhere under a cabinet?


Thanks, I'll re-consult the manual and see what I can find on the pump.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-02-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By swsarmyknife
Hydro-hot HHE200 with two zone, only one zone delivers hot air

Just today I noticed that the bedroom zone blows only cool air despite the thermostat being set to heat. The front area on the other hand delivers hot air.


The unit is a hydro-hot HHE200-09E in...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-31-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By swsarmyknife
Cool, glad you got it figured out. ...

Cool, glad you got it figured out.





That does look factory installed. Nice setup.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-29-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By swsarmyknife
Did you figure it out? Just curious, was the...

Did you figure it out? Just curious, was the bracket from the RV using the standard VESA mount?
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-29-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By swsarmyknife
Need a little more info, maybe a screenshot. But...

Need a little more info, maybe a screenshot. But for starters you should abandon Vista ASAP. It's no longer supported and leaves open a ton of security concerns. Absolutely no banking or otherwise...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-27-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By swsarmyknife
Not really any tricks, other than once the TV is...

Not really any tricks, other than once the TV is off the bracket by removing the 4 M4/6 screws you'll need to find a TV that uses the same VESA mount spacing, but given your's is maybe a larger TV...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-27-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,569
Posted By swsarmyknife
Sorry, going quality and old here too. We...

Sorry, going quality and old here too.


We bought a 2007 WRV Alpine Coach and the craftsmanship on this rig is incredible. After talking to some dealers and repair centers they said they are very...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-27-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By swsarmyknife
Is the bracket not using the VESA mounting holes...

Is the bracket not using the VESA mounting holes of the TV? If it is, any TV with similar dimensions will work.


VESA mounting holes you find at the back of TV's are usually standardized. They...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-27-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,496
Posted By swsarmyknife
Oh, one other thing. If you decide to use 'free'...

Oh, one other thing. If you decide to use 'free' WIFI at the campgrounds be aware of 1) the speeds will be unusable for streaming and 2) use a VPN service to encrypt all your data exchange to what...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-27-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,433
Posted By swsarmyknife
On all our trips we have used Google Maps...

On all our trips we have used Google Maps exclusively without ever running into any issues.


Given it doesn't have some advanced features for large vehicles (bridge crossings, etc), but we have...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-27-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,496
Posted By swsarmyknife
We also use an unlimited ATT plan for internet...

We also use an unlimited ATT plan for internet and in some spots it's decent enough for streaming. The sim is inside a RooTer based router with a MC7455 wireless card. This leaves the options open if...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-27-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By swsarmyknife
On the 7 pin plug from the RV there can be a...

On the 7 pin plug from the RV there can be a dedicated 12V line that is suppose to provide charging current for the TOAD battery. If that charge wire on the connector was connected to the reversing...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-25-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,679
Posted By swsarmyknife
Basically we used our own android tablet with the...

Basically we used our own android tablet with the RVI break system. I'll explain more below.


When I got the kit (break system, command center hub and the tablet, plus the hardware and cables) I...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-24-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,679
Posted By swsarmyknife
I know this is an older threat but it's possible...

I know this is an older threat but it's possible to install the RVI APK on a newer tablet. The one that comes with the kit is rather dismal and we already had a nice one, so I installed the RVI...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-19-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,518
Posted By swsarmyknife
Wanted to add some extra info on the Ram 1500...

Wanted to add some extra info on the Ram 1500 with air suspension and general 4 down towing. This should be true for 2014 and up...



1. You can put the suspension into towing mode which locks...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-19-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,325
Posted By swsarmyknife
We weren't sure at the beginning if we would do...

We weren't sure at the beginning if we would do the installation ourselves or have it professionally done. But once I started doing the research on the base plate that fit our 15' RAM 1500 Eco Diesel...
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