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Old 03-25-2010, 11:52 PM   #71
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Thanks Glen and Guy99 for the Numbers on their gauges.
BTW where can I get the weep hole drain covers for windows on the 310??
Is the Black vinyl trim still available for the outside??
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Old 03-26-2010, 11:13 AM   #72
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Old 03-26-2010, 11:46 AM   #73
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Thanks Glen and Guy99 for the Numbers on their gauges.
BTW where can I get the weep hole drain covers for windows on the 310??
Is the Black vinyl trim still available for the outside??
Oasis in Tucson had the weep hole covers last year...I think they were $14+/each.
The vinyl trim seems to wrinkle and eventually pull loose with heat/cool expansion/contraction...some folks have circumvented that problem by taking the
vinyl off and painting the strip area...
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:58 PM   #74
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Ordered from Inland RV today Weep hole covers and Vinyl trim and a full set of door and screen w/strips for the Silver Hornet. Thanks Michael & Tracy for the info. Look forward to meeting you guys at the Four Corners Unit Vintage Rally in June. See ya' there. To see the Silver Hornet, go to www.starnewspub.com
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Old 03-27-2010, 07:50 PM   #75
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Hey Gang:
I am still wanting to get info from anyone who's replaced or had the the OEM TV antenna replaced on their AS M/H. My TV set is brand new, but the antenna is pretty iffy as far as I can tell. This equals part-time TV viewing in the Silver Hornet, and that chaps me off. Help!!Help!!!Help!!!!
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Old 03-27-2010, 10:38 PM   #76
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Don't know what kind of TV antenna you have. Our rig has a bat wing. Seemed to work fine before the switch to digital. I don't have a digital tuner so I don't know how it does with digital. I set up our satellite dish at each stop. We are never without programming. (Except south of Mazatlan where we were beyond the footprint of Directv.)
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:09 AM   #77
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I still have the OE TV antenna. Didn't work very will with the old TV and converter box, but did with our new TV. That is till the turner went out of the 'new' TV. Works with the dish, but no over the air TV. Got to call Sharp and get it in before the warranty is out.
Anyone replaced the coaxial cable from the antenna down to the TV amplifier? Hate to try to pull new cable with the old and end up with no cable.
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:10 AM   #78
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Thanks Guy 99 for the comeback. Our antenna looks like a flying saucer with 3 legs. Even when they were new, they weren't that great, and 25 years later they suck. What kind of Satellite? I have DirecTV service and am cosidering one like the VuCube or similar, but they don't offer Direct TV HD and having HD at home spoils you. Still I am going to have to have a Batwing or something like it to get local TV in an area. Antenna + Digital Box, I guess, for local news & weather etc. What do you think?

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Old 03-28-2010, 09:25 AM   #79
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Thanks Guy 99 for the comeback. Our antenna looks like a flying saucer with 3 legs. Even when they were new, they weren't that great, and 25 years later they suck. What kind of Satellite? I have DirecTV service and am cosidering one like the VuCube or similar, but they don't offer Direct TV HD and having HD at home spoils you. Still I am going to have to have a Batwing or something like it to get local TV in an area. Antenna + Digital Box, I guess, for local news & weather etc. What do you think?

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I have been told that the bat-wing style work fine with digital TV but I have no direct experience. We use Directv but not HD. I carry the three LNB home style dish and a tripod. I see a lot of the new HD dishes in campgrounds and RV parks. You can also get automatic roof mount dishes that do HD. I think they are in the $1500-2000 range and then you have to worry about parking under trees. Setting up the tripod and dish isn't hard once you get used to it. We use a DVR and never watch live TV. I use the Internet for local news and weather.
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Changed from the OEM round antenna to the Batwing, works great with my Digital TV. Only minor modifications needed to the motorhome for installing the Batwing.
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Thanks Gunner. Did you have the booster replaced when you replaced the antenna? Thanks Guy 99, but I will be using the new batwing for local TV only since I already have the antenna for direct TV that I manually tune in. I will continue to use it until Direct TVHD is available in an carry around form. Too many trees to mount a dome on my roof.
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Old 03-30-2010, 10:49 AM   #83
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Well, the Silver Hornet is coming along nicely. My wife made a new privacy curtain for the front, then started on replacing the "casket look" curtains in the bedroom. It's all done now, and now we have the bedroom with speakers exposed and it no longer has the "casket look". She worked over ten days sewing these up while I was working on other stuff. She and Singer have done wonders inside the Silver Hornet. I'll post pics as soon as I can, but she has got to download from the camera. This is looking more like home every day.

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Old 03-30-2010, 07:59 PM   #84
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Today's endeavor was met with success, after some hard work and a good
Dremel tool. I started out to replace those pesky little #4 X 3/8" Screws around the windows on the 310. 8 screws per window X 8 windows=64 screws
not hard to find except in Stainless steel. The OEM screws were rusted, so stainless was chosen for replacement. Three hardware stores later I found them at Lowe's. They had 30 in the correct length, so I bought the rest at 1/2" rather than 3/8. My cut-off disc on the Dremel got a good workout getting the balance to the correct length. Good news, only one screw stripped out the head because of rust. 2 minutes with the Dremel Disc and I put a straight slot in the head and was able to turn it right out. No more rusty screws on the windows. Better look on the outside. Sounds small, but the screws by themselves were almost $ 25.00. Had I been paying labor @ $ 100 per hour it would really ca-ching!!!
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