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Old 12-24-2006, 06:46 PM   #1
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OK, I finally hit something while backing.

Don't panic, the trailer is fine. My sattelite dish... thats another story! I have my dish in my parking area because thats the only place I can (Or DID) get a signal. Unfortunately, the trailer goes in a few inches from it.

I always put the trailer in from the right so I can see the dish. Today, I had to do it backwards because ice up the street prevented me from approaching on the correct side.

I clipped the LNB.. the dish is unscathed, but...the LNB is bisted clear off. Even Duct tape won't hold it together

Of all the things to wipe out. Hey! Anyone do dish installs on a holdiay weekend??? I have to re learn my VCR now, I don't have any DVDS!

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Old 12-24-2006, 06:54 PM   #2
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Of all the things to wipe out. Hey! Anyone do dish installs on a holdiay weekend??? I have to re learn my VCR now, I don't have any DVDS!

What's a VCR?
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Old 12-24-2006, 07:04 PM   #3
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I don't have any DVDS!

Well, laundry is the 1st thing you have to do after getting home...

Oh. [b]DVD's
nevermind.
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Old 12-24-2006, 08:22 PM   #4
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Dear "Crash",

Merry Christmas! There are probably some things that one shouldn't share.

Please don't back your Burro anywhere around my trailer.

Best regards,



Roger

p.s. glad nothing more than the LNB was damaged!
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Old 12-24-2006, 08:44 PM   #5
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My stars Gina, when I saw the topic title and who started it...I thought Oh No...she crashed getting home. Sceeered me for a minute.

I don't have a satellite dish, nor a DVD player....can't miss what you've never had!

Glad you're okay...and the Shady Bush too See you should never have given away the "Suitcase" dish
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Old 12-24-2006, 09:17 PM   #6
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I was thinking that myself!
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Old 12-24-2006, 09:21 PM   #7
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I may have another dish if you need one.

It came off of one of my rental houses.

Do you need the whole dish or just the L.N.B. arm?

Harv in Colo.
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Old 12-25-2006, 12:25 AM   #8
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Wheee!!! I'm sure glad the "dish" was all that got hurt. Well, maybe a little pride was damaged slightly. Life can go on without that dish, but it might be hard if damage was done to the rolling cooler.
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I'm sorry Gina, I'm a bit confused. Can there actually be something that duct tape CAN'T fix??? Nah. Next they'll say there is no Santa!
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Harvey, thanks. I have one of the few left leased dishes on earth (I have been with direct tv THAT long!) and they will actually come out and fix it for free, even if I smashed it. They came out and gave me a whole new dish after the snow plow killed one a couple years ago. To them, these things are a dime a dozen.

It's just a matter of scheduling them.

Not much is gonna happen this weekend, no doubt!
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In Canada, Bell ExpressVu is going back to leased satellite TV equipment, having realized that people only keep their receivers for a couple of years anyway. I had not thought about the risk of backing into the outdoor part of the hardware, because only Santa drives anything on my rooftop.

Yes, there are things which duct tape cannot fix. For those, you need baling wire!
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Hi, Gina - like Donna, my first thought on reading your subject was "yikes". So glad it was only a bit of hardware and NOT the red-hot Burro ... and thank goodness for your lease agreement.

Bet you are happy to be back in your mountain digs after your assignment 'down on the flat'. Happy holidays from near Corpus Christi, TX, where it's chilly but NO SNOW! L 'n D
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OK YAY!

I have a brand new shiny dish! TV .. YAY! The installers only laffed a little...

Just in time for snow to fill it up! LOL!
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