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Old 04-16-2013, 08:59 AM   #1
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After a lot of shopping and comparing and haggling we are the proud new owners of a 2013 390BH. We take delivery in two weeks. I do have a couple questions that need y'all opinions.

1) Is the Serta mattress upgrade worth it or will an extra pad from say Walmart be just as good?

2) I've read a lot of threads on this one. Should we do the upgrade to the 15,000 btu A/C?

3) Type tow bars? I will be using a 2009 Sahara JK as our toad.

4) In motion dish or the Winegaurd Travler?

Any other suggestions on what I should do or get before I drive it off the lot?
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:06 AM   #2
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Cajun,
congrats on your new coach. Hope you have many trouble free, fun trips with it!!!

We didn't do the Serta upgrade but just purchased a foam mattress topper and are very happy with just using that.

If it is possible, I would go with the 15k btu AC. It will help quite a bit if you camp during very hot weather.

Sorry, but I can't help you with the tow bar or dish/winegaurd questions.

Again, congrats and welcome to the forums!
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:20 AM   #3
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Cajun,
congrats on your new coach. Hope you have many trouble free, fun trips with it!!!

We didn't do the Serta upgrade but just purchased a foam mattress topper and are very happy with just using that.

If it is possible, I would go with the 15k btu AC. It will help quite a bit if you camp during very hot weather.

Sorry, but I can't help you with the tow bar or dish/winegaurd questions.

Again, congrats and welcome to the forums!
2X the upgraded AC.

On the towbar Blue Ox or Roadmaster.

Finally, the Winegard Carryout has worked well for me. 'Course I don't have any ruggers along.

With it you can watch multiple channels on different TV's, but they all need to be on the same satellite. It only has a single LNB which moves from one sat to another as needed to change channels.

IN motion...... Only if you have someone to watch as you drive.

The Travler has 3 LNB, so no restriction on channels. Not sure about the in motion.

The most positive thing about the Carryout is cost, and if you ever get under some trees, you can set it a good ways from the coach in order to be in the clear.

Enjoy that new coach.

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Old 04-16-2013, 11:34 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your 2013 390BH. I don't own a coach but can comment on two of your questions.

We went with the Serta upgrade and while comfortable we still put 3" memory foam on. Big difference! IMO skip the upgrade and spend the $ on the memory foam.

Gotto go with the 15K AC unit.

Make sure you get covers on the roof vents. Easy to do.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:02 PM   #5
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We have roof mounted satelite dish, works fine. In our HM can't see the TV with the slide in so no inmotion sat.
Memory foam mattress I Heard is the way to go.
Since your getting in two weeks, I Assume you didn't order it so it's comming with what ever AC units were installed at FR, so dealer would have to swap out. We have two standard ACs and have been ok, we just turn them on early in the day when it's going to be hot.
Have your dealer include vent covers for sure. And dependng on how you are getting along with him, thnk about a built in surge protector. Happy camping
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:27 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I'll talk to my salesman about changing out the AC. I'm thinking I just may go with a portable HD satellite on one of those tri pod stands.

Memory foam sounds like the way to go also.

Thanks again!!
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Such as this?

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This whole setup and as free.

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Yep just like that except for Direct TV.
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Yep just like that except for Direct TV.
Once you get a handle on aiming it, it takes no time at all to set up.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:06 PM   #10
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Once you get a handle on aiming it, it takes no time at all to set up.
imo.

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Not sure about DirectTV (number of LNB's) but I used to do it myself on a 3 LNB unit just like the one in your pic.

Many times I could nail it within 5 minutes, but sometimes I couldn't hit it at all (all three birds at once). You can use a trick with aluminum foil and that helps.

Anyhow, I finally got tired of fiddling with it and bought the CarryOut. Just set it out, connect two wires, watch TV. After having it for a year, you couldn't get me to go back to the tripod. Only disadvantage of the CarryOut is $700 - Ouch!!!

As always, YMMV...... The OP should probably try the tripod and if it works for him, great. Other wise bite the bullet for the CarryOut.

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