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Old 04-12-2016, 07:12 PM   #11
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When I first got my tailgaiter, I was having the same problem with even just a sprinkle of rain. Realized that the coax connector at the tailgaiter is exposed to the weather, and easy for water to get into the connection. Covered it with elec tape and now only have problems with big storms.
Find you a sat. guy and ask him for a couple weather proof ends...
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:45 PM   #12
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We use a super soaker on the home Dish... If it is too bad I use washer fluid to spray. Otherwise the normal tap water will do the job. My dish is on the roof and not easily gotten to.
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Old 04-23-2016, 08:16 AM   #13
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When we bought our first dish we bought a Tailgater. We keep our trailer at home so we hooked it up there and noticed the signal from the tailgater was a little better than half of the signal of our fixed home unit. We used it on 2 trips and had issues with the signal quality and changing satellites so we decided to exchange it for a Pathway X2 and had a much better signal but still struggled with it changing satellites and regularly loosing them.

We went ahead and ponied up for the Trav'ler a couple of months ago and now get the same quality as our home unit. We spend over a 100 nights a year in the trailer and usually only stay a few days in 1 spot that's why I decided to go with the Trav'ler.

Like has been mentioned since the Tailgater is small and portable it will have some downsides.
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When we bought our first dish we bought a Tailgater. We keep our trailer at home so we hooked it up there and noticed the signal from the tailgater was a little better than half of the signal of our fixed home unit. We used it on 2 trips and had issues with the signal quality and changing satellites so we decided to exchange it for a Pathway X2 and had a much better signal but still struggled with it changing satellites and regularly loosing them.

We went ahead and ponied up for the Trav'ler a couple of months ago and now get the same quality as our home unit. We spend over a 100 nights a year in the trailer and usually only stay a few days in 1 spot that's why I decided to go with the Trav'ler.

Like has been mentioned since the Tailgater is small and portable it will have some downsides.
Pardon a silly question, but do you have the Travl'r mounted on roof permanently or do you use it as a portable? If as a portable can you describe how that works and how well?

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The Trav'ler is designed to be permanently roof mounted. Our Cedar. Creek came pre-wired for it and it was a pretty simple straight forward install.

I wanted a very reliable and simple system to set up. I didn't get both with the Tailgater and only kinda got it with the X2.
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