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Old 01-30-2012, 05:30 PM   #11
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There are a number of them that come in kits from places like camping world. These usually cost a little more when they are packaged this way and be careful if you want HD not all other the kits sold will support it.

or, you can do what i did and just get a regular dish from here:
Tripod System Kits*::*Satellite Dish Tripods*::*InstallerOasis.com

they have good support, but these are not a compact as the ones in the RV stores.
While cruising the Installer Oasis website I came across the Satellite Finder / Dish Pointing Calculator with Google Maps | DishPointer.com link. This website helps setup your dish coordinates. Also on the site I found an iphone and android app that uses your phone's camera to id satellites and see if any obstructions are in the way. Think I need to order a Direc kit and take my receiver on the road!

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Old 01-30-2012, 06:35 PM   #12
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Is a two foot tripod like a two wheeled tricycle?
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:11 PM   #13
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I use the DVR from the house. If nothing on I can always watch prerecorded
Great idea! Why I never thought of that...
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:06 PM   #14
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see if you are due for an upgrade in the house. Then keep the old dish. That is what we did.
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This is what I'm looking to buy. It's a little pricey but HD is a must and the tripod (home) HD dishes are tricky to point. This is as trouble free as RV HD comes.Winegard TRAV'LER DIRECTV Auto Slimline KU/KA - RVWholesalers.com RV Parts
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:11 PM   #16
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This is what I'm looking to buy. It's a little pricey but HD is a must and the tripod (home) HD dishes are tricky to point. This is as trouble free as RV HD comes.Winegard TRAV'LER DIRECTV Auto Slimline KU/KA - RVWholesalers.com RV Parts
Seems a lot pricey to me, keep in mind that these things will not work through and foliage at all, i like camping in the shade. I can set up my HD multi dish in under 15 min. once you do it a few times and know the settings before you start it is pretty simple to do.
Who am I to stand between a man and his money or beers, as you could probably drink two beers before I get my the sat working
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Seems a lot pricey to me, keep in mind that these things will not work through and foliage at all, i like camping in the shade. I can set up my HD multi dish in under 15 min. once you do it a few times and know the settings before you start it is pretty simple to do.
Who am I to stand between a man and his money or beers, as you could probably drink two beers before I get my the sat working
Agreed, that's why I still don't own one. I'm getting better at pointing the dish but a guy can certainly dream. lol
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:37 PM   #18
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I know you don't want a portable dish, but I use the heavy duty tripod from Satellite TV for RV - Tripod - Slimline - Dish - DirectTV - RV television - Recreational Vehicles - RVers - DishTV - Satellite Dish - FTA - Tripod and I mount a DirecTV AU9-SL3. Setup is quick and easy and can be moved around the site to find the best line of site for tuning.
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This is what I'm looking to buy. It's a little pricey but HD is a must and the tripod (home) HD dishes are tricky to point. This is as trouble free as RV HD comes.Winegard TRAV'LER DIRECTV Auto Slimline KU/KA - RVWholesalers.com RV Parts
A little pricey! That price will pay for allot of nights camping.
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I have some apartments and allow sat TV and had someone move out and left a dish behind. I removed it and mounted it on a tripod, with just time and effort I learn how to tune it in and now take the reciver from the bedroom , got maybe $20.00 in it. Look around you can always find a dish.
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