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Old 01-29-2012, 11:59 PM   #1
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I need to buy a satellite dish

I have Direct TV at home and would like to pull the receiver from the living room and take it with us. Our coach is at the dealer for some warranty work and I thought since it was down there I would have them install the dish. Can anybody recommend what I should mount on the roof? I really do not want a portable dish. I don't need in-motion - the kids can deal with no tv for a few hours here and there.

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Old 01-30-2012, 08:10 AM   #2
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We have a Winegard Dome. It works very well and doesn't take too long to find the satelites. NO HD though!

Winegard Company Mobile RV Satellite Antenna, Portable Satellite TV, HDTV Home Antenna
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:36 AM   #3
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The problem with a roof mount is trees. If the site has trees you'll have no reception With you can usually find a spot to shoot through by moving sat. around
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:05 AM   #4
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The problem with a roof mount is trees. If the site has trees you'll have no reception With you can usually find a spot to shoot through by moving sat. around
Good point. You just sold me. So is there a HD portable dish?
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:56 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:31 PM   #6
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Also look at Amazon.com. They have dozens of dishes and combinations for practically anything you want.
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:16 PM   #7
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Just look around at friends or people you know that are moving and ask for their used dish. I got 2 + cable that way. They leave old satellites and instal new at new location also Look on eBay. Non HD dishes are a bit easier to set up but I see allot of portable HD and regular satellites at camp grounds. Takes me 5-10 min. to hook and set. I've also seen people with the cube(auto setup) Just find a clear spot and set it on a small table.
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:35 PM   #8
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Have mine roof mounted, but have been thinking of buying a portable dish also just in case of trees. Haven't been without tv yet. also purchased a Dishnetwork reciever and this allows us to purchase a monthly service, we just stop the service when no traveling. you might want to look at dishformyrv web site.
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:21 PM   #9
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I use the DVR from the house. If nothing on I can always watch prerecorded
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:28 PM   #10
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I use a two foot tripod and a directv dish I bought off ebay.
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