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Old 09-07-2015, 01:03 PM   #21
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Have a King Flex, will work with all providers, is portable....bought a receiver to stay in trailer, pay 6. per month....receive local channels 250 miles away....used it coast to coast, also supports 2 receivers...(lets see...cooking shows or football). For 2nd tv, I take a box from home.
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Old 09-07-2015, 01:43 PM   #22
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I like the Dish Trav'ler. The basic crank up antenna that came with my Solera is useless outside of a large city and I'm usually not traveling in the city. Spending the extra money for the roof mount was well worth it for me. After a long day of driving and then setting up in my space, I'm tired and don't want the hassle of setting up a tripod, compasses locating the satellite & locking it to prevent theft. I researched the various systems and felt this was the best & easiest way to go.
If you can afford it, the Trav'ler is the best there is, IMHO. Less rain fade and 3 LNBs make it THE hands down favorite, for me.

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Old 09-07-2015, 01:45 PM   #23
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Ant. depends on which provider you have.
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Old 09-11-2015, 09:18 AM   #24
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If you can have the dish mounted on the roof try to have it mounted on the frount. Usually there are no trees in the front making it easier to receive a signal. I'm not sure but I think dome dishes are not available for HD it's something to check out. Jim
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Old 09-12-2015, 10:10 AM   #25
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I have the Wineguard Trav'ler mounted to get Directv in HD. I wanted HD. If you don't care if it's HD or SD then go with the a cheaper roof mounted model. As far as programming, I'm a sports nut so nothing comes close to Direct and the amount of HD channels that feed that itch. I take my DVR from the house with us when we go, so I don't pay for an extra receiver. If I want local news or weather, I'll use the internet or connect to cable if the park offers it. You mentioned NASCAR, with some races now on NBC-SN, make sure you check the other providers to make sure you get that one. You need the Dish's "Top 200" to get it. Since 2 of my TV's are disabled or un-viewable going down the road, I didn't need the 'in motion" dish. Make a list of your 'must haves or wants' and go from there. I like to push a button and the dish does the work and I get to watch what I'm used to.
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Old 09-12-2015, 10:17 AM   #26
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Oh, and my antenna is mounted in the middle of the coach. My cable was in the middle but I've seen on here where some have the pre-run cable up front. Call Randy at FR and let him tell you where that cable is so they cut the hole in the right place.
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Old 09-12-2015, 11:52 AM   #27
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I have the Winegard Traveler for Dish HD. It does a great job as long as its sight path is unobstructed. Since we like Corp of Engineer campgrounds we often have difficulty getting all 3 satellites. As an "insurance policy" I recently purchased a King VQ4500 Tailgater portable dish. I use the existing cable hook-up in the power bay. I also installed a power pass splitter (one leg passes power) to split between cable and satellite and an AB switch to switch between the roof dish and the portable. I did some signal attenuation so I purchased a non-powered in-line signal amplifier. The set-up works great. Haven't really had a need to use the portable yet but have checked it out at home and while the signal level on satellite 129 isn't great it is good enough.
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Old 09-12-2015, 12:09 PM   #28
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I have not RVed in about 10 years, but back then I would pull my direct receiver (box) out of my home entertainment system and put it in my trailer. The only thing I need was to purchase a small portable dish and tripod. I would also have a 100-200 ft of coax on a reel so I could place my dish/tripod in the best area for a clear line of sight to the sky.
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Old 09-12-2015, 02:12 PM   #29
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With DirecTV simply call customer service and give them your temporary "Service" address. There's a Billing address and a service address. Everywhere we've gone I call with the new service address then we get all the local channels immediately!


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Old 09-12-2015, 03:23 PM   #30
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I don't understand the address location or zip. I didn't have to change anything on the home receiver when I was RVing. Just plug it in and it was like I was at home.
I know you can go in and change your zip code if you want, because I did that at home.
I would enter a east coast zip code that way I would receive all channels 3 hrs earlier.
So instead of waiting to watch prime time TV at 7 I could watch it at 4:00pm.
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