We are DirecTV users and here's how we handle it between home and RV.
In the house, we have:
In the RV, we have:
- SL3 (Slimline 3 dish with SL3 LNB)
- 4 way splitter (outside, splits dish signal to living room and 2 front bedrooms)
- PI21 power inserter (provides the power needed for the SWiM LNB and communications to the clients)
- 2 way splitter (inside to split signal from 4 way outside to DVR in living room and master bedroom)
- HR34 HD DVR in living room
- C31 clients in the 3 bedrooms
- SL3 (Slimline 3 dish with SL3 LNB, same as at home and stays with RV)
- Non penetrating flat metal base / pole (personal preference, over tripod)
- PI21 power inserter (provides the power needed for the SWiM LNB and communications to the clients, same as at home and stays in RV)
- 2 way splitter (inside to split signal from dish to DVR in living room and master bedroom, similar to that at home and stays in RV)
- HR34 HD DVR in living room (simply unplug from house and move to RV)
- C31 client in the bedroom (stays in RV)
- Two RC65X remote controls (same as the 4 remotes in house and these stay in the RV)
(bought the additional equipment for the RV off Craigslist, Amazon and eBay for about $150)
What do we get?
An easily transferred "system" with all the same stuff we have at home, plus our recordings AND local channels. (NOTE - local channels are local to the broadcast market we are camped at. What is important, is that we are able to get as ABC, CBS, NBC FOX etc.
To get the "local"channels (such as ABC, CBS, NBC FOX etc) when we go to a location that is outside our "local broadcast market", I simply call DirecTV customer service and request a "primary service address change" and provide them with the address (or one nearby) of where we are. NOTE - We also instruct them to make the billing address remain at our home address (the reason for this should be obvious). It costs nothing, takes effect immediately and we can do this as often as we need.
When we get home, I call DirecTV and change the primary service address back to our home address.
So, we get all our HD stuff, local (see above) channels and our recordings.
How we aim it:
How is it wired?? Like this:
- Assemble dish on stand and level it (5 minutes)
- Turn on DVR and got to the dish aim menu and put in the current location's zip code.
- Use a hand held compass to set the azimuth of the dish to the setting from the DVR dish aim menu. (couple minutes)
- Adjust the dish tilt and elevation, using the indicators on the back of the dish mount and the settings from the DVR dish aim menu. (couple minutes)
- Set DVR to signal strength screen and adjust the azimuth and elevation (alternately) with the incremental adjusting screws until strongest signal is attained (about 5 minutes).
- Grab a beer and watch TV. (optional)
Hope that helps!
Tina + Dutch and Bell, Bobo, Harley, Buddy (the dogs)
2011 F350 Lariat 4x4 DRW SuperCrew 6.7L (B&W setup w/Air Lift 5000 Ultimate)
2014 Columbus 365RL (Airflex and Voyager package)
Nights Camped 2014 - 154
, 2015 - 32, 2016 - 4