I won't bore y'all with all my previous craziness in all the trouble I've had with TV. Most of you roll your eyes anyway, cause apparently I'm the onliest one that has these chronic issues!
Summary....Have Direct TV at home. Bought manual SWM w/ LNB 5 and tripod. Mostly works, but constant frustration in setting up manual dish every camping trip. Takes hours. HD is a must, Fox Sports MW is a must, local channels are a must (in HD).
So.....bought a Pathway X2 and got Dish's "pay as you go" monthly package. Course, that's another $80 a month for the months I use it!!! Set that up first time last week on camping trip. Works fine, but DISH sucks. Local channels are SD only (World Cup in SD??? Gimme a break!), dish has to move every time you change channels (minor issue), and we lost power 3 times at the campsite, and DISH has to start completely over every time, about 15 minutes each time! Nonsense.
When I got on here and asked about the Pathway, I said someone should invent similar for Direct TV with HD. I was told "Hey, they have. It's called Winegard Trav'ler". DUH!!
So now I have two RV Dish setups. I got both temporarily to see what I wanted to do long term. Well........what I want is the robust programming and functionality of Direct TV with an automatic
dish like DISH.
Which leads me to the Trav'ler. Expensive!!
But.......regardless, I need to know the practicality of carrying this thing as a portable unit and setting it up on tripod, or picnic table, whatever....each trip. The only info I can read is how to set it up on roof of a Motorhome. I have a simple bumper pull TT. I don't need multiple receivers, just one TV.
SO!! Here are my questions. If you fit the bill, PM me and if possible, I'll give my Tel. Number and will pay you to let me ask some questions.
1) How practical is it to use the Trav'ler as a portable unit on TT?? Does ANYONE do this? 53 lbs. is heavy, but not too bad. Besides, heavy seems better once it's set up. My manual dish blows around in heavy wind.
2) What programming, if any, is lost by not receiving Sats 110 and 119? (I don't know where Fox Sports MW, Channel 671, comes from, but that one is a must).
3) Must be a 'gotcha'. What are they? What's missing?
I will check back later to see if any responses. I do appreciate all you guys' help in the last year with my Trials and Tribulations (Should be TT acronym, not Travel Trailer!!!
). I find out more here than I do anywhere. You guys are the bestest.