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Old 09-11-2012, 12:14 PM   #1
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Okay, I'm really confused about the whole RV satellite thing. Please help!

So the campground I'm at has free wi-fi, however it doesn't handle running Netflix, Hulu, etc very well. So I decided to look into Dish at home and for RV. I called Dish and the guy I talked to says that I can use the roof-mount antennae with a receiver to get channels. So I get Dish installed at my house and I ask the guy installing about it and he tells me that there is no way to get channels by just hooking a Dish receiver up to the roof mounted antennae. Basically, he tells me to contact Dish and tell them that I'm moving to the address that my camper is at and they will set you up for free for 2 moves a year. So I tell them I'm moving and they come out and set up a Dish and receiver at my camper and I pay the extra $7/month for the extra receiver. My RV park is only open half the year so I was hoping to not spend money on something that is not being used that whole time. I'm also not thrilled about unhooking and hooking up my home receiver every time I go to the camper and having to readjust settings each time. Is there a cheaper way to do this? Can you use the antennae or not? What is everyone else doing? Thanks!!
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:18 PM   #2
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So the campground I'm at has free wi-fi, however it doesn't handle running Netflix, Hulu, etc very well. So I decided to look into Dish at home and for RV. I called Dish and the guy I talked to says that I can use the roof-mount antennae with a receiver to get channels. So I get Dish installed at my house and I ask the guy installing about it and he tells me that there is no way to get channels by just hooking a Dish receiver up to the roof mounted antennae. Basically, he tells me to contact Dish and tell them that I'm moving to the address that my camper is at and they will set you up for free for 2 moves a year. So I tell them I'm moving and they come out and set up a Dish and receiver at my camper and I pay the extra $7/month for the extra receiver. My RV park is only open half the year so I was hoping to not spend money on something that is not being used that whole time. I'm also not thrilled about unhooking and hooking up my home receiver every time I go to the camper and having to readjust settings each time. Is there a cheaper way to do this? Can you use the antennae or not? What is everyone else doing? Thanks!!
Should have bought the tailgater package from dishnetwork
It's designed for camping.
Your dish guy isn't very knowledgeable to not have known this.
You can start and stop service at any time.

Downside ? You have to buy receiver and auto-matic dish.

$350.00 I believe.
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:23 PM   #3
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I think they offer a month to month deal for RV's. That maybe more for someone that does not have Dish at home.

Because you have Dish at home, can't you just call and have the second receiver taken off your account, then call back and have it turned on when you need it?
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:27 PM   #4
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I think they offer a month to month deal for RV's. That maybe more for someone that does not have Dish at home.

Because you have Dish at home, can't you just call and have the second receiver taken off your account, then call back and have it turned on when you need it?
He's only got one . He takes it from home.
Atleast thats what I took from it.
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:30 PM   #5
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What's nice about the tailgater dish is it automatically finds the satellites for you.
No fuss no muss.
and with the extra receiver you don't have to remove the one from the house everytime you camp.
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:32 PM   #6
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I use a Windgard CarryOut auto dish. The Tailgater that Dish offers is cheaper, but not sure how well it works.

I just take on of my receivers from home along, no extra monthly charge. It only takes about 2 minutes to go into the Dish install menu and reset the switch from home dish to Windgard dish.
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Links.

http://www.dish.com/technology/tv-outdoors/


http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=05205125704
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Yea, I know about the Tailgaiter, but I was told that it was really only meant for use if you didn't have a stable location, or you wanted to watch the game on a TV that is sitting in the bed of your truck while "tailgaiting" I was told that since I have a camper with a "built-in dish" that I would just need to hook a receiver up.....
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I pay the extra $7/month for the extra receiver.
That's why I thought he had two receivers.

If you only have one receiver, I would pick up a cheep used or refurbished one on ebay. Then call Dish and have it turned on and off when needed.
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The install dude was wrong, all you need is a second receiver, hook it up to the dish you have at your RV, then call dish and tell them you want to add a receiver to your account. Then when not needed for awhile call Dish back and tell them to turn that receiver off.
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