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Old 04-01-2013, 12:40 PM   #11
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I am cheap so I ended up with a Dish Tailgater, fully auto to setup and it was $199 with new service for two years contract. It includes receiver, tailgater and fifty feet of cable. It was the best deal for us because the Tailgater alone at Camping World was $500 at the time. It is on sale now for $350. I had mine shipped from Florida, two day FedEx for free and no sales tax because I am in Texas. Good Luck
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:20 PM   #12
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Or get a free dish from a direct tv installer and mount it on a tripod.
Buy a used dish dvr reciever from a reputable seller.
And sign up for dish network package you wish.
Albeit having to aim your own dish, with practice it can be done in minutes.
Total cost 30.00
Dish service 95.00 as I have service at home.

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I use this same setup, has always worked well for me and usually sets up in about 10 minutes. Directv will even install it in your RV if you don't tell them it's an RV until they show up, Just have the tripod in advance.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:03 PM   #13
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Just looked at the dish website and the tailgater portable antenna is $350 without a receiver and $499 with a 211k receiver included. The 211k is the only compatible receiver to use with the tailgater.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:05 PM   #14
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Just looked at the dish website and the tailgater portable antenna is $350 without a receiver and $499 with a 211k receiver included. The 211k is the only compatible receiver to use with the tailgater.
Tons of 211k receivers on ebay for cheap.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:25 PM   #15
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wineguard carry out here, with Dish. bring your's from home or extra receiver $5.00 month. easy setup in about 2 min. I have mine setting ontop on the tt.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:13 PM   #16
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Tons of 211k receivers on ebay for cheap.
Nice thing about the 211K receiver is for $40 one time fee to Dish, you can make it a single tuner dvr. Just supply a hard drive, call Dish to activate the receiver and you have a dvr with no monthly dvr fee.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:25 PM   #17
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Nice thing about the 211K receiver is for $40 one time fee to Dish, you can make it a single tuner dvr. Just supply a hard drive, call Dish to activate the receiver and you have a dvr with no monthly dvr fee.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:38 PM   #18
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I have the dish tailgater and it is awesome. You just set it in the open. And it finds everything by itself.
Hi Horns07, do you set your Tailgater up directly on the ground, elevated on something near ground, or perhaps on roof? We haven't bought one yet, and among the questions I am trying to figure are the location related as well as security - whether to lock the Tailgater up when at site.

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i have the tailgator. works great but as said, only works with the 211k. also paid the extra $40 to be able to use an external hard drive and have dvr. dvr function is very smooth.

when i called dish to do the upgrade (to DVR), they wanted to send a tech by to do it. couldn't understand why sense the change is made on their end and sent to the receiver. after being handed off a couple times, finally got someone familiar with the set up. once they sent the code, all i had to do was follow the menus to set it up. that was a year ago. they may have the word out to their service reps by now.

not the cheapest way but really convinent. tailgator does everything thru the coax. no seperate dc connection required to supply it. (carryout requires a seperate dc supply).
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It was new from a Dish dealer in Florida. If you looked i would bet that you could find it on Ebay used.
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