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Old 03-31-2013, 03:27 PM   #1
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We are new full timers and looking for the lowest price for setting up a satellite system for our 5th wheel. Thanks
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:41 PM   #2
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If its all about price and not conveinance then your probably going to want to go with the Winegard Carry Out. All you do it connect the cable and the coax cable, set it on the ground in a resonably level spot,and auto positions for a signal. You will need to signup with one of the satellite companies like dish or directv and get a receiver box as well.

Read more about the specifics Carry Out Quick Start Guide

If you want a more integrated and permanent satellite then it will probably be alot more than $700 and will require either a technician or a very capable person to install it. You can always go to a camping world or try to find a local shop that will do it for cheaper.

If all you need is service and already have the equipment you can just contact the satellite providers and get your service connected. Im not sure as your question wasnt all that specifc
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:08 PM   #3
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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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Old 03-31-2013, 04:09 PM   #4
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We are new full timers and looking for the lowest price for setting up a satellite system for our 5th wheel. Thanks
You can go a cheap way if you want to set up the dish yourself. You can make/buy a tripod, mount the dish on it, adjust to the location, aim it and enjoy. We bought another box strictly for the trailer and pay $5/mo for local channels and just call Dish when we go to FL for the winter and have them give us the local channels around Orlando. It usually take me about 10 minutes to set up and about 2 to tear down. To us, it is not worth the $$ for the auto setups.
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You can go a cheap way if you want to set up the dish yourself. It usually take me about 10 minutes to set up and about 2 to tear down. To us, it is not worth the $$ for the auto setups.


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I have a Winegard carryout. Its easy, quick, and works well. However it will run. $500 or so. If you don't mind searching for a satellite on your own, you can get a Direct tv satellite and receiver probably for free if you sign up. Good luck
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The Dish "Tailgater" seems to be popular if you want an automatic system. Personally, I just do my own.
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If its all about price and not conveinance then your probably going to want to go with the Winegard Carry Out.
I think you meant if its all convenience and not price didn't you?
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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.
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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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