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Old 07-29-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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we are thinking of.buying a "Tailgito" package from DISH. i was wondering what kind of experience you have had 755
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:58 PM   #2
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We have the Tailgater from Dish. Works great for us. Setup is easy. We have Dish at home also so we just call when we want the receiver in the RV activated. We travel about 7 months a year and just call and have the local channels set for wherever we are. In fact, I think Camping World has them on sale now.
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:28 PM   #3
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Have tailgater also. No problems at all!
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I also have a tailgater. I like it. The biggest problem I have had is being parked with trees blocking the signal from the satellite. I can even use it with the generator when not hooked to shore power.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:13 PM   #5
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There is an app for the iPhone called "Dish for my RV" that will show where the satellites are to help in placement of the antenna to avoid trees. Cost of the app is $4.99. Get it in the app store. Works great!!
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:30 AM   #6
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I have the Dish Tailgater and I love it. I also bought the "Dish for My RV" app to find the clearest view to the satellites. It works great on my IPad and I would highly recommend it for anyone who is setting up their antennas at the camp site. I have the Dish VIP211K receiver which powers the Tailgater unit. In about 5 minutes the Tailgater finds the Sats and you are up and running. I think the Tailgater, although not the least expensive dish out there, is one of the best and easiest to use.
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The tailgater for RV use is a neat concept. However, our experience with the tailgater pkg has been very disappointing. Over 17 days of camping at 7 different state parks in Michigan we were able to use the tailgater only one time! At all of the other sites, the tree cover was sufficient to prevent it from finding the satellites. The park where it worked was at a casino park with only small sapling trees and cable! In northern locations the satellites are relatively low to the horizon, which makes tree interference more likely. When the dish is searching for sats it just displays a message about "installing switch "X" of 5". The whole process can take more than 30 min. before it tells you it could not find a sat and then you reposition the dish and try again. Trial and error can be very frustrating and time consuming (I usually give up after about 2 hrs!). I haven't tried any of the smart phone apps (have to get a smart phone first). Right now, I'm feeling like I wasted $350 on the sat dish.
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You've always wanted a smart-phone. This is you excuse. Get one of the apps and you'll be happy.
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The tailgater for RV use is a neat concept. However, our experience with the tailgater pkg has been very disappointing. Over 17 days of camping at 7 different state parks in Michigan we were able to use the tailgater only one time! At all of the other sites, the tree cover was sufficient to prevent it from finding the satellites. The park where it worked was at a casino park with only small sapling trees and cable! In northern locations the satellites are relatively low to the horizon, which makes tree interference more likely. When the dish is searching for sats it just displays a message about "installing switch "X" of 5". The whole process can take more than 30 min. before it tells you it could not find a sat and then you reposition the dish and try again. Trial and error can be very frustrating and time consuming (I usually give up after about 2 hrs!). I haven't tried any of the smart phone apps (have to get a smart phone first). Right now, I'm feeling like I wasted $350 on the sat dish.
It is a great concept, but the fact is you can't get a signal through trees! It is nothing to do with the tailgater, it's Mother Nature. Sometimes keeping an extra 50ft of co-ax to maybe try to reposition the dish helps.
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