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Old 03-14-2013, 10:48 PM   #1
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Question TV ? Dish, Direct, Tailgater, or Carryout

Ok, let the discussion begin, I've got Dish, their customer support is great but hitting that dot many miles away takes me forever. I'm considering Direct , or a Carryout so I can use 2 receivers. I know the stipulations with Carryout. Tailgater out of question because my wife and I come college football season will need two separate TV's. I just bought a used DISH satellite 1000 with a portable tri pod stand and 200' of cable for $75. I already have the 211k recievers from my 1st camper. Took me about 2 hours to get set up this past weekend my best time so far in a year and a half is about 45 mins. Not a good thing. Somebody give us some good suggestions please. Thanks and have a happy St Patty's Day!!
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:42 PM   #2
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On the Dish Remote, do you go to the Dish MENU-SYSTEM SETUP--INSTALLATION-POINT DISH for the location you are in? It gives you the specific skew, azimuth and elevation. A signal meter is also a very handy, time saving gadget also. I can set mine up and start watching tv usually within 20 minutes from start to finish. A level is also a must to make sure the pole is vertical. I use a steel tube with 3 adjustable legs on it and set a bubble level on the top of the tube and adjust the individual legs accordingly. If the tube is not vertical, you can fight it for hours as the skew & elevation will just be a 'hit or miss' situation.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:16 AM   #3
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I have the tailgater sat receiver. It it mounted to the tt. I hoke up the generator and get the tv turned on power the receiver and scan saturate up and running in 2 minutes. Sweet.
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:40 AM   #4
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Thanks DougP47. I have a 2011 Dodge 1500 5.7 Bighorn. I pull a Rockwood 2604 RL. My MPG is 11-12. Pulls and stops great. How is yours ? Thanks
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Old Coot that's a great looking Chevy .my buddy has a 55 I ate a a great agar B Que place upmuourvway last year in and old gas station.man it was great and the service was unreal. Can't remember the name though. On left goingo into some small town off interstate 85 north of Concord and BPS . Thanks
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:34 AM   #6
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I use the Dish 1000 with 1 receiver and a splitter....that way I use 2 tv's with one receiver. I use a tripod and have to little line levels siliconed to the tripod. I make sure it is level and usually have a pretty good idea where I need to point the Dish. If any problems I use an IPhone app. No more than about 3 or so minutes to get my picture.
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Satellite Service?

These are just a few of MANY toics about your questions regarding satellite tv.
A simple search of dish found these.


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Old 03-15-2013, 08:18 AM   #8
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With that being said I have dish network at home so I take my spare receiver from my shop an a dish that I got for from an installer removing it and mounted it to a work light tripod.

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I can setup level and aim dish with my android phone and sat app in minutes.
Total cost .... free.
As I already pay for the service at home.


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With that being said I have dish network at home so I take my spare receiver from my shop an a dish that I got for from an installer removing it and mounted it to a work light tripod.
I can setup level and aim dish with my android phone and sat app in minutes.
Total cost .... free.
As I already pay for the service at home.


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But you never get over 25 miles from home.

Try setting up all over the country where you have to change azimuth, skew & elevation for every new location.
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But you never get over 25 miles from home.

Try setting up all over the country where you have to change azimuth, skew & elevation for every new location.
I've had to redo azimuth and skew plenty my friend.

I change it before I even leave so when I get there.

Setup tripod
Level
Aim
Watch tv


Ps I installed my first satellite dish in 1995-ish.

And my parents had one of those 16' "dishes" back in the 80's
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