We picked up our new toy a couple of days ago and have been busy "tricking our ride"
Looks like this is going to be quite an upgrade. We loaded everything we had in the old camper plus the new Dish Tailgater and it's still pretty empty. It was fun to just sit in the camper and listen to music.
The whole television operation thing is still kind of a mystery. Our 2700 square foot house has only one television. The new RV has three with a place for another on the outside. We thought we were pretty tech-savvy until we attempted to set up the Tailgater. It seemed pretty easy...coax from satellite to coach, coax from receiver to Quest box...but...no, that would not happen. The Tailgater, it seems, will only work with HDMI or composite video. After a couple of hours of trying different scenarios, we took the HDMI cable that was plugged into the main television and plugged it to the Dish receiver...voila! We had satellite on the main TV. Still have to figure out how to get satellite to work on the others. Or maybe we will just use the one television...or maybe we will just use none. Our old camper had one that we only used a few times when the granddaughter was with us. She actually preferred watching Netflix on the iPad.
Everything else on the RV seems to be great. I think it will make a huge difference in our travel style. Maiden voyage will be a trip to Southeast Missouri over the Thanksgiving week.
Here is a comparison photo. An extra eleven foot in length and two large slides make an incredible difference in the amount of living space. I am just going to ignore the impact on my bank account for the gas.