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Old 09-15-2014, 05:15 PM   #1
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cheapest $$$$$ satellite

What is the cheapest route with satellite??
I DO NOT have satellite at home. So it would jut for camper.

Please let me know what mistakes you all have made as well regarding satllites.

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Old 09-15-2014, 06:00 PM   #2
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I use Dish Network, but, I have it as my house provider. I simply take the receiver from the bed room to the trailer. No additional expense. I do believe Dish has a RV pay as you go plan. The problem that I see is that if you only use the trailer 3 to 4 days in a month, you are still paying for more than what you used.
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Old 09-15-2014, 11:35 PM   #3
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Tailgater + reciever (get it all from dish) $400-$500 depending on local dealer. This is a self aligning dish (not in motion). You can save $300-$350 but will have to align it each time (manual dish)

Smart phone apps to help but still a pita when a self align does it in about 5 mins.

Dish has pay- as-you-go so only pay for months you need it off the rest.

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Old 09-16-2014, 06:11 AM   #4
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I bought the Dish Pathway X-1 "bundle" at the Goshen Rally.

They had the exact same unit at the Hershey Show but it was 100 more than I paid for the bundle at the Rally.

Fully automatic and portable; there are NO service startup fee; month to month billing (45 - 75 per month depending on SD/HD and package); free change type of service when you call to start the 30 days; $11 per month additional for Sports Channels like MLB Network); Start and stop service for free; $40 one time fee to turn on DVR feature (your 1T USB hard drive required); has connection for second (not special like the first one) dish receiver on antenna.

Paid $499 for bundle at the Rally; the wanted $499 at the Hershey Show for the antenna alone and another $100 for the receiver (required as it is a special receiver for the antenna).

http://www.winegard.com/pathway/x1-dish.php

Awesome deal :

http://www.amazon.com/Winegard-PA200...negard+pathway

$515 on sale Amazon...
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Old 09-16-2014, 07:17 AM   #5
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That was why i listed to check your local dish installer/dealer. Dish shows $499 for auto align dish + receiver.

Local installer sold me both dish + receiver for $400.

So better to find a lically owned operated installer/dealer.
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Old 09-16-2014, 07:22 AM   #6
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My Dish Tailgater is about $7/month plus tax as an add on to my home service. It works great when there is a southern sky exposure available. My mistake -- we prefer camping in the woods...so I almost never can use the Tailgater, as I am in the trees. I have no regrets, though, and am fast learning that I'm just as happy camping with no satellite and settling for the one or two local over-the-air channels my antenna manages to find for me most everywhere we camp.
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:14 AM   #7
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That was why i listed to check your local dish installer/dealer. Dish shows $499 for auto align dish + receiver.

Local installer sold me both dish + receiver for $400.

So better to find a lically owned operated installer/dealer.
You may be right; I need to check the receipt in the camper. It may have actually BEEN $399 for both at the rally. Will check back in this afternoon.
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My Dish Tailgater is about $7/month plus tax as an add on to my home service. It works great when there is a southern sky exposure available. My mistake -- we prefer camping in the woods...so I almost never can use the Tailgater, as I am in the trees. I have no regrets, though, and am fast learning that I'm just as happy camping with no satellite and settling for the one or two local over-the-air channels my antenna manages to find for me most everywhere we camp.
Vern, have you tried setting the Tailgater on the roof? I made a ladder mount that allows you to put the Tailgater on the ladder stand offs and also fit on the hand rails at the top of the ladder. I think Weezer's DH tried it on the top of the ladder. BombDoc also has one that fits the ladder.
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:38 AM   #9
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What is the cheapest route with satellite??
I DO NOT have satellite at home. So it would jut for camper.

Please let me know what mistakes you all have made as well regarding satllites.

Thanks
$30 mistake. We already had Dish at home.
A friend gave me a satellite dish. I used a tripod from my builders level. I bought a 211 receiver. I bought 100' of RG6 coax and a signal strength meter and a satellite app for the iPhone and some pipe fittings to mount the dish to my tripod.

I used this setup several times and the last time was in Moab, UT. A sudden windstorm slammed the dish to the ground and broke something, perhaps the LNB. So, in the end I replaced it with the Tailgater. The only thing I wasted money on was the signal strength meter and the pipe fittings, about $30. I like the Tailgater, it is lightweight and compact. It stores easily in my bathtub when traveling and is a snap to setup. I don't like leaving the Tailgater on the ground and am planning on making a telescoping mount for each of the four corners of my camper. I think it will be less susceptable to wind and tampering.
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:47 AM   #10
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Curious about this and sat internet , looking to spend a lot more time in our trailer and would like to make it better for my wife. She can't go out in the sun it makes her ill so during the hottest part of the day she is inside. I liked what Vern said he just added it to his monthly bill and was only $7 added on. Wish there was a sales person local to talk to in person.
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