Originally Posted by boudie
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.
$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.