Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-26-2016, 11:00 PM   #31
Senior Member
 
NMWildcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Southern NM
Posts: 1,260
Quote:
Originally Posted by Signguy71 View Post
I agree the Kingquest is great it you don't want HD.

Wish there was an automatic set up for HD that wasn't $1500 and has to be mounted to the rv.
There is a cheaper auto option....... Switch to Dish. We use a Tailgater and get HD. We sit back and enjoy a beer while watching the manual satellite dish guys mess with their tripod and repointing their dish almost every day.
__________________

__________________
Scott and Liz - Southern NM
2012 Wildcat Sterling 32RL - w/level up (best option ever)
2007 Chevy 2500HD 4dr short bed Duramax w/allison
Reese Fifth Airborne air ride king pin coupler with Sidewinder
NMWildcat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2016, 11:14 PM   #32
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Mid Michigan
Posts: 310
folding

Quote:
Originally Posted by Signguy71 View Post
Here is another great mod for anyone with a dish SlimLine Dish Folding LNB Arm Kit - No. 2.

Makes it easier to store the dish.
I did the same thing with my old dish. I just drilled out the spot welds that hold the arm to the bracket and inserted stainless steel bolts, lock washers, and wing nuts. Folds neatly for storage by removing one of the bolts.
I use dishpointer pro app on my android phone. It uses your phones gps, g sensor and back camera to see clear sight to the south as you look at the screen it projects the satelites (you want to see) in a geo arch above the equator.
__________________

__________________
markb422 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2016, 11:22 PM   #33
Senior Member
 
Blackhat6mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: St Simons Island, GA
Posts: 1,194
Send a message via Skype™ to Blackhat6mike
I did a lot of research on both Direct TV and Dish before I bought Direct TV. Several of the homes in my neighborhood including my next door neighbor, can't use Dish due to the heavy Live Oak trees, our home included. We had the Dish guy out to see if we could get a good signal with a roof mounted dish. He tried for an hour to find a spot, but the angle for Dish network was not possible.
A friend recommended a guy that is an independent Direct dealer/installer and he had a Direct antenna installed on a tripod in my back yard in less than an hour.
Since I already had a Direct set up at home, it was much easier to stay with them for the TT. It only cost me $7 extra a month for the TT.
__________________
2013 Silverado 2500 HD Duramax/Allison Tuned
Aviator Wright Flyer #1919
"First In, Last Out". 11B4Y
DAV, MOPH, VFW, 5/7 Cav,1/8 Cav Assoc.
11th ABN Pathfinder Co. N7MIP
Blackhat6mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2016, 11:26 PM   #34
Senior Member
 
NMWildcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Southern NM
Posts: 1,260
Another great phone app is Satellite AR. Easy to see all satellites and faster than most.
__________________
Scott and Liz - Southern NM
2012 Wildcat Sterling 32RL - w/level up (best option ever)
2007 Chevy 2500HD 4dr short bed Duramax w/allison
Reese Fifth Airborne air ride king pin coupler with Sidewinder
NMWildcat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2016, 01:56 AM   #35
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Somewhere in the Ozarks...
Posts: 337
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Dan View Post
I use the app to determine if a tree, a camper, an ice cream store is blocking line of sight to the satellite(s). That takes 13 seconds. Yes, then I enter the ZIP code into the receiver. I didn't detail every step. I also run the coax from the trailer to the antenna... I just didn't mention that.
Are you saying your precise-aiming tripod adjusts tilt, elevation and azimuth without making any adjustments to the antenna itself? If so, that is a slick antenna!
Are you saying my ground base is more likely to be bumped than your antenna up on a tripod?
Did I say how many minutes it takes me to set up?
Man, I like that setup! I camp pretty much at the same place every time I go, and yes, I can find a hole in the canopy pretty easily. I suppose I would use that app if I had a smart phone, but don't. Still using the old TracFone. One of these days I guess I'll have to upgrade to a smart phone, and probably copy your satellite dish holder. But so far, I'm okay. I did have it tip over one time during some pretty high winds, but I just tipped it back up and it still worked! No adjusting or anything.That was kind of surprising.
__________________
2015 Forest River Rockwood Signature Series Ultra Lite 8289WS w/Diamond pkg.
2014 RAM CTD 6.7 Tradesman 4WD Auto Crew Cab Long Bed
tdst51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2016, 06:30 AM   #36
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Warsaw,NC
Posts: 3,121
Quote:
Originally Posted by NMWildcat View Post
There is a cheaper auto option....... Switch to Dish. We use a Tailgater and get HD. We sit back and enjoy a beer while watching the manual satellite dish guys mess with their tripod and repointing their dish almost every day.

The Tailgator can only pick up one satellite at the time. I have a Tailgator that I would like to sell. I have mounted a Trav'ler on the Creek but I still carry my portable Direct satellite dish


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________
2015 Cedar Creek 32RL
2012 Silverado 3500HD SRW
http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ignhavefun.gif
spock123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2016, 08:59 AM   #37
Senior Member
 
NMWildcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Southern NM
Posts: 1,260
Quote:
Originally Posted by spock123 View Post
The Tailgator can only pick up one satellite at the time. I have a Tailgator that I would like to sell. I have mounted a Trav'ler on the Creek but I still carry my portable Direct satellite dish


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
Yep, only one sat at a time so we sometimes have to wait a few seconds when changing channels if we go between HD and SD. But we enjoy the portability and can't see paying $1200 to $1500 for a traveler type static dish. As fast as things are changing in TV land, I'm hoping they soon come out with a good dish that satisfies portability, functionality, and affordability
__________________
Scott and Liz - Southern NM
2012 Wildcat Sterling 32RL - w/level up (best option ever)
2007 Chevy 2500HD 4dr short bed Duramax w/allison
Reese Fifth Airborne air ride king pin coupler with Sidewinder
NMWildcat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2016, 08:35 PM   #38
Senior Member
 
Blackhat6mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: St Simons Island, GA
Posts: 1,194
Send a message via Skype™ to Blackhat6mike
My King Quest will lock on 4 satellites at once, or so mine does. It will hold all 4 at once so there is no delay when changing channels. I do love the disconnect alarm feature even though I have a stainless steel cable attached to it. If the coax is removed, the alarm sounds.
The Quest can be roof mounted, but if you are under trees, you are screwed unless you can go mobile with it. I have found having it on a low tripod works best for us.
Also, If I'm not mistaken, Dish Network uses satellites in the western sky when Direct TV uses 101 and 119 which are darn near straight over head in my part of the country.
__________________

__________________
2013 Silverado 2500 HD Duramax/Allison Tuned
Aviator Wright Flyer #1919
"First In, Last Out". 11B4Y
DAV, MOPH, VFW, 5/7 Cav,1/8 Cav Assoc.
11th ABN Pathfinder Co. N7MIP
Blackhat6mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:58 PM.