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Old 06-29-2010, 09:30 AM   #1
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Direct TV Dish

First off I have direct tv at my house so all I need is a dish and a reciever out of my house to go with my camper? Will a regular direct tv dish off of a house work? I found one and the person told me to make them an offer. If this type setup will work then what would you guys offer for the dish?
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Old 06-29-2010, 12:29 PM   #2
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Yep. A dish with a single LNB will work with a regular DirecTV receiver. If it's a Tivo Unit you will need a dual LNB type if you want to record on one line while watching on another channel. High Definition is another story all together. If you venture far from home your set up will need to be adjusted to change the current zip code where you are at otherwise you should be fine provided the sky is wide open for the signal.
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In many cases you can find the dishes for free. I wouldn't offer any more than $10 or $15. You will need to purchase a tripod (Camping World, eBay, or Craigslist) or make one to hold the dish (I've seen 5 gal buckets filled with 6-8 inches of concrete to hold a 3-4 foot pole with the dish mounted to that) and some basic tools to find the satellite - compass, signal strength meter, etc. Camping World has some satellite finding devices - worth taking a look.
Hope this helps.
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I just gave away a single and a triple lnb dish when I went HD at home. I just placed them at the end of my property with a free sign. They were gone in less than 90 minutes.
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I'd look in Craigslist. I found one a few months ago for $7. for the dish. I used one of the boxes from my home when we travel. Works great.
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Old 06-29-2010, 09:25 PM   #6
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When I go RVing in an RV park I usually look at other Direct TV dishes.
That will give you a good place to start.

You and get a compass and a signal meter if you are boondocking.
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