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Old 06-20-2016, 10:32 AM   #1
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Question Dish TV The Hopper

Is anyone using the Hopper system in their RV? Dish tells me it's not available for RVers.
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:52 AM   #2
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I don't know why they don't offer it to rv'ers. I took my household hopper with me when I hit the road last year and have had zero issues. I have the hopper w/ sling which is, I guess, a little different than the current hopper 3. I don't know if they are THAT different though. Like I said I have a hopper w/ sling, I also have a wireless joey for the bedroom. I use it with an upside down 1000.2 dish and only have the usual troubles aiming it.
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I don't know why they don't offer it to rv'ers. I took my household hopper with me when I hit the road last year and have had zero issues. I have the hopper w/ sling which is, I guess, a little different than the current hopper 3. I don't know if they are THAT different though. Like I said I have a hopper w/ sling, I also have a wireless joey for the bedroom. I use it with an upside down 1000.2 dish and only have the usual troubles aiming it.
X2. I moved my Hopper and Joey into my camper when we sold our house and it worked great. Now, we have a house and I have it on standby for $5.50 a month. Then, I activate it for a month when we go camping.
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X2. I moved my Hopper and Joey into my camper when we sold our house and it worked great. Now, we have a house and I have it on standby for $5.50 a month. Then, I activate it for a month when we go camping.
Do you use a Tailgater for the antenna?
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Cant use the tailgater with hopper, have to use a manual dish.

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Do you use a Tailgater for the antenna?
Nope. The Tailgator won't work. I have a 1000.2 HD antenna and a tripod.
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Cant use the tailgater with hopper, have to use a manual dish.

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That may be the reason that dish says you can't use a hopper in an rv. I have found only one auto dish that might work with the hopper and it mounts on the roof and is about $1200, not installed.

Edit: I just looked it up and it is a Winegard Trav'ler
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Winegard sk-1000 works with hopper, Joey's, and wireless Joey's. The sk-swm3 does all of this for directv and their genie system.

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