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Old 09-06-2013, 06:31 PM   #11
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I have the Tailgater with Dish service at home. I take my receiver from home with me, hook it up point it South and turn it on. Tailgater finds sats, no extra fees to pay (so far anyway, perhaps because I haven't been far enough away from home yet 50 to 60 miles is all).
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:46 PM   #12
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If you have a 3-LNB dish, you should be getting three Sats. I have no problem at all doing that with Dish.

Dish does not charge you to take a receiver from home. (How would they know even if you thought they were going to charge you?)
Barry, that is what I have been told they know when you enter the zip code. If you are getting all 3 sats then you should be getting local channels for the area. I highly doubt if you are getting 3 stats. If you are then when you run the program it will give you the strength of each one. As always I could be wrong, but I have not seen it camping, by talking to both dish and direct people. I'm glad you are then you do not need to use your antenna to get the locals. It also depends on your location and distance. I could be wrong Barry and it would not be the first time. I am also talking about a dish that is on your house..........
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:51 PM   #13
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We have Directv at home and a receiver with a dish/tripod in the camper as well. Hubby usually has it set up and hooked up in a short time. Only downfall is if there are a lot of trees in the direction he needs to point the dish.
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:03 PM   #14
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We have Directv at home and a receiver with a dish/tripod in the camper as well. Hubby usually has it set up and hooked up in a short time. Only downfall is if there are a lot of trees in the direction he needs to point the dish.
Do you get HD or only SD?
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:13 PM   #15
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Barry, that is what I have been told they know when you enter the zip code. If you are getting all 3 sats then you should be getting local channels for the area. I highly doubt if you are getting 3 stats. If you are then when you run the program it will give you the strength of each one. As always I could be wrong, but I have not seen it camping, by talking to both dish and direct people. I'm glad you are then you do not need to use your antenna to get the locals. It also depends on your location and distance. I could be wrong Barry and it would not be the first time. I am also talking about a dish that is on your house..........
The Tailgater get SAT 110, 119 and 129 and we get 3 seperate signal strengths. 110 and 119 is close together and you can get both at once. If you want HD or the new downloads such as the TV guide it switchs to SAT 129 then moves back
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:58 PM   #16
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I have a Winegard ANSER and DirecTV. I set it on a tripod, point the coax connections to the north, set the elevation according to a map that comes with the ANSER, and the ANSER does the rest. I leave a window open so I can hear the TV when the satellite is located. (I bought a signal meter but that it's one of those cases where technology is more pain than help.)

I use one of my home receivers and get all the channels I get at home including HBO, Showtime, and the NYC "locals."
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:13 PM   #17
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I have a VuQube (similar to Tailgater). I use to try to aim the dish on a tripod, what a huge PITA. There were normally to models for aiming the dish, either simple and easy, or hours trying to get a signal. With the VuQube, you carry it out, point the handle south, connect the coaxial cable, go inside tune the dish in and watch TV.

I just pay the $10 per month to have two receivers in the camper and not have to worry with taking receivers from the house every time we leave. You can turn them on in the spring and off in the winter at no charge.

We have always received our home local channels. Personally, I would prefer to get the local channels of where we are staying, but home channels are OK.
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:58 PM   #18
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BarryD0706 - Double checked with Hubby - only SD.

Directv is good. We cut that receiver off in the winter when we're not using it. Re-activate it in the spring for camping season.
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:19 AM   #19
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i have the tailgator. works well from South Dakota and south. had problems in Montana.
the carry out didn't have any problem. looks like the carry out is more sensitive.
both receive get all three sats and i do get HD. also paid for the DVR upgrade ($40 one time).
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:19 AM   #20
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This may be a silly question, but with the DVR upgrade, will it allow you to watch one show while you record another even if they are on different sat?? In KC my regional sports channel is Fox Midwest, when I go to AZ will I still be able to get their regional sports channel, like Fox sports AZ?? Everyone here is giving great information and I really do appreciate it very much!
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