Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-25-2013, 07:12 PM   #11
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 80
With this setup. Did you have someone inside looking at the tv to fine tune the satellite signal? Curious how you found your satellite.
__________________

__________________
kjoh75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2013, 08:23 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: X
Posts: 2,781
He said he saw that one in the campground. If you have DirecTV I hear you can tune with the receiver. With Dish, the receivers are too slow to respond when there's no signal so you need a "Satellite Finder" meter (~$25).
__________________

__________________
BarryD0706 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2013, 08:37 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Walkertown, NC
Posts: 335
Had the DirecTV antenna with a receiver from home, what a PITA to get set up, plus it is just too big and bulky. Bought the Dish Tailgater and have used it on our current 4-month camping trip and love it. Got a basic programming package of 60 channels for $39 and Distant Networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX) for $12, pay-as-you go.
__________________
Sirsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2013, 08:39 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
GASPEDDLER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 755
A signal meter as mentioned above Is the easiest way to lock in a signal. You can use a signal meter with all directv dish pointing except for the SWM systems. Leveling is a must with any setup and without it you will not be successful. BTW I can lock in a signal in a matter of minutes, so it can be done....it just takes practice.
__________________

2012 F-350 4x4 King Ranch Super Duty CC 6.7 Turbo Diesel 3.55 e-locker
2011 Palomino Puma 30KFBDS with Side Paw Kitchen and Bunkhouse
Equalizer E2 Hitch
GASPEDDLER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2013, 07:57 AM   #15
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 8
Thanks for the input. Just looking for an easy setup but is the Winegard Anser that easy or does it have issues? Any Anser users out there? It is half the price of the automatic.
__________________
Borrell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2013, 08:01 AM   #16
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 8
Just figured I would take the receiver on the road for free since I already have Directv (switched from DISH a few years ago for several issues). HD may not be that critical with my incredible $500 Konka TV that came with my Rockwood TT. Is Tailgater a better brand than Winegard?
__________________
Borrell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2013, 10:39 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: X
Posts: 2,781
I think Winegard is the better brand, but Tailgater is considerably cheaper than anything Winegard currently has, but only works for Dish so that's not an option for you. Since you want something automatic, I suggest calling Winegard and asking them your question about Anser getting all of the channels on DirecTV. You could also go to a local DirecTV installer and ask them about channel availability if you only have their Sat 101 (which is all that Anser gets).
__________________
BarryD0706 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2013, 07:09 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Stg1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 204
I have Direct and don't care about HD. I have sd receivers so only have to hit one sat. I use a sat mount I found on the net. T've used it for 5 years with no problem. You make it yourself using pvc pipe and only costs about $20 in material. It's wind resistant and easily portable. Including the link below.

http://bbrv.dreamstation.com/sat.html
__________________
Steve and Marlene and 2 Furry Kids. LB (Maltese) Rocky (Border Terrier)
2013 Coachmen Catalina 25RKS 2006 Nissan Titan Crew Cab
Stg1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2013, 07:37 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Taylorgso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 775
Carryout vs. Anser: I have Carryout with DirecTV. I chose the Carryout because it can be mounted to the ladder on the RV (which I have done), and hard wired to power, etc. This way it's less susceptible to being disoriented by wind, etc., and if you're camped with a clear view to the satellite from the RV, you don't have to go out in the inclement weather to set it up. With Anser, you set the elevation for your area, then the Answer finds the satellite, but it is NOT totally automatic. I have extra cabling and can dismount the carryout and set it up on picnic table, etc., if I don't have clear view from the RV. its a PITA, though, and I won't do it for just an overnight.
__________________
Ed (N4RWU) & Becky Taylor
Mistie (Walks 4-down)
Greensboro, NC
Taylorgso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2013, 08:11 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
B and B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Wilmot Twp, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 8,604
I am in Canada on Shawdirect. I use a Winegard Carryout for SD. I can receive several HD channels as long as they are on the same satellite. I used to carry the dish, mount etc and find the satellite and works sometimes other times not. At $800 show price couldn't beat the option of the Carryout.
__________________

__________________
B and B is online now   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.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:31 AM.