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Old 10-01-2014, 05:25 PM   #31
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Guess I should keep my big mouth shut, like you I will never get it to work right again.
Funny how it always seems to work that way don't it!
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Old 10-01-2014, 05:35 PM   #32
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This one helped in a park above Hershey, PA. Had to move about three feet to get all satellites. Between the mountain and trees it was the hardest park I have ever been in. Like others normally never had to many problems. Just have to pick your sites and sometimes it slightly full.


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Old 10-01-2014, 05:36 PM   #33
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.but what do you do if your campsite has tree cover with a few openings?
Mine came with 50' of cable so it's really never been an issue. I just try to set it out in a reasonably clear area. Another poster mentioned that even a branch in the way gave them trouble, but that hasn't been my experience. On occasion I'll toss it up on the roof, but for the most part I just set it and forget it without too much thought. I may not be getting EVERY channel available, but I've never had much of an issue picking up the local news and the major networks. Gotta have my masterchef and the walking dead.
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Old 10-01-2014, 05:45 PM   #34
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Mine came with 50' of cable so it's really never been an issue. I just try to set it out in a reasonably clear area. Another poster mentioned that even a branch in the way gave them trouble, but that hasn't been my experience. On occasion I'll toss it up on the roof, but for the most part I just set it and forget it without too much thought. I may not be getting EVERY channel available, but I've never had much of an issue picking up the local news and the major networks. Gotta have my masterchef and the walking dead.
The Walking Dead...less than 2 weeks.....heck yeah!
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Old 10-01-2014, 05:55 PM   #35
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The Walking Dead...less than 2 weeks.....heck yeah!
I'm a full time boondocker.. not a barbarian! Some things you just can't compromise in life.. a decent cup of coffee, fresh fish, and The Walking Dead. LMFAO

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Old 10-01-2014, 05:59 PM   #36
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Most of the time I do the same.....a few clicks and no problem ....but what do you do if your campsite has tree cover with a few openings?
I carry a 50 foot cable and also a 100 foot with a barrel connector to join the two together if needed. The unit will work fine up to about 300 feet. I have put the Tailgater on top of RV and used a bungee cord to hold it.
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:29 PM   #37
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I carry a 50 foot cable and also a 100 foot with a barrel connector to join the two together if needed. The unit will work fine up to about 300 feet. I have put the Tailgater on top of RV and used a bungee cord to hold it.
300', I just kinda figured it would lose signal after a 100'.
Thanks for the info

My last campsite did loose part of a tree (still didn't help).
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Old 10-02-2014, 08:06 AM   #38
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When you guys just "plop" down your Tailgater, are you getting local programing, which also includes the major networks? Depending on my location, I have to switch LNB's. Yesterday, we arrived in Mason City, Iowa and I assumed the eastern arc LNB would be the right one. Bad assumption. I had to switch back to the western arc LNB and move and re-align the dish. I also have to contact Dish (I usually use chat) and have my service address changed to get the right programing. I did not get a Tailgater because we have a Hopper and wanted to continue to use it.
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Old 10-03-2014, 06:48 AM   #39
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I only get locals if I am close to home. I do not change it since it would mess up the home dvr. I believe the gator only gets western arc. I figure I have the trailer's ota antenna if I want some local channels.
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When I call Dish to have them turn on my receiver I can request local channels. As doc73 mentioned it cuts off local channels at home. I found this out the hard way. We came home from camping and my wife sat down to enjoy a weeks worth of recorded soap operas. There were none because they came on local home channels. To say she was not happy is an understatement.
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