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Old 04-17-2015, 04:54 PM   #11
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One very important point for use with the Tailgater is to make sure it is on a flat level surface. I have had mine for 2-3 years now and can tell you for sure that by doing that you will shorten the searching for signal time.

Another tip is to purchase the Dish Pointer App (DP AR Pro). It allows you to find the Satellites you will be connecting to. In my case they are 110, 119, & 129. With the app you can also see exactly what might block the view.

Also, be sure to use the best coaxial cable. Usually they will have a blue ring on the connecter. I have the 211K receiver as mentioned but there is a newer model now. It is the Dish Network VIP 211z HD Satellite Receiver. It is smaller than the and lighter than the 211K.
Same one I have. Z model

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Just a note. The coaxial cable from the tailgater must go directly to the receiver box. If you try to run it through your cable input on the unit, the power (which has to come from the receiver box) will be blocked by the splitters that are built into your trailers tv system. Otherwise they work great. Also try to determine where in the sky the satellite is and aim the tailgater in that direction (the handle points in the opposite direction to where the satelite is.) Dish says just point it south but if you point it more to where the satelite is, you get faster and better reception.
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:55 PM   #13
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My son has one they use for tailgate parties and he just runs a cable from the tailgater to the receiver.

I get the part of hooking up the dish to the satellite port outside, I was wondering where the rest of the hook up is in the 327RES?

In a cabinet next to the TV there are 2 cable hookups one of which is the antenna booster and right now the other is empty. Is the empty one connected to the outside satellite port?
Your trl. should have a SAT. hook-up out side mine is where the water hose hooks up I have a sierra 365saq theres 2 sat and a cable hook up.
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Old 04-17-2015, 08:09 PM   #14
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I'm sorry but they stole your money!
I just did mine over the phone.
You do NOT have to be home.
You can have it authorized in 10 minutes.
It's to bad people fall for these thieves.
I'm glad you got it going tho.

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I'm sure glad you had an easy time getting yours set up. I wish I could say the same. I was told by dish they could not activate my receiver without having a certified person come out and activate it. Once he came and out we got it working without a problem. Happy RVing.
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Just a note. The coaxial cable from the tailgater must go directly to the receiver box. If you try to run it through your cable input on the unit, the power (which has to come from the receiver box) will be blocked by the splitters that are built into your trailers tv system. Otherwise they work great. Also try to determine where in the sky the satellite is and aim the tailgater in that direction (the handle points in the opposite direction to where the satelite is.) Dish says just point it south but if you point it more to where the satelite is, you get faster and better reception.
I was told by the Dish technician to point the handle North.
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I was told by the Dish technician to point the handle North.
Videos say point the handle to the north.


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Old 04-19-2015, 11:07 AM   #17
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We stopped by Camping World last night and picked up a tailgater and receiver. I found the smart card sticker and called dish, it took a couple of minutes and it was authorized. (We already had a dish account) Then it started to rain.


This morning I went out and plugged everything in and after a little while it almost worked, I had to call dish again and have them reauthorize the receiver.


Only challenge I have is programing the dish remote to run the TV, the "LEGEND" brand is not listed so I can put in a code, has anyone discovered what the code is by chance?
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I was told by the Dish technician to point the handle North.
My idea is to know what the Azmuth is and point thehandle 180* opposite from that and you would be pointing straight at the sat. better signal strength.
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We stopped by Camping World last night and picked up a tailgater and receiver. I found the smart card sticker and called dish, it took a couple of minutes and it was authorized. (We already had a dish account) Then it started to rain.


This morning I went out and plugged everything in and after a little while it almost worked, I had to call dish again and have them reauthorize the receiver.


Only challenge I have is programing the dish remote to run the TV, the "LEGEND" brand is not listed so I can put in a code, has anyone discovered what the code is by chance?
Can you not program the dish remote from your tv remote pointed at the side of the dish remote? The procedure is part of the remote paperwork.
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We stopped by Camping World last night and picked up a tailgater and receiver. I found the smart card sticker and called dish, it took a couple of minutes and it was authorized. (We already had a dish account) Then it started to rain.


This morning I went out and plugged everything in and after a little while it almost worked, I had to call dish again and have them reauthorize the receiver.


Only challenge I have is programing the dish remote to run the TV, the "LEGEND" brand is not listed so I can put in a code, has anyone discovered what the code is by chance?
The Legend is not in the list i have for tv - remote from dish a couple weeks ago. I have a Jensen and the codes on the list don't work so i'm going to call dish they have a way to scan with th remote and find the tv code (tech help).
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