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Old 09-04-2013, 05:24 PM   #51
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I found that DISH is charging m $59.95 for America's Top 120,(not $19.95 as I incorrectly posted above) where if I had it at home it would be $29.95. I understand that I'm renting it month-to-month, so they want more. I called and asked about getting a year or two service contract at the $29.95 rate or there abouts. They said "No". Seems to me that it should be all the same to them whether beaming to my house or RV. Guess not.

BTW the cable has to connect directly from the satellite receiver cube to the receiver, it doesn't want to connect in any way through house cable, due to it receiving and supplying power to the cube.
Tell them the receiver is at home not your camper.
They don't know where your receiver is.

I use my shop receiver in my camper duting the summer.


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Old 09-04-2013, 05:40 PM   #52
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That's because the coach is RG59 coax. Dish needs RG6 to handle the bandwidth at the proper signal level. I do not use the dish pay as u go. I have a home plan and bring my home receiver and reprogram it for my destination zip and reprogram it when I get home......works fine.
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:48 PM   #53
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That's because the coach is RG59 coax.
Really? In a 2013 model? That's pretty unusual. I know that everything in mine is RG6.
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:51 PM   #54
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If you're paying $59.99 before taxes/fees then you must have the 120+ package, or you've added Blockbuster. Just 120 should be $49.99.

You can use the "house cable"...just not the stuff in the "house" that it's connected to.
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:06 PM   #55
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120+ the wifey wants to see UCLA football games.

I'll look into RG6 cable but I know when I plugged it into the house hookup I got nothing. Something to do with splitters and such and the power back to the cube.

I've had it a month and two weekend trips, so I'm still sorting it out. I'm looking at running the RG6 cable out of the console area and fishing it down to the back left cabinet where the power cable is and storing the cube there. Doesn't look too difficult. I'm tired of running it from the console area through the Kitchen window.
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:08 PM   #56
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Tell them the receiver is at home not your camper.
They don't know where your receiver is.

I use my shop receiver in my camper duting the summer.


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I'll try that, thanks.
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:10 PM   #57
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I went back and looked at your (way) earlier posts regarding your expected usage pattern. Please read my post #29 here: satelite tv.

If this works for you, you're way better off without a contract!
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:18 PM   #58
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In my look back in time I see that I hadn't created my drawings of how to use the existing "Park Cable" when I was here before.

You need to change to the things marked in red here to use the existing RG6 cable for your Sat.
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The "booster control" that the "Cable In" is connected to looks like this on the back:
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(In case you don't know what I mean by "booster control", it's the switch plate that your TV coax is connected to that has the little black button on it where you turn on the antenna amplifier.)

And by the way, I agree that if you don't have RG6 cable in your RV it isn't going to work regardless.
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:05 PM   #59
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I have the Dish Tailgater in my unit. It is simple to get the signal distribution using the existing wiring in the camper, if it was originally wired to either share the antenna or the cable from the campground. If you let me know how your RV is setup in those regards, I can send you very detailed instructions on how to do this. A trick I learned on the Tailgater...if it stops working, which it may, it is because of a temperature change in the plastic housing, and the dish inside of it gets in a bind and will not move. Simply remove the screws that hold the top of the housing together off, the search your satellites out again. This allows the unit to move freely and find the satellites. After finding the satellites, there is very little movement between each of them, so you are safe to gently put the top back on. Dont worry about the screws while using it, it does overlap and is water tight. Then when done camping, just put the screws back in for when you are traveling. I leave the handle off of my unit just because of this issue. Also, on adding the usb hard drive to your receiver, it is a good idea if you camp at state parks or campgrounds with lots of trees, as you sometimes dont get a good signal and the satellite does not pickup anything. If you let the receiver record a lot of shows you like while sitting at home, then you will have something to watch in the evening when camping. You wont be disappointed in the tailgater after you figure all the little tricks to it out.
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For you dishers out there that want to add a USB drive to your unit might I suggest you purchase an Enterprise hard drive. It is designed to withstand the heat of running 24/7. I use several hundred of that type at work and in 6 years have only had a few fail. Normal hard drives found in computers are made too run for periods of time and be off for a good bit, they do not handle running 24 hours a day continuously, and yes, they do cost more. So your choice here is do you want cheap or reliability....you get what you pay for.

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