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Old 09-09-2012, 09:18 PM   #1
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Does anyone use a satellite dish or Dish network Tailgator when camping? The tailgator supposly takes the guess work out of aimming the dish. We camp in a lot of wooded type campgrounds. I don't to go out and spend bunch of money on a dish setup if it won't work very well when we camp. thanks for any help
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:50 PM   #2
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Does anyone use a satellite dish or Dish network Tailgator when camping? The tailgator supposly takes the guess work out of aimming the dish. We camp in a lot of wooded type campgrounds. I don't to go out and spend bunch of money on a dish setup if it won't work very well when we camp. thanks for any help


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The dish network dish was free from a direct tv installer whom removed it from a house changing to direct tv.
Work light tri pod lights were junk so I converted it to except dish.
I use the receiver from my shop.

Takes less than 10 minutes to setup and get signal.

Cheap Way to find out if it will work for u if your already a dish customer.
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:53 PM   #3
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No matter what system you use you will need a clear line of sight to the satellite. I have a dish and tripod and take my receiver from home. I have Dish Network. The dish cost around $125. with the tripod, cable etc. By taking my receiver from home I don't pay the extra $7. per month "extra outlet fee".
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:01 PM   #4
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Obviously the lower the dish is to the ground the line of sight goes away .
I'm working on a mount for my ladder which will help in high tree count problems.
No matter if you use the tailgater or an actual dish the line of sign is still an issue.
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I use the VuCube which is very similar to the tailgater but I have a remote to set up the satellite. I recommend that you get a 50' & 100' RG-6 cable which I mostly use the 50 footer. I have only used the 100' a couple of times in the really wooded areas, and had it laid out all the way! Several times we couldn't receive any local channels, but had satellite channels.
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:17 PM   #6
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I use the VuCube which is very similar to the tailgater but I have a remote to set up the satellite. I recommend that you get a 50' & 100' RG-6 cable which I mostly use the 50 footer. I have only used the 100' a couple of times in the really wooded areas, and had it laid out all the way! Several times we couldn't receive any local channels, but had satellite channels.
I'm not sure how far out you can get from your locals before there not viewable but I've only had once I couldn't get locals as I was about 200 miles from home.
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:22 PM   #7
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This is how I mounted mine it also works on the top of the ladder....
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:23 PM   #8
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This is how I mounted mine it also works on the top of the ladder....
What do you do when the front of the camper is facing sw ?

Same thing I want to do but at the top of the ladder as to be able to point forward if needed.
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The ladder has the two tubes curved and flat about foot and a halve so just mount at that point and swing arm to straight up and level then aim unless their are trees in the way it works great.
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In this picture you can see the top tubes I'M talking about...
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