Dish and Pay-As-You-Go
For the most part my wife and I have had pretty good success with out DISH Tailgater (2 years old) and Dish programming. The Pay-As-You-Go service has mostly plusses but there are a few drawbacks.
As an RVer when you no longer need the Dish service, do you simply say, "Please disconnect my service and when I need to use the Dish programming again, I'll contact you." Or do you tell the Dish rep, "Please put my account on PAUSE"? Now that doesn't sound too difficult but, sadly, not all the Dish customer service reps understand how the Pay-As-You-Go plan is supposed to work, especially the reps with limited English skills. You only pay for what you use...supposedly. On more than one occasion Dish has attempted to bill me inappropriately for service time that I have not used on the RV program. So far, I have had the most success using the Chat feature on the Dish website in starting and stopping the Pay-As-You-Go programming.
The portable Tailgater offers a lot of flexibility. You just have to be patient in finding the signal. To this extent I use a Dish satellite finder app on my iPhone. Also, we have been able to receive a Dish signal in British Columbia with no difficulty.