Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-23-2011, 09:58 AM   #11
doctort44's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 62
Originally Posted by bobsquarepants View Post
I built one of these... sat works just fine and is a good conversation piece
I also built one of those and have used it for 6 years now with no problems. The low profile makes it very stable in high winds. People at the camp grounds are always asking about it.

Terry and Joan and our empty nest
2008 Silverado Crew Cab 5.3liter 3.73
"The Cottage" (2010 Surveyor Sport 189)
doctort44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2011, 12:01 PM   #12
Senior Member
camper_Lucy's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Camping some place I hope
Posts: 318
I have been doing this for a few years, with HD the signal is a little more diffcult to get but with pratice it works. Also keep in mind the adjustment between magnatic and actual on compass readings, that's what gets most people just learning how to do this.

Before I go i use this to get the setting from this site;
Satellite Finder / Dish Pointing Calculator with Google Maps |

Here is a good reference site they also sell most parts and have a good customer service to help you get it all working.

camper_Lucy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2011, 11:03 PM   #13
Senior Member
rracer5's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Full Timing It
Posts: 2,042
Not easy finding all 5 sats for HD viewing. And you'll need a 5 LNB sat. dish to do so (if you subscribe to Directv's HD programming). That dish requires tilt, azemuth and elevation to find all 5 sats. and the mount MUST BE PERFECTLY LEVEL TO START. you'll need a compass and inline sat. finder which screams or clicks (depending on model) when you find a sat. This is misleading cause it will indicate when you find ANY sat., even the non-Directv sats. So, you will have to be pretty close on your compass heading right from the beginning.
rracer5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2011, 07:46 AM   #14
Senior Member
camper_Lucy's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Camping some place I hope
Posts: 318
note, Direct TV has reworked there Sat configuration you no londger need 5 to get HD, I think it is the 101 you nolonger need unless you want the non english language channels. There standard LNB setup is now back down to 3 which is much easier to setup, and with a slimline dish you can drop to one LNB.

camper_Lucy is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:42 AM.