I have a tailgater which I believe is similar to the VQ. I use a vip 211k reciever that has a coax output as opposed to the newer 211z. The coax output lets me feed the signal through the house cable so I can watch satellite in the bedroom. Dish charges $7.00/ month while the reciever is active. The system works quite well as long as you have a clear unobstructed view of the southern sky. If you are traveling out of your time zone you must also notify Dish so they can change your "home" location else you will be watching programming either hours ahead or behind. That said I don't think I would go through the expense of purchasing the system again. Most Campgrounds offer cable, I have a great UHF antenna (not the standard batwing) and that's usually enough to get us through.