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Old 01-19-2019, 08:12 AM   #1
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Where do I put the satellite receiver?

Excuse me if this is a dumb question, but after looking at Rockwood/Flagstaff Micro and Mini Lite models, where can you place a satellite receiver for line of sight operation? I have a DISH 211z receiver, using a King Tailgater.
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Old 01-21-2019, 01:04 PM   #2
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Most people buy portable tripods to sit them on. If you mount it to your RV you will inevitably park under trees and they will block the signal. By using a tripod, you can position it with a clear view. Some people even sit them on the ground.
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Most people buy portable tripods to sit them on. If you mount it to your RV you will inevitably park under trees and they will block the signal. By using a tripod, you can position it with a clear view. Some people even sit them on the ground.
I understood the OP to be talking about a "satellite receiver", not an antenna. My receiver sits on a shelf under my main TV but that doesn't seem like an option for the OP.
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Why would a receiver need "Line of Site for Operation" ??
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I understood the OP to be talking about a "satellite receiver", not an antenna. My receiver sits on a shelf under my main TV but that doesn't seem like an option for the OP.
Boy, did I jump right over that! My old mind latched on King Tailgater, and away we went!
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Why would a receiver need "Line of Site for Operation" ??
Because the remote is an IR type. The OP could buy a Wally (not expensive) and not have to worry about line of sight. Much smaller, less heat and Wally uses RF for remote.
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I use an app, SatFinder lite 1.5.13. It allows me to see the satellites on the southern sky.

I had mine sitting on the ground, locked to the camper. It worked fine.
My problem was keeping dogs from peeing on it. ( Talking to the dog worked better than speaking with the owner. )

To get around this and make it harder to steal, I mounted it to the roof. Using the app to avoid trees and the like.

I had the 211z and the Wally is better. It is screwed to a shelf. The remote works thru walls.
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I think you can put it anywhere. I run my small bedroom TV off an HDMI cable and the receiver pick up the remote from the bedroom even though it is in the living room. I have the Playmaker with a wally.
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Because the remote is an IR type. The OP could buy a Wally (not expensive) and not have to worry about line of sight. Much smaller, less heat and Wally uses RF for remote.
Got it !! never dealt with them. Good knowledge to have.


Have a Tailgater mounted to the roof of our cabin we bought last fall, but have never used it yet. I'm picking up what everyone is laying down. At work and mind going in 20 different directions.
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Wally

If the OP means the actually receiver and not the tailgater/antenna, then the other poster was correct... get the RF model, available from Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IL14MI0/
works like a charm... can be used from the bedroom behind a wall. The trick is where to connect the coax cable. Some models like mine have only one coax connector in the A/V cabinet and with the antenna switch in or out it only seems to want to connect to shore cable or the antenna and NOT to satellite antenna. @#$%^&* It was the same in my sunseeker and I finally mounted a separate coax port on the outside
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IAAJVFW/
and drilled thru and ran a separate coax cable from the back of the port to the A/V cabinet and an A/B switch. If anyone knows a simpler way (other than running the cable out the window which we have done) I am all ears. Otherwise Forest River, I hope you are listening and correct this GROSS oversight.
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