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Old 06-25-2008, 08:11 AM   #11
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I vote to save the money

TV is one of the things I go out camping to get away from. The others are e-mail, phones, US postal service. I do keep the SAME weather radio on.

I'm one of those who can listen to the majestic silence of Gods creation and be entertained for days at a time.

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Old 06-25-2008, 09:34 PM   #12
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Old 06-26-2008, 05:41 AM   #13
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I have sat tv and I only get the basic package and local channels for 19.00 plus tax per month. After the first year I just pay for the months that I'm camping. This is through Dishnet
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Old 06-27-2008, 10:39 AM   #14
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Bit the bullet!

Well folks, I know have satellite tv. I can't live without racing and football...........and BOSTON RED SOX so I went ahead made the phone call. Thanks for all your replys, the were very helpful.
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:47 PM   #15
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Old 08-02-2008, 07:42 AM   #16
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I found that taking the Satellite system is a waste of time. Practically all of the private RV parks have cable. It's also a pain to set the Sat System up.
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Old 09-01-2008, 02:22 AM   #17
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Where do you all pick up an extra dish? Have 4 receivers in house that we can take one.
What else do you need to hook it up. Also will one receiver in RV work for different viewing in bedroom and in the living area? Thank for the help
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:15 AM   #18
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Amazon or E-bay is the best place to get a dish. If you can catch an installer they will usually have a few they'll let you have for a few bucks.

You'll need some kinda stand whether it's a tripod or homemade one. A compass is usually a good investment. A satellite finder is good if you don't mind spending the money. A length of RG-6 cable (I'd suggest at least 100') You may need siamese (pair of cables attached side by side) depending on your setup.

You'll have to take two recievers if you want different channels in two different locations. You can't use the "cable" tv jack on rig to hook to the satellite dish without some modifications. Some RV's come with satellite jacks too though.
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Old 09-01-2008, 04:06 PM   #19
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I bought a dish at Radio Schack a couple of years ago and the tripod from Campers World, they have two types of tripods. I bought the smaller one and we are very happy with it because the tripod is easy to install, it has a way to anchor it to the ground using a large cork screw device. I use a tent stake instead.......

It is so nice to have sat. tv when we are out......
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Old 09-02-2008, 03:17 AM   #20
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We do the same as most; have Dishnetwork at home and take a box when on the road. I got an extra dish after sending an e-mail at work offering to take old dish's off people's hands. I actually ended up with numerous Direct TV and several Dishnetwork systems.

I go on-line armed with the Zip Code of where we will be and pre-set angles for dish. When we arrive, I simply point that bad-boy to the southern sky and generally only have to move it a little bit for good signal.

Would love to get a 'vue but agree those seven bills could be better spent on something else !


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