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Old 12-12-2018, 01:00 PM   #1
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We have a 2017 FR Travel Trailer (2715VS) and plan to use it for wintering in Florida. We'll have a couple of one month stays and would like to use our DIRECTV receiver, if possible.

I'd appreciate current insights as to...wait for it...a simple, cost effective method to add satellite tv to my trailer. My current receiver is an HR54.

My current thinking and questions include -

a) we would take the main Genie receiver from home and
b) purchase a portable satellite (I'd prefer to avoid a permanent install...i.e.
would like to avoid roof penetrations, if possible). Will the DIRECTV dishes
on eBay work in this application
c) SWM technology is used, I'm told, for the DIRECTV setup. How does this
impact our equipment/setup needs?
d) Directv is eliminating SD next April, so HD appears to be needed for our
setup. Our tv is a fairly smart one...I think...so it shouldn't be a challenge.
e) I've spoken briefly with a technician at Winegard, and while he seemed to be very knowledgeable, I think he missed the "SD is going away from DIRECTV tangent).

Any help from those of you who have addressed and resolved the satellite tv challenges while RVing would be appreciated. And if DISH TV is the only practical solution, we'll look further into that option.

Thanks in advance.

George
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Old 12-12-2018, 02:12 PM   #2
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I summer in MA. I have a permanent Direct TV dish at camp. You can use a portable. I take my equipment from home with me and install it myself. Then I call Direct TV and tell them to change my zip code to my summer place for local stations. Then the reverse when coming home. Since ATT took over that is a little challenging but doable. LOL
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Old 01-10-2019, 03:21 PM   #3
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I summer in MA. I have a permanent Direct TV dish at camp. You can use a portable. I take my equipment from home with me and install it myself. Then I call Direct TV and tell them to change my zip code to my summer place for local stations. Then the reverse when coming home. Since ATT took over that is a little challenging but doable. LOL


We got a winegard automatic dish and tripod. We bring it in at night or when we go somewhere. Just hook up the coax, aim it South, and it does the rest.
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