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Old 09-20-2013, 05:27 AM   #13771
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Turbs, what kind of antenna are you using for your Dish in the 5er? We have Dish Network at home, and I'm thinking about taking one of our receivers from home and buying a Tailgater. Do the automatic-locating antennas really work like they are advertised?
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I've had the Tailgater for about 2 months and on 3 camping trips. It has worked flawlessly as well. Turbs is right you need a Vip211k receiver. Being Dish customer, I just called them and switched one of my existing receivers for it.

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Old 09-20-2013, 05:39 AM   #13772
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I've had the Tailgater for about 2 months and on 3 camping trips. It has worked flawlessly as well. Turbs is right you need a Vip211k receiver. Being Dish customer, I just called them and switched one of my existing receivers for it.

Morning Frogs!
Thanks, BombDoc. Since we didn't get "The Hopper" when we got our Dish system, I think both (I'm sure at least 1) of our receivers are/is a Vip211k. I found a new-in-the-box Tailgater on ebay on a "buy it now or best offer" deal. The buy-it-now price was $349, which I've seen a number of places, including recently on sale at Camping World. I'm wondering if I could get it at a "best offer" of about $299.99...that would be sweet.
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:57 AM   #13773
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I bought a Vue Cube from a member here. It's the same as the tailgater antenna. I just switched from Directv to Dish on Wed. This week so I could get HD programming in the camper. Problem is, the installer forgot to install the lnb on my dish to run thr 211k when its at my house.
they installed the Hopper and all the joeys but not the line for the other reciever
oh well, guess I needed to spend some time on the phone today.........

Turbs, what's the dish model that you have?
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:15 AM   #13774
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I have a vip 612 http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp...u=753960009964
Mine has a uhf antenna that way the remote doesn't need to see receiver to control it , that way I can put my receiver in the basement.
I can record a program and watch another live or record two programs at once and watch a previously recorded program.

Let me know if I can help further.
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:18 AM   #13775
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Turbo,I am going to put a note in a bottle and throw it in the (Headwaters of the Mississippi) here at Itsca State Park,Minn.today. Would you let me know when it passes by your area? Youroo!!
I'll be looking 4 it in between sips of beer n pettin toby!
You still coming this way maybe?
We could reserve mac bride and you and toby could reunite!
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Morning Phrogs! Looks like no camping for me this weekend The kids are all sick with colds. Probably has something to do with the 50 degree changes in temperature we've had lately. uggghhh. Oh well, maybe I can get caught up a little on all this work. All the phrogs who are lucky enough to go this weekend, be safe traveling.
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It went through our house ,about a wk an a half ago. Think it came from the school !!
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:44 AM   #13777
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I have a vip 612 DISH Network ViP 612 Dual Tuner HD DVR Satellite Receiver / Tuner (Vip-612) from Solid Signal
Mine has a uhf antenna that way the remote doesn't need to see receiver to control it , that way I can put my receiver in the basement.
I can record a program and watch another live or record two programs at once and watch a previously recorded program.

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Sorry, I meant the antenna........
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Turbs, what kind of antenna are you using for your Dish in the 5er? We have Dish Network at home, and I'm thinking about taking one of our receivers from home and buying a Tailgater. Do the automatic-locating antennas really work like they are advertised?
I took the screws out of mine when new and replaced with 3/16" pop rivets and they are still tight after all this time.
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Sorry, I meant the antenna........
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700.00 ill stick with the Vue Cube and remote.

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