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Old 02-04-2016, 12:45 AM   #21
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I think they make a Direct TV King Tailgater but it costs quite a bit more and doesn't receive HD signals.
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Old 02-04-2016, 02:04 AM   #22
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I think they make a Direct TV King Tailgater but it costs quite a bit more and doesn't receive HD signals.
Is that the King Quest rather than King Tailgater?
http://www.amazon.com/King-VQ4100-Po...308f0f54f52b3f
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Old 02-04-2016, 12:27 PM   #23
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Interesting point Bob brought up. With the ViP211z only having a HDMI output cable, you can't watch satellite on the other TVs without another receiver. Or run a long HDMI from the other TVs to the inside receiver.. I guess that wouldn't be too difficult for the outside TV routing it, but the bedroom TV would be.
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Old 02-04-2016, 01:02 PM   #24
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King Flex....with Direct, only std. def., but with Dish, hd......my Direct receiver is an older one, no hdmi, so I wired, with coax, the trailer pin area, the rear ladder area, and the awning side.....so, when I place the Flex, depending on how I'm sett;n, I made mounts to keep the Flex off the ground and no long runs of coax lay'n on ground for the dogs to get tangled up in......
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Question?? I see RCA plugs on my ViP211z. Can I connect the ones on the back of the livingroom TV to it and have surround sound via the dash radio to the overhead speakers and sub-woofer?
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I don't see how. The surround/sub are supplied by the dash GPS/DVD player, not the TV.

Are you saying your TV plays through those speakers now??
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Old 02-05-2016, 12:51 AM   #27
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Interesting point Bob brought up. With the ViP211z only having a HDMI output cable, you can't watch satellite on the other TVs without another receiver. Or run a long HDMI from the other TVs to the inside receiver.. I guess that wouldn't be too difficult for the outside TV routing it, but the bedroom TV would be.
I'm just lucky that when I bought my dish receiver for my travel trailer 4 or so years ago that I got the ViP 211 with all the right outputs. Pure luck on my part.
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:53 AM   #28
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Checking the amp draw with my Xantrex battery monitor, the Vip22z draws just under 5 amps and the 32" TV about 2 amps. So watching Sat TV while boondocking off the grid will draw a total of 7amps per hour. Should be able to keep the daily total draw to under 100 amps (50% of 2 group 27 amp cap)even running the furnace during the night. Recharge in the morning with generator and or solar.
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If still available, the tailgater VIP-211K (what I have at home. I just take it camping) has both coax and HDMI outputs. Of course the coax output will only be SD. The Tailgater does pick up 3 satellites and if all three cannot be picked up due to trees (happens a lot) etc. SD from 2 sat's can still provide viewing.
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Old 02-05-2016, 01:22 PM   #30
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I need to get up to CW and see what they have and if I can use the 10% off coupon.
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Price 'em out at Tweeties...
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Price 'em out at Tweeties...
Thanks Bob
Both are $349. tweety' has free shipping and no sales tax. CW has sales tax, but I have the 10% off coupon, so it's $3 cheaper at CW and instant gratification (if store has it in stock).
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I recently bought the Winegard Pathway X2 and it is much bigger than the King versions. So far it's been good, can select the Eastern or Western arc sats and in the sat antenna world, bigger *is* better lol.

Besides saying it works as designed, I can also say it is TOUGH! In a tightly packed campground in south Fl last week, a guy towing a trailer backing into a spot across from me, ran over my X2....it's got one dent but like the old Timex commercial "Takes a licking and keeps ticking".
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Old 02-05-2016, 04:43 PM   #34
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Inverter question for electrical wizards

I was thinking of hardwiring a 1500 watt inverter to the house batteries and running an extension cord around and up to the Sat Receiver to plug it in. Since we have the automatic switcher for the generator/110shoreline, is it possible to wire in the inverter to the switch and have the inverter 110v provide 110v to all MH receptacles? No, I don't want to try back feeding it.
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Went to CW, new info

Went to CW this afternoon and looked at the King Dish Tailgater, but the Winegard Pathway X1 portable/roof mount caught my eye. Winegard Pathway X1 Portable Satellite Antenna, White - Winegard PA-2000 - Satellite Antennas - Camping World It's not as bulky as the Tailgater and has the same features. It does cost $50 more, but I can use the 10% off coupon! It has a door/window mount available for $99 for attaching to drivers or passengers window for a semi secure mount.
But the best thing about the X1 is the fact that it can be stored under the dinette seat along with all the cables, mounts and receiver. Not taking up valuable cargo space int the rear compartment. The King Tailgater is to wide and long to fit under the dinette seat.
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Ladder mount for Pathway X1 coming soon!

Did some checking and there is a ladder mount for temporary or permanent mounting. Online sites say coming soon.
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If still available, the tailgater VIP-211K (what I have at home. I just take it camping) has both coax and HDMI outputs. Of course the coax output will only be SD. The Tailgater does pick up 3 satellites and if all three cannot be picked up due to trees (happens a lot) etc. SD from 2 sat's can still provide viewing.
Goofy me. It's all academic now but should have said Dish receiver VIP-211K which has been superseded by the VIP-211Z.
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