RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-06-2016, 12:27 AM   #41
Senior Member
 
Creativepart's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: South Texas
Posts: 526
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sagecoachdriver View Post
Did some checking and there is a ladder mount for temporary or permanent mounting. Online sites say coming soon.
Sage, don't be surprised if that mount is priced sky high. They made the same mount for my Winegard Carryout. But it was something like $220 for the ladder mount. It looked exactly like your photo.

BTW, you got the same SAT dish that I got. It works great.
__________________
2017 Winnebago Adventurer 37F
TOAD: 2016 Lincoln MKX
Creativepart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2016, 12:38 AM   #42
Senior Member
 
TimVWulp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 621
Hi if you want the VIP-211K you will have to go to ebay. The VIP-211K went out of production about 1-2 years ago.
TimVWulp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2016, 01:32 AM   #43
Senior Member
 
benagi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Utah
Posts: 642
Sat and cable connections

Sage, have you made a final decision on which unit you will be getting ? Curious to see what you will get and how well you like it. I will probably purchase some type of sat system myself this spring.
__________________
1968 tent trailer
1985 Jamboree 23 ft
1997 Minnie Winnie 25 Ft
2016 Forester 3171DS (ordered March & arrived June 2015)
benagi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2016, 02:11 AM   #44
Senior Member
 
Sagecoachdriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,925
Quote:
Originally Posted by benagi View Post
Sage, have you made a final decision on which unit you will be getting ? Curious to see what you will get and how well you like. I will probably purchase some type of sat system myself this spring.
Ben, I am going to purchase the Winegard Pathway X1 on Sunday from CW using the 10% off coupon. I like the portability and the different mounts available, i.e. window, ladder and tripod, plus an option to later use a roof mount. The ability to store the dish under the dinette instead of the rear cargo compartment where the slightly larger King Tailgater would be to be stored sold me on it.
I'm going to use my old 400 watt inverter for now along with the Dish ViP211z receiver from the house.
http://www.winegard.com/rv-mounts-ac...ies-tech-specs
__________________
2004 Winnebago Minnie 22e(went to a nice family Oct 3, 2015)
2016 Forester 2701DS (Aug 31, 2015)
2017 Camping 12 trips 38 nights
2018 Camping 10 trips 38 nights
2019 Camping 6 trips 19 nights
2020 Camping 0 trips Cancellations 6
Sagecoachdriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2016, 02:22 AM   #45
Senior Member
 
benagi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Utah
Posts: 642
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sagecoachdriver View Post
Ben, I am going to purchase the Winegard Pathway X1 on Sunday from CW using the 10% off coupon. I like the portability and the different mounts available, i.e. window, ladder and tripod, plus an option to later use a roof mount. The ability to store the dish under the dinette instead of the rear cargo compartment where the slightly larger King Tailgater would be to be stored sold me on it.
I'm going to use my old 400 watt inverter for now along with the Dish ViP211z receiver from the house.
http://www.winegard.com/rv-mounts-ac...ies-tech-specs

Thx Sage for the update. Look forward to your future post regarding how well it works for you. Well, down for the count. Good night .
__________________
1968 tent trailer
1985 Jamboree 23 ft
1997 Minnie Winnie 25 Ft
2016 Forester 3171DS (ordered March & arrived June 2015)
benagi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2016, 02:24 AM   #46
Senior Member
 
Sagecoachdriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,925
Winegard Pathway window mount

In reading the manual for the window mount, I see that it also comes with 2 mounting brackets that can be secured to the MH. Perhaps, I can fabricate a ladder adapter for the bracket. Then I can secure the entire thing to the ladder with a locked cable/alarm.
__________________
2004 Winnebago Minnie 22e(went to a nice family Oct 3, 2015)
2016 Forester 2701DS (Aug 31, 2015)
2017 Camping 12 trips 38 nights
2018 Camping 10 trips 38 nights
2019 Camping 6 trips 19 nights
2020 Camping 0 trips Cancellations 6
Sagecoachdriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2016, 03:05 AM   #47
Senior Member
 
Sagecoachdriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,925
Staples has the window mount for $80, CW $99. Winegard® MT-SM30 Window Mount For Carryout G2/Pathway X1 | Staples®
__________________
2004 Winnebago Minnie 22e(went to a nice family Oct 3, 2015)
2016 Forester 2701DS (Aug 31, 2015)
2017 Camping 12 trips 38 nights
2018 Camping 10 trips 38 nights
2019 Camping 6 trips 19 nights
2020 Camping 0 trips Cancellations 6
Sagecoachdriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2016, 07:40 PM   #48
Senior Member
 
Sagecoachdriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,925
Went to CW today to buy the Pathway X1, but they sold the last BLACK one yesterday. I had them order one and got the 10% discounted price and free shipping to the store. Should arrive Wednesday or Friday of this week.
Going online to Staples and ordering the window mount for $80.
__________________
2004 Winnebago Minnie 22e(went to a nice family Oct 3, 2015)
2016 Forester 2701DS (Aug 31, 2015)
2017 Camping 12 trips 38 nights
2018 Camping 10 trips 38 nights
2019 Camping 6 trips 19 nights
2020 Camping 0 trips Cancellations 6
Sagecoachdriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2016, 02:55 PM   #49
Senior Member
 
Sagecoachdriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,925
Sat for outdoor TV??

The outdoor TV is currently working fine for OTA programs and DVD movies thru the outdoor radio/cd/dvd player. It appears that a separate ViP211z receiver is needed to watch satellite TV on the outdoor TV. Has anyone routed a long HDMI cable from their receiver by the living-room TV to the outdoor TV for satellite programing? I have access to the back of the outdoor TV via under the sofa and can probably route it up to the receiver.
__________________
2004 Winnebago Minnie 22e(went to a nice family Oct 3, 2015)
2016 Forester 2701DS (Aug 31, 2015)
2017 Camping 12 trips 38 nights
2018 Camping 10 trips 38 nights
2019 Camping 6 trips 19 nights
2020 Camping 0 trips Cancellations 6
Sagecoachdriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2016, 04:01 PM   #50
Senior Member
 
Creativepart's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: South Texas
Posts: 526
There are a couple of options for you. You could get an HDMI splitter and hard wire it as you suggested. Or you can get a wireless HDMI adapter to send HDMI to it wirelessly.

That's supposed to work really well. But I haven't tried it. The wireless method would probably work with the bedroom TV for sure.

Kind of pricey - but cool.

http://www.amazon.com/IOGEAR-GW3DHDK...4XQQGVHT9Y5VNK
__________________
2017 Winnebago Adventurer 37F
TOAD: 2016 Lincoln MKX
Creativepart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2016, 10:27 PM   #51
Senior Member
 
Sagecoachdriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,925
Thanks Creativepart. bought a flat screen TV for the house today and picked the salesman's brain. Said just what you did. Thanks again
__________________
2004 Winnebago Minnie 22e(went to a nice family Oct 3, 2015)
2016 Forester 2701DS (Aug 31, 2015)
2017 Camping 12 trips 38 nights
2018 Camping 10 trips 38 nights
2019 Camping 6 trips 19 nights
2020 Camping 0 trips Cancellations 6
Sagecoachdriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2016, 10:43 PM   #52
Senior Member
 
Sagecoachdriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,925
Hey Creativepart, I tried the rerouting Sgtlm17 posted on the other topic. It really works and so simple.
__________________
2004 Winnebago Minnie 22e(went to a nice family Oct 3, 2015)
2016 Forester 2701DS (Aug 31, 2015)
2017 Camping 12 trips 38 nights
2018 Camping 10 trips 38 nights
2019 Camping 6 trips 19 nights
2020 Camping 0 trips Cancellations 6
Sagecoachdriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2016, 01:26 PM   #53
Senior Member
 
Sagecoachdriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,925
Testing new Winegard Pathway X1 today

Tried using your diagram Creativepart for the wall connections. Not working using outdoor hookup and jumper to receiver. But it is working fine going directly from Sat to receiver. Tried different jumpers and still not working. Says switch problem encountered. Will try again in an hour with different jumper.
__________________
2004 Winnebago Minnie 22e(went to a nice family Oct 3, 2015)
2016 Forester 2701DS (Aug 31, 2015)
2017 Camping 12 trips 38 nights
2018 Camping 10 trips 38 nights
2019 Camping 6 trips 19 nights
2020 Camping 0 trips Cancellations 6
Sagecoachdriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2016, 01:52 PM   #54
Senior Member
 
Sagecoachdriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,925
The DW is very happy with the sound now coming thru the overhead speakers instead of the tinny sounding TV speakers and the great picture. Us silly seniors didn't realize we had the TV set on 480 instead of 1080. Huge difference in quality after adjusting.
Now to solve the MH wiring from outdoor connection to receiver.
__________________
2004 Winnebago Minnie 22e(went to a nice family Oct 3, 2015)
2016 Forester 2701DS (Aug 31, 2015)
2017 Camping 12 trips 38 nights
2018 Camping 10 trips 38 nights
2019 Camping 6 trips 19 nights
2020 Camping 0 trips Cancellations 6
Sagecoachdriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2016, 02:14 PM   #55
Senior Member
 
Sagecoachdriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,925
X1 manual says that the coax from the dish to the receiver must be direct not thru a switch. Will try agin with other jumpers and maybe the plate was installed upside down???
__________________
2004 Winnebago Minnie 22e(went to a nice family Oct 3, 2015)
2016 Forester 2701DS (Aug 31, 2015)
2017 Camping 12 trips 38 nights
2018 Camping 10 trips 38 nights
2019 Camping 6 trips 19 nights
2020 Camping 0 trips Cancellations 6
Sagecoachdriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2016, 03:21 PM   #56
Senior Member
 
Sagecoachdriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,925
Pathway X1 only works with direct connection

I used a good jumper from all of the wall plate connections to receiver. None worked, only directly from satellite.
__________________
2004 Winnebago Minnie 22e(went to a nice family Oct 3, 2015)
2016 Forester 2701DS (Aug 31, 2015)
2017 Camping 12 trips 38 nights
2018 Camping 10 trips 38 nights
2019 Camping 6 trips 19 nights
2020 Camping 0 trips Cancellations 6
Sagecoachdriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2016, 03:51 PM   #57
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: St. Augustine, Florida
Posts: 75
The sound bar arrived and installed...Best $49 I ever spent.

Also was able to determine the on-off switch for charging station is bad, will fix and can then power sound bar from the charging station.

For those using the dash radio for surround, even if I wanted to do so, ignition must be on for it to work. 'nuff said.
__________________
1992-94 1983 Fleetwood Jamboree Rally class C
1994-99 1995 Holiday Rambler Endevor LE class A
2000-03 2000 Custom Monaco Windsor class A
2003-12 1997 Blue Bird Wanderlodge WB 43 class A
2016-17 2016 Forest River Forester 2801 QSF class C
2017 2018 Renegade Verona 36VSB Super C
AncientMariner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2016, 04:05 PM   #58
Senior Member
 
Sagecoachdriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,925
Quote:
Originally Posted by AncientMariner View Post
The sound bar arrived and installed...Best $49 I ever spent.

Also was able to determine the on-off switch for charging station is bad, will fix and can then power sound bar from the charging station.

For those using the dash radio for surround, even if I wanted to do so, ignition must be on for it to work. 'nuff said.
Really, my radio works without the ignition on. There is a green light always lit and draining the engine battery.
__________________
2004 Winnebago Minnie 22e(went to a nice family Oct 3, 2015)
2016 Forester 2701DS (Aug 31, 2015)
2017 Camping 12 trips 38 nights
2018 Camping 10 trips 38 nights
2019 Camping 6 trips 19 nights
2020 Camping 0 trips Cancellations 6
Sagecoachdriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2016, 07:40 PM   #59
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Concord,Ca.
Posts: 59
We have a Rockwood 2604WS and I was wondering if anyone has ever connected the DVD player to front Bedroom TV. I was also hoping to connect Dish box to front TV. My plan is to use a couple of HDMI splitters and long cables. I was wondering if anyone had tried this or has a better Idea. On a separate note does anyone know if you can mount a Dish box on its side.
thunderstruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2016, 09:10 PM   #60
Senior Member
 
Sagecoachdriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,925
Posted update on other thread

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ing-98004.html
Have my progress posted here.
__________________
2004 Winnebago Minnie 22e(went to a nice family Oct 3, 2015)
2016 Forester 2701DS (Aug 31, 2015)
2017 Camping 12 trips 38 nights
2018 Camping 10 trips 38 nights
2019 Camping 6 trips 19 nights
2020 Camping 0 trips Cancellations 6
Sagecoachdriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:55 AM.