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Old 09-03-2020, 05:41 AM   #21
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Thanks for the replies so far. A lot of good info here. Definitely easing my fears. Not as bad as I thought but like anything not perfect.
If you are looking for perfection you will most often be VERY disappointed.
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Old 09-03-2020, 06:19 AM   #22
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The larger the dish, the less trouble you have with storms. If you have problems with snow, you can install a dish heater to keep it from sticking to the dish.

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Old 09-03-2020, 08:36 PM   #23
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I live in Minnesota where we have a lot of snow, Last year I put a heater on my satellite dish and it made all the difference in the world. I ran the cord inside my garage and installed a WiFi outlet from Home Depot so I could turn it on and off with my phone during heavy snow storm.
I just ordered a Pathway X2 for the RV and plan to install it this weekend. Cant wait.
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Old 09-04-2020, 06:58 PM   #24
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Thanks everyone. Just ordered Dish for the home. Be installed next week.
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We've never had much trouble with the satellite going off in bad weather, only when it's pouring down rain and not so much with snow. Of course we don't get a lot of snow here.
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Thank you all!!!
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Old 09-10-2020, 11:19 PM   #27
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Adding my 2 cents worth.
Had Direct TV when living in the country from about 1975 until 2006 when moved and had access to cable TV.
The Direct TV was self installed and worked perfect .. never an issue with snow or rain. The dish was mounted on the house. In a thunderstorm with alot of lightning, sometimes would lose picture for a few minutes only. Never an issue with snow and here can get up to 100" in a winter.

Just over a month ago, purchased a wally receiver and playmaker. So far, only used on one outing and it worked pretty well. First considered mounting on the roof of the camper but decided against it so could avoid trees/etc. in campgrounds and that was an excellent decision.

Because cable is expensive and issued with the signal frequently for no reason at all, am considering getting Dish for the house too....and will use the $5 program when taking the camper out.

Have yet to compare prices of Dish at home vs cable including internet and unlimited long distance land line phone service.
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Old 09-11-2020, 05:31 AM   #28
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We too have had Dish for 17 yrs. We have winter, summer homes and RV . All with Dish. We bought our 3 receivers so we can turn on and off when we head south for winter. And we can do from phone app. Just call to chg zip codes. Can't do if you lease them. Problem is they are constantly ching out rcvrs. We're good now, but can chg in a heart beat.
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