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Old 08-18-2012, 08:22 PM   #1
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Exterior TV Antenna

I have been thinking about getting a exterior antenna or satellite. Does anyone have any ideas? If so, what kind and mounting locations/options. Thanks for the help.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:46 PM   #2
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:00 PM   #3
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:22 AM   #4
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Seems the Tailgator sat system sold by dis network has had pretty good reviews. If I wanted to go the satelite route I would look there first.
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:02 PM   #5
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We have used "rabbit ears" stuck into a weighted thingie, set on the LP tanks. The flat wire is converted to cable wire and is screwed onto the exterior TV jack. Not nearly as sophisticated as the other guy's but, eh, it worked for us in that camping location.



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Old 08-19-2012, 03:05 PM   #6
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I have been thinking about getting a exterior antenna or satellite. Does anyone have any ideas? If so, what kind and mounting locations/options. Thanks for the help.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:19 PM   #7
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velcro on A frame

We pick this GE tv antenna up at Home Depot for about $50. There were many good review on it and we were at campsite where cell phone barely get any signals, yet we picked up about 25 channels. Instead of screwing it to the wall, we just velcro the flat part on the back of it to the top of the Aframe. We just have to keep remembering to attached the antenna prior to poping up the camper.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:07 AM   #8
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The threegeeks antenna looks like a great idea! Looks like it's light weight and functional.

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Old 08-21-2012, 10:04 PM   #9
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Great posts guys. I think I might start with the Home Depot antenna and see how that goes. I would like to watch football games this fall. So I might have to jump up to the satellite system next. Thanks for the input.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:08 PM   #11
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Great posts guys. I think I might start with the Home Depot antenna and see how that goes. I would like to watch football games this fall. So I might have to jump up to the satellite system next. Thanks for the input.
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I have dish network at home so I use the spare receiver in my shop and a take off dish I got from a direct tv installer.
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You guys are costing me money...Tail Gator arriving today...I'll post a review.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:21 AM   #13
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You guys are costing me money...Tail Gator arriving today...I'll post a review.
You'll like the tailgater . Very simple to use.
You only pay as you go if you want.
And if you have a work shop you can use it in there during the winter months.
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You'll like the tailgater . Very simple to use.
You only pay as you go if you want.
And if you have a work shop you can use it in there during the winter months.
We have a separate satellite receiver that stays in the trailer and a Dish antenna mounted on a pole set in concrete we hook up when at home so the receiver can be updated. I would normally have to unhook and unbolt the satellite dish and stow in trailer. Just got another Dish antenna from our installer to carry with us so all we have to do when we take the camper is unhook the shore power, Dish cable and put the steps in and go, leaving the other satellite antenna hooked to the pole.
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You'll like the tailgater . Very simple to use.
You only pay as you go if you want.
And if you have a work shop you can use it in there during the winter months.

I am looking forward to getting it. In addition to camping, I hunt. We have never found a way to watch college football at our hunting camp. Then, we have a pontoon boat. I have read that the tail gator works pretty good on the boat as well. I can already feel a pontoon/football/grillin' party comin'.
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I am looking forward to getting it. In addition to camping, I hunt. We have never found a way to watch college football at our hunting camp. Then, we have a pontoon boat. I have read that the tail gator works pretty good on the boat as well. I can already feel a pontoon/football/grillin' party comin'.
It'll work fine as long as your anchored up.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:26 PM   #17
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I agree with you ccrane2299. There is nothing better then football, camping and a cold one. Count me in.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:24 PM   #18
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I agree with you ccrane2299. There is nothing better then football, camping and a cold one. Count me in.
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:41 AM   #19
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Big Brown left it on my front porch yesterday. I hooked it up, took the antenna outside to a place where the Dish Network installer said my big dish couldn't go do to all the trees, powered everything up...TV! It took about 45 mins to set it up and get it authorized, but all in all it wasn't a big deal. I like it.
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:47 AM   #20
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Big Brown left it on my front porch yesterday. I hooked it up, took the antenna outside to a place where the Dish Network installer said my big dish couldn't go do to all the trees, powered everything up...TV! It took about 45 mins to set it up and get it authorized, but all in all it wasn't a big deal. I like it.
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