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Old 12-30-2017, 06:41 AM   #21
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Taking delivery of 2018 Silverback 35IK and need some guidance on signing up with DISH when traveling. Looking for best value and equipment without paying through the nose. Suggestions??
We use a Dish Tailgater. Most of the time we take it up and set it up on the roof with the cable run down to the input on the camper. Sometimes we have to set it up on the ground to get clear access to the Southern sky.

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Old 12-30-2017, 08:45 AM   #22
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Had 1. Worst experience in my camping life. X1.
Last Fall, FL state park; guy x had his on top of his truck, 3 different positions. He was handicapped. His son and grandkids were right next to me. Could not get a signal.
He gave up. Just say'n from my experience. But, then, that's why they make cars, suv's etc .
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I have Dish at home and take one of my receivers with me for use in my 5er, I use a Pathway X2 sat antenna and get the Ark locals where ever I go. No extra fees
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Old 01-04-2018, 10:36 AM   #24
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Question. I have a tailgater but don't know how to get the Santana cable to the cable box inside the 2017 38EL it has hookups but can't seam to get it to such for signal
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Old 01-04-2018, 11:17 AM   #25
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Question. I have a tailgater but don't know how to get the Santana cable to the cable box inside the 2017 38EL it has hookups but can't seam to get it to such for signal
hook the cable from the tailgater to the input on the outside of your camper. The input will run to behind your TV.

There may be a splitter there or a box so you can switch from games to TV. We don't play games so I removed the switch.

The input wire behind the TV goes to your cable box input. So far, all the connections are coax cable.

The output from your cable box goes to the back of the TV. On our box it is an HDMI cable connecting the box to the TV. Some boxes have coax. It depends on what TV and box you have.

Then it is merely a matter of turning it on and selecting the correct input from your TVs settings menu

If possible do all this at home so you don't have to fool with it when you get to the camping spot and are setting everything up. Just remember to point the Tailgater SOUTH. The handle of the tailgater should be pointing North.
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Question. I have a tailgater but don't know how to get the Santana cable to the cable box inside the 2017 38EL it has hookups but can't seam to get it to such for signal
Most likely you have one of more cheap coax splitters between your outside and inside connection. Locate these and replace with power pass-through splitters rated for satellite. Most seem to be located behind the wall plate or in a storage area.
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My personal hotspot was $49 and $10 a month. Not very expensive when compared to a new satellite antenna.


How much data do you use when watching tv shows?
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Old 01-04-2018, 05:49 PM   #28
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Have a tailgater from last RV ,and my cell service is some times spotie at s o me locations I go.
Yes I use 20 + GB but not for tv
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How much data do you use when watching tv shows?
I don't know, as I don't stream anything other than utubes.
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What Satellite Antenna do I need

So I just want to take my Hopper3 from my house and hook to a new satellite antenna in the CC. What antenna can I buy? They all seem to take Walleys or 211. I want to stay as cheap as possible and don't mind taking my home Hopper3 on the road, just need to know what to hook it to. Also don't care what it looks like or aiming the antenna.

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So I just want to take my Hopper3 from my house and hook to a new satellite antenna in the CC. What antenna can I buy? They all seem to take Walleys or 211. I want to stay as cheap as possible and don't mind taking my home Hopper3 on the road, just need to know what to hook it to. Also don't care what it looks like or aiming the antenna.

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Just go to an apartment complex and get a regular satellite dish that someone left behind. They usually just let you have them. Or get on Craigslist or similar and look for one. Then just Google how to aim it. Easy and cheap.
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Old 01-18-2018, 09:34 AM   #33
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Then just take you antana and home unit, i did that for years then just bought a servaers trypod to mount it on, worked great
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Just go to an apartment complex and get a regular satellite dish that someone left behind. They usually just let you have them. Or get on Craigslist or similar and look for one. Then just Google how to aim it. Easy and cheap.
Doesn't it need to be something special? one that gets all of the sats I want and HD? I know not all of them are the same. Maybe any dish, but you need a certain LNB right?
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Call the guy at the link I gave. He is best there is. He'll tell you what you need, and will have everything you need available
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Old 01-18-2018, 09:40 AM   #36
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Call the guy at the link I gave. He is best there is. He'll tell you what you need, and will have everything you need available
Sounds good, was just looking over their site. I'm thinking the 1000.2 is what I need. I will give them a call. Thanks!
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Doesn't it need to be something special? one that gets all of the sats I want and HD? I know not all of them are the same. Maybe any dish, but you need a certain LNB right?
Nope, just get a dish that says DishHD. Our friends do it all the time. If it doesn't come with a stand, buy a cheap tripod or mount on a board. It's just the same dish you use at home.
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