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Old 02-05-2013, 10:14 PM   #1
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I was thinking of going with a dis tailgater because I like the month to month start and stop option. today the Dealer informed me that the only SAT connection on the Redwood is on the roof. Is that possible? Do any other Redwood owners have the tailgater? Are you going up to the roof everytime you stop to make the connection? Are there any other options for affordable satellite tv?

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Old 02-05-2013, 10:24 PM   #2
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I was thinking of going with a dis tailgater because I like the month to month start and stop option. today the Dealer informed me that the only SAT connection on the Redwood is on the roof. Is that possible? Do any other Redwood owners have the tailgater? Are you going up to the roof everytime you stop to make the connection? Are there any other options for affordable satellite tv?

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Although I don't have a dish yet.....I believe there's a connection on the door side in the basement. I was told by a dealer and someone else that they had some problems with the tailgater. I believe if you go with the "Dish" any of their programs can be month to month. I think "Direct TV" also offers a special plan if you already have their program in your house.

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Old 02-06-2013, 07:14 AM   #3
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On my 34SK there are Sat connections in the utility center. I use my Winegard Carryout with no problems. There are connections on the roof also. I use the Dish provider.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:22 AM   #4
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We had our dealer install a wingard slimline satellite and we have 4 drops which allow 4 tvs to operate at once on different stations (living room, kitchen, bedroom and storage). We have directv at home and all we do is take our boxes with us. You cannot receive "local" tv while traveling but if you want that option, use the antenna and switch off of satellite to tv, turn on the booster, and you have local channels. We do not pay anything extra as we are using boxes from the house. We traveled all over the country this summer and the wingard slimline provided great service and is a "push button" operation, as it searches for signal and locks in automatically.Hope this helps
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:35 AM   #5
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Similar solution for us. At home we are switching from cable to satellite with Shaw Direct. When travelling we simply take the boxes with us, leaving 1 for thedaughter & son-in-lawthat look after the house while we are away. We do not pay any extra, other than capital cost for the number of boxes we need.

We will purchase an automatic rooftop dish this year - either the Winegard or RF Mogul
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:56 AM   #6
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We have members in our local Tucson's Sunny Sams club that have Direct TV. They have purchased a box through Amazon, pay an extra $6 per month and have satellite service on the road. They do recommend a "portable" receiver dish due to line of sight problems in some camp sites.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:08 AM   #7
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For those of you with portable dishes, where are you connecting them? On the roof?
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:42 PM   #8
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John (COLJDM) has the right idea if you want effortless satellite service on the road. Press one button and the Winegard Slimline HD dish finds all the satellites and you are ready. We only havethestandardRG-6 roof cable location, so I installed the SWM-8 kit -which allows up to 8 receivers using the one cable and a splitter. Works great.



Because we aren't fulltime, I purchased another DTVHR24 HD/DVR and aH25 receiver for the bedroom. That way, I don't have to disturb the cables everytime we go away for a week or just the weekend.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:00 PM   #9
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On ourWinegard Carryout, I hook it to the Sat connection in the utility center. On our coach there are two Sat connections in the utility center. I bought a nifty tool that helps track which cable in the entertainment center goes to which connector in the utility center. It could also be used to track connections from theroof. I'll try to find a link to it you are interested. Ialso installed a 12 voltrecepticle in the utility center because the Carryout requires a 12 volt supply.
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¬*On our¬*Winegard Carryout, I hook it to the Sat connection in the utility center.¬* On our coach there are two Sat connections in the utility center.¬* I bought a nifty tool that helps track which cable in the entertainment center goes ¬*to which connector in the utility center.¬* It could also be used to track connections from the¬*roof.¬* ¬*I'll try to find a link to it you are interested.¬* I¬*also installed a 12 volt¬*recepticle in the utility center because the Carryout requires a 12 volt supply.¬*¬*
I'd be interested to know what the nifty tool is?
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