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Old 03-02-2012, 05:59 PM   #1
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Ok, so with my new Redwood I'm going to get some sort of satellite system. I use Direct TV at my house but I know very little about the mobile units. What system do you use and what would you recommend for me? Please advise....what should I buy?
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:50 PM   #2
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Dave I wish I could help here but it's been so long since I have had service I couldn't tell anything about them anymore.
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We have a 2011 36RL anduse Direct TV we are full timers and have not had any problems with it. We took it from our house when we started full time. It's easy to setup and all you need to do is call customer service give them the zip code were you are camping and get your programs.
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Winegard Trav'ler SK3005 roof mounted SlimLine Dish. Gives you HD DirecTV with just a touch of a button, if you're not into HD there are several lesser models that still offer automatic operation. We have it on our current Montana and one will be installed on our RL before we take delivery. I'm having all four cables pre-installed during assembly.
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We have a 2011 36RL anduse Direct TV we are full timers and have not had any problems with it. We took it from our house when we started full time. It's easy to setup and all you need to do is call customer service give them the zip code were you are camping and get your programs.

We have Direct Tv at home so maybe I should give it a try, what kind of dish are you using?
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Winegard Trav'ler SK3005 roof mounted SlimLine Dish. Gives you HD DirecTV with just a touch of a button, if you're not into HD there are several lesser models that still offer automatic operation. We have it on our current Montana and one will be installed on our RL before we take delivery. I'm having all four cables pre-installed during assembly.

Have you ever had problems with trees since it's mounted on your roof?
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:20 AM   #7
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We camp with people that have Dish & Direct, I use
direct (not HD) and sometimes it is a little easier to hit the satellite
because it is located a little higher here on the east coast. I have been in
trees and have only hit one and was not able to get my local channels but still
got most of my upper channels. We usually have at least four campers in our
group and at least one site can hit a satellite so sometimes it looks like spaghetti
with cables. As our group has always said a bat camping trip is a trip you can’t
get satellite. <?: prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" />

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I am using a HD Dish and tripod I got from Direct TV at no cost. I called them and told them we were going on the road and wanted to keep our Direct TV. We took our DVRrecivers from the house and were ready to go. I have friends how have roof mounted dish and they have to watch were they park because of the trees.

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I am using a HD Dish and tripod I got from Direct TV at no cost. I called them and told them we were going on the road and wanted to keep our Direct TV. We took our DVRrecivers from the house and were ready to go. I have friends how have roof mounted dish and they have to watch were they park because of the trees.

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Thanks John, I'll call them and see what we can work out.
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Dave&amp;Ginny;
On our previous trailer we used a VuQube 2000. It was manufactured by King Controls but it doesn't appear on their website anymore so I don't know if it's still available from them but if it is, it's a decent product.
On our 36FL we had the dealer install a Trav'ler 1000. It's a fully automatic, roof mounted unit that is more like the dish one has at home. We already had a Dish Network account so it was a simple matter of adding a receiver to the account and using it for the RV. Since it's a fixed unit we will have problems in wooded sites but we have recorded a good supply of movies and TV shows for those times.
If you already have a DirecTV receiver and are somewhat handy you can buy a used dish on Craigslist for about $20 and mount it on a tripod. Then just set the satellite up with a clear view of the southern sky and start looking for the "birds". There are several websites, such as Dishpointer.com, that will tell you where to aim the satellite. There's even a smartphone app that helps you visually find the satellites. I have met people that have both a fixed, roof mounted dish and a spare tripod setup for times when the fixed unit is blocked
As you can see, there are several options for you. It all depends on how much you want to spend and how much convenience you want.
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