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Old 06-26-2014, 03:20 PM   #1
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Winegard Trav'ler

Thinking of getting the Trav'ler to replace my dish on a pole setup. Will yhen allow me take it on the road. Install seems pretty straight forward. Right now I use KU-band satellites 110, 119 and 129 for my setup, on the east coast. I set up a friends system last week after Dish gave him hassles, using the three satellites. Dish told him that would be temporary since they were doing away with the 110 and 119. Whether they do or not, does anyone know if the Trav'ler can track on to the newer satellites or be upgraded to in the future? For almost $1200 I wouldn't want to install it and have to replace it in a year or two. Can't find any info searching Wineguard site. Thanks.
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Old 06-26-2014, 06:41 PM   #2
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I would ask Winegard direct. We had a Road=trip dome that was upgradeable to get 129 a few years back, but it wasn't necessarily a cheap upgrade.
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Old 06-26-2014, 07:12 PM   #3
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First I've heard about DISH changing/eliminating satellites, can you provide more detail and let us know what you find out?
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Old 06-26-2014, 07:35 PM   #4
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We just had our directv winegard installed last October and the sat guy we've been using for a LONG time didn't mention anything about that... but haven't talked to him in a month or so...
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Old 06-26-2014, 08:28 PM   #5
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Called Dish and Winegard. The Trav'ler is western arc only and not upgradeable. They are working on a larger dish that will support both arcs. No timeframe. Dish tech told me that they are trying to switch all the eastern folks to the eastern arc satellites and that they carry the local HD channels. As for losing satellites, I was told no, no plans currently but using the western arc I would not get HD on my local channels. For my use, the Trav'ler will work all the way down the east coast and going west, which is what I wanted to make sure of. The installer that came out for my friend apparently had bad information or didn't want to set him up. I did his setup and had no issues getting him running on the western arc. I just had to make sure that putting holes in my rig for the antenna wasn't going to be a short term solution.
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Old 06-26-2014, 10:53 PM   #6
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So other than local HD channels, our Trav'lers are good to go no matter where in the US? (this arc talk confuses me )
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I think that is what Radio+Flyer is saying???

I really don't want to have to replace the Trav'ler!!!
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So far, our RoadTrip Mini-Max has worked for us from Colorado to Florida. Will learn in a few weeks if it will work all the way to Washington State..........hope so.
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Ah, good to know....

but, having been all over the rectangle from Texas to the North Carolina and Arkansas to Florida with nary a problem from the winegard, had hoped that info was skewed a bit (get it ? sat talk )
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Ah, good to know....

but, having been all over the rectangle from Texas to the North Carolina and Arkansas to Florida with nary a problem from the winegard, had hoped that info was skewed a bit (get it ? sat talk )
Ya, I hear ya. We have the old school set up with the Dish 500 and dual LNB's. Have the old inline SAT finder and the tripod for the DISH. Works great, I get excerize running back and forth from dish to TV to see if we got the signal , till the MF falls over in the wind
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