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Author Topic: Satellite reciever for camper  (Read 3604 times)

srose

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Satellite reciever for camper
« on: May 08, 2010, 07:39:00 PM »
Hi.  I'm new to truck camping.  I just bought a 2006 Lance 951 that has a satellite dish mounted on the roof.  Unfortunately it did not have a receiver for the dish.  The dish is a Winnebago.  Does anyone out there know where I can get a receiver that will work with this dish?

S Rose 

donn

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Re: Satellite reciever for camper
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2010, 09:55:44 PM »
Sign up for directv at home and when they give you one, use that when traveling.  Real simple.

bksilver

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Re: Satellite reciever for camper
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010, 03:23:39 PM »
I've got about 4 direct TV receivers that I don't use (No cards). If you sign up for service they'll send you a new card, make me an offer and pay the shipping and it's yours!
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srose

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Re: Satellite reciever for camper
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2010, 05:32:30 PM »
Thanks for the offer.  I have taken care of the receiver issue.

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Marsha/CA

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Re: Satellite reciever for camper
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2010, 12:00:33 AM »
I am very familiar with Wild Blue; and it does not do what it claims.  Just a forewarning.

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Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Satellite reciever for camper
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2010, 08:45:31 AM »
Maybe the dish is a Winegard? I  don't think Winnebago makes satellite dishes...

Some dishes or domes only work with specific models of receivers, while others are more generic. That's more commonly a problem with a dome type satellite than an open-face dish.

Dish Network may have different requirements than Direct TV, so it is best to settle on which service you want before selecting a receiver.
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Brother Bear

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Re: Satellite reciever for camper
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2010, 03:22:34 PM »
I'm betting Gary is correct that your dish is a Wineguard. I did not know that Direct TV and Dish TV dishes were interchangeable. If they are you have no worries. If not you needed to have gotten a receiver for the service that matches the dish.
 
After you've gotten your receiver wired in you'll have to aim your dish (if it really is a dish) every time you set up camp. This isn't an easy task unless you have a self aiming dish like the Wineguard Trav'ler. I have one of these for Direct TV and absolutely love it.
« Last Edit: July 22, 2010, 03:27:34 PM by Brother Bear »
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geodrake

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Re: Satellite reciever for camper
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2010, 03:36:21 PM »
Aiming the dish is not all that difficult.  The first couple of times can be, but once you get the hang of it it isn't all that bad.
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Re: Satellite reciever for camper
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2010, 03:39:58 PM »
I guess that depends on the dish. Mine are 5LNB dishes. Maybe they're a bit more touchy to peak than the norm.
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Re: Satellite reciever for camper
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2010, 03:42:08 PM »
I guess that depends on the dish. Mine are 5LNB dishes. Maybe they're a bit more touchy to peak than the norm.

I'm guessing they are.
George Drake

 

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