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Old 11-29-2019, 05:03 PM   #1
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Changing from Directv to Dish

Has anyone using a Trav'ler dish on the coach gone through the task of changing everything from Directv to Dish?
What is the cost and work to change over the Trav'ler? And is there any purchase cost on the Dish receivers or are you just renting the receivers?

It's getting so aggravating trying to get anything done on Directv and having to deal with AT&T. In October it took over 4 hrs on the phone during 6 days to get my service address changed from Colorado to Arkansas and today I was on the phone over 15 minutes just to suspend my service for several months.
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Old 11-29-2019, 05:34 PM   #2
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Converting to Dish is pretty simply. Call Winegard and order the conversion kit. As I remember its the reflector, arm, and LNB, possibly a new control box and instructions. Last I heard your looking at around 300 dollars. Pretty simple swap.
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Old 11-29-2019, 05:49 PM   #3
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I converted a Direct TV Traveler to Dish back in 2017. Kit cost about $260. Took less than an hour.

I do not believe Winegard supports converting Dish to Direct, but I canít imagine why anyone would want to do that.

On our new coach, Iím planning to go with Racal Mogul.
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Old 11-29-2019, 07:04 PM   #4
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Dish Wallyís are on sale this weekend for Black Friday...

https://get.dishformyrv.com/holidays..._hsmi=80025567
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Old 11-30-2019, 08:50 AM   #5
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I just called Winegard this past Monday and ask about this very thing. They told me you only have to replace the dish reflector and the arm on the roof. I can’t remember if it was $260 or $360 but it was relatively inexpensive. She also told me you can then use a Dish household DVR receiver and wireless Joey’s. The only problem is they are on back order with no expected delivery date.
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I just called Winegard this past Monday and ask about this very thing. They told me you only have to replace the dish reflector and the arm on the roof. I canít remember if it was $260 or $360 but it was relatively inexpensive.
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She also told me you can then use a Dish household DVR receiver and wireless Joeyís. The only problem is they are on back order with no expected delivery date.
That would be a Hopper 3. Go through a local satellite installer, not DISH directly. Here's how it's done.
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Old 12-01-2019, 09:53 PM   #7
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Has anyone using a Trav'ler dish on the coach gone through the task of changing everything from Directv to Dish?
What is the cost and work to change over the Trav'ler? And is there any purchase cost on the Dish receivers or are you just renting the receivers?

It's getting so aggravating trying to get anything done on Directv and having to deal with AT&T. In October it took over 4 hrs on the phone during 6 days to get my service address changed from Colorado to Arkansas and today I was on the phone over 15 minutes just to suspend my service for several months.


Just swapped from Direct TV to DN. The hardest part for me was the wiring change in Ovhd cabinet above couch in LA.
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Amazon has the parts

Just ordered the reflector dish and arm to convert to dish. Amazon has everything!
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Have another question involving Directv to Dish. When I purchased my 2015 DS new and the dealer knew I had a Trav'ler for satellite reception their TV expert told me that I could only use H24 and HR24 receivers if I wanted to continue using my Winegard Carryout Dome when under trees.

If Directv limited which receivers will work with the stand-alone outside Dome who could tell me if Dish has some kind of limitation this way.

The Dome was not SWM when I purchased it years ago but I purchased the kit/switch in order to convert the Dome to SWM. Am I going to have all sorts of headaches trying to use the Dome with Dish?
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We often get frustrated with DirecTV, problem is if we switch we can't get the MLB package with Dish, unless something has changed.

The DW called DirecTV last week and complained about their crappy service and they knocked $30 off our bill for 12 months. Our friends called the next day complaining and they reduced their monthly bill plus are sending them a $200 gift card. It seems DirecTV is trying to stop the stampede of customers leaving.
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I have Direct TV dish and tried to make the conversion to Dish . The tech said that converting from Direct TV to Dish would involve running an additional cable that would be very intrusive. I didn't pursue it so I don't know the validity of the statement. If he was incorrect, I'd make the change.
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The tech said that converting from Direct TV to Dish would involve running an additional cable that would be very intrusive.
You only need to run 1 cable from a Winegard Travler into your RV. I think it's the same for an RF Mogul dish.
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Old 12-27-2019, 11:41 PM   #13
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I'm considering switching from DTV to Dish due to increasing prices to subscribers and AT&T's lousy customer service, as our many others according to what I'm seeing here on the Forum.

We've all tried to get a discount or promotion price on our subscription. But from what I'm read on the Internet AT&T is cutting off all promotions in order to increase their profit margin.
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I have Direct TV dish and tried to make the conversion to Dish . The tech said that converting from Direct TV to Dish would involve running an additional cable that would be very intrusive. I didn't pursue it so I don't know the validity of the statement. If he was incorrect, I'd make the change.


Russtj60 -

I canít speak directly to your issue, since I donít know how your rig is wired. But I did convert my Direct TV Traveler to Dish almost two years ago. Parts cost about $250. Time was less than two hours.

I had three wires from the dish on the roof.

One was the control and power cable. Iím sure you already have this. It doesnít change in Dish mode, you use the same cable.

The other two were coax, one to front cable box and the other to the one in the MBR.

Obviously you need to replace the receivers as well. Most people with Dish in an RV are going with the Wally, which has two tuners so you VP can add a hard drive and record one channel while watching another. You can also move up to more cable DVR options if you choose.

I think that tech misled you and you should seek another opinion.
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