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Old 04-28-2012, 08:04 PM   #29
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Booster?

Not sure if anybody suggested this yet, but if your RV is equipped with a signal booster it may have to be on to receive any OTA signal at all.

That's the way my Bounder was. I found a blown fuse to be the cause.
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I had the new "Jack" installed and it is super and free - no monthly charges - go on line and check it out. I receive over 100 channels very clear. Clarence
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:00 PM   #31
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In May, we're attending a NW meet and greet at a park w/o cable (our first time w/o cable) in Centralia, WA next to Brazel's RV Performance. Our very old Winegard rooftop satellite (probably OEG) on our '00 Fleetwood Pace Arrow Vision 36B, won't even unlock or rotate using the crank inside the RV. We're considering biting the bullet and spending the bucks for a mobile satellite set-up (if that's what it's called), like a Winegard. The 2 TV's in the RV are OEG and not HD, which is OK with us. We're also at-home DISH customers.
What sat system will give us the most channels when we are "dry camping" and is the easiest to turn on, set up, and operate once you get where you are going? Is Winegard the best way to go, and what all will we need to purchase - model, accessories, etc.? Estimated total cost to get us up and running? We live in So Oregon near Grants Pass - recommend anyone in this area to do the job? Can it all be done in 1-2 days? Thanks all!

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Old 05-04-2012, 11:16 AM   #32
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Best satellite system

Hi Jim & Susan,
Saw your post as a follow up the discussion that I started about the same subject of satellite systems. The consensus from the responses I got is that Weingard is the system most recommended. I have checked with my local RV dealer (Wenatchee, WA) and got a quote and the system is very pricey. For the HD system installed its $1,900 for the system and another $500 for labor to install it. Non-HD is $1,400 for the hardware.
BTW, we are currently in Grants Pass staying at the River Park RV Park (nice park) hoping that the weather will improve in the next 2 days so we can take the river boat ride. Beautiful country around here.
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In May, we're attending a NW meet and greet at a park w/o cable (our first time w/o cable) in Centralia, WA next to Brazel's RV Performance. Our very old Winegard rooftop satellite (probably OEG) on our '00 Fleetwood Pace Arrow Vision 36B, won't even unlock or rotate using the crank inside the RV. We're considering biting the bullet and spending the bucks for a mobile satellite set-up (if that's what it's called), like a Winegard. The 2 TV's in the RV are OEG and not HD, which is OK with us. We're also at-home DISH customers.
What sat system will give us the most channels when we are "dry camping" and is the easiest to turn on, set up, and operate once you get where you are going? Is Winegard the best way to go, and what all will we need to purchase - model, accessories, etc.? Estimated total cost to get us up and running? We live in So Oregon near Grants Pass - recommend anyone in this area to do the job? Can it all be done in 1-2 days? Thanks all!

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Dave, contact Kustom Coach Works, they are on your way home from GP, in Junction City, he will be lots cheaper. The phone number is: 541-501-3371, please tell Bobby I recommended him. They have done lots of installs on Alpines for this upgrade. I would suggest that instead of purchasing your own receiver, you get DirectTV to provide an upgrade for free, and make sure you own the equipment after the two year contract period, so if you change that you don't have the hassel of sending it back in, get the DVR version of the HD box.
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JimA, the dell TV is 1080i, which is good enough for us. Hollywood has not produced a really great movie in a long time which caught my interest. I understand War Horse is good, so upgrading all the stuff is not worth it for our viewing pleasure. If it should quit, then we would go through the hassle.
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Dave,

That price is high. I paid less than $1500 for mine a couple of years ago. CW has it for quite a bit less than $1900. I installed it myself so I can't speak to the cost of installation. Knowing what it took me to install it, I would not think it would cost that much.
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Hi Dave: Thanks for the info and price. I don't think we're ready to spend that much right now for a better satellite system. Is there anything in-between that we can get to do the job, using one of the DISH DVR receivers we already have at home?

Hope you enjoy your stay in GP. The weather is supposed to be nice and warm for at least the next two days and the river boat trip is awesome - you'll really enjoy it!.
Safe travels. BTW, is the Leavenworth rally just for Alpine Owners? When is it?

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Meant2shop,

You have lots of options, depending on how much you want to spent and how convenient you want it. You can get a manual carryout dish for around $150, or an automatic carryout dish in the $500-600 range. (Alpine Coaches are wired for a carry out dish option. I have no idea about yours.) No installation, but you need to set them up each time. In between those are manual crank up types of roof mounted dishes like you have. Then more for a dome type of automatic roof mounted dish, which would require installation expense. The top of the list would be the Winegard Travler.

Domed dishes don't have to be lowered before travel, a plus if you are forgetful! And they don't rattle in the wind driving down the road. Domes suffer from fadeout in the rain, even light rain sometime.

Choose how much you want to spend versus how much you want to work!

No reason you can't take your home DVR receiver with you. Only downside is the hassle of connecting and disconnecting it. In a cramped RV entertainment center with a rat's nest of wires that can be a chore. You can add a second receiver or DVR to your home account for probably $5-6/month. Then leave it connected in the RV.

The Leavenworth rally is not put on by the club I belong to, but I suspect it is Alpine's only.
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Check out the VuQube for tractortrailers. It's not in motion but it's alot cheaper. Works with Dish and Direct and Express.
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Jim,
Just checked Camping World and they will sell it for $1,600 plus $5 shipping. That sounds like a very good option. BTW, the labor estimate from All Seasons did include removing the Kingdome (no big deal) and running a new cable to the OTA antennae and replacing the old one with a new Winegard OTA.
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You have lots of options, depending on how much you want to spent and how convenient you want it. You can get a manual carryout dish for around $150, or an automatic carryout dish in the $500-600 range. (Alpine Coaches are wired for a carry out dish option. I have no idea about yours.) No installation, but you need to set them up each time. In between those are manual crank up types of roof mounted dishes like you have. Then more for a dome type of automatic roof mounted dish, which would require installation expense. The top of the list would be the Winegard Travler.

Domed dishes don't have to be lowered before travel, a plus if you are forgetful! And they don't rattle in the wind driving down the road. Domes suffer from fadeout in the rain, even light rain sometime.

Choose how much you want to spend versus how much you want to work!

No reason you can't take your home DVR receiver with you. Only downside is the hassle of connecting and disconnecting it. In a cramped RV entertainment center with a rat's nest of wires that can be a chore. You can add a second receiver or DVR to your home account for probably $5-6/month. Then leave it connected in the RV.

The Leavenworth rally is not put on by the club I belong to, but I suspect it is Alpine's only.
Thanks, Jim,
I currently have the $5/month added receiver in my coach but would like to upgrade to a DVR. Monty suggested that I could haggle with DirecTV and get them to give me a free upgrade. I'll give it a try.
"Choose how much you want to spend versus how much you want to work!" That is the choice isn't it in lots of things. I find that the older I get the less I want to work so life gets more expensive! ((<;
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Hi Dave: Thanks for the info and price. I don't think we're ready to spend that much right now for a better satellite system. Is there anything in-between that we can get to do the job, using one of the DISH DVR receivers we already have at home?

Hope you enjoy your stay in GP. The weather is supposed to be nice and warm for at least the next two days and the river boat trip is awesome - you'll really enjoy it!.
Safe travels. BTW, is the Leavenworth rally just for Alpine Owners? When is it?

Thanks,

Jim and Susan
Merlin OR
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Jim & Susan,
It is pricey, no question. Please review the many posts in this topic thread as others have some very good ideas about options, price. If you don't mind the hassle, then you might consider one of the portable ones as they are much less expensive.
We had a beautiful hike today up Ranie Falls and got to watch 8-9 boats take on the falls. Much fun. Unfortunately just as the weather warms up we are going to Eugene tomorrow for a new windshield install on Monday.
Yes, the Leavenworth rally is an Alpine rally (and sold out) and starts on May 17th.
Take care and safe travels.
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Jim & Susan,
It is pricey, no question. Please review the many posts in this topic thread as others have some very good ideas about options, price. If you don't mind the hassle, then you might consider one of the portable ones as they are much less expensive.
We had a beautiful hike today up Ranie Falls and got to watch 8-9 boats take on the falls. Much fun. Unfortunately just as the weather warms up we are going to Eugene tomorrow for a new windshield install on Monday.
Yes, the Leavenworth rally is an Alpine rally (and sold out) and starts on May 17th.
Take care and safe travels.
Dave Weber
Wenatchee, WA
Jim & Susan,
Didn't get to go on the jet boat ride. We're too early in the season and they don't have enough riders. They need 15 to go. We'll have to come back this summer.
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