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Old 06-03-2016, 11:53 AM   #1
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Original roof mounted winegard satellite dish

I have a 99 31ft seaview with the original winegard tv satellite dish.

I have never used it. I would like to learn how to use it but I have no
owners manual or instruction manual. I was thinking of buying a portable
dish but since I already have the roof mounted dish I guess buying one
of the tailgater portable dish would be a waste of money.

question is it hard to learn how to use the roof mounted dish? do I need to
buy a satellite receiver to get the signal? how do I know if my roof mounted
satellite dish is adjusted properly in the right direction of the satellite.

any help or suggestions is appreciated. should I learn to use this dish or is
it too old and antiquated? I know the new portable dishes have the latest
technology. just trying to figure out which is the best way to go?

also don't know if I want to subscribe to a provider for the little amount of
time we use our rv. if I was using my rig all the time or was going out
full time I could see subscribing for tv service. but probably not worth it
for the little time I spend in my rv. but it would be nice to know how it works
and also know that I have the option of using it if I really need to.

thanks for any help and suggestions.
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If it is an open face dish (not a dome) it probably can be made to work. However it is a lot easier to use something like a tailgater as it will find the SATs automatically. Also it is easier to find an open area to get signal as it can be moved. Do you have a model # ?
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I think most of us that don't full time only use satellite in our MH's if we use that at home as well. You will need a provider/receiver. Some of the packages are quite affordable.

Someone here will be able to tell you if your dish is compatible with Dish, Directv, etc.

Good luck!
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Mine is on an 04 model. went to authorized dealer with serial numbers and after checking they called me back and said it was all obsolete and not supported any longer by dish or direct.. Got a tailgater and a happy camper now
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Long story short....I had a Sony auto dish and receiver on mine. All obsolete. Removed it and sealed all the holes. Now use regular Dish receiver and manual satellite dish. Works fine, $37 a month. Rook
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I have an 02. Winegard told me it might work if I had a receiver to try it out but it definitely would not be HD. I didn't bother trying, doing great with over the air antenna and no DirecTV bill.


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I have a 99 31ft seaview with the original winegard tv satellite dish.

I have never used it. I would like to learn how to use it but I have no
owners manual or instruction manual. I was thinking of buying a portable
dish but since I already have the roof mounted dish I guess buying one
of the tailgater portable dish would be a waste of money.

question is it hard to learn how to use the roof mounted dish? do I need to
buy a satellite receiver to get the signal? how do I know if my roof mounted
satellite dish is adjusted properly in the right direction of the satellite.

any help or suggestions is appreciated. should I learn to use this dish or is
it too old and antiquated? I know the new portable dishes have the latest
technology. just trying to figure out which is the best way to go?

also don't know if I want to subscribe to a provider for the little amount of
time we use our rv. if I was using my rig all the time or was going out
full time I could see subscribing for tv service. but probably not worth it
for the little time I spend in my rv. but it would be nice to know how it works
and also know that I have the option of using it if I really need to.

thanks for any help and suggestions.
Do you have satellite service at home???
If the answer is yes, then the service is only $7 a month- after you buy the 211K receiver and a 'tailgater'. Total package is about $430 to buy.
You can turn the service off in the lay-up months.
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Just put a tailgater on my 2004 Sea Breeze. Love it.. feeds front and back tv. Total cost for tailgater and 2 receivers around $500. Works great..
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