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Old 07-18-2018, 04:57 PM   #1
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I bought a slightly used 2017 Bounder 35K. Love it. It had a direct tv dish on the roof but it was removed. It looks like it was something the previous owner had installed as the cables run from the front of the roof to a air conditioner. I haven't been up on the roof yet to check it all out.



If I want to take it in someplace and have them mount a new dish what should I get? I just use the MH occasionally but I can take a receiver from home the way I understand it.



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A portable type will give you better access if you encounter trees between you and the 'bird'......there are the automatic ones that find the 'bird' at a push of a button...
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Old 07-18-2018, 09:15 PM   #4
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A portable type will give you better access if you encounter trees between you and the 'bird'......there are the automatic ones that find the 'bird' at a push of a button...

What do you mean by portable?





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If you have everything else still there, Winegard Traveler Slim Line Antenna. Jim E. OKC

I think all I have is a couple cables. One is a coax and the other cable has a square plug on each end with a couple wires.
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I bought a slightly used 2017 Bounder 35K. Love it. It had a direct tv dish on the roof but it was removed. It looks like it was something the previous owner had installed as the cables run from the front of the roof to a air conditioner. I haven't been up on the roof yet to check it all out.



If I want to take it in someplace and have them mount a new dish what should I get? I just use the MH occasionally but I can take a receiver from home the way I understand it.



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Bob, I would bypass altogether purchasing a dish and taking a receiver from the home and taking it with you. My Directv bill alone was $180 a month and I said enough is enough. I recently signed up for Directv NOW Which essentially gives you the programs you might be used to now (Depending on your package) for a fraction of the cost. All’s you need is a Roku device from Amazon which you plug into the hdmi slot on your TV and the remote that comes with it is also voice activated which is nice. Of course you’ll have to sign up for the service and see how you like it. I pay $45 monthly to basically have the same channels I had with Directv but without paying for all the boxes, DVR service etc. I have always been looking for an alternative to watching TV and I haven’t looked back. I guess I should have mentioned that you use your Hot Spot from you iPhone to connect to the Roku device using your data. Hope this helps and happy travels.
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Bob, I would bypass altogether purchasing a dish and taking a receiver from the home and taking it with you. My Directv bill alone was $180 a month and I said enough is enough. I recently signed up for Directv NOW Which essentially gives you the programs you might be used to now (Depending on your package) for a fraction of the cost. All’s you need is a Roku device from Amazon which you plug into the hdmi slot on your TV and the remote that comes with it is also voice activated which is nice. Of course you’ll have to sign up for the service and see how you like it. I pay $45 monthly to basically have the same channels I had with Directv but without paying for all the boxes, DVR service etc. I have always been looking for an alternative to watching TV and I haven’t looked back. I guess I should have mentioned that you use your Hot Spot from you iPhone to connect to the Roku device using your data. Hope this helps and happy travels.
I guess as long as I have WiFi that would work. I have an unlimited plan on my phone so a hotspot isn’t available to me.
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We have DirecTV at home and as one other person posted, have an existing bill to pay with quite a bit of programming. Unless you are going to cancel your current Directv at home...it is just another $8.99 charge for the additional receiver.

We get all the programming we have at home, except local channels in the RV. We had an extra HD reciever so did not have to purchase one.

If you do not have DirecTV at home...the ROKU sounds interesting.
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I guess as long as I have WiFi that would work. I have an unlimited plan on my phone so a hotspot isn’t available to me.
Counting on Park WiFi to supply streaming video is a fool's mission. You can cut the cable/satellite at home because you can have broadband Internet. In many parks being able to do email can be challenge.

Even using wireless can be a challenge is many places in the country. I am in northern Wisconsin and the Verizon is just a bit better than the AT&T and definitly not suitable for streaming video.
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Counting on Park WiFi to supply streaming video is a fool's mission. You can cut the cable/satellite at home because you can have broadband Internet. In many parks being able to do email can be challenge.

Even using wireless can be a challenge is many places in the country. I am in northern Wisconsin and the Verizon is just a bit better than the AT&T and definitly not suitable for streaming video.

Right. At some places I normally stay WiFi is no issue, But you can't count on it.




I like the slimline. Pricey though.


I've heard Direct is changing thinks soon and a lot of dishes won't work any longer.
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DirecTV use of Ka band for HD signals really limits users choice of dishes because all domes come with Ku LNBF heads. That limits domes for DirecTV to satellite 119 which is SD channels only. What DirecTV is going to do with 119 after they decommit SD channels is unknown. There are reasons to depart from satellite 119.

The best choices for DirecTV is an automatic roof dish (Winegard Trav'ler or RF Mogul Eagle) or a tripod with a slimline dish. You get the full spectrum of DirecTV channels available.

This is where Dish has an advantage as all Dish satellites use Ku bands transponders and there is a width choice of dishes to use.
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