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Old 10-31-2005, 04:54 PM   #1
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I am ordering a Sunnybrool 30RKFS %th wheel and I want the doomed Satalitte TV system this way I dont have to do anything but turn it on. I am also getting a switch box so I can get cable or Antenna TV if I am amoung the trees when camping. I caddy on th eLPGA Golf tour so I well be overnighting mist every Sunday night with my honda 2000 to runthe TV.
I was told that it may be betrer jus to get a tripod (Free from Dish Net) and go that route The man said that a any moroon can point the satalitte ( he didnt mention golf professionala tho)
Can anyone tell me how much the trees interfere with the Sat. and are there really a lot of trees in campgrounds ( please remember that I am a newbie)
Am i crazy for getting the doom??

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Old 10-31-2005, 04:54 PM   #2
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I am ordering a Sunnybrool 30RKFS %th wheel and I want the doomed Satalitte TV system this way I dont have to do anything but turn it on. I am also getting a switch box so I can get cable or Antenna TV if I am amoung the trees when camping. I caddy on th eLPGA Golf tour so I well be overnighting mist every Sunday night with my honda 2000 to runthe TV.
I was told that it may be betrer jus to get a tripod (Free from Dish Net) and go that route The man said that a any moroon can point the satalitte ( he didnt mention golf professionala tho)
Can anyone tell me how much the trees interfere with the Sat. and are there really a lot of trees in campgrounds ( please remember that I am a newbie)
Am i crazy for getting the doom??

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Old 10-31-2005, 05:08 PM   #3
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Tom, in order to get a sat signal, you have to have a clear view of the south-southwest sky. Trees will kill your signal.

Go ahead and get a Dome system for the times you are out of the trees, but carry a separate dish and use a good dish mount such as the Bulls-Eye mount rather than a tripod. Get a sat finder as well for the manual tuning. I can usually have the dish up and on a sat in 10 minutes or less.

If you plan to run your A/C from the generator, I doubt if a 2000 watt (2 KW) generator will carry it, the satallite and the TV. You need to look to upgrade to at least a 3 KW (3000 watts) or two 2000's in parallel.
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I think you mean domed.
You might want to think about a tripod, because if you are under trees, your reception might be doomed.
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Old 11-09-2005, 11:13 AM   #5
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The most stressful times of my life have been trying to get that danged satelite dish pointed right. I worked on it for two hours one day when finally the camper next door brought over some gizmo and he had it done in about 5 minutes. Unfortunately for me I lost the piece of paper the name of the gizmo was on. I am going to get the domed dish also as soon as I save up for it. John
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Probably a "bird finder" - a signal strength meter. You can get them at Camping World. I use mine when I'm too far away from the 5th wheel to hear the TV set signal strength "squeal" on the setup screen.

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I always had problems pointing my dish untill I found these two products. Now, even in woods, it takes only minutes and I am not trapped with a domed system that won't spot a satallite if there is an obstruction in the way. Worth every penny.

http://www.jblaser.com/AlignASiteDetail.htm

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http://www.rvdishmount.com/index.htm#t6
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I would like to have the dome on the trailer as well. I just use the sat dish on a small tripod.
I have 150ft of cable in case the trees really get impossible. Takes about 10 minutes to set up.

The newest thing out there that really holds promise is the phased array flat antennas that are 5" tall when mounted on the RV. You still need the clear view to the south. They will soon be able to get high speed internet on them. They also have antennas 2" in diameter.

Here a web site http://www.raysat.com/

They are about 2.5 times more expensive than the domes now but price will come down.

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When I saw "doomed", I thought this was another thread about Dish shutting down service to RV based receivers. Lot's of talk about that on rv.net.
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