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Old 10-03-2015, 08:13 AM   #1
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Winegard Trav'ler and Landmark Charleston??

A fellow camper has a new 2016 Landmark Charleston and he is wanting to get a Trav'ler installed for Directv. Are these models prepped for having this done?
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Old 10-03-2015, 08:30 AM   #2
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Yes, all the Landmarks come pre wired for the Traveler antenna.
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OK - would you happen to know where the cables come in at? Will this model have hdmi cables running to all of the TV's from a central location. If so where would this be at?
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No but if you go to the Heartland Owners forum (see link below) and ask the uestion, I'm certain that someone there will be able to answer your questions.
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Old 10-04-2015, 03:36 PM   #5
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Would rather have the Wineguard Pathway X2.
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Old 10-04-2015, 05:24 PM   #6
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Okay...

I use the Winegard carryout but if/when I buy another trailer I want to add the Traveler on the roof. I know several people with this antenna and they love it. It's fully automatic and supports up to 5 televisions.

Everyone must do what is best for them.
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I have a Newport, not a Charleston ,and the Sat connections are in the UDC. not sure how that Traveler is set up, but our tv's get connected to a dish receiver via an HDMI cable. Up to 2 receivers on a Pathway X2.

I get a signal most places I go, due to the fact I can move the dish itself around. You can't do that with a roof mounted sat dish.
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Okay...

I use the Winegard carryout but if/when I buy another trailer I want to add the Traveler on the roof. I know several people with this antenna and they love it. It's fully automatic and supports up to 5 televisions.

Everyone must do what is best for them.
Don't work good under trees though. I try not to park under them but sometimes I have no other choice. I can put my Pathway in clear view of sky.
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A fellow camper has a new 2016 Landmark Charleston and he is wanting to get a Trav'ler installed for Directv. Are these models prepped for having this done?
I just ordered a 2017 Landmark Charleston. The RV is presided for the Wingard satellite but my dealer is telling me they can't install the Wingard dish that provides Direct TV. Anyone else heard of this? Is the installation different with Dish than Direct TV. Thanks in advance.
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Crownue, as far as I know, you buy a Traveler for either Dish Network or Direct TV. Some dealers are hesitant to make the installation. It pays to shop around.
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We have the Trav'ler on our trailer and love it. We have a X2 in the garage, somebody make me an offer.

What it really means for a trailer to be prepped is they ran the control wire and TV cables from somewhere inside the trailer to someplace on the roof. They work with all the different satellite companies.

The Trav'ler is built for 3 different satellite companies. It's really 3 things;
1. a control box that is programed for the specific sat company
2. a multi-axis pointing motor
3. a sat co specific dish/horn.

Here's the link:Winegard TRAV'LER RV Satellite Antennas

We got on Cedar Creeks website and found the drawing for it.

For some weird reason the control box goes into the bedroom closet. There was a 110 outlet and a blank switch plate. I took off the switch plate and my wife stuck her little hand up there and found the control cable, then over by the TV we found the color coded coax cable.

Up top there was a sticker on the roof which said all the stuff was under here. I cut away the roof membrane and found the other end of the control cable and 2 color coded coax cables w/o ends.

The hardest part was hauling the Trav'ler up on the roof.
Then I found a good place for it and really, really, really took my time here. Lots of Dicor and then screwed it down by hand (I wanted to feel when the screws were getting tight) then a lot more dicor.

Ran the wires added the coax ends and cover, secured the cables and a lot more dicor.

Plugged it in, turned it on and watched it dance and badabing it locked into the 3 dish satellites. We hooked up the cable to the 211Z and reprogramed it per instructions and it is flawless.

Just be sure to get the Trav'ler that works with your satellite company.
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The Traveller is used for both Direct and Dish but are not interchangeable. You have to buy one specifically for Dish or DirecTV. We have one for DirecTV and it works really well. Our controller is in the basement area. We just have to power it on and after the dish sets up, the unit powers off and we do not need to use it again until we stow the dish. Not sure why you could not have it installed as long as the correct wiring is added. That is what we had to do with our HitchHiker.
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I have the traveler in direct TV on mine and works great. We have had problems not getting a signal when parked in trees or where mountains block the signal. I also bring a winngaurd carryout witch is automatic for these instances
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And we have rarely had an issue with getting a signal. We ask for an open site for a variety of reasons and the rooftop satellite is just one of those reasons. We carried a portable dish with us but never used it and recently removed it from the RV. We usually have enough stuff recorded on the DVR to keep us entertained if we cannot get the satellite to lock in. However, on our trip to Alaska, we did not have DirecTV service at all the farther north we went. We had too much fun to worry about TV and if we wanted to watch something, we just pulled out a DVD.
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