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Old 03-15-2018, 06:21 PM   #1
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in-motion satellite- worth the money?

We are purchasing a new Allegro 32 SA. Should we get the in-motion Satellite? Do they work well on road or parked?
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Glad to have you here in the forum with us. You're gonna like it here.

I used to have a KVH R5 in motion satellite. It does work in motion though they have their quirks. When it became incompatible with Dish Network I replaced it with a Winegard Travel'er 1000. It is not an in motion antenna but I rarely used the in motion feature. The Wingard antenna has a bigger dish thus IMO a better picture.

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Old 03-15-2018, 08:18 PM   #3
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Changed my in motion to a Traveler in the first 6 months. Didn’t use the in motion and couldn’t get local stations or hy def.
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Works great on my boat that never stops moving, but to much money for an RV that is parked when watching TV.
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This is not such a simple question to answer.

In-motion gives you a one-at-a-time SAT antenna that works anytime the antenna can see the SAT arc...driving or not.

DirecTV on this set-up has a limited lifespan as DirecTV is dumping SD. If going with DirecTV, I'd skip it.

DISH Network will work perfectly on this set-up with a solo receiver (views one SAT at a time). The Dish receiver will direct the antenna to switch SATs (Dish uses 3 birds in either arc) to provide full service HighDef programming.

Because of the add'l cost of in-motion ($1200 for in-motion vs. $200 for an auto-aim 1 SAT stationary dome), you need to ask yourself if you need to have SAT TV reception while driving.

The Trav'ler mentioned above is simply an auto-aim, large face, stationary, rooftop antenna - but because of the size, ability to feed more than one receiver, and auto-aim feature...it costs more than the in-motion antenna (about $1,600 plus install)

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Unless you really will use in motion don't get it. Instead get the Traveler. If Tiffin doesn't install the Traveler get the Traveler preinstall so all the cables are in place and then easy to add the Traveler.

I had the in motion. Never used it while in motion. Removed it and installed Traveler. One if the best updates we have done.
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Sorry I canít help with your question

this place is great

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We have both in motion for the kids while traveling and traveler for the parked football games. We wouldnt go without it keeps the kids occupied
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new rig! Keep her between the ditches!

We have an in-motion satellite dish but rarely use it while driving.

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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I wouldn't bother. Too many things interrupt the signal when in motion.
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Old 03-16-2018, 09:25 AM   #11
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in-motion satellite- worth the money?

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We are purchasing a new Allegro 32 SA. Should we get the in-motion Satellite? Do they work well on road or parked?


Simple one word answer: NO

It wonít be too long in the future before we all ditch our dishes and use cell towers, a modem and WiFi for internet and TV connections. Works both stationary and going down the road. Just need an unlimited data plan at an affordable price (and thatís a personal determination). In fact I could do it now with my present setup, if I wished to (but I donít)!
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Unless you need to have TV while moving for kiddos, the DW, etc I wouldn't get it. I had one and won't do it again. It works fairly well, but there is a constant grinding noise from the roof when moving and as said there are a lot of obstructions to block signal. If you don't need the in-motion, I would opt for the Trav'ler pre wire which makes it easy to install later, then get a carryout like the Pathway X2. Your new coach will already be wired with a tripod or carryout connection in the basement area. You will need the carryout at times when you are blocked by trees and you can add the Trav'ler at a later date. The DirecTV version of the Trav'ler is more expensive than the Dish version. The big benefit to the Trav'ler is the ability to lock onto all three satellites at once for Dish, and it can receive HD signals on DirecTV which the dome can not do.
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NO!!! Especially with DirecTV because they are phasing out their SD satellite.
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Simple one word answer: NO

It wonít be too long in the future before we all ditch our dishes and use cell towers, a modem and WiFi for internet and TV connections. Works both stationary and going down the road. Just need an unlimited data plan at an affordable price (and thatís a personal determination). In fact I could do it now with my present setup, if I wished to (but I donít)!
I seriously doubt that the cell tower solution is going to be viable due to the tremendous data/bandwidth issues. Cell companies are already charging $$ for data etc. That "unlimited data plan" is subject to slow-downs and poor service.
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