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Old 06-18-2018, 07:02 PM   #1
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Satellite question I know youíre tired of it

Hey were looking at a satellite unit. Iím not interested in one that the family can watch TV while the coach is moving. I want to know is who has the best value for a plan DIRECTV or Dish? I just want to pay when weíre using it, is that possible. Thanks
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Old 06-18-2018, 07:06 PM   #2
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we are going to get the dish, only $7.00 a month when you want in. that is if you already have dish at home. total cost is around 300. if you don't have dish at home it's around 34.00 a month when you want it. have no idea about direct tv, sure others may know
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Old 06-18-2018, 07:08 PM   #3
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we are going to get the dish, only $7.00 a month when you want in. that is if you already have dish at home. total cost is around 300. if you don't have dish at home it's around 34.00 a month when you want it. have no idea about direct tv, sure others may know


When I was talking to the dealership on Saturday they mentioned dish is good about paying it when you use it. We use DIRECTV Iíll call them and find out. Thank you for your advice.
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Old 06-18-2018, 07:09 PM   #4
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Look at the King Tailgator. They have one for Dish & another for Direct TV. Small carry out units. Dish a Wally receiver thatís really compact & a RV specific plan that runs around $45 per month and up. Itís a one month service only an no contract you can stop any time. If you have Dish at home it can be had for just $7/month
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Old 06-18-2018, 08:34 PM   #5
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The King Flex is compatible with Direct, Dish, and Bell......supports 2 receivers....std def....and because we have Direct at home, each receiver is $7.00 a month, I bought my own receivers on Flea Bay......I leave them on all the time, so don't need to call to activate
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Old 06-18-2018, 08:48 PM   #6
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We use Dish at home and have (2) 211 receivers that we take with us when we travel. I have a Tailgater on the roof and another portable. We have all 250 channels anywhere we go with no extra charge and we both watch whatever we want to.
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:53 AM   #7
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We take our home receiver with us when we hit the road .. If we stop for more than a couple days at a location, I set up and aim the antenna ..


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We have the Winegard Playmaker Dual mounted on top of the coach that supports two receivers. Have a Wally receiver for the living area TV that also works in the Bedroom and a separate Wally for the outside TV so I can watch my favorite baseball team lose.
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:32 PM   #9
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When I was talking to the dealership on Saturday they mentioned dish is good about paying it when you use it. We use DIRECTV Iíll call them and find out. Thank you for your advice.
If you already have DirecTv then just move the house box to the RV when you travel.

If you didn't have sat in the house then Dish allows you to have an account in the RV and only activate it when you are using the RV.
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:47 PM   #10
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If you already have DirecTV at home then you probably want to stick with them as it would be cheaper just to add a receiver or take the home receiver when you use the RV.

Dish allows you to start and stop service when you wish, so a lot of RV'ers like Dish.

The Antenna is important too. The larger the dish antenna the better the signal, especially in fringe areas. The small carry out dish antenna's are convenient but don't receive as well as the larger dish Winegard Traveler or RF Mogul in fringe areas or inclement weather.
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Old 06-19-2018, 07:07 PM   #11
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I've had both Dish and direct

We first had dish networks in the rv because we had u-verse at home with Direct tv and it couldn't be used in the rv (it was cable). Dish networks , like everyone says it's by the month but any plan with content was $115 a month and their plan runs for the 15th of each month, so if your in the rv starting on the first of the month, you have to pay the $115 for 15 days. I was a real PIA for us to call everytime and that service was new at the time, the operator told us many times we owed money for the months it was off, we had many discussions about it while on the road.
Now we use Direct tv, when ATT bought Direct tv they did away with u-verse and went sat. We bought the box for $99 and it's $7.00 a month on the same plan as our home plan.
As for the antenna, we bought a rv with a Winegard stationary roadtrip already on it, it's not hd, only sd and in the near future those satellites are going to run out of fuel and SD will go away. The roadtrip is 5 times faster acquiring the sat direct tv than the tailgater was on dish networks but a tailgater on Dish networks IS HD.
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Dish. More RV friendly in hardware and programming plans. IMHO.

Check out the Pay-as-you-go subscription. Couple with a Dish Playmaker antenna for about $250 and a Wally receiver for less than $100.
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Get DISH Outdoors, make sure you sign up for pay as you go. If you inadvertently get a normal plan you have to cancel subscription to change to pay as you go.

With a normal home type account you can suspend service twice per year and you pay $5.00 per month while suspended. The DISH Outdoors account is the way to go start and stop as many times as you like.

If the operatormyou are talking to doesn’t seem to understand what you are asking for ask them to let you speak with one of their RV account operators.

With the DISH app you can reauthorize (reactivate) your receivers and switch local channels yourself, kind of a new feature that is very handy.
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Pretty sure the answer is Dish. They have the monthly plan. You can get a smaller dome antenna on the roof and still get HD. Dish also has the monthly plan. Before I went full time I had that plan and you could actually suspend service even on the monthly plan and start it up later and have the remaining days for the month you already paid for. Worked out well
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