Originally Posted by southern2
we have a safari coach with a down dometic penguin a/c. the compresser is bad ,we have been looking at the Advent 135 to replace it or an Atwood. the height is not a problem We would like to hear from you, your thoughts and experience with this matter. we are also looking to travel west next year and would like to know which dish direct tv or dish tv is better, and what unit is the best to buy. retirement is great
Depends on whether you want High Definition TV or not.
The Dish antennas will all receive HD, the only DirecTV antenna that supports HD is the Travelr (which is also available for Dish). These antennas are completely automatic; will find and lock onto the satellites automatically.
I have DirecTV and have been satisfied. Dish has a program for RVers whereby you can start/stop your service a month at a time with no penalty. The disadvantage I've found with Dish is that their satellites are lower on the horizon, and thereby often tend to be obscured by trees, mountains, etc.
Dish seems to have more "deals" but they are all program-dependent... you get about what you pay for!! You might keep in mind that more and more campgrounds are offering free cable, so if you stay primarily in nicer campgrounds, you may want to save your money!!!