Originally Posted by wonderer1
lots of good advice. this is a way cool site with a lot of helpful people. probable going to go with roof mount as in the begining am going to put on a lot of miles. stoping at at night (walmart, truck stop, etc.)gone in the morning. then in the future picking up a portable unit for when i can't get a signal (cause i found a way cool lake or ?) and am going to hang for a while. great to be retired. thanks to all of you. if i can be of any help just ask. jim
Very smart decision...exactly how I started. The Coach came with a Windgard rooftop crank-up. I bought a Dish ViP-211k and used it for a year. After the year I asked for a Tailgater as a B-Day gift
, having had problems with open southern sky at campgrounds on 3 occasions.
OHMYGOSH the tailgater is SO easy to use - 1 wire - it auto aims - and syncs to all 3 Dish SATs within 10-12 minutes...DID I MENTION it is SO EASY TO USE!!!
But, like you I doubt I would roll-out the portable dish at an overnight truck-stop or reststop due to the risk of the Tailgater "growing legs."
The Tailgater is only $149 for new subscribers, BUT $399 for existing subscribers, so I believe there is a theft issue).
As a sidebar - the Tailgater REQUIRES the receiver be a ViP-211/211k/411 and it's a Dish system. I don't know if Direct has a similar system.
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