RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Newmar Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-21-2019, 06:50 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Tranquil Jim's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Northwest Washington State or Western Montana, depending on the season.
Posts: 3,287
DirectTV system loading: what am I missing?

This afternoon, I saw a Dutch Star being driven slowly through the RV resort with its OTA antenna fully extended. Thinking that the driver was about to leave the resort, I pointed to the antenna to let him know it was up. He nodded, stopped, rolled down the window and told me "its the only way I can get my DirectTV system to load."

A pretty close look did not reveal the existence of a satellite dish or dome atop the coach. What am I missing here? I didn't think DTV was available via an OTA antenna.

TJ
__________________

__________________
Jim (W7DHC), Diane & Mini Schnauzers, Lizzy & Ellie
2018 Mountain Aire 4047 + 2014 Honda CR-V "toad" w/AF1
Tranquil Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-21-2019, 06:54 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Stuart W's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: LA CA
Posts: 6,180
not sure what to make of this. Scratching my head
__________________

__________________

2018 Dutch Star 4369 Spartan!
2017 Jeep Wrangler Smoky Mountain
2016 Canyon Star 3710 SOLD
Stuart W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2019, 08:33 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,899
Don't have a clue. But his situation is not normal at all.
Renipladlo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2019, 08:43 PM   #4
Member
 
EdBoz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 69
Was this in one of the states where "wacky tobacky" is legal ? Was this person wearing a tin foil hat ? Was there a distinct aroma of moonshine in the air ? Was he dragging several miles of coax behind the rig ?

Absolutely no clue how he expected to receive DirecTV without the right equipment.
__________________
Ed
2019 Thor 30FE
"Retread" IRV2 member
EdBoz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2019, 08:44 PM   #5
"Formerly Diplomat Don"
 
Dutch Star Don's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Moorpark, Ca.
Posts: 14,937
Was it a straight bat wing or did it have an internet antenna attached?
__________________
Don & Mary
2019 Newmar Dutch Star 4018
2016 GMC Canyon 4WD Crew Cab
Dutch Star Don is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2019, 09:19 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Tranquil Jim's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Northwest Washington State or Western Montana, depending on the season.
Posts: 3,287
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dutch Star Don View Post
Was it a straight bat wing or did it have an internet antenna attached?
Looked like a straight bat wing antenna to me.

TJ
__________________
Jim (W7DHC), Diane & Mini Schnauzers, Lizzy & Ellie
2018 Mountain Aire 4047 + 2014 Honda CR-V "toad" w/AF1
Tranquil Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2019, 09:24 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Stuart W's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: LA CA
Posts: 6,180
I don’t care what antenna he has or doesn’t have, if it only connects while drive around what happens when he pulls in to a spot? This is crazy
Is it possible that he was driving somewhere to purchase a new antenna and they needed to “load” the new antenna into his cargo bay?
__________________

2018 Dutch Star 4369 Spartan!
2017 Jeep Wrangler Smoky Mountain
2016 Canyon Star 3710 SOLD
Stuart W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2019, 09:27 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
HavingABlast's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 2,750
Maybe he meant “The” TV and he was dictionally challenged, and it came out “Dee” TV. Other than that, or the foil hat comment, I don’t have a clue what he was trying to accomplish.
HavingABlast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2019, 09:53 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Winepress's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,385
Maybe has DTV over the net and was looking for a good WiFi Signal.
__________________
2018 Dutch Star 4369
Everything was working fine, until it wasn't.
Winepress is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2019, 03:45 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
redbaron73's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 4,683
Blog Entries: 4
Maybe he was pulling your leg, as he was unable to admit he left the antenna up due to embarrassment.
__________________

__________________
2019 DSDP 4369 * FREIGHTLINER XCR * HWH ACTIVE AIR

NHSO (Newmar Hoot, Sevierville Original), Kindness Matters
redbaron73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Amount of RVers on the road over loading the system? maxwell18 iRV2.com General Discussion 37 04-14-2015 06:42 PM
DirectTV : Kingdome : TIVO : Tucson & Some Other Markets Ceratto's Grotto Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 4 12-07-2008 06:08 AM
Missing Manual Found (and I didn't know it was missing JavaJelly Newmar Owner's Forum 5 12-21-2006 03:31 AM
Alpine Coach Owners - How did you get your DirectTV set up? Audrey & John Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 20 09-20-2005 06:33 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×