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Old 08-31-2018, 11:38 PM   #15
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I need to clarify.
The Itasca manual was already in the motorhome when we took possession of it. That manual is where I am getting that 12'-3" height.

I have not climbed up & actually verified the height.
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Old 09-01-2018, 02:12 PM   #16
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This satellite receiver is very low profile.

But, this unit is for Direct TV. We have always been Dish Network fans Click image for larger version

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Old 09-03-2018, 10:12 AM   #17
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In Yuma call Alan he is the best installer. Winrgard 1200 can support 3 TV's.
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Old 09-03-2018, 10:46 PM   #18
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I dont believe I would buy any roof top sat at this time. Huge advances are being made with internet streaming. My DTV bill is 200 bucks a month and looking to cut that. Steaming is alot less.
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Old 09-04-2018, 01:11 AM   #19
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I have Dish and the Winegard Traveler Sat dish. They work great, and the antenna when stored is lower than the AC unit. But if you think you are going to get away without having a portable unit then you don't plan very well. The Portable unit is for those time when parked in the woods and you can't get a good line of sight. It also make a big difference when in the mountains and can't get a low enough angle due to being on the roof. They make automatic portable antennas that work great. The key is knowing exactly what you need. I need one with multiple outputs (2) due to have 2 receivers in the MH. The only rub with this is, if the master box is on one sat and the secondary box wants to go to another sat due to the channel that is being selected it can't because there is only one feed horn in the portable unit. Not eh fix to that is either have 2 portable automatic antennas or have a manual mutli sat portable dish setup. So you choose or get all the above. But I dare say you will need a portable especially if your DW is like mine and or you have kids.
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I dont believe I would buy any roof top sat at this time. Huge advances are being made with internet streaming. My DTV bill is 200 bucks a month and looking to cut that. Steaming is alot less.
Streaming only works if you have a good internet connection. In the rural area where I live, it looks like it will be many years before I will be streaming anything. Dish works for me.
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Streaming only works if you have a good internet connection. In the rural area where I live, it looks like it will be many years before I will be streaming anything. Dish works for me.
+1. We boondock a lot in the back country. Cell service is a rarity at least 50% of the time. Even when we have it voice calls are sketchy and streaming is not even in the equation. I think it will be a long while before cell coverage improves dramatically in the outlying areas. To answer the OP's question we had a Winegard Roadtrip and just swapped it out for the Travler. The Roadtrip worked ok but it was noisy when it was searching satellites. It had to go through the entire acquisition routine every time it was powered up and we couldn't leave it on overnight because it would make tracking adjustments which were loud enough to wake us up. We have an old 1st gen Tailgater that we use when the rooftop is blocked.
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+1. We boondock a lot in the back country. Cell service is a rarity at least 50% of the time. Even when we have it voice calls are sketchy and streaming is not even in the equation. I think it will be a long while before cell coverage improves dramatically in the outlying areas. To answer the OP's question we had a Winegard Roadtrip and just swapped it out for the Travler. The Roadtrip worked ok but it was noisy when it was searching satellites. It had to go through the entire acquisition routine every time it was powered up and we couldn't leave it on overnight because it would make tracking adjustments which were loud enough to wake us up. We have an old 1st gen Tailgater that we use when the rooftop is blocked.
I understand the issues, however one must put a price on what is important. Most rv parks have wifi and internet.
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I understand the issues, however one must put a price on what is important. Most rv parks have wifi and internet.
We try to avoid staying in rv parks
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