Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > RV SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES FORUMS > Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc.
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 09-27-2021, 08:49 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 315
For those trying to activate a new Dish receiver

I just spent almost a month trying to get my new Dish Wally activated. Five different Dish associates, one with Winegard.

The last Dish rep found the problem, the original rep mistyped the Smart card number. Dish kept trying to tell me I didn't have enough signal strength.

Later ..
Ray
__________________
Ray & Wendy
Full-time ... Finally!
2014 Anthem 42RBQ - 2018 Jeep Wrangler - FMCA F521969
RayandWendy 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 09-27-2021, 09:49 AM   #2
Senior Member/RVM #90
 
MSHappyCampers's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 48,239
Glad you got the problem solved Ray! Dish has two levels of customer service. The ones that answer the phones, and the Advanced Support techs who know what they are doing. I wonder if you may have been talking to the first level every time you called?
__________________
Joe & Annette
Sometimes I sits and thinks, sometimes I just sits.....
2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2021, 09:58 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 315
Talked to second level once. They tried to tell me I didn't have enough signal strength at 38 to activate. Sent me to Winegard about my Playmaker. They told me you get picture at 23 and should be able to activate then.

Had me using a single cable out the door to the antenna and still couldn't get activation.

Once they figured out the wrong number it works fine with all the RV wiring

Later...
Ray
__________________
Ray & Wendy
Full-time ... Finally!
2014 Anthem 42RBQ - 2018 Jeep Wrangler - FMCA F521969
RayandWendy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2021, 10:11 AM   #4
Community Moderator
 
Lt Dan's Avatar


 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: DFW, Texas
Posts: 11,114
Glad you found the problem. Sometimes it's the simple things that are the biggest headache.
__________________
2017 Phaeton 40IH XSH Maroon Coral - Power Glide Chassis with IFS
Previously '15 Tiffin Allegro RED 38QRA and '06 Itasca Sunrise 35A
'16 Jeep JKU Wrangler Sahara or '08 Honda Goldwing
Lt Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2021, 10:57 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 4,385
You never know with Dish what will happen. We reactivated our account after several years and I was able to just drop my Pathway X2 on the ground and had it activated in 15 minutes.
jondrew55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2021, 12:47 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
egwilly's Avatar
 
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: So Calif
Posts: 3,164
It's always a crap shoot when you call them for support(or not). My last call the dude didn't even want to troubleshoot at all until I pressed him.

When you can hear paper rustling in the background, you know they are reading from a script.

They also make up stuff if they don't know the answer.

Full discloseure: I am a retired IT network engineer. I can tell when I am being bamboozled. Yes, even degreed folks like me have to call for help sometimes.

To the op:38 is way more signal to activate. I get reception when the signal from my tailgater is in the 20's.
__________________
Outdoors RV Glacier Peak 26RLS Fifth Wheel
Ford F350 Superduty 6.7 Powerstroke
“Stick around please...I may need someone to blame.”
egwilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2021, 07:49 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,143
Do not know if I said this before however, hit the home button 3 time, on the left side test Dish and test. See what is asys.
__________________
Wally & Elta Mae
2007 Allure 470 Sunset Bay #31535
wfalch is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dish, hose



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
How to activate Dish when no home account? Sandfarmer Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10 08-31-2020 08:39 AM
Dish OTA tuner module for Dish receiver? Dean757 Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 3 02-13-2016 05:37 PM
Unable to activate DISH Network VIP211k Box Bremer Speck Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 9 09-14-2011 09:05 PM
Airport control systems activate slides "007" Newmar Owner's Forum 28 06-22-2006 06:56 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.