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Old 11-11-2019, 10:55 PM   #1
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My honey wants tv

Been a newbie for 6 months on this full time journey, and every day is a new glitch and a new question
What do you all do for tv and internet? We have verizon hot spot because we were told we would need it. Considering satellite, but know nothing about it. Want to keep my honey happy.
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Old 11-11-2019, 11:47 PM   #2
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It all depends on how much money you want to spend and how easy you want the system to work. We decided to go with Dish and went with the roof mounted Trav'ler dish. We have two satellite boxes, one for each TV in the rig, so we can watch different channels on each TV. Once we get set up, and the slides out, one button on the dish control box turns on the dish and it locates the satellites on its own. The down side to this system is, if you set up in a lot of areas that have dense trees, it is possible you will not be able to get a clear shot to the satellites. They do make dishes that you can set up on the ground and run the cable to the rig, and for tree areas, that can be a better way to go. Both dish systems are available for both Dish and DirecTV. This is kind of like which truck is better, so it's a personal choice for you.
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Old 11-12-2019, 03:11 AM   #3
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Hi,

we use an apple tv and stream over our verizon hotspot or the campgrounds wifi.
All those streaming apps is getting so convenient. Disneys + package is starting today yikes.
Depending on how long we stay I also hook up to campgrounds cable.
I normally also run the channel setup for Montys antenna.

Always thought fighting with the satellite either mobile or on the roof is to much headache for me plus subscription is quite expensive for what you get besides all ads.

If we have no reception which is extreme rare now a days we still have DVD's and yes Books

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Old 11-12-2019, 08:55 AM   #4
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Old 11-12-2019, 09:06 AM   #5
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We used to have Winegard G2+ and two receiver then went to a Traveler and a Hopper and a Joey. Now we can record up to 16 shows at a time (not sure who would do that) and we also use Dish. For internet we use our Verizon hot spot on our phones. You really need to look at where you camp. Verizon is the best and in some spots only reliable service where we go. Also, it you camp in the woods don't go with a Traveler. The Winegard G2+ powers it'self so it can be far from the rig and still work.
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Old 11-12-2019, 09:20 AM   #6
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We use Directv and have wireless ipads for internet connectivity.
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Old 11-12-2019, 10:27 AM   #7
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you already have tv...the antenna.


if you want more than you will have to go to direct/dish or shaw (canada) and pay the price, just like home.


as for a satellite dish I'd go with the winegard traveler.


internet is usually at the campground or your verizon.
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Old 11-12-2019, 02:14 PM   #8
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I just installed TOGO, unlimited internet 30$ a month. I have 3 fire sticks and stream everything. It can also connect to nearby WIFI and boost that signal too. If I have no service, which means no internet, then I have a server in the trailer and I have shows and over 800 movies to keep me occupied when off line.
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Old 11-12-2019, 02:26 PM   #9
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I have the Dish tailgater. Carry out and set on a tripod they sell.
Basic and local channels is around $50 a month.
The best part is Dish has an app and you change locations with it and 10 minutes later your watching local channels from nearby.
Then if you’re not going to be using it you just don’t pay and no charge. Been working for us 2 years .
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Old 11-12-2019, 02:27 PM   #10
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We do the same as rohrmann stated above... but we also have a Pathway X2 portable when the roof antenna is covered.
Also this is like choosing a truck, tires,etc....endless ideas.Just find what works for you ..Good Hunting.
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Old 11-12-2019, 02:54 PM   #11
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DISH App?

MidMoTravler said "The best part is Dish has an app and you change locations with it and 10 minutes later your watching local channels from nearby."

I have Dish with a Tailgater also. What is the app you use to accomplish this without calling Dish to switch to local channels? I have MyDish app and I have found a "wake up my receivers" under "Services" and "DISH Outdoors" - but I have never found a page in the app that lets me switch the locals by (say) changing the zip code to my new location. In fact the DISH service center told me I could not do that via the app or internet, and the only way to get local channels switched was to call the 800 number. I would love to know how you do it...I don't like listening to 8 minutes (and more) of that music while on hold.
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Old 11-12-2019, 02:54 PM   #12
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I bought the Air TV Player (from Sling). It's a OTA dual tuner module with streaming services. If you plug in any USB harddrive, it turns it into a DVR for over the air programming. It is Android based, so I installed the Dish Anywhere app and can access my Hopper from home and stream shows from my DVR as long as I have internet access.
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Old 11-12-2019, 02:57 PM   #13
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We to have a Dish Tailgater. It cost about $300, works great. It’s easy set it down hook up one wire it finds the satellites and in a few minutes you are watching TV. We actually have two, one mounted on the camper and one portable, for when something is blocking the signal.
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Old 11-12-2019, 03:50 PM   #14
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MikeandDebbie,

There is no way to change the local channels on Dish without calling them. They have been telling me for over a year that they planned to automate that but it still has not happened. Before I got Dish in my home, I could change the zip on my RV Wally without help. As soon as I put Dish into my house, they said I could not do that anymore. The UP side is that I only pay $7 a month for the service in the RV and I can add and delete the service anytime.
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Old 11-12-2019, 05:58 PM   #15
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MidMoTravler said "The best part is Dish has an app and you change locations with it and 10 minutes later your watching local channels from nearby."

I have Dish with a Tailgater also. What is the app you use to accomplish this without calling Dish to switch to local channels? I have MyDish app and I have found a "wake up my receivers" under "Services" and "DISH Outdoors" - but I have never found a page in the app that lets me switch the locals by (say) changing the zip code to my new location. In fact the DISH service center told me I could not do that via the app or internet, and the only way to get local channels switched was to call the 800 number. I would love to know how you do it...I don't like listening to 8 minutes (and more) of that music while on hold.
I depends on how your account is set up. If you pay ahead, you donít have that ability yet. I have found the easiest way to change areas for local channel viewing is to log in to your account and use the Chat feature. A couple minutes back and forth with the chat and you are good to go. Just tell them as part of the conversation that you are in an RV and you only want your service address changed but not your billing address. I have also discovered that the Dish site does not play nice with the Firefox browser so I have to use the Microsoft browser instead.
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Old 11-13-2019, 05:10 AM   #16
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Rohrman and Soon2BSnowbird - thank you!
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Old 11-13-2019, 07:37 AM   #17
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X2 for CHAT feature--sure works for us.
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Old 11-17-2019, 02:56 PM   #18
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I use a Verizon Jet Pack for internet and have had good luck with coverage all across US and Canada unless you get so far out in the boonies that there is no cell signal. Dish Network satellite TV with roof-mounted Winegard Trav'ler.
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Old 11-17-2019, 03:07 PM   #19
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Unlimitedville

I have two gamers in our rig. And one is homeschooled with mostly programming classes and I work out of the rig most of the time, so we have to have dependable internet. That said it makes streaming really easy. We use unlimitedville we can have up to 15 devices connected at any time without throttling. It is on the expensive side they have 4 plans we chose AT&T but we are covered in Canada all lower 48 and Mexico for $200 per month.
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Old 11-17-2019, 05:28 PM   #20
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WE use Roko on hotspot for movies, which will use up 2 Gig per movie. For TV we use DirecTV on a Travelers Dish, and we have two reasons we are doing this, so one is for if the signal is blocked we have 100' of coax to play with and the other is for when we sale the RV and buy something else we don't have to purchase another dish for 2k. On top of all of this if you need to work on it , the dish is at ground level. see Picture below. I call it Dish on a Dolly. LOL
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