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Old 04-09-2018, 11:12 AM   #21
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Dish, with a Pathway X2, It finds the satellites for you, and has a bigger face, so it works great.
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Old 04-09-2018, 12:03 PM   #22
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I'll jump in right away to give my recommendation. In your responses you are going to see rvers who love DISH and hate DISH, same with DIRECT or whomever else. I am not a DISH lover. I believe their advertising is incomplete, and therefore misleading. They don't tell you everything you need to know, and therefore you may have problems unless you have an experienced satellite user standing by. Their customer service is great in being friendly and responsive, but only fair in technical expertise. There are at least 3 levels of customer service, and they get better as you move up, but the first level people are "script readers." When they get to the end of their script, if you problem isn't solved they just pass you on to the next level, and so on. Specific you might see: (1) When ever you turn on the antenna and receiver, you never know what you are going to get. The programming might be what you are paying for, most likely it will not be. (2) The wiring in your RV may have problems. Not connected here, wrong kind of splitter there, mislabeled somewhere else. (3) Service rep who answer the phone not knowledgeable about your problem. Many of their reps are off-shore and "only know the script."

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Old 04-09-2018, 01:03 PM   #23
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I'll jump in right away to give my recommendation. In your responses you are going to see rvers who love DISH and hate DISH, same with DIRECT or whomever else. I am not a DISH lover. I believe their advertising is incomplete, and therefore misleading. They don't tell you everything you need to know, and therefore you may have problems unless you have an experienced satellite user standing by. Their customer service is great in being friendly and responsive, but only fair in technical expertise. There are at least 3 levels of customer service, and they get better as you move up, but the first level people are "script readers." When they get to the end of their script, if you problem isn't solved they just pass you on to the next level, and so on. Specific you might see: (1) When ever you turn on the antenna and receiver, you never know what you are going to get. The programming might be what you are paying for, most likely it will not be. (2) The wiring in your RV may have problems. Not connected here, wrong kind of splitter there, mislabeled somewhere else. (3) Service rep who answer the phone not knowledgeable about your problem. Many of their reps are off-shore and "only know the script."

Good luck!
This would just about apply to every service provider of any service in the US as well as a large swath of 5th wheel sold in the US. Almost all companies utilize a tiered approach to technical issues. RV coax wiring leaves a lot to be desired IMHO. I replaced every F connector in my rig when I purchased a Wiengard Travler. I was lucky enough that I could not find any evidence of staples being run through the RG-59/6 runs. The good news is the connections are very easy to replace and the tools are pretty inexpensive. In the end you should be able to get satellite service from your choice of provider. You will experience challenges with customer service at some point. Your rig may need some attention with regards to the wiring and or connections.
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Old 04-09-2018, 01:57 PM   #24
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I agree with both of the last two comments. Biggest problem I have experienced over the years is the wiring in the RV. Once you get that connected correctly and the proper quality of splitters installed the dish seems to be no problem. I have had Dish for the last 4 years in the RV and have never had a problem with getting the wrong package of programs. I have struggles sometimes trying to get dish to switch me to the proper local programming but have always gotten it eventually. On shore service center is much better than the off shore centers but it is what it is!!
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Old 04-09-2018, 03:06 PM   #25
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Any sat system will work for you. We use directv because we have it at the house. We also have the Winegurd G2+.
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Old 04-10-2018, 07:42 AM   #26
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I'll jump in right away to give my recommendation. In your responses you are going to see rvers who love DISH and hate DISH, same with DIRECT or whomever else. I am not a DISH lover. I believe their advertising is incomplete, and therefore misleading. They don't tell you everything you need to know, and therefore you may have problems unless you have an experienced satellite user standing by. Their customer service is great in being friendly and responsive, but only fair in technical expertise. There are at least 3 levels of customer service, and they get better as you move up, but the first level people are "script readers." When they get to the end of their script, if you problem isn't solved they just pass you on to the next level, and so on. Specific you might see: (1) When ever you turn on the antenna and receiver, you never know what you are going to get. The programming might be what you are paying for, most likely it will not be. (2) The wiring in your RV may have problems. Not connected here, wrong kind of splitter there, mislabeled somewhere else. (3) Service rep who answer the phone not knowledgeable about your problem. Many of their reps are off-shore and "only know the script."

Good luck!
You have to ask for outdoor techs, they handle the Dish pay as you go system.
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Old 05-30-2018, 11:48 PM   #27
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Direct TV with WINEGARD dish on top.
We get NFL Sunday ticket. Dont have to worry about somesone stealing sat receiver on top of rig and fully automatic. No hassle finding a sat. We are full time, so maybe dish would work for part timers.
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Old 05-31-2018, 04:00 AM   #28
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We full time also and don't like the roof mounted system due to the trees blocking the sat system at times. Prefer the portable system which is also automatic and can be moved to where we need it. I guess one consideration is where you camp, desert or mountains. I often locate my sat on the roof if no tree blockage.
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