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Old 09-18-2017, 05:32 AM   #1
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Best antennae choice for Dish setup for a newbie!

I see so many different units from Tripod mounted units to the contained ones.

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1. What unit seems to perform best for you?
2. Permanent mount on roof or tripod?
3.I worry about mounting on the roof and causing a leak in the roof.
4. Can you use a Dish card from a TV in your house to sign on to a unit in a trailer.

I hate having to pay for another unit when we have several in my house.
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:24 AM   #2
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I have two, a Wineguard Traveler 1000 mounted on the roof and a portable G2 incase I'm in the trees. The one on the roof I sealed it with that stuff that comes in a roll and after installing it covered it all with electrometric roof paint. Use a receiver from your house, dishnetwork supports this. The G2 can get all three satellites.
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Old 09-21-2017, 06:30 AM   #3
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Your unit is on the higher side comparing it to the one Dish has. Is it that good? Why not just use the tripod and it would cover trees or open sky instead of having both?
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Old 09-21-2017, 08:35 AM   #4
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For years I had a tripod and got tired of aiming it. Now I just push a button and five minutes later its downloading the TV guide. Same with the G2.
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Old 09-21-2017, 08:42 AM   #5
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Glenn,
I'm just getting too old to push buttons...need something that takes it out of the basement, checks the sat view, sets it on the ground and plugs it in. I do have a button-pusher inside the trailer--my wife won't let me touch anything.....
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Old 09-25-2017, 08:55 AM   #6
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haha, When you get to old to push buttons better find a old folks retirement home!
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Old 12-04-2017, 05:46 PM   #7
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I know this post is a little old but it's of interest to me as well. Our new to us RV has a roof mounted auto-dish antenna (rotates and finds the best signal auto-magicly), BUT it's setup for use with DirecTV, not Dish (our preferred provider). So, if I'm reading this right, it sounds like a Dish home receiver (like VIP722 we have at home) can be used in our RV once we've converted the auto-antenna to pick up Dish satellites? I still need to look into how to do this last part.
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:33 AM   #8
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Seems to be the consensus! I don't have one as of yet and don't want to be screwing a unit into my roof, so I'll opt for a tripod mount which gives more flexibility. Especially if you have trees where you park.
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:24 AM   #9
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Need to find someone who has the tripod Dish antenna and watch them set it up before making your decision...
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:53 AM   #10
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I couldn't have said that better Joe! That's the last thing I'll do again. PITA

Get a winegard G2 or another type portable if you can't get your roof antenna converted.
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