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Old 09-18-2017, 11:31 AM   #11
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I have the first generation Winegard Carryout--7 years now and still performing. Stays in basement when not in use, place it anywhere there is clear view of southern sky. Portables are good for treed locations to find a clear view. I have also placed it on top when setup for several days. Would not recommend this one to be placed permanently on top--too large in my mind.
Anytime you mount one permanently, you can have problems when parking in a treed area. Some use both--one on roof and portable for heavy tree areas, but sometimes you just have to give up on seeing thru the trees.
I also us an iPhone app called DishPointer/DP AR Pro that allows me to see the sats and know where to place the unit with a clear view to the sats.
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:15 AM   #12
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Great point about the permanent mounting! Thank you!
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:39 AM   #13
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When you get to that point, if making a reservation, ask if the space is 'satellite view' or some such description. Many parks understand that folks need to be parked where they can use the sat; kind of irritating to get sent to a space with tall trees to the south when you could have been 2 spaces over and away from the trees...
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:08 PM   #14
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I've added a few things some might not need.
Eartec UL2S Ultralite wireless microphone system
Omega 32225B heavy duty jack stands - 22 ton
YM W4255 extruded rubber wheel chocks
Husky 34914 10"wheel lube disc
Microflex diamond grip latex glove powder free 9.6" length 6.3 mils thick large
Duck brand select grip easy liner non adhesive shelf liner
2018 rand mcnally delux motor carriers road atlas
RMS heavy duty straight foot dual head slant chuck truck tire gauge TG-160
Bungee cord assortment
Loots of other stuff already mentioned like Watts pressure regulator and Progressive Industries EMS-PT50X portable surge protector
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Old 12-02-2017, 08:00 AM   #15
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Curious about a couple of items and my I have.

How are you using this item??? Eartec UL2S Ultralite wireless microphone system

Are you supporting the whole trailer or just getting weight off the tires?
Omega 32225B heavy duty jack stands - 22 ton
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Old 12-02-2017, 08:49 AM   #16
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On the Eartec. The 1st time we tried to back the 5r into our driveway, it was clear that Joy yelling trying to communicate from the back of the 5r was not going to work. Ergo the Eartec - a lightweight hands free solution. They are full duplex (we can talk and hear each other at the same time). The audio sound quality is superb. Ours had a weak battery in the beginning that only charged to 3.4vdc and dropped to 3.1vdc after 2 minutes use. The customer service at Eartec is very good - sent a new pair the next day. The one issue with all Eartec talkies is the proprietary batteries. Well, also price. You cannot drop into CVS and pickup a spare battery!!

On the jack stands. When I went through the things I might need to change a tire in the middle of nowhere, I wanted to safely support the axle. I already had a 12 ton bottle jack I could dedicate to the 5r. One thing I did not mention on my AMZN list was a CDI 2503MFRMH 1/2" drive torque wrench 30-250# range.
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Old 12-03-2017, 06:22 AM   #17
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We bought Walkie Talkies, but I like your idea. Another cheaper idea would be to get a headset for your IPhone. Then it would serve the same way assuming you get a signal.
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