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Old 10-26-2011, 11:41 PM   #1
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Hi,

I have a 1997 roadtrek versatile 190. I see the cable connection inside, But where is the connection outside?
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Old 10-27-2011, 04:12 AM   #2
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Cooz, take a look in the area where you outside faucets are - most likely a flip up plastic lid. Safe travels.
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:30 PM   #3
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Found it, Thank you very much.

Now the magic question. What's a good satelite dish and service I could buy? doesn't have to be permanent
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:48 PM   #4
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Where do you live? i live in Canada and have Shaw Direct. They permit me to use a second dish
and our second receiver while on the road, and have it listed as a "vacation property" I believe.

USA:
Check with Dish Network and DirectTV and see if either has any objections to using their product
on the road. Or just go with which ever one is cheaper, and say nothing. If you have problems out
there, don't call them for help, as they may cut you off. Some folks also use satellite internet, but
I believe it's still pretty pricey, and may only be necessary and feasible for a full timer. There are
other options for road internet access available, and several are free (Starbucks/McDonalds).

There are some nice portable semi-automatic and fully automatic dish systems for all 4 major North American
satellite TV companies (BellXpressVu in Canada is the fourth). Just search for mobile satellite hardware
and you'll find them. Motosat, King Controls, and Winegard all make portable dish systems.
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:47 PM   #5
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Look at www.dishformyrv.com. Dish network offers a pay-as-you-go system. You pay for a month at a time but if you don't use it all, you pause the service and can use the remaining days later. We bought the portable, suitcase antenna and the VIP 211K receiver. Very pleased.
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:25 PM   #6
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If "cooz" is American? If he/she is Canadian, it's harder to get a subscription based service without
a US address and credit history. Also, the big 4 North American satellite providers generally won't
sell products and services to cross border customers, afaik.
Sort of a territorial infringement "respect" thing.
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Old 10-30-2011, 05:52 PM   #7
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Yes, I'm in New york. And i just ordered my system from dishformyrv, Thanks tinyone
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:17 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by cooz
Yes, I'm in New york. And i just ordered my system from dishformyrv, Thanks tinyone
Just curious. Did you go straight to Dish Network (or DirectTV) to see if they had a better package?
Dishformyrv.com probably pads their prices to make a profit.
Dish Network or DirectTV might have a direct to the subscriber package for RVers.
Just a thought.

Anyway, congrats on finding a system. It can be a blessing in some areas of the country where OTA
TV isn't available.
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It can be a blessing to get away from the TV too. I just use my computer and the great little device and program called WinTV to get news or something special if necessary. It comes with a little portable digital antenna good for 25 miles or so sitting on the 'fridge or microwave.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:18 AM   #10
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I tried to go straight through dishtv, but being that I'm not already a subscriber, they kept directing me towards dishformyrv
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