Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-10-2015, 09:23 AM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
2015 Interstate Ext. Coach
Tulsa , Oklahoma
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 75
Sat TV for Sprinter

I have on order a AS Sprinter Grand Tour. What is the best Sat TV to buy for it?any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
__________________

__________________
Bobsprinter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2015, 11:23 AM   #2
Rivet Master
 
SteveH's Avatar
 
2005 39' Land Yacht 390 XL 396
Common Sense , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 5,311
Don't know about "the best", but we decided the smallest and easiest to use is the Tailgater.
__________________

__________________
Regards,
Steve
SteveH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2015, 01:21 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
SteveH's Avatar
 
2005 39' Land Yacht 390 XL 396
Common Sense , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 5,311
When there's clearance, we just set the Tailgater on the ground, but have set it on top of the trailer. It's that light and portable.
__________________
Regards,
Steve
SteveH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2015, 03:06 PM   #4
2 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
Lincolnton , North Carolina
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 50
X3 on the Tailgater.
__________________
TarheelTrvlr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2015, 11:42 AM   #5
2 Rivet Member
 
2015 27' FB International
Mary Esther , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 55
Images: 1
Tailgater

Have one with receiver and remote for sale 300.00 334-294-7000
__________________
Grateful2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2015, 05:13 PM   #6
3 Rivet Member
 
2000 36' Land Yacht XC Diesel
Fresno , California
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 171
You really can't go wrong with a domed unit by Winegard or King. Some are slimmer profiles like the Kingdome. On most the only difference between fixed and in-motion is an internal chip. If looks and clearance are REALLY important then I recommend the KvH TracVision A9. I have had one of those on my toad since they came out (Escalade and H2). I think they're about 5" tall and work in motion but they're definitely NOT cheap. I'd look for a refurbished model and save a few bucks. All of the above listed have versions for either Dish or DirecTV. I prefer DirecTV as they have motorhome accounts so you get network TV while traveling (though it's just as easy to use the crank-up antenna with a digital adapter for that...but I'm unaware what's on an Interstate). In the end the chose of subscribers comes down to budget and preference and everyone on here has their favorite and reasons why. But you know the saying...everyone has an opinion just like everyone has an .....

Happy trails.
__________________
LucasS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2015, 05:20 AM   #7
2 Rivet Member
 
2015 Interstate Ext. Coach
Tulsa , Oklahoma
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 75
Thank you for such an in-depth response. I've been looking at Winegard Road Trip. It sounds good, but then I see KVH for almost twice as much (both In-motion) and I wonder if Winegard works as well. Big difference in price, of course.

You are completely satisfied with operation and durability of Winegard?

Again, thanks. Bob
__________________
Bobsprinter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2015, 06:46 AM   #8
Huh?
 
Ultradog's Avatar
 
1975 27' Overlander
Twin Cities , Minnesota
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 494
Images: 8
Just a thought,
Have you considered turning off your TV for the few days a year you are out camping?

__________________
Ultradog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2015, 07:55 AM   #9
Rivet Master

 
Currently Looking...
1995 36' Classic 36
Ludington , Michigan
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,305
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ultradog View Post
Just a thought,
Have you considered turning off your TV for the few days a year you are out camping?


Somehow this comes to mind:

__________________
Kota is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2015, 11:22 PM   #10
3 Rivet Member
 
2000 36' Land Yacht XC Diesel
Fresno , California
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 171
I have mine (especially in my daily drivers) because time is money and even though on vacation I want to unplug as a CEO its impossible. I swear I will take a completely disconnected trip one day. But to answer your question there is ZERO difference between the Winegard Minimax, KvH TracVision, and KingDome in their quality. The only difference is size and price. The biggest difference is size.
However there is a HUGE difference when it does to the Winegard Trav'lr I have that as well on my AS and it can only be used stationary but unlike the others listed it is the only product that can get HDTV signals.
__________________
LucasS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2015, 11:12 PM   #11
2 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
Lincolnton , North Carolina
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 50
Sorry, but that is incorrect. The Dish Tailgater also gets HDTV.
__________________
TarheelTrvlr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2015, 11:10 PM   #12
3 Rivet Member
 
2000 36' Land Yacht XC Diesel
Fresno , California
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 171
I apologize for not prefacing that I have DirecTV so some dishes will have functions others don't in either service. I was told for HDTV I had to buy the Trav'Lr even though I already have a Roadtrip Minimax in-motion. I wasn't going to post because I can't confirm it...but multiple people have told me the Minimax CAN get HD even on DTV so hmmm. I have a tailgater for when my line of sight is blocked but if that can so HDTV I'm missing out. Ideas the AV geek in school so I usually know my way around pretty well but mobile sat has a learning curve for sure.
__________________

__________________
LucasS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Sat TV antenna for Sprinter Bobsprinter Our Community 1 05-30-2015 11:42 PM
Buying a trailer that has sat for 10 years sectionc Buyer Guidelines 17 07-17-2014 06:14 AM
Site for Sprinter & Sprinter-based RV Enthusiasts Zach Woods Sprinter and B-van Forum 0 09-25-2006 05:08 AM
Sat dish trumpwer Computers, Internet & Satellite 2 04-06-2003 10:38 PM
Replace TV ant. with Sat Dish? Pick Computers, Internet & Satellite 4 03-20-2003 02:59 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.