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Old 01-11-2016, 12:59 PM   #15
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I've been a long time DRIECTV customer and love the service. I have not bothered connecting a dish to the airstream though. Between the DIRECTV iPad app (live streaming of ~30-40 channels), Netflix, Amazon Prime and a bunch of other Apple TV apps we just go with IP TV when on the road. We use the Apple TV to display content on our 28" screen if what we want to watch is not native to the Apple TV device (e.g. DIRECTV).

If wifi is not available or has poor download speeds we use our Verizon or AT&T LTE hotspots in combination with our Wifi Ranger network and Wilson LTE signal booster. Works like a charm.

You should download the DIRECTV iPad / iPhone app and review all the content that is accessible outside the home... It continues to expand as they re-negotiate their content contracts..

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Old 01-11-2016, 04:03 PM   #16
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We have 3 TVs in our AS and one Direct TV box. We generally have to logon to the Direct TV site to "reenergize" the box if we haven't been out in a while. We have a Winegard Carryout and it works well. We tried the manual dish and sometimes could have it working in 5 minutes and sometimes more than an hour.

Recently purchased an Apple phone app "SATOOLZ DIRECT TV" It shows you the Direct TV satellites locations in the sky so it makes placing the dish much easier. Also easy to check a site before you settle in.

A little while back I was interested in installing the Winegard Traveler on the roof and talked to a professional installer. He advised against it, as HD would not appreciably improve the picture on the size of TVs in the trailer. He also mentioned the problem of line of site for satellite reception and the need to rewire the interior from RG cable to HDMI for HD to work.

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Old 01-12-2016, 11:53 AM   #17
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I take one of my Directv receiver boxes out of the house and plug it into the Directv portable satellite dish that I bought on Amazon for about $75. I have 100 feet of coaxial cable so I can usually find an open spot for the dish. The antenna on my 22'Sprint pulls in local channels (if there are any where we happen to be camped) and the Directv set up does the rest. A great set up!

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