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Old 07-11-2006, 06:47 AM   #1
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Who uses the TracVision, King-Dome or the Winegard units? Anyone having problems using any of these systems? Which model do you have?
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Old 09-05-2007, 09:58 AM   #2
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I just got the new King-Dome today and am putting it on this week. I checked all three out and decided on the King_Dome but all were very similar. I will let you know how it works.
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:15 AM   #3
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I looked at all three and decided totally against a permanent roof mounted antenna. If you have a large tree(s) in your line of sight, you will not get a signal. I'm just going to continue to carry my portable tri-pod mounted unit with 200' of coax. It only takes a few minutes, but at least I can get a signal, or maximize my chances of getting one. Just my two cents.
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Old 09-05-2007, 11:23 AM   #4
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I have the King Dome. As stated, trees can kill the reception but that hasn't happened to us all that often. I find the convenience of pushing a button and having reception in less than 2 minutes is well worth it.

One suggestion. There are two LMB ports on the dish. Run one cable to your living room unit, and run another cable to your bedroom unit. With two receivers the front and rear TVs will work independently of each other. Just in case your spouse is tired of football.


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Old 09-06-2007, 03:29 PM   #5
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We finished installing the King-Dome today and it worked the first time. It was an easy installation that anyone can do. Just run the provided wires and plug in as directed. The only real wiring is connecting the 12V wire and ground. King-Dome are set at the factory for DirecTV so no programming or dip switches need to be set. Just press the button and wait 2 minutes.

But, as ScottW said above, trees can be a problem some of the time. We did leave our external cable hookup and plan on still keeping the portable dish onboard for those cases when we can not "have a clear view of the southern sky". But, it will be great to pull in and just press a button most of the time.

We have only one TV but we use DirecTV+ which allows us to record shows to watch later. DirecTV+ uses two LMB connections so that worked out great.
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Old 09-06-2007, 03:52 PM   #6
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Wayne;
You make it sound very tempting...again. I just worry about most of the campgrounds here in the south that we end up in. These southern pines are quite tall and abundant. Just not convinced it would be worth the money and only get to use it half or less of the time. Still thinking, but thanks for your input.
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Old 09-06-2007, 04:31 PM   #7
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Are these the type that locks on going down the road?
Like my manual one for now, but those are interesting.

Wouls like to hear how they perform.
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Old 09-07-2007, 01:46 PM   #8
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Ours can be upgraded to lock on going down the road (InMotion) but we do not need to view while traveling. Eyes on the road!!!!!
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King Dome

I have a King Dome on my 2001 34' Airstream.
The original owner installed it shortly after purchasing the unit.
The previous owner grew frustrated with the unit and disconnected it.
I am the third owner of this unit, have resolved the problems, and it works great. Seek and lock on time is often less than a minute.
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Old 09-21-2007, 08:42 AM   #10
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I have a King Dome on my 25' Safari that works great. However, trees can be a problem. I didn't buy an AS so that I could hole up in a nice campground to watch adults pat each other on the butt between commercials! It's more fun to sit in the shade of said trees and read a good book or converse with my spouse.
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I want to install a satellite antenna on my rig and would like some advice on which is the most effecient for the money. Many posts mention the King Dome. What about Winegard? Also, what are the advantages/disadvantages of the crank up dish? Wnegard makes one of those also.
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Old 09-21-2007, 10:41 PM   #12
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Get the KVH R4-SL, you will enjoy the results.
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Is the KVH R4-SL system made by King Dome?
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It is made by KVH, see their web site: TracVision R4 SL Satellite TV Antenna
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