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Old 05-12-2010, 05:04 PM   #1
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Need advice on dish

Debating whether or not to install a Winegard Slimline HD dish on 2010 Intl 27ft. Was wondering the following:
- Reliability of Winegard units
- Any long/short term issues to roof install that need to be considered
- Are there any other recommendations that are simple to set-up (tripod)

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Old 05-12-2010, 11:00 PM   #2
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I have had a VuCube for three seasons. It has been reliable and I find it easy to set up. It usually takes less than three minutes to find the Direct TV sats.

Easy to carry around, weighs next to nothing
Gets power thru the coax so no extra connections
Much more convienent than a portable dish
Does not mount to roof, no holes or mounting cost
No HD on Direct TV
Can see only one sat at a time on Dish N
Is in the open and may be a target for theft
Questionable how long the technology will be current

But, that last one applies to all this type dishes. $515 on Amazon. If mine craps out I would likely buy another.


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Old 05-13-2010, 12:30 AM   #3
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Corky....let me know if your VuQube gives up the ghost...

I've got a brand new one, still in the box - I used it once when we had our Lance camper - then we got our AS and I put a Winegard Trav-ler up on the roof and don't need the VuQube (we sold the Lance) any more...I'll let it go for $425 - you pay the UPS freight...

I installed a SS U-bolt in the 'handle' of the housing in order to put a locking cable through for security - looks like it belongs there...

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Old 05-13-2010, 07:11 AM   #4
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Portable dish

I carry a wingard portable diish that folds up and sits on the ground. Have been using it for 5 years and still works great! Orig price of about $140.00. The LNB has two direct leads and therefore I can use 2 boxes in the bus. Also purchased at the same time a hand held sat finder (approx. $40.00) that is worth its weight in gold to hone in on the signal. Once you learn thow to find signal, it usually only takes a couple of minutes to get tuned in.
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:57 AM   #5
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One problem with a roof mounted unit is lack of flexability. A free standing unit and a long cable, you can set up away from obstructions such as trees and buildings. The hard mounted unit would require moving the trailer to get a opening.

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