I have found that usint he "Channel Master" meter it takes me less than 10 minutes to set up the dish and find the correct satellite. Be aware that there are at least 3 satellites in almost the same location. Not only do you have to get a good signal but it has to be a good signal from the correct satellite.
If I were, and I am at home where I park my unit, at a somewhat permanent site I would set a pole or attach to some other stationary object and use this as the base for my dish.
Keep the shiny side up.
WBCCI # 348
Past Region 3 President
Past President Tidewater Unit 111
Rick Bell in "Silverbell"