Tailgater - Portable Satellite TV Antenna - Take TV Outdoors With DISH!
How do I connect the Tailgater® to the receiver through my RV?
Originally Posted by RichHog
So I just bought a Dish Network Tailgater Sat. system. It's pretty cool and easy to setup and made for RVinig. You just set the Tailgater unit outside where it can see the southern sky and bam the unit finds the satilites it needs all by itself. The Tailgate dish gets its power through the coax cable that connects to the Dish receiver. So my question is has anyone used this system and gone through the external cable/coax connector outside the trailer and then connected the Dish receiver to the internal coax jacks inside the trailer. My concern is that there is a powered distribution amplifier that Airstream uses in-line inside the trailer that would be between the Dish receiver and the Tailgater dish which could mess up the electrical connection that the tailgater gets to adjust and rotate the dish automatically?
Most RVs already have an exterior portable satellite input that leads to the main cabinet for TV electronics (where the receiver will go). Simply connect your Tailgater to the exterior input (may be labeled as SAT in port, or Portable SAT in), connect your receiver to the internal electronic cabinet, and plug into your TV. Once you power on the TV and the HD receiver, the Portable Antenna Setup screen should display. If this does not happen, please connect the coaxial cable directly from the Tailgater antenna to your HD receiver.
Leave the the amplifier power button in the off posistion while hooked up to the satellite.