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Posted: 04/30/19 04:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm looking installing the Winegard Traveler SK SWM3 for Directv satellite on our coach. Will I be able to use my Directv home boxes in our trailer when we travel? If not, what's your recommendation for setting up service?


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Yes, without a problem. Just remember once you get outside of the spot beam you will loose your local channels.


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Yes, if your home receivers are also SWM, otherwise additional equipment may be required.

I move our HR44 SWM only receiver between home and MH with RF Mogul dish.


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Eliminate the Satellite Dish.

I had a portable winegard Dish for 10 years. Had Dish network for the service provider.

Besides the cost it just got to be a big hastle with Dish Network everytime we arrived a a new site and began setup.

I AM NOW STREAMING JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING.

Our DRV 5th wheel does have a HD Antenna and that pulls in a lot of stations.
In addition we purchased an ATT Velocity Hotspot. With my laptop and the Hotspot I stream just about everything through the Xfinity service that we have. Since I have Xfinity at home and have programs recorded with our DVR we can view those thru the Xfinity streaming site.

We love it. The ATT Hotspot also gives us a portable hotspot in the truck and wherever else we go.

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bigdon68 wrote:

Eliminate the Satellite Dish.

I had a portable winegard Dish for 10 years. Had Dish network for the service provider.

Besides the cost it just got to be a big hastle with Dish Network everytime we arrived a a new site and began setup.

I AM NOW STREAMING JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING.

Our DRV 5th wheel does have a HD Antenna and that pulls in a lot of stations.
In addition we purchased an ATT Velocity Hotspot. With my laptop and the Hotspot I stream just about everything through the Xfinity service that we have. Since I have Xfinity at home and have programs recorded with our DVR we can view those thru the Xfinity streaming site.

We love it. The ATT Hotspot also gives us a portable hotspot in the truck and wherever else we go.

Don
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Don,

Thats fine in more populated locales, but often we camp where cell service is spotty, ie slow at best. Also, for those like us who have satellite service at home, other than the cost of the dish, there is no monthly additional fee's. I know that it is technically against the T&C's for Directv, but we are only at one place or the other, not both at the same time, so no one is "ripping off" DirecTV by having it active in both places at once.

My cell hotspot on my Verizon unlimited plan, on the other hand maxes out at 20Gb tethering per month before being throttled.


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