I found a good price on the windgard Gm-518. Can someone give me some input on how well it works. It looks like you have to plug it into a 12v outlet, or you can buy a converter to a 110v outlet. How do most people plug these in? I some campgrounds you may have to run a real long cord. I plan on using this both at home and camping.
Barb and Rich, Fuquay Varina, NC
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT Quad Cab
5.9-Liter HO Cummins Turbo Diesel
2010 Grand Junction 350RE 4 slides
I have had one since March coupled with Pay-as-you-Go DISH. It works very well. As with all antennas, cell phones etc, there are places that I have not been able to get a signal. Those times have been rare, however. Get the 110 converter. There is 50' of power cord and coaxial cable. I put mine wherever I can to get a signal including the roof of my trailer, roof of TV etc. It finds the signal automatically as long as it can see the "birds".
2011 Chevy 3500 HD LTZ Duramax/Allison Crew Cab Long Box DRW
B&W Turnover Ball with Companion
mine works great, you do not get HD on Direct but that is not a problem for me I made a ladder mount and so far I was able to leave it on the ladder, there may come a time that I will have to bring it down if around a lot of trees. ED
1950 Ford F1 street rod
1968 Baha Bug with 2.2 ecotec motor 170 hp, kingcoil
2000 National Sea Breeze 5th wheel trailer
1998.5 Dodge 2500 4x4 Cummins,4.10 gears,turbo,trans,injectors,oil cooler,lockers,edge EZ, 35" BFG's, air dog lift pump etc.
I got one this summer works great. When i first got it i had Direct tv so i set it up and had tv in about 30sec it is setup for Direct to start with then we switched to Dish different story had to do a switch inside the dome no big deal and a switch on the receiver from home to dome with Dish it just takes longer but it is in HD now we have it in the bedroom because you would have to do a switch back to the dish receiver to use the house dish so i just use it the way it is, works great.
2006 Country Coach Inspire 360 40ft Genoa Designer Series
Aluminum Radiator was recently replaced with a STEEL & COPPER Bolt Together Radiator w/ updated rubber mountings
SilverLeaf VMS 330
98 Honda Accord Toad
I love the carryout. I've had several roof mounts, and just got really put out. DW and I decided to make the change and love it. Were in Amarillo TX and had it sitting out on the 3 legs that can be added to raise unit off the ground. Wind blew very bad. we had some 50 mph gusts and it just stood there and worked through all of the weather.
kenneth wooster- retired farmer. Biblical History Teacher in public HS, and substitute teacher.
wife Diana-adult probation officer, now retired.
31KSLS Full Body paint Cameo
Ford F250 2011 model, 4X4, King Ranch.
18K SuperGlide Hitch
We have one and love it. Like others, we went with the ladder mount, but I also ran a "pigtail" for coax in case I need to move the Carryout to an area where it can get a signal. In that case, I would use the 110 converter, plugged into the outlet in the front baggage compartment. That gives me a 50 ft radius around the rear of the camper in which to find a signal, which works well in heavy tree canopy. The flexibility of being able to use it either as a roof mount or ground dish is one of the major things I like about it. It does take a little getting used to as far as going through the setup menu on the Dish receiver, but once it is up and running it is great!
I have been pleased with mine, have had it a few months. I did fix a two pronged 12v plug near my satellite cable input on the side of my trailer. I sometimes use a flo-jet macerator which requires 12v also, this helped two problems.
2006 Dodge Ram QC,4x4,5.9 CTD
2009 Heartland Sundance 2800RLS.
"Always forgive your enemies, but never forget their names." JFK