$100 meters, tripods, switches, messing around aiming. Not me.
After I saw how easy it was to setup the Tailgater, there is no way I would mess with all that crap.
The procedure went like this.
Plug cable into tailgater, and drop it on the ground aimed somewhere towards the southwest, plug cable into trailer, turn on tv, watch tv.
It doesn't get any easier than that.
You can't get Direct HD with the Tailgater so it won't work for the OP but it seems to be great for Dish Network.
I understand this to be true as well.I always considered the two satellite providers to be more or less equal but not being able to get HD TV with a portable automatic satellite would be a deal breaker for me.
07'Duramax dually,12'Open Range 399BHS
Hawkshead TPMS,Hensley BD3,Killerbee exhaust brake
Blue Ox Bedsaver,air bags w/compressor
Arvika pin box bike rack,Bak Flip tonneau cover
5500 Onan LP,EMS-HW-50
14'Porta Bote w/8.0 Nissan
Vu Cube 2000,Splendide 2000S
Hey guys, I am happy with all the input, thank you. I guess since we only go out maybe 1 month a year, usually in the mountains in State Parks, I want the simple 18" dish, and little tripod, and water bottle weight. I realize I have made a mistake going to HD, but thank you for all the input. I have decided to keep what I have, and sell the new HD receiver on Ebay. I just don't want a new big dish, tripod, power inverter, and signal finder. It's over the top for me, camping in the mountains for a month... Anyway, thank you for helping me, I could not have made my decision without you.
Greg and Barbara
2003 Ford F-250 7.3 PSD CC FX4
2002 Fleetwood Pride 30' 5'er
I spent about $30.00 for my sl3 lnb and used an old phase 3 dish and a home made stand. I only use the meter on the receiver and can be set up as fast as I did with my 18 inch dish. Don't be discouraged by the negative comments.