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We are considering buying the Dish pay as you go system. It seems to be the best option to me. I know some RV parks have cable TV and we wouldn't need it. But we plan on spending a lot of time in state or national parks and they don't have cable..What is your opinion of the pay as you go deal and are there any pitfalls that you have experienced..



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Well, not a Dish Network fan here. We have it as we live fulltime on the road. Their service is HORRIBLE and if you as to speak to a supervisor they will get just as nasty with you if you try and complain. We have to call each time we move so they can adjust our local channels and it is always a major issue. I have to call multiple times, etc. We will probably cancel here soon. Too much hassle.

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Unlike previous poster, we have been very pleased with Dish. Since we are not full timers we have Dish at home and the $7/mo RV add-on. If we are out of our home area a quick 5 minute phone call to Dish gets us reprogrammed to the nearest locals.
As far as customer service, they have been great every time I have ever called them.

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At home, we switched from cable to Dish. Got an extra receiver from dish to put in the rig, and also got a 'Tailgater' antenna on Amazon.

The portable 'Tailgater' antenna is a little more work, but it's now part of our normal camp setup routine. Its real advantage is at national parks with heavy tree cover, you can move it around to a spot with a clear view of the satellite.

We didn't opt for pay as you go as we also watch Dish at home.


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We use the Tailgater also. Love how easy and flexible it is. We don't do pay as you go, we just added ours to our daughter's as she's in college and we're paying for it anyway, LOL!! Pay an extra $7 a month. We've always had pleasant service with their customer service, but I know that every company has some bad apples.


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We use the Tailgater also. Love how easy and flexible it is. We don't do pay as you go, we just added ours to our daughter's as she's in college and we're paying for it anyway, LOL!! Pay an extra $7 a month. We've always had pleasant service with their customer service, but I know that every company has some bad apples.

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I don't know anything about "Dish" but we have "DirectTV" and all I can say is, once you use satellite you will not want to use cable at any campground. Satellite is much better.


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I have DirecTV in the stick house and DISH in the RV. However, when we start fulltiming and motor off into the sunset, I'm taking DISH.


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ontheroad2012 wrote:

Well, not a Dish Network fan here. We have it as we live fulltime on the road. Their service is HORRIBLE and if you as to speak to a supervisor they will get just as nasty with you if you try and complain. We have to call each time we move so they can adjust our local channels and it is always a major issue. I have to call multiple times, etc. We will probably cancel here soon. Too much hassle.

And I don't have one complaint with Dish Network. Service has been excellent of about 15 years now. Have a account at the stick & brick and when we are traveling I just call and add my motorhome's receiver back on active to the account. No one has ever gotten nasty with me and I have been been transfered to Advanced Tech Service several times. And what I've heard of Direct, no way will I go there.


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We've had DirecTV's "mobile" sat. system for over 10 years. That plan gives us the east & west coast network stations so it was and still is very handy for catching all of our shows. We can take one of the boxes with us when we travel to use with the dome antenna on the MH. DirecTV didn't care about what our travel lifestyle was & still is. It has worked wonderfully for us. It does however cost extra. I'd contact them to get the full details for the type of service you think will work best for you.


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