Originally Posted by namusmc65
" If you have to get HD signals your only choice is the Traveler Roof Mount at around $1,700 +/-."
That is the reason I don't have the auto satellite. I am a Direct TV and NFL package addict so I carry the big dish for HD signals. Purchased a heavy duty tripod from TV4RV for around a hundred bucks and got a free dish from a satellite guy. Also found a Bird Dog meter online for $150. One of the $30 meters will work but the Bird Dog is a dream. Then I just pull a receiver or two from the house and off we go. Direct TV is coming out with a lot of 4k UHD content after the first of the year so we will be looking........
X2 on a HD DirecTV addict (no sports however).
The TV4RV tripod makes setup easy with a Slimline dish. I don't have a meter at all. I use the signal strength screen built in to my Genie receiver. I use a baby monitor vs a signal meter. Aim the monitor camera at the TV screen and take the remote out to the dish with me. Listen for the "beep beep beep" and then look at the monitor for fine tuning. Works like a champ.
Concerning the HD tripod from TV4RV, I had my tripod hit by a fast up tent from the site next to me that blew down during the night a couple of months ago at a car race. A couple of pieces of the tripod were broken/bent during the encounter. I identified the pieces that needed replacing, went to TV4RV's web site, found the parts needed and ordered them. I received an email confirmation that the order shipped before noon the same day. Cheap quick fix.
2006 GMC 2500HD CCSB 4x4 Duramax/Allison, Titan 52 gallon fuel tank, Prodigy Controller, B&W Companion Hitch
2010 Jayco Designer 35RLTS, Cummins/Onan RV QG 5500 EVAP, Progressive Industries EMS-PT50C, TST Systems 507 TPMS, RV Flex Armor Roof