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Old 07-25-2014, 03:33 AM   #1
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TV anyone?

Just returned from 4 week trip. Many campgrounds don't have cable or it is not what is advertised. Thinking of having tailgater w/ 211 receiver installed in our Greyhawk. Any feed back from tailgate owners

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Old 07-25-2014, 08:48 AM   #2
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Getting one before our trip south in Jan. Use a full tripod w/ HD 1000.4 adjustable dish and you can't beat that set up for a longer stay somewhere. The tailgater will be used for short stops [2 or 3 days] and while on the road [WallyW parking lot]. Only shortcoming of the tailgater is that it will only support a single receiver. On a positive note, the 211Z can be turned into a DVR by adding a plug in portable harddrive and paying Dish a one time fee of $40. Works just like the home DVR / remote.

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Old 07-25-2014, 09:45 AM   #3
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I have the tailgater and 211z with hard drive and it works perfectly for 1 tv. I have it setup so we can use park cable or antenna for the other ti's if needed.
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Old 05-12-2016, 12:39 PM   #4
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We have a tailgater, had one for years. Works great if, and it is a big IF, you can get a clear shot at the southern sky. Too often we must choose between a quiet shady site and a more open sunny site. We take the shady.....that may be a legacy of living most of our lives in Phx where one ALWAYS looks for shade. Still, I would recommend the talgator to anyone looking for reliable tv on the road. Dish is the only outfit that lets you go for just one month at a time. The minimum is one month but that is a lot better than 12 months which is what Direct demands. Also, remember that you will not get local channels unless You call Dish and request them. Your subscription is tied to your home location and you cannot view your home channels unless you are in their area. You can request the local channels in the area where you have stopped, but that can be a minor pain if you move around a lot.
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Old 05-13-2016, 11:21 PM   #5
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keep dish networks on your cell, changing your location is easy. I mounted the dome on a aluminum plate with a cheap compass mounted to it, it makes finding South and looking for a clear view easier.
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