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Old 11-21-2015, 06:32 AM   #1
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Direct TV traveler roof mounted satellite

Anyone added one of these to a jayco 5th wheel? We have a 2016 Northpoint 377RLBH. I have a portable dish, but I want to get the automatic one for the roof so all I have to do is hit a button.
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Old 11-21-2015, 07:19 AM   #2
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The rooftop mounts are great for when you are in the clear, but you will still need a dish to carry along anyway for when you are in shaded spots, which is quite often for me. I actually look for the shaded spots here in the south. Rooftop mount would not do me much good. Does not take long to set up my HD direct tv dish and I am off and running.
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Old 11-21-2015, 07:43 AM   #3
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I'll keep my current dish but we do a lot of overnight stop overs and I need something more convenient. I'll carry the portable one for when we are going to a area that might need that flexibility
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We have a TT with a Travelr and love it. There are absolutely times when trees will not allow for a clear path to a signal, oh well. We use DVR in the TT so we usually have a enough content to get us through those times. When back home, we connect the TT to the home dish via a DTV outlet near our TT pad so the DVR can continue to capture content.

No more dealing with wind knocking out your alignment of the dish, or having to take up storage space with a dish. I remember one event where mosquitos were eating me up while the DW and I were using radios to align the dish. Deet wasn't helping enough. Anyway, those days are gone. On a trip to Teton/Yellowstone National Parks we pulled into Flagg Ranch RV campground in the pouring rain to set up. The sites are surrounded by tall lodge pole pine trees. Once leveled I always push the Winegard power up button to see if by some chance we get signal regardless of the tree situation. By the time we finished set up and had dry clothes on, we had signal to watch TV while we prepared dinner and waited out the storm. Those are the moments you hang your hat on and consider it worth the cost.
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Old 11-21-2015, 12:10 PM   #5
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Direct TV traveler roof mounted satellite

How is it run into the inside of your RV?
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Old 11-21-2015, 03:49 PM   #6
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How is what? The traveler cables? Ours come down from the roof, into the entertainment center. Not pretty but television hides it all. Is that your question?
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Old 11-21-2015, 04:01 PM   #7
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Yep. Trying to think how it will look in ours . The main TV is in a slide so I imagine it will have to near one of the other locations
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Anyone install one of these in a 5th wheel?
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Old 01-18-2016, 02:34 PM   #9
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Sure have.....did the install myself. Positioned the dish towards the front of the 5er. Ran the cables down the right side of the roof and used dicor sealant to attach them. Cut a small hole in the rear of the 5er (directly above the cabinet that is next to my TV). Ran the cables into the cabinet and out the side to the TV.
It really wasn't difficult at all and I really enjoy it. No problems at all (as of yet).
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Since my direct tv receivers are wireless I can run it anywhere that I have a jack. My main TV is in a slide so that's not ideal. My bedroom TV has space between the cabinet and the roof so it would be visible. I'm thinking of trying to connect it in the bunk room tv and running it m into the the wall
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