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I use a regular dish mounted on a homemade 4 legged PVC stand.  If you don't mind aiming the dish or looking like McGiver it's much cheaper than one of the automatic antennas.

Or you could go this route for Eastern Arc (61.5 / 72).  https://www.satpro.tv/dishnetworkhdhybrid10002easternarcportablervkitcampingtailgating.aspx

If you're on the Western satellites (110 / 119 / 129) https://www.satpro.tv/Dish-Network-1000.2-RV-Satellite-Kit.aspx

Be sure to stake in the tripod to prevent wind blowovers and a photo in case you need to re-align.  You'll need a satellite finder to locate the satellite https://www.satpro.tv/satellite-signal-meter-and-finder.aspx   and be able to see the tv screen for peaking.  I bought a very small batt operated tv with LOTS of component RCA cable so I could peak the signal remotely without seeing the main tv.  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GXMLZ2S/

- bob

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5 minutes ago, cbr046 said:

I use a regular dish mounted on a homemade 4 legged PVC stand.  If you don't mind aiming the dish or looking like McGiver it's much cheaper than one of the automatic antennas.

Or you could go this route for Eastern Arc (61.5 / 72).  https://www.satpro.tv/dishnetworkhdhybrid10002easternarcportablervkitcampingtailgating.aspx

If you're on the Western satellites (110 / 119 / 129) https://www.satpro.tv/Dish-Network-1000.2-RV-Satellite-Kit.aspx

Be sure to stake in the tripod to prevent wind blowovers and a photo in case you need to re-align.  You'll need a satellite finder to locate the satellite https://www.satpro.tv/satellite-signal-meter-and-finder.aspx   and be able to see the tv screen for peaking.  I bought a very small batt operated tv with LOTS of component RCA cable so I could peak the signal remotely without seeing the main tv.  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GXMLZ2S/

- bob

What kind of cable do I need to go between the Wally and TV. I bought one from a friend and it doesn’t have that cable. 

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15 minutes ago, sg47619 said:

What kind of cable do I need to go between the Wally and TV. I bought one from a friend and it doesn’t have that cable. 

The REAL question….is WHICH TRAVELR?  A high, very HIGH percentage of the TRAVELR were DirecTV.  I think that (2009 age of mine) you could STILL order DISH. But Winegard discontinued them.  There was a “retrofit” kit that you installed with a different dish and arm and LNB (the thingie on the end).  I also think that you had to download a SW update to make it work on DISH….a little fuzzy on that.  THEN, it would work. 
Long time ago, I went down this path for a poster on the old site.  Winegard Tech was less than knowledgeable….but I found some info.

You will have to find the DISH install instructions.  The age of the .TRAVELR also makes it a little tricky…Winegard upgraded to the single LNB head…and multiplexed then 4 signals….when the cable industry converted over.  Mine is the older style 4 wire coax LNB.


Based on many folks, years ago, experience, you need to take it apart and replace the coax(es) as they’d abrade and you had all sorts of intermittent ISSUES.  Don’t get me wrong….it is a nice unit, but frequent raise and lower takes its toll.

Hope this helps….not trying to be discouraging….but a DireCTV  one will not interchange or work with Dish without some major tear down and conversion….assume that Winegard still sells the kits…

Others here are probably more, way more knowledgeable….but the above…I know is true…. I abandoned mine as we didn’t watch it that much and my daughter got rid of DirecTV and I was piggy backing on her subscription….

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Between receiver and TV should be an HDMI cable but I'm not familiar with Hoppers, Wallys and Joeys.  Still using 722k at home and 211z in the coach. 

Our home receiver got hit by lightning 10 days ago.  I looked at Hopper but being able to zoom past commercials seemed to be an issue.  Not sure if that's true or not but I knew the old receiver's interface and capabilities.  Watching FloSports last night and they kept inserting the same blasted car sales video over & over.  Stop the show and the commercial isn't in the still frame.  Seems like Roku is inserting the ads.  There's an evil world out there . . . .

Dish changed their satellites over to a more compressed encoding format around 2015? to 8PSK.  This forced a lot of receiver (Winegard, King Controls) owners to purchase a $400 "upgrade" to keep watching Dish.  I said no and replicated the house system for $100 and bypassed the coach's roof dish.  The only thing I lost was automatic satellite finding. 

- bob

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Another consideration is free roof space, according to the install documentation it needs a 64" diameter clear area to operate. The biggest free area I had was 54" without MAJOR mods. Then you have to figure out how to anchor it properly so it isn't torn off in high winds. Not an easy retro fit.

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