From an R.V. Owners discussion groups
Posted: 8/12/2003 5:24pm  

        "Hello everyone. I own a 2000 Winnebago Minnie Winnie and would like to take my home satellite receiver with me when I am on the road. I found a dish at Walmart but I would like to mount the dish on a tripod in order to make it portable. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I can purchase a tripod? Also, does anyone know of a device I can purchase that will help me position the satellite correctly? Thank you all for your help".
Reply #1

"Try this site":
Reply #2

     "I have the sidekick which is mounted outside a window at home so that all I have to do is open the window and loosen two bolts and unhook the cable and we're off camping. The only reason I take it now is in case the dish on top of the M/H doesn't have a clear shot at the satellite.
     I have Dish satellite and the only thing I need to set it up is a good compass, a small level and know what the local zip code is. Usually can set it up in about 10 minutes".

#3  "
most likely problem is your not finding the sat this dish only has a 8" dish everything has to be perfect to find the signal
with a small dish like that

I use the sidekick when camping I found it to be the best and easiest
to set up for the price of your Winegard on e-bay you can buy the sidekick
which you can mount a any size dish which has a larger footprint then your 8"

I've installed a Dish 300,500, 1000 and a DirecTV oval three way on it

I presenly use a Dish 1000 on it and hit all three sats within minutes I always draw a crowd when I pull out my dish"!

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