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Posted: 08/16/19 02:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I got a new to me 2018 Bounder it has satt I have Dish I used to just take my receiver from home and hook it up !! now I understand you have to have the new Hopper system from Dish for the new system to work I am old fashion and have old equement.
I cant see how my old stuff will work so I guess I have to get new stuff who can help me out??

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Posted: 08/16/19 02:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What dish do you have on the coach .. let’s start there. What is it?
No you don’t need a hopper , a low cost wally in most cases will work.


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I have Dish and there are 2 hopper things in the RV

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what sat dish do you have on the RV.

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Posted: 08/16/19 04:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

sssooo wrote:

I have Dish and there are 2 hopper things in the RV

You're going to have to be more specific than "hopper things".


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Posted: 08/16/19 04:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just got Dish. Have a hopper in house, have a Wally in one bedroom. It’s programmed to work in the house with a seperate hook up to satellite. Have a second Wally in motor home. Tech programmed it to work with original coach dome satellite antenna. Told me might not get every channel with Orem dome but probably get 90%. I could take Wally from house and put in motor home, but would have to change programming every time I switched it. I just bought the second Wally and activate it when we leave the house. The hopper works totally independent from the Wally. I got all from an independent satellite retailer who sell and installed nothing DTV and Dish. He installed everything. Never called I-800


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I have hopper and joeys in my home and use a old 211k in my rv on the same account with a old winegared carryout 1518 I bought 8 years ago it all works as long as you pay the fee for each receiver the old ones work along with the hopper

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Posted: 08/17/19 05:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

sssooo wrote:

Hello

I got a new to me 2018 Bounder it has satt I have Dish I used to just take my receiver from home and hook it up !! now I understand you have to have the new Hopper system from Dish for the new system to work I am old fashion and have old equement.
I cant see how my old stuff will work so I guess I have to get new stuff who can help me out??

scott


Actually, the opposite is likely true. It's more likely that the antenna on your coach will work with older DISH equipment than it will work with a Hopper. To use the Hopper you MUST have a full sized open face antenna. The Hopper will not work with a dome.
If you have that open face antenna, it will work with ALL DISH equipment and a Hopper is not necessary (but very cool).
If you have a dome then the Wally or 211 series is likely your best best. If you can tell us exactly what kind of roof mounted antenna you have we might be able to add some additional information.


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The sat is a King tailgater VQ4500 or VQ4550? There are 2Wally with the Motorhome
I do have a tripod with a separate dish that I used before on my old unit ,how do I hook it up to this system I can’t find a place to hook it up?

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Posted: 08/17/19 03:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Most RV's are not setup to use a ground satellite antenna (of any kind). They have a cable connection but, in almost all cases, that won't work. The best thing to do (unless you see an outside connection that says Tripod or Satellite) is run a dedicated coax from a convenient location outside to the satellite receiver. In the meantime you can run a coax through the window or between the slide seal to the receiver but it's highly unlikely that without some minor modifications that a ground mounted antenna will work with the existing wiring.

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