What Is The Best Solution For Short Term RV Satellite TV Service?
by Joe M
I have a coach with a satellite dish. In the past I utilized a service from Dish Network that allowed me to start and stop service on a daily basis without additional fees or charges. I selected the level of service and the number of days via the phone and paid with a greendot card. The service required different receivers which I purchased. Protect your RV and your family while on the road: Join Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service Today and save!
I used the service in early 2009 several times. It was discontinued in October of last year. What is the best alternative for service for someone who utilizes their unit 6 times a year for several days at a time.
ANSWER: Greetings Joe thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.
I hate to say it but you had the best solution available when it was offered by Dish Network. As an RVer in the US you have two choices when it comes to receiving Satellite TV in your RV DirecTV or The Dish Network neither of which at this time offer real flexibility in turning service on and off as frequently as you want to do it.
Some RVers that have satellite TV service at home have used their non-leased Satellite Receiver Box in their RVs while traveling and use it at home when they are not. Depending on whether you have satellite service at home and what provider you have this may be a viable option
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One of the downsides to using your non-leased home Satellite Receiver boxes in your RV is that the provider does not know that you are using it in an RV and you may end up losing access to local channels they provide for your area depending how far you travel. Also depending on the provider you use and what boxes you have this could end up disabling your service on the box.
I am sorry that I cannot be more specific than this, but we are entering a grey area here when we get into using your home box in an RV when it comes to the contract you have with your Satellite TV Provider.
I hope this helps.
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