QUOTE(freelander @ Nov 13 2008, 04:22 PM)
I am looking to get a weingard in motin satellite . I have contacted Camping World who Quoted about $3,000. for system and intallation at3 sites.. I live in NJ.. I saw the satellite for $1100 but was quoted $1700 the rest is service and little items like shop towels and wire..
what is going on? I have only owned my RV 4 months so I am lost when it comes to this. any advice would be appreciated.
Since you want in-motion reception, you are limited to the under-a-dome types of dishes.
Those have some advantages over the open dishes like the MotoSat models. You can't forget to put them down when you drive off, and you won't catch leaves and twigs in the innards when driving under trees.
On the other hand, they are much
more susceptible to signal loss because of weather, or "rain fade". We have a stationary dome antenna on the roof, and I often need to get out our tripod-mounted dish to get reliable reception in rain and fog.
I had a simple open manual installed on our last motor home. It was around $400, took 30 seconds to aim, and had great reception. When our current dome antenna bites the dust, that's what I am putting up to replace it.
Unless I switch to HDTV and need access multiple satellites, in which case I'll buy some MotoSat dish like this one: HD Antenna