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Gene Obie

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Swap Winegard Trav'ler SHAW for Dish
« on: January 15, 2020, 07:35:59 AM »
I recently purchase an RV from Canada. It came with SHAW Trav'ler and evidently there's no conversion available from Winegard to go between SHAW and Dish. I've been told one option is to swap out entire upper assembly (turret+reflector+LNB/arm) at the rooftop turret for a Dish system if I can find a Canadian in the similar situation. We would also swap out inside controller and you get my SHAW rooftop GPS unit. Any takers or anyone with experience doing this?

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Rick Daniels

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Re: Swap Wineguard Trav'ler SHAW for Dish
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2020, 04:33:37 PM »
I am not at all familiar with SHAW but i did swap out a Direct TV unit for Dish. They did change out the turret+reflector+LNB/arm as you stated.  They had to drill an extra hole in the roof as the cables were different and fish them to the new controller.  I had the work done by an RV outfit in Casa Grande, AZ last winter. Wasn't cheep but worth not putting up with Direct TV.
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Re: Swap Wineguard Trav'ler SHAW for Dish
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2020, 05:09:30 PM »
Why not use this as an excuse for a portable so you can park the rig under a tree sometimes?  Aren't the Dish/Winegard Playmakers are around $300.
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