Winegard Traveler for satelite TV

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by Violet22251, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. Violet22251

    Violet22251 Junior Member

    We have a Winegard Traveler in the RV that we recently bought used. We have spoken with folks from Direct TV and Dish Network and none seem to know what to do. How do we get this hooked up?
  2. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Think I would talk to another dish or direct dealer.
  3. paulprice33

    paulprice33 Junior Member

    When you say hooked up do you mean installed? If so here is a neat video on how to do that Places like camping world or any RV service place will usually do that as well. Once its installed you should be able to then call directv or dish (depending on which works for you) and get service started.
  4. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

    Is it the carry out or static mount? I have the carry out. You need cable to the unit and the Sat reciever and power 12volt on the other connection on the Traveler. Once powered it takes less than a minute to get the sats, you hear a buzzing and rattling sound the silent. They are set for either Dish or Directv and you may have to do some dip switchs inside the cover if you go to one or the other. Go to Winegard on line and get instructions. Then you need an activated reciever and it take just a few seconds to a couple minutes to down load the new data and start with the picture.

  5. Clay L

    Clay L Senior Member

    The Traveler is a roof mounted automatic dish. The Sk1000 is for the Dish network only and the SK3005 is for the Direct TV network only.
    The dish will deploy and find the satellites when turned on and does not require a sat receiver for this operation.
    The sat receiver needs to be connected to the coax coming down from the dish and run trough the set up procedure. Often there will be two coaxes, one for the sat receiver and one for a DVR. Either one can be used for either application.

    You can get a users manual from the Winegard site. The dish itself should labeled as Dish or Direct so you can look at that to see which model you have.

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