FAQ about satellite TV for RV
How much is DISH for RV?
DISH satellite TV for RV plans start at $42.99 per month for the Flex Pack (which you can turn off during the months you aren’t traveling). If you already have DISH service at your home, you can add an RV plan starting at $7.00 per month.
Can I get a satellite TV signal if I’m parked in a forest?
It depends on what satellite TV equipment you’re using. The only downside to a roof-mounted antenna is that you might not get a strong signal when you’re parked under heavy foliage. If you’re using a portable antenna, you can place it away from trees and still enjoy the perks of parking in the shade.
How do I set up a satellite dish for DISH tailgating?
Setting up your portable satellite dish can be time consuming, depending on your location and the equipment you have. For best results, follow these directions for DISH tailgating setup. These instructions also tell you how to hook up a portable satellite dish to an RV.
If I already have DISH at home, how much is it to add an RV plan?
If you already have DISH service at home and want to add an RV plan, it’s just an additional $7 per month (not including RV satellite TV equipment costs, which can run anywhere from $250 to $1,300, depending on the type of TV antenna you select).
How much is DIRECTV for RV?
DIRECTV for RV plans start at $49.99 per month and go up to $124.99 per month. DIRECTV does not have a plan that allows you to turn your service on and off during the year—you need to sign a two-year contract to get DIRECTV. After the first 12 months of service, prices double for the second and subsequent years. Regular prices for DIRECTV plans are $101.00 to $187.00 per month.
Should I get DISH or DIRECTV for my RV?
If you’re a seasonal traveler and don’t need satellite TV service all year long, we strongly recommend DISH because DISH lets you pay only for the months that you need service. With DISH’s Pay-As-You-Go plan, you can activate and deactivate service throughout the year so that you need to pay only for the months you are traveling. However, if you are getting satellite TV just for football, you may want to go with DIRECTV because it’s the only provider that offers NFL SUNDAY TICKET.
What’s the cheapest way to get TV in an RV?
The cheapest way to get local TV stations in your RV is to use a digital TV antenna mounted to a window. With a simple $30 TV antenna, it’s possible to get local stations that are broadcasted up to 150 miles away from your campsite, as long as there aren’t any major obstructions to your signal.
Some RVs come pre-equipped with a TV antenna on the roof. But if you don’t have one built in, the great news is that TV antennas are usually less than $30 and easy to install. You’ll want to get a long-range TV antenna for maximum use in an RV.