Originally Posted by Winterbagoal
Is DishForMyRV still around? Anyone use it? For temporary sat TV when traveling for shorter periods?
yup...works just fine. we turn it on by paying the first month's bill and then paying the next month's bill a few days in advance of the due date. when we get home and there is any time left on the month I call DISH and have them cancel the service. whatever pro-rated $ amount is left stays with our account as a credit. if there is no time left or maybe just a day or so I just don't pay the next month's bill. on the due date if the bill is not paid then then the service terminates. no muss, no fuss.
you'll need to do several things:
1 - establish an account with DISH. you can do that with DISH direct or with an authorized re-seller. We used https://www.solidsignal.com/
2- since you have a sat dish be sure it can still be used and for which receivers it is compatible.
3 - purchase said receiver. since you are on PAYG you will own the receiver. if you are full timers you can either use the PAYG plan or a "traditional" sat programming plan.
4 - install of have said receiver installed, connected to the sat dish and tested. you can do all of that without having to turn on actual programming. you may need pro help if you have more than one TV installed. Most residential DISH installers will not know squat about how your RV is wired or worse needs to be wired. if that's the case I'd seek out an RV dealer or service center. you'll have much better odds of finding someone with experience in hooking up or wiring an RV for sat TV.
5 - once you select and turn on your programming package create an online account. you'll pay the bill this way. DO NOT ADD YOUR CREDIT CARD TO THIS ACCOUNT.
that will cause your bill to be auto paid. keep control of your bill payments. if you're full time this is less important.
6 - download the DISH FOR MY RV APP ($).
you can access your account and more importantly change your service location to get the local channels and over-the-air-networks (CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, PBS, CW, etc).