Best crank up sat system

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  1. Big Nick

    Big Nick Funster

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    As owning a auto self seeking powered sat system is out owing to cost I've been thinking of getting a roof mounted crank up one instead.

    What's the best out there and are they easy to use?
     
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    Cost of automatic have fallen through the floor... Does anyone still bother with these? A few friends have bought snipe recently and these are £575
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    For my sins , in 2007 I fitted a Maxview crank-up.. it wasn't difficult to use.. but had a lot of problems with the crank mechanism.. even had the Maxview man come and look at it.. there was a long thread about it.. have a search..
    they may have improved..

    There are a couple of German models that get good reports.. but frankly.. for the same or less money, as the judge said, you can buy the Snipe. I wouldn't buy another manual crank-up when you can have auto.

    .. but I had enough of crank-ups.. and stand alone dishes.. been there.. so thought I'd treat myself.. I bought and fitted an Alden AS4 auto dish supplied by Vanbitz @eddievanbitz together with a Maxview 12v Free-To-Air Satellite Decoder Receiver

    It was a snap to install, glue to the roof.. drill a hole for the cables.. and literally 'plug and play' .. it came with everything required for a DIY install.. including the Sikaflex ..

    Top quality kit.. and it works great, used it all the way to south of France this year, (well my daughter did) no problems.. .. she said it was easy to use.. :LOL: and am really pleased with it.. comes with a lifetime guarantee..
     
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  4. kaasbroodje

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    Seconded.
    Our last van had the Maxview crank-up. The crank mechanism was barely fit for purpose. I also recall that folding it flat after use wasn't always easy.
    A Snipe from ebay costs little more than the Maxview.
    I'm sure that installation would be no more difficult and the Snipe would certainly be quicker and easier to use.
     
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  5. Detnor

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    I have a camos crank up system, fitted 6 years ago. Never let me down, crank is fine. I ignore the dual, just got the hang of how much elevation is needed and use a compass to point it the right way. Used an app on the phone once, found it easier with my compass. Folds down low on the roof. No electronics or reprogramming.
     
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    Ditto, had the same and for about the same length of time with no problems.
     
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