Max View or Oyster

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  1. chrisinplymouth

    chrisinplymouth Funster

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    hi ...am thinking of getting an automatic sat system fitted to our motorhome. Both max view and oyster come in around the same price for a 85cm system so is there a preference in terms of quality, reliability or ease of use?

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    Chris
     
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    Alden :whistle:
     
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    Any particular reason?

    Chris
     
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    Watches thread with interest!!! Same predicament here.
     
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    Bought and installed a Alden AS4 from vanbitz..

    The kit is easy to install, comes with everything you need including the Sikaflex to glue to the roof..

    the only sat system that comes with a
    • LIFETIME WARRANTY on satellite system
    • Two year warranty on controller

    great bit of kit.. better than Oyster.. and it's made in France

    Funsters get a discount from vanbitz
     
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    If you are staying in this country, get a dome. Says the man with an Oyster dish, which is a pain in the arse in high winds, particularly lately. If it helps though, the Oyster has been fault free now for five plus years.
     
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    I have the same kit as Jim apart from Vanbitz installed mine rather than just supplying it.

    It good quality kit that works exactly as it should.

    Over New Year we used ours in very strong winds on a site in Cornwall with no problems.
     
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    Interesting.....the Alden has the smaller dish....anybody used it in France/Spain recently?
     
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    Can not comment on the max view I have an oyster great bit of kit never had a problem in four years
     
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    yes.. no problems locking onto Astra in South of France ..not tried in Spain.. yet

    On the the aire at Mimizan Plage we were next to a van with an Oyster, the owner came to see me to ask if I was getting locked on to Astra UK channels..

    I said yes.. no problem.,.. he said couldn't get his Oyster to lock on.. .so he moved up the aire to try and finally got a signal.. maybe just a glitch..

    later he came to see how the Alden performed... he was impressed at the ease and speed it found the satellite and locked on.. about 40 secs..
     
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    Maxview fitted to our MH when bought 3 years ago, worked well apart from tree issues that I think would affect any satellite, even worked in Scottish 80mph winds last January, very easy set up, fully auto, have used down to Granada in Spain, but full UK channels lost below Bordeaux (y)
     
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    Thank you for all the helpful comments
     
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    We have a max view - but it's the mandraulic crank up type and it works fine. You very soon work out how to point it at the satellites.
     
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    addendum to my Max View comment, I didn't realise they did dishes, we have a dome, sorry if I confused, it comes with my territory I am afraid :LOL:
     
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    I've got an Oyster for sale, but I wouldn't buy it if I were you, apparently its rubbish ::bigsmile:::bigsmile:::bigsmile:
     
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