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  1. igcw9170

    igcw9170 Read Only Funster

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    Hi There,
    I am quite new to the whole motorhoming thing, bought an old Talbot Rambler last May and have now swapped it for a 2006 Ci Riviera, bit of a difference!
    My wife has decided that she wants an automatic satellite system, i've had a look around and the dome ones seem to be reasonable value. does anyone have any knowledge of them and which ones are better than others?
    I have one more question, my Ci comes with roofrails as standard, but I have had no luck trying to source roof croosbars to fit it. Am I being stupid, but I cant see the point of them if you cant get croosbars to fit it. Any answers would be gratefully accepted.
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    Ian.
     
  2. DESCO

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    Hi Ian.Welcome to MH Funflyingwelcome

    Can't help with sat dome don't take telly away with us, so don't need one.

    Regarding roof rails I think most are cosmetic and not of much practical use, personally I don't put anything on roof you don't need the weight up there, tends to make you unstable also by nature you are driving a brick so any extra adds to fuel consumption.

    Someone will be along to answer dome question later

    Best of luck.

    Dave :thumb::thumb:
     
  3. madbluemad

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    Hi and welcome too the fun site.
    If your talking about the Camos Dome Sat System then a lot of people do like them although a I wasnt aware that they were fully automatic.

    I prefered the Camos Flat Sat Plus Dish. This is a crank up system with a flat dish. It isnt easily influence by the wind as are a lot of the standard shaped sat dishes.

    Have look on the road pro website to get a better idea of whats on offer. Dave Newell who is a site sponsor will also give you good advise.

    There are also lots of threads on Sat Systems on the site which have a lot of good info, just do a search.

    Jim
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  4. Doodlebug

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    Hi and welcome.

    :BigGrin::BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
  5. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    There are some sat systems here, maybe of interest.

    Motorhome TV & Satellite Equipment

    The Camos ones are expensive but one gets what one pays for.

    Peter
     
  6. nomadic

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    hi & welcome

    I agree with Madbluemad, we also have the Camos Flat Sat Plus, coupled to a Zender decoder and TV. These give a choice of 230 or 12 volt supply, an advantage if you use non electric sites, provided your battery supply is adequate.

    Dave Newell also carried out our installation, as in the Roadpro catalogue, fitted inside the wardrobe, nice and neat.:Smile:

    We have had good receptions all over the UK, and France, in Spain it was a limited reception, but some of the other english speaking channels were interesting.:RollEyes:

    This system is about half the price of a fully automatic system, and we think offers good value for the money.:Cool:

    Hope this helps

    Nomadic:thumb:
     
  7. Hayleylulu

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    hi and welcome:BigGrin:
     
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    Peter - that is just text not a link for some reason....
     
  9. tommytli

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    we have a camos dome and all you do is flick a little swich and thats it you have sky tv in seconds:thumb: cant comment on any other system because all i had before was a manual system on a tripod and that could take hours to find the signal:Sad: all so the boss can watch her programs:Smile:
     
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    How ian and :welcome:

    regards
    bald eagle:thumb:
     
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