“Can I Use My Home DIRECTV Receiver in My RV?”

Kind of, but it’s not worth it because of the restrictions AT&T has in place. Learn why from the DIRECTV dealer who understands these things.

Who is that DIRECTV dealer? It’s Signal Connect, of course. The folks in this division are DIRECTV experts, and many of them specialize in bringing this satellite TV service to RVs, campers, and motorhomes. Each month, hundreds of people ask Google this question. They also ask the satellite TV experts in our Signal Connect division. I’m happy to tell you what the Signal Connect team tells every RV owner who asks. That way, you can make the best decision when it comes to getting DIRECTV in your RV, camper, or motorhome.

It’s in Your DIRECTV Contract

The DIRECTV account in your home is a residential account. To get one, you sign a contract with AT&T regarding how you will and won’t use this account. One of the things you agreed to is to NOT use receivers from the same account in two different locations at the same time. That means taking a home receiver and putting it in your RV is a no-no if someone stays behind and starts watching TV at home. It’s a different story for empty nesters who won’t be leaving anyone behind on their trips.

If You’re Thinking of Breaking AT&T’s Rules…

They’ll find out. They always find out. And they’ll catch you when you connect your receiver – any receiver – to the internet or to a phone line. (You’ll do this so you can get on-demand, searching, and other features.) AT&T has a team of attorneys dedicated to tracking down any and all misuses of its DIRECT service. You could be let off with a warning, but you could also face a heavy fine or worse. Why anyone would take the chance is beyond me.

Why Bother Transporting DIRECTV Receivers?

I’ve taken more than a few long trips in my RV. Trust me when I say that disconnecting a DIRECTV receiver in my RV and reconnecting it in my house is the LAST thing I want to do when I come home. After being on the road for so long, I’m looking forward to is crashing in my comfortable bed. I’m willing to bet you’re the same way too.

“So, How Do I Get DIRECTV in My RV?”

You’ve probably figured it out by now, but we’ll say it anyway. Call Signal Connect. The folks over there are experts at bringing DIRECTV to RVs, campers, and motorhomes. They’ll do it all with you over the phone, including:

  1. Helping you choose the best programming package.
  2. Recommending the best DIRECTV dish and equipment carried by our Solid Signal division.
  3. Arranging with a local installer to get it put in your RV.
  4. Quickly activate your account after the installation is done.
  5. Offer FREE tech support for the life of your account.

Wow! Signal Connect does A LOT for RV owners who want to enjoy DIRECTV on the road. If you want to learn more about DIRECTV for RVs, give our reps a call. You’ll connect with an expert who’s more than happy to answer any questions you have. You can reach them at 888-233-5834. And if you’re reading this after business hours, just fill out the form below and send it to us. Someone from the Signal Connect RV team will give you a call.

About the Author

Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.