Tech-Approved Deal: Winegard TRAV’LER Satellite Dish

Solid Signal’s customer service reps, aka our “techs,” about Solid Signal’s hottest electronics products. I popped over to the customer service department and asked a couple of our techs what a hot seller. A couple of our talented customer services reps told me the Winegard TRAV’LER self-aiming DIRECTV SWM satellite dish SL3. This satellite dish is designed to be mounted atop RVs, campers, and motorhomes. Our techs say there are many reasons why this particular dish is perfect for delivering DIRECTV to your RV.

The DIRECTV HD Revolution

Many RV owners still using standard definition (SD) equipment. There is some uncertainty about the future of DIRECTV SD. Here’s what we know: DIRECTV plans to discontinue most of its standard definition service sometime this year. This goes down when the company’s satellite at the 119 location shuts down. If you have DIRECTV SD in your RV, there are a few things you can do:

  1. Do nothing until you know for sure what is going to happen and when.
  2. Keep your old satellite dish and hope you can receive some of the 32 high-definition channels that might be available from DIRECTV’s satellite at the 101 location.
  3. Stare at a blank screen because you didn’t upgrade the DIRECTV system in your RV.

The RV owners who call our techs say they aren’t willing to take that gamble on DIRECTV SD. They’re ready to upgrade their DIRECTV package to 1080p HD programming. It offers more crisp, clear, and life-like picture and audio than SD. DIRECTV HD is so superior to SD that there really is no comparison between the two programming packages.

The Convenient DIRECTV HD Upgrade for RVs

RV owners love this satellite dish because it’s so convenient. Some portable DIRECTV dishes are mounted on tripods and require RV owners to aim each time they park. To be fair, some do-it-yourselfers don’t mind doing this. Others want a DIRECTV for RV setup that doesn’t require using a satellite signal finder to aim a dish everywhere they go.

The Winegard TRAV’LER is the ideal DIRECTV dish for RVs. It mounts on the roof of your recreational vehicles and that’s where it stays. If you drive from one campground to another, the dish auto aims to DIRECTV’s satellite dishes in the sky. This helps it quickly deliver all the satellite TV provider’s standard and HD programming.

Here are some additional features and benefits of the Winegard TRAV’LER:

  • Simultaneously receives KU-band (101°) and KA-band (99° & 103°) signals.
  • Receives satellites 99°, 101°, and 103°.
  • Compatible with most DIRECTV HD and DVR receivers.
  • Stows to a low 10” travel height.
  • Delivers uninterrupted signal during strong winds and adverse weather.
  • Winegard dish mounting solution sold separately.

Get DIRECTV for your RV!

If you want DIRECTV, turn to Signal Connect. The company, which is a division of Solid Signal, specializes in delivering DIRECTV for RVs. When you’re ready to get DIRECTV for your camper, they’ll likely recommend the Winegard TRAV’LER and other equipment you’ll need. After matching you with a professional installer, your Signal Connect rep will quickly activate your DIRECTV account. This lets you started watching TV right away. Your Signal Connect rep also provides free support for the life of your DIRECTV account.

Would you like to know more about DIRECTV for RV use? Our techs will answer all of your questions, offer products recommendations, and more. The best way to connect with one of our DIRECTV experts is to fill out the form below then click “submit.” A member of our team will get back to you in one business day or less.

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.