DIRECTV for RVs: The Dangers of DIY!

If you want DIRECTV in your RV, camper, or motorhome, don’t do it yourself!

Adding DIRECTV to an RV isn’t as simple as mounting a satellite dish to its roof. There are pitfalls associated with DIY RV installations. These usually end up with no signal in your RV, motorhome, or camper. You want DIRECTV’s awesome high-definition programming in your home on wheels, right? Of course you do! Then contact the satellite TV professionals in our Signal Connect division. They’ll help you avoid the problems that keep you from getting DIRECTV for your RV.

Mistake 1: Taking “Shortcuts”

Some RV owners with DIRECTV at home try to take a shortcut with their RV installation. They think that all they need to do is buy a satellite dish and mount it to their RV. Instead of a shortcut, this ends up being a dead end. It’s due to the host of things that can and usually go wrong. Here are the three most common problems:

  1. They buy the same type of satellite dish they have at home, which aren’t made for mobile use.
  2. They’re unable to properly install the dish and level the base to get signal.
  3. Even if they get the right dish and mount it properly, they can’t find the satellite signal.

Mistake 2: Thinking DIRECTV Does These Installs

Some RV owners call DIRECTV to do the installation. They’re usually shocked by the results of this decision. The bottom line is DIRECTV doesn’t do RV installations. DIRECTV reps usually tell RV owners this over the phone. Then there are the worst-case scenario situations. This happens when a DIRECTV installer tells you the bad news after they arrive to do the installation. Talk about frustrating!

Mistake 3: No Local TV Channels

Let’s assume you buy the right dish and connect it to your RV. Let’s also assume like watching your local TV channels. You won’t be able to watch all your favorite local news, weather, and entertainment. Satellite dishes aren’t designed to receive all those local TV channels. There is an easy fix for this problem but it’s one for satellite and over-the-air TV experts.

From DIY to Doing it Right

If you want to add DIRECTV to your RV, just call Signal Connect. This division of our company is your one-stop solution for this service in RVs. Signal Connect is a DIRECTV Authorized Dealer. The reps here have brought DIRECTV programming to thousands of RV owners. With one call, Signal Connect provides you with the following:

  • The right satellite dish that’s specifically for RVs.
  • Access to a preferred list of satellite dish installers across the country.
  • Fast and easy connection to DIRECTV service after installation.
  • Integrating a TV antenna for local channels.
  • Suspend your DIRECTV account so you only pay for the months you use it.
  • Improving cell phone reception by adding a cell phone signal booster to your RV.
  • In short, Signal Connect solves all the problems that come with DIY DIRECTV installations in RVs.

DIRECTV for RVs and Campers

Your RV is just as much your home as your house is. It deserves the very best in satellite TV entertainment and so do you! If you’re ready to do it right the first time, call Signal Connect at 888-233-7563. You’ll connect with one of the reps at Signal Connect. Tell them you’re ready to bring DIRECTV to your RV, camper, or motorhome. And if you’re reading this after hours, just fill out the form below and send it to us. Someone from Signal Connect will be in touch to discuss DIRECTV for your RV!

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.