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Old 08-11-2009, 08:20 PM   #15
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Removes about $500 more of your cash

Just a guess......
More like $700 CDN
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:20 PM   #16
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chester----is this something you are using both at home and while travelling? is it like a free-to-air satellite receiver? and do you need to purchase a montly subscription??
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:40 PM   #17
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chester----is this something you are using both at home and while travelling? is it like a free-to-air satellite receiver? and do you need to purchase a montly subscription??
At home we have normal satellite . We take our receiver from home with us when going to camp or traveling. The V Qube is a portable dish. This dish can be used at home or on the road. We pay monthly fees for our programming.Here is some info on these units.
http://www.kingcontrols.com/vu_qube/v10.asp
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:46 PM   #18
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Chester,

You need to figure a way to lock that puppy down.

Mine is all locked together and locked to the trailer or chained if put out remote from the trailer.


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A friend made the plate with a bracket on the bottom which I attached to the VuQube by removing the legs and then adding the plate and putting the legs back on. The black piece inserted into the bracket is a foot for a awning like people use at Flea Markets. It's inverted. A fence pole fits into the awning foot. A hole is drilled through both with a lock securing them together.


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Here's a view where you can see the plate/bracket and foot locked together and locked to the pole.


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Here's the pole locked to the trailer chains.


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Old 08-16-2009, 05:12 PM   #19
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I agree Joy----I was experimenting with what I had. I used it this last few days while i was traveling. I wanted to make sure it worked as planned. I will now make a steel plate so it can be locked.

Just so everyone knows----The VuQube is useless if stolen because they will need a remote. The remote is registered to that particular Vu Qube.
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I like my Vue Qube although I'm not interested in mounting it to the trailer. I went with DirecTV since they had the easiest policy with respect to RV's. The only downside is it's not HD capable. DirecTV requires a special dish type for HD.

I made a little pad out of marine Starboard (UV resistant) that after I find the satellite I stake to the ground. When I pick up the cube because I'm gone for awhile, and then want to set it up again all I have to do is set the feet back in the little pockets to get perfect alignment. Just a little quicker the 2nd and 3rd times I place the qube during a given trip.

I also added a stainless u-bolt bracket to allow me to cable lock it to a tree or the trailer if either is close enough. (I made sure the inside threads didn't interfere with the dish rotating.)


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Since it's only $5 a month for a regular sat receiver, I just went ahead and got another small non-HD receiver for the trailer. Both the home receivers are HD and aren't worth the trouble disconnecting and reconnecting them for a trip.
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