Can I Take My Dish Receiver In My Rv?

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Are you an avid DIRECTV fan who also loves to travel? If so, then you might be wondering if it’s possible to take your home DIRECTV receiver with you on the road. The short answer is yes: there are several ways to get DIRECTV in your RV, boat or any other vehicle that isn’t parked at home.

But before we dive into those details and how they’ll affect how much money you spend and what channels are available. Let’s first talk about some of the basics behind RV satellite service.

Can I Take My Dish Receiver In My Rv?

You can take your receiver in your RV. You can also take it to your vacation home, another location or a friend’s house if you want to watch TV. You could even bring it with you when you go on vacation and stay at a hotel!

Can I Use My Home DIRECTV Receiver In My RV?

Yes, you can use your home DIRECTV receiver in the RV. You could use it at home and take it with you on vacation, but we wouldn’t recommend doing this unless you want to pay for two service contracts. The best thing to do is get a satellite dish that is designed specifically for RVs.

However, if you already own a satellite dish then it’s more than likely compatible with an RV and there are adapters available that will work with your existing equipment as well as several options of portable receivers like DIRECTV AU9-SL3-SWM.

Can I Add A Second Receiver To My Existing Dish Account?

You can add a second receiver to your existing dish account. In this case, the receiver is connected to a satellite dish in your backyard. You will need to pay for two receivers and receive two bills from DISH Network.

The good news is that you will not be charged for any additional equipment or installation costs because all the necessary hardware has already been installed.

Are There Downsides Of Using A Dish Receiver In An RV?

If you decide to go with a satellite dish and receiver, there are a few things to consider.

You may have to pay extra for an HDTV antenna. If your current antenna isn’t designed for high-definition TV, it could be time to upgrade it. There are many types of HDTV antennas available, ranging from simple rabbit ear models to more complicated techniques such as amplified or directional models.

How Do I Get DIRECTV In My RV?

You can take your dish receiver in an RV, but you’ll likely need to have it installed. Here are the steps:

  • Find out if you’ll be able to get a satellite signal at your location. If not, find out how far away from your house is the nearest place where there’s a strong enough signal and whether or not that’s closer than moving the dish closer to your house.
  • If the answer is yes, then start looking into installing an outdoor satellite dish on top of or near your RV so that you can bring it with you wherever you go!

Can I Take My DIRECTV Receiver To My Vacation Home?

If you are a DIRECTV subscriber and want to take your receiver to another location, it’s possible. However, there are some limitations.

If you have a standard dish, you can only use it in one location and if you have an Erase Receiver, then the device must be registered and installed by a DIRECTV technician for portability purposes.

Can I Move The Main DIRECTV Receiver To Another Location?

You can move your DIRECTV receiver to another location and have it work, but you’ll need to call DIRECTV and get them to do it. It’s a $10 service charge that can only be used once per month. If you want to move the receiver again after that, you’ll have to pay for another month.

Can DirecTV tell where your receiver is?

No, DirecTV can’t tell where your receiver is. Your programming will work the same whether you’re at home or in an RV.


If you travel a lot and want DIRECTV in your RV, there are some options. You can buy a small receiver and use it just for watching TV while parked.

Alternatively, if you have an existing DirecTV account with the main receiver at home, then it’s possible to add another small dish for use in your RV.

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Written by Jane Miller

I'm Nomadic Jane, a digital nomad and travel blogger. Since 2009, I've been traveling the world and exploring cultures through my travel blog.