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WINEGARD Carryout Automatic Satellite Review
What kind of moves you ask?
I mean it seems like I can’t go anywhere this year without seeing a noticeable difference in the amount of Winegard Satellite promotions being displayed throughout RV-related stores. And considering Winegard may just be the (arguably) best option for a RV owner when it comes to finding a mobile TV solution, this is good news for us die-hard travelers.
This increase in promotions can mean only one thing…some of the engineering gurus with the company have been busy conjuring up new ideas to and ways to make the lives of all of us RVers easier, at least when it comes to RV satellite options.
Winegard prides itself on delivering high quality, user-friendly products which make tailgating, camping, or recreational TV entertainment fast and easy. They feature top of the line antennas like the Winegard Trav’ler series (the ONLY antennas capable viewing all the satellites at the same time / DIRECT TV HD) and the Winegard Roadtrip series (automatic roof mounts that perform in all weather).
With that said, for an extra portable and easy experience, Winegard has also unveiled the Winegard Carryout Automatic RV Satellite.
This is the RV Satellite from the company which has sparked not only my interest, but a number of my traveling buddies.
The Carryout Automatic Satellite is fairly self-explanatory and is the perfect satellite for anyone who wants an ultra-portable TV viewing experience. It also has an extremely easy setup – just plug it in and it’ll do the rest. The Carryout Automatic also has two receiver hookups which mean you can have two TVs going. It is also compatible with all major TV services including DISH Network, Bell TV, DIRECT TV and more. Additionally, when changing channels which require different satellites, the transition time is only about 5 seconds.
Overall, I’ve found the Carryout Automatic Satellite saves tons of time (between the automatic setup and transition time), as well as tons of space (being only 20’’ in diameter). It really was a breeze to get this satellite set up.
The Carryout also comes with some great design and accessory options. You can take advantage of a built-in handle which helps make transporting it much easier. There are also a number of accessories Winegard makes for the Carryout including a ladder mount, a tripod stand, an AC/DC power converter, and different colored replacement domes for the outer shell of the antenna. A GM-300 ladder mount provides a quick and easy attachment so you can put the Carryout on the top of your RV, while the TR-1518 Tripod mount gives you an easy place to put it when you’re out tailgating or camping for the day. Some of the dome colors to choose from for the carryout include white, black, and camouflage.
It comes down to this: If you’re looking for a versatile and efficient satellite for your RV, then the Winegard Carryout might just be the way to go.
About the Author: Darrin Michael currently serves as the eCommerce Director for Dave Arbogast RV Depot and is President/Owner of Michael Web Solutions. He also teaches web design at Edison Community College in Piqua, OH.