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Take Satellite TV on the Road with DISH Tailgater Antennas

Order the DISH Tailgater today!

Anywhere you go, take HD TV along for the ride with top-of-the-line, portable satellite TV antennas from DISH.

Requires DISH compatible receiver and activation of qualifying DISH service.

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Get Satellite TV for RVs, Trucks, and More with the DISH Tailgater

No matter where you go in the mainland United States, the DISH Tailgater portable satellite antenna brings the best of DISH® and DishLATINO® programming to wherever you roam–whether you already have DISH service at home or not.* Lightweight, portable, and easy to set up, the DISH Tailgater makes it a cinch to watch live sports games, your favorite TV shows, and more from the road. Here’s how to use your DISH Tailgater:

  1. Set up anywhere with a clear view of the southern sky.

  2. Connect and turn on your compatible DISH receiver.

  3. Once your Tailgater automatically connects ... watch TV!

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Top Advantages of Choosing the DISH Tailgater for Satellite TV

1. Top quality at the lowest price

Our best-in-class portable satellite antennas also feature the lowest prices on the market.

Equipment Options for Tailgating with DISH

DISH Tailgater Antenna

$299.00
  • Best for connecting one TV

  • Portable & compact at 8 pounds, 13.5" x 18.75" x 17"

  • Includes 35' RG-6 coax cable with connectors preinstalled

  • Sits on the ground or mounts easily to the roof of your car, truck, or RV

  • Supported displays: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i

  • Compatible with DISH Solo HD receiver models (ViP 211, 411, 211k, 211z) and Wally receiver

  • 2-year manufacturer warranty

KING Tailgater Antenna

$350.00
  • Best for connecting two TVs. Lets you play both at once!**

  • Portable & compact at 8 pounds, 13.5" x 18.75" x 17"

  • Includes 50' RG-6 coax cable with connectors preinstalled

  • Sits on the ground or mounts easily to the roof of your car, truck, or RV

  • Supported displays: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i

  • Compatible with DISH Solo HD receiver models (ViP 211, 411, 211k, 211z) and Wally receiver

  • 1-year manufacturer warranty

**Programming lineup will be limited and/or not identical on the Secondary receiver. Complete signal loss can occur on the Secondary receiver if the Main receiver switches to programming on a different satellite that does not carry the same channel. However, the Secondary receiver can be re-configured to receive the same programming from any current satellite that the Main receiver is locked onto and is viewing live TV.

DISH Tailgater Bundles

DISH Tailgater Antenna with Wally

$398.00
  • Includes DISH Tailgater Antenna and Wally® HD Satellite Receiver

  • Includes power cable, 8' HDMI cable, 6' A/V cable, and remote control

  • Pay As You Go monthly service lets you start and stop with no penalties

  • Available upgrades: Wi-Fi, DVR, Bluetooth, and Over-the-Air Tuner

KING Tailgater Antenna with Wally

$449.00
  • Includes KING Tailgater Antenna and Wally HD Satellite Receiver

  • Includes power cable, 8' HDMI cable, 6' A/V cable, and remote control

  • Pay As You Go monthly service lets you start and stop with no penalties

  • Available upgrades: Wi-Fi, DVR, Bluetooth, and Over-the-Air Tuner

KING Tailgater Trucking Bundle

$627.00
  • Includes KING Tailgater Antenna and Wally HD satellite receiver

  • Includes anti-vibration truck cab mount to help extend the life of your Tailgater

  • Includes power cable, 8' HDMI cable, 6' A/V cable, and remote control

  • Pay As You Go monthly service lets you start and stop with no penalties

  • Available upgrades: Cable Lock, Wi-Fi, DVR, Bluetooth, Over-the-Air Tuner, and Over-the-Air Antenna

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Pay As You Go work?

With Pay As You Go programming, you pay for the months you want DISH service for your outdoor antenna, such as the Tailgater. There are no long-term contracts, no activation or cancellation fees, and no limits to how many times you can start and stop service.

We bill one month in advance, so the first payment will be due when you call to order or activate service.

Am I required to subscribe all year?

Nope—we offer Pay As You Go programming so you only pay for the service you use. Starting and stopping your service just takes a phone call.

To start service, call 1-866-471-1570. To stop service, simply stop paying your bill and then call 1-800-333-3474 to pause your receiver fees.

Does the outdoor service for DISH Tailgater include HD channels?

Yes. You’ll be able to watch all the HD channels available in your TV package at no extra cost. And because DISH is the only provider that offers automatic HD reception on all satellite antennas, you can get HD no matter which equipment you choose.

Does the outdoor service for DISH Tailgater include local channels?

Local channels aren’t automatically included, but they are available as a package add-on.

If your RV or vehicle has a built-in over-the-air (OTA) antenna, you can get local channels with a one-time purchase of our compatible OTA tuner.

If your vehicle doesn’t have a built-in OTA antenna, you can add local channels to your plan for $12/mo.

The local channels will change with each new area you visit, but they’ll be highlighted in yellow on your DISH guide so you can find them easily.

I am already a DISH subscriber. Can I add the outdoor service to my current DISH account?

Definitely. You’ll need to buy a satellite antenna and receiver first. After that, outdoor service costs only $7/mo. for each month that you want service. All charges will be itemized and included on the same bill as your home DISH Network service.

How do I activate my outdoor service?

Call 1-866-471-1570 whether you’re getting outdoor service for Tailgater for the first time or activating service after a break.

To stop service, simply stop paying your bill and then call 1-800-333-3474 to have a representative put your monthly receiver fees on hold.

How much does it cost for outdoor service?

Your total cost depends on which antenna, receiver, TV package, and add-ons you choose.

The first time you order outdoor service, you’ll need to buy an antenna like the Tailgater and receiver.

After that, your price will depend on the package and add-ons you choose. (Or, if you already have DISH service at home, you’ll pay $7/mo. more.)

What receivers are compatible with the DISH Tailgater or DISH Playmaker antennas?

Five DISH receivers are compatible with outdoor satellite antennas:

  • Wally

  • ViP 211z

  • ViP 211k

  • ViP 211

  • ViP 411

Is the outdoor atenna compatible with a DVR? Can I record my shows?

Yes. You can record TV with the Wally or ViP 211z receivers by purchasing a DVR Upgrade Expansion Hard Drive.

The DVR Upgrade Expansion is a 1 TB external hard drive that easily connects to your receiver via USB and stores up to 100 hours of HD programming. The DVR Upgrade Expansion is only compatible with two DISH receivers: the Wally and the ViP 211z.

To start using the DVR functions, just plug the drive into your receiver, turn on your TV, and follow the simple onscreen instructions.

How many TVs can I connect to my outdoor antenna?

The number of TVs that you can connect will depend on the antenna. You can connect one TV to the DISH Playmaker or DISH Tailgater, and you can connect two TVs to the Playmaker Dual, KING Tailgater, or Pathway X2. Provided your signal is clear enough, you can watch both TVs on different channels at the same time using the Pathway X2.

How long do outdoor antennas take to set up?

You can set up the whole DISH Tailgater system in about 15 minutes:

  1. Connect your receiver to your TV.

  2. Place the antenna in a location with a clear view of the southern sky and connect it to your receiver.

  3. Turn your TV on and follow the onscreen instructions.

  4. Start watching.

Can I watch TV while I’m in motion?

Yes, if you have the DVR Upgrade Expansion or the Winegard Road Trip T4 or T10 antenna.

With the DVR Upgrade Expansion, you can watch saved recordings while in motion, and with the Winegard antennas, you can watch live TV while on the road.

Please drive safely!

How long should the coaxial cable be?

When you purchase an outdoor antenna like DISH or KING Tailgater antenna, you get a coax cable included.

If you want to use your own coax cable, you can choose one of any length. Just be aware that the satellite signal usually gets weaker the longer your cable is. The maximum effective length is about 50 feet.

How do I connect my outdoor antenna to my RV?

Outdoor antennas like DISH Tailgater connect to your RV with a coaxial cable that plugs into the back of your DISH receiver.

How do I mount my antenna to my truck?

Whichever mount you choose, there will be detailed installation instructions in the box with your equipment.

To permanently mount your antenna, order the cab mount. If you want to the option to take it down, get the window mount.

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