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Old 08-19-2018, 07:08 PM   #1
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Need a tripod recommendation

I have a 1000.2 satellite dish and I don't like the standard tripod I got from Dish. I would like to get one with adjustable legs for when I have to set it up on unlevel ground.

Anybody got a recommendation for a good dish tripod with adjustable legs?
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Old 08-20-2018, 06:17 AM   #2
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I found several recommendations for this tripod from TV4RV. I think I will give it a try.

http://www.tv4rv.com/sunshop/index.p...uct_detail&p=7

I also discovered they have a kit to make the LNB arm foldable. That will make carrying the dish much easier!
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Old 08-20-2018, 06:49 AM   #3
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Looks like you may have found your solution. Do you still have to manually “aim” it?
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Old 08-24-2018, 04:58 PM   #4
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Yes. Using a manual dish is the only way to connect to a hopper.
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Old 08-24-2018, 05:24 PM   #5
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I found several recommendations for this tripod from TV4RV. I think I will give it a try.

http://www.tv4rv.com/sunshop/index.p...uct_detail&p=7

I also discovered they have a kit to make the LNB arm foldable. That will make carrying the dish much easier!
I saw a guy with a tripod very similar to that. He had 2 milk jugs full of water hanging from the center of his for added stability, which I thought was a neat idea.
Just food for thought.
My tripod legs are not adjustable so I need fairly level ground.
I also use 7 inch spikes to "pin" it down.
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Old 08-24-2018, 06:46 PM   #6
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I am in the process of making one,, it is a old tripod used for surveying or a transit. Fully adjustable legs from 3 ft. To nearly 6ft. Each leg is individually adjustable,, you could make it level on the side of a mountain
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Old 08-25-2018, 03:23 PM   #7
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Got mine from TV4RV....they are Grants Pass,Oregon. Works great also got the folding arm.
No more fussing with digging a slight hole or using blocks under the legs. All aluminum and comes with great carrying case. You can't go wrong with this item.
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