How to choose and Set up a Caravan Satellite Kit

Posted by VANSAT Satellite
February 22, 2018

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If you travel a lot and require reliable internet, phone, and television connection, buying and installing a caravan satellite kit would make perfect sense. But there are a couple of things you need to know when choosing and setting up a satellite kit.

Things to keep in mind when looking for a caravan satellite dish

The variety of caravan satellite systems is huge, and it is quite easy to get lost in the wide range of models for those inexperienced. However, it is all pretty straight-forward. Generally, you should go for the best model you can afford to ensure the best quality and reliability. With more expensive caravan satellite internet or TV systems come convenient features like ceiling-mounted handles to turn the dish from within the caravan. The most high-end models with GPS retract automatically when your vehicle starts moving. Keep in mind that you shouldn’t get a pricey model only for the sake of its convenience.

Overall, remember:

•    To ensure good coverage, get an at least 80cm dish.

•    Make sure that the system is certified to your local standards.


A caravan satellite kit will come with a number of components, most importantly, the antenna unit i.e. the satellite dish and a set of receivers/recorders, wireless modems, and more, depending on the model. The first thing to consider when installing a satellite dish is the structure of your caravan.

If you decide to mount the satellite dish on the roof of your caravan, make sure that all entry points and screws are tightly sealed to prevent leaks. If you will be mounting the dish on a tripod, use heavy-duty, sturdy pegs to secure it and ensure that it won’t just fall off when you are driving. If you are all unsure of what you should be doing or if your needs are exceptionally specific, consult a professional.

Orientation of the dish

If you want to get a quality signal, you will have to think about appropriately positioning the satellite dish. While it is not that hard, its trial-and-error nature may make you spend quite some time.

Research the appropriate satellite position for your geographical region. This can be easily done online on – just input the required data to get information about the nearby satellites.

Pivot your dish to an appropriate LNB skew setting and lock it to the necessary elevation degree. Then, use a compass to evaluate the alignment of the dish or just face it to the south/north/etc. to get an initial reference point. At this stage, signal meters connected to the LNB end come quite in handy as they can allow you to easily determine the position of the satellite you seek. Getting one shouldn’t be a problem as they are rather affordable.

Slowly move the dish towards the satellite until you get the strongest signal. It would be best if you waited for a few seconds after each realignment. You should do this for both lateral setting and elevation. We would actually recommend you to go degree-level precise for the best signal quality.

At this point, it is time for you to check your TV/internet/phone. If it works the first time, great! Otherwise, be patient and continue to realign the dish until the result satisfies you.


After you are done, enjoy your caravan satellite dish! You may be struggling quite a bit acquiring and then setting up your satellite dish, but it is worth it. After all, why not have means of communication anywhere you travel? If you do not know where to buy a caravan kit, you could check with their wide range of satellite kits, for example, and start working from there.

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