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Old 09-17-2013, 08:16 AM   #1
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Sirius XM Antenna Routing

I just ordered the Sirius-XM Tuner kit for installation into my 3011DS. Does anyone who has installed the antenna have advice for routing and placement?? I had this posted in the Forester section, but did not get a response, so... Thanks for any suggestions!!
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:39 AM   #2
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I routed under dash to left door frame and out the door and under the edge of the hood. At the front edge of the hood I attached it to the edge of the fender. I bought some touch up paint that matches the fender and and painted the antenna.

It works fairly well except when heading due North, when the MH body blocks the southern view of the sky where the satellites are. Others have purchased different antennas that do not have to be attached to metal to work and placed them in overhead bunk area or on the roof. I may do that eventually, but for the last year this has been acceptable and only took a few minutes to install.
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:12 PM   #3
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Here's a photo of the antenna on the front left fender.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:21 PM   #4
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Looks good! I borrowed a friends Sirius and routed the antenna the same way, never lost a signal.
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Old 09-22-2013, 05:08 PM   #5
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We went up through the roof fan and it works really well now. We originally had it on the front hood but it was very spotty reception, on the RV roof is much better.
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:54 PM   #6
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We went up through the roof fan and it works really well now. We originally had it on the front hood but it was very spotty reception, on the RV roof is much better.
How did you get it routed to the roof...I see you went through the fan, but how did you route to that point?

Thank you for the help!
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Old 12-31-2013, 10:36 PM   #7
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I know this is an older thread, but I'm pulling the trigger on the Sirius tuner/antenna... I don't do well with drilling and sealing holes that look nice. I saw the fender mount that RVBill has. That's interesting and looks right up my alley, but the heading North thing bugs me. How'd Colestat run theirs? Did anyone else install this? I saw where someone mounted the antenna under the bunk cushion on a different model. Has anyone tried that with a Sunseeker/Forester?

Inquiring minds want to know...
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I have a 3120 which has a slide behind the driver like the 3011. I ran the antennae wire under the foot well step, up the bulkhead behind the seat, under the slide inner seal and out the top corner of the slide. From there it's a couple of inches to the edge of the roof. Don't forget to put a loop in the wire as it exits the corner of the slide so water doesn't follow the wire down into the coach. Antennae has complete unobstructed view of the sky.
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:43 AM   #9
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Hoping this works. I am trying to add some pictures. Basically the wire goes from the dash (hidden), around the passenger cab window (hidden) up into the bunk (sits under the mattress - photo) THe wire then goes over to the side wall behind the TV bracket (currently ours is just taped there - photo attached - we may try to hide it in the future but it is not really noticeable from the living space) The wire is then hidden underneath the wooden curtain holder for the upper bunk privacy curtain - photo attached) The wire then goes to the roof vent - 4 inches or so are visible - (photo). My husband drilled one hole in the roof vent next to the fan under the cover. we did have to take the roof vent all apart to get to the spot next the fan where he drilled. (photo attached but not very detailed sorry) We have the antennae attached to the top of our MaxxAir roof vent cover - Sorry I do not have a photo of that. RV is covered currently.
I hope this helps. It is night and day to how well the Sirius works now compared to before.
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Great information..Thanks
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