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Old 04-02-2015, 11:37 PM   #1
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Dish Network Pathway Mount

Purchased a Winegard Dish Network Pathway setup but wasn't happy with the placement options resulting in someone tripping over the cable or the dish "walking off". I devised a ladder mount that not only keeps a short 9' cable off the ground but provides a little security when the ladder is folded and locked. A side benefit is that the dish can now "see" the sky over just about anyone else. Pics of the mount are located at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/997507...57651262457857
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Old 04-03-2015, 12:24 AM   #2
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Very clever, very nice. Where did you find the truss clamps?
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Old 04-03-2015, 08:31 AM   #3
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Purchased a Winegard Dish Network Pathway setup but wasn't happy with the placement options resulting in someone tripping over the cable or the dish "walking off". I devised a ladder mount that not only keeps a short 9' cable off the ground but provides a little security when the ladder is folded and locked. A side benefit is that the dish can now "see" the sky over just about anyone else. Pics of the mount are located at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/997507...57651262457857

Very nice, but my trailer doesn't have a ladder (r-Pod). I bought the 3leg stand for my pathways and use a wire cable dog leash to padlock to my trailer. It can be stolen, but it will take time. I prefer to just pop it on the roof when I am not shaded by trees.

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Old 04-03-2015, 09:29 AM   #4
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Truss clamps on Amazon $8 each. 2"X36" mild steel c-channel at Home Depot $15
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:39 AM   #5
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Sure fancier than what I make for Tailgaters. Looks good, do you travel with it up there? Otherwise, it would be a job for us old folks to get it up there.
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:47 AM   #6
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I haven't traveled with it up there (yet) but I see no reason why it couldn't be done. It's a little difficult using the trailer ladder but I have a 12' collapsible ladder that fits nicely in the basement. I find that easier to use.
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Old 04-03-2015, 11:41 AM   #7
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I'm trying to figure out how to run the cable for our Tailgater (hidden) permanently to the front and back and put a receptacle for a short pc of cable to the Tailgater to keep all the cable off the ground and hanging. Just have to get some lazy old man off his rear end and get it done.
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Old 04-03-2015, 11:55 AM   #8
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I'm trying to figure out how to run the cable for our Tailgater (hidden) permanently to the front and back and put a receptacle for a short pc of cable to the Tailgater to keep all the cable off the ground and hanging. Just have to get some lazy old man off his rear end and get it done.
Couldn't you mount some 1/2" pvc under the trailer and slide your cable through it?

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Couldn't you mount some 1/2" pvc under the trailer and slide your cable through it?TURBS
I want to route it in the curved section on the bottom. Figured out how to do it going back to the ladder, the problem is routing it to the pin box without pulling the entire overhang sheeting down.
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OC from my pin box to front storage is open just above the door, i would think a path to the back would be easy from there.
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