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Old 07-15-2012, 05:52 PM   #1
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Satelite hook up

Just bought a 2008 Cardinal 5th wheel 33 WB-LE. Anybody know why I put my two satellite cables on the satellite ends in the outside compartment and got nothing in the inside? I know I'm connected to the satellite it works when I hook up to the tv direct. Don't have a manual yet on the trailer. Does any one know where the splitter is. I'm thinking that might be my problem.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:26 AM   #2
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Most all of the splitters (on mine) were behind the concertone system. On the outside of the trailer I have one male post for cable and one for sat. On the inside the cable coax will hook up behind the wall plate for the onboard ant. the sat. cable will have its own set up. You do not know what the past owner has done to rewire etc. I would just start behind the walls, I had to disconnect all the coax from the concertone system as it just seemed to make more work for hook ups.
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:02 PM   #3
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Can anyone give me a ballpark idea of the cost of satellite installation would be. I have a Cardinal 39' 3625 RT 5er. It's pre-wired for sat. I'm thinking about getting a Directv Slimeline for my HD Sat. I believe it's a 3500.

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Old 07-29-2012, 10:50 PM   #4
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I just had a Winegard SK 3005 installed on a Cardinal 3030RS and it was $2200 out the door installed. Absolutely beautiful reception & extremely easy to use. A little pricey, but it sure is nice to have.
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:05 PM   #5
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Ouch! They're proud of them aren't they? I may get the sat and put it on a tripod for a while. The 5er has two sat inputs so should be easy enough to dry run. Likely will go for the install later. Thanks for the info Stan
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:09 AM   #6
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Ouch! They're proud of them aren't they? I may get the sat and put it on a tripod for a while. The 5er has two sat inputs so should be easy enough to dry run. Likely will go for the install later. Thanks for the info Stan
That's what I did !
Dish on the ole tripod FREE !
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:51 AM   #7
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That's what I did !
Dish on the ole tripod FREE !
I do something similar I picked up a square metal apartment mount from a guy on Craigslist with a Slimline SWM dish I pull the dish off by loosening 3 nuts. The metal frame fits between my tailgate and my 5ver hitch and the dish sets in front of the hitch. Takes me about 10 minutes to setup and get signal. Got a H25 receiver (real small footprint) for it and all is well. Post has a leveling bubble and rotates so it is easy to get it level. I set the elevation and pitch before I leave so once it is level all I have to do is slowly move the dish until I get signal. I will try and post a picture.
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I do something similar I picked up a square metal apartment mount from a guy on Craigslist with a Slimline SWM dish I pull the dish off by loosening 3 nuts. The metal frame fits between my tailgate and my 5ver hitch and the dish sets in front of the hitch. Takes me about 10 minutes to setup and get signal. Got a H25 receiver (real small footprint) for it and all is well. Post has a leveling bubble and rotates so it is easy to get it level. I set the elevation and pitch before I leave so once it is level all I have to do is slowly move the dish until I get signal. I will try and post a picture.
I use a tri pod work light stand.
I am currently looking for another option.
Yours looks good but a bit bulky for my needs.
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I use a tri pod work light stand.
I am currently looking for another option.
Yours looks good but a bit bulky for my needs.
Ron
It is not that heavy and the whole setup frame, dish and SWM power inserter cost me $50 got to love Craigslist .
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Sounds interesting. Going to check it out. Thanks!! Stan
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