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Old 10-10-2014, 09:05 PM   #1
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A couple of items: Noisy AC and satellite prep

Howdy from Texas! We recently purchase a 2014 Columbus 365RL and I want to add a Winegard Slimeline Traveler Satelite dish to the roof but I haven't been able to find any info for a 'prep' area and where the cables would run. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

On another note. The front Dometic AC vibrates like crazy on the left side of the roof. I have read a bunch of info about this but I was under the impression that this was fixed. Will the grommet and anti vibration kit do the trick?

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Old 10-11-2014, 09:14 AM   #2
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Welcome to forum from Charleston, SC. I can't help you with your questions. But wanted to say howdy!

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Old 10-11-2014, 03:23 PM   #3
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Old 10-11-2014, 03:40 PM   #4
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I can't help with your problems, either... but I'd make these suggestions. 1.) If you don't find the info you need doing a 'search', post your two issues in two separate threads and away from the Welcome Mat. 2.) We camp around trees enough that we can't mount our antenna on our trailer - we need to keep ours portable so that we can move it to get a good line-of-sight to the satellites.
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Old 10-11-2014, 04:04 PM   #5
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X2 on what Mr. Dan suggested. Some of the more experienced members tend to hang out in select forums and often threads will get more attention.
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Old 10-11-2014, 04:23 PM   #6
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Many thanks to the both of you! It's nice to know that somebody read the message ! I will do as you've advised!
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Old 10-11-2014, 07:29 PM   #7
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Paco - I installed a satellite dish on the roof of my previous 5th wheel. That thing was the best #$%^&^% tree finder you ever saw! IMO, you'd be happier with a tailgater portable dish. You can put it where needed to get a good signal without having to re-hitch the trailer.
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Old 10-11-2014, 09:09 PM   #9
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We also had a traveler on our last 5th wheel and loved it. Yes, trees are a problem. The tailgater, from my understanding, does not receive Direct Tv 'HD' programming. Thanks for your response though! Encouraging!!!

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