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Old 07-27-2014, 09:09 PM   #1
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OC's pin box satellite mount mod

When we got here Friday night our friends already had their dish (on a tripod) set up so we just tied in to theirs.

Today we suddenly started having problems getting a signal...no go, no matter what we tried.

SO, Sneak got out OC's pin box mount and set our satellite dish on it....

VOILA! Signal right out of the gate. In my definitely uneducated opinion, getting it higher up off the ground was the trick.

(OC, Sneak's out takin a pic for ya....will post in a bit.)
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:14 PM   #2
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When we got here Friday night our friends already had their dish (on a tripod) set up so we just tied in to theirs.
Today we suddenly started having problems getting a signal...no go, no matter what we tried.
SO, Sneak got out OC's pin box mount and set our satellite dish on it....
VOILA! Signal right out of the gate. In my definitely uneducated opinion, getting it higher up off the ground was the trick.
(OC, Sneak's out takin a pic for ya....will post in a bit.)
Glad it worked.
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:21 PM   #3
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:24 PM   #4
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:27 PM   #5
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BTW, look at the "land train" we have set up in this pull through double site...

In front of our 5er is Sneak's truck
then our 5er
their TT
Their truck
Their pontoon boat

with space left over for another smallish car in front of Sneak's truck.

LOTS of space!
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:32 PM   #6
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Gotta give Sneak credit for the pole and base plate bracket. He designed it and had a friend of his weld it up.

The other dish (where we could no longer get a signal) is on a tripod right behind that big tree. Friends are still getting a signal with it, but newp, no go for us.
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:33 PM   #7
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What park is that?
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:42 PM   #8
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Gotta give Sneak credit for the pole and base plate bracket. He designed it and had a friend of his weld it up. ...
Pssst, tell Sneak they sell black paint @ Lowes for $1/can.
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:49 PM   #9
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LOL he says he LIKES them silver...doesn't *want* them black. (they match the awning poles too!)

John,

It's Buckhorn Creek COE near Jefferson, TX on Lake O' The Pines.

I posted a thread with a link to it in "off topic", and posted pictures to it somewhere here Friday.

Posted pics in "camping etiquette!"

Link is here: for those of you asking where Lake of the Pines is
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Thanks Weezer. I think I had looked at that one before, but we still haven't made it westward. Will put it on the list for something in the near future.
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