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Old 10-16-2014, 09:48 AM   #1
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PVC Dish Tailgater Stand

Thought I would post this for anyone like me who doesn't like their ($300) Tailgater sitting on the ground.

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Parts needed;

20' Schedule 40 1" PVC
8 X 90s
8 X Tees

All parts are 1" Schedule 40 PVC.
The top support square uses;

Cut 4 X 9 1/2"
Cut 4 X 1 1/2"
4 X Tees
4 X 90s

The bottom support square uses;

Cut 4 X 17 1/2"
Cut 4 X 1 1/2"
4 X Tees
4 X 90s

For the support legs I cut 4 X 25". The support legs are at an angle because the top square is smaller than the bottom. If you put the Tees in the middle of each cross piece, both top and bottom, I don't think you would have the angle's. But I was okay with it. I glued the top square and the bottom but left the support legs UN-glued so I could break it down for storage and transport. I plan on using 2 bungee cords and a 5 gal bucket, full of water as an anchor.
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:06 AM   #2
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I put mine on a 2' by 2' piece of 3/4'' plywood. Screwed in a couple hooks and bungee it on tight. The plywood base is heavy enough to hold it down.


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Made 2 different mounts for mine, one for the pinbox and one for 3 different locations on the ladder. I also carry a tripod I made for the old Dish antenna that can be used.
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Old 10-16-2014, 03:46 PM   #4
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Plan B

Plan B
The twist did start to bother me, so I did a mod on the bottom square. I used;

Cut 8 1/2" pipe
Cut 16 1/4" pipe
same 90s and Tees.

Now it's straight and has a little larger base square.

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Old 10-16-2014, 07:02 PM   #5
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I'm thinking of getting the tailgater next season. Thanks for the ideas!
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:57 PM   #6
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Good work Road King!!
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Wow, you guys are wicked smart!!
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Nice work, and engineering
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