Satellite Ladder Mount
I fashioned this mount from an existing roof mount and some 2 inch diameter exhaust pipe from the local muffler shop. Cleaned and then painted gray to somewhat match the Directv mount. Make sure the pipe is long enough to allow 360 degree rotation. Purchased 4 - 3/4" split ring pipe hangers and 4 - 3/8" threaded knobs at the local hardware store. The hangers were galvanized which should not rust but I painted them black to match the knobs. I made 2 cross mounts out of 3/4" angle iron from an old real estate sign I had as scrap. I cut in a curved area to fit around the ladder structure. (Shown in photo of all of the parts)
I used a thin strip of rubber to wrap the ladder tube to insure a tight fit and to eliminate any scratching of the ladder, but electrical tape would work as well.
Put all of the clamps on the ladder loosely and tighten each slowly when level.
Luckily the installer of the room mount left the round bubble level in the original mount and I transferred it to the new 2" pipe.
A step ladder in the bed of the truck gave me enough height to see the round bubble level in the upright.
Our trailer has the self-leveling system and if the trailer is self-leveled and the mount is then attached to the ladder and level, there is no need to re-level the mount when we get to the park. Just place the dish on the pipe, connect the coax cable to the satelite connector on the rear of the rv, adjust to get a signal and tighten down the screws. I am working on a modification to make the large dish fold up for transport as it takes up a lot of room inside the unit when on the road.
I hope the photos are somewhat self explanatory. We purchased a satelite finder meter on Ebay for under $10 that works great but does not pass the satelite signal through to the tuner, so must be disconnected when watching the dish. Also I downloaded satelite finder app to get the settings for the dish of each park we will stay in. You can preset the angles at the dish before placing it on the post. Some fine tuning may be necessary. It takes maybe 10 minutes to set up each time.