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Old 11-10-2018, 06:32 PM   #1
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Satellite Receiver Mount

Just took delivery of a Forest River Freedom Express 282RLDS - Ultra Lite, but there is not enough room to place the receiver as the slideout, when in, is too close to the entertainment center. I was thinking of some type of shelf that could be removed.
Any ideas or can some shelf be purchased that would hook onto the wood ledge that is for the storage under the TV or DVDs?
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Old 11-11-2018, 02:35 AM   #2
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Can you take a picture of where your thinking about mounting it and post it? Would help in making suggestions.
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Old 11-11-2018, 08:25 AM   #3
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Which satellite system are you working with? Some receivers can be had that are small enough to mount to the back of your television. For example, I have a DirecTV H24-100 receiver with a mount made specifically for putting it behind the television.

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Something like this might work.

HIDEit Uni-M Adjustable Set-top Box Mount, PS3 Slim Bracket, Cable Box Storage, Satellite Receiver, Security DVR Shelf https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00F8NYASW/..._Vxd6BbDRB4HZG
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Old 11-11-2018, 11:59 AM   #5
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Or you can do something much cheaper just using brackets to fit it in. Could be a permanent mount or something you put it inside once you are parked as part of setup.

Something like a few dollars in L brackets. Attach two of them together to make a U shaped bracket that the receiver slides into.
https://www.lowes.com/pd/National-Ha...ace/1000349847
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Old 11-11-2018, 02:28 PM   #6
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Receiver Mount

The "L" brackets attached to a wood board sounds like the best solution as long as there would be felt or something so as not to scratch the wood in the camper. It has to be removable as you can see from the photo I took with the slideout in. There is a wood "lip" under the TV to hold DVSs and needs to be attached and detached from that. It is to the lower left of the radio.

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The receiver is 13 inches wide and 9 inches deep.
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That looks like a VIP211z Dish receiver. Why not switch to a Wally receiver (same outputs as the 211z) that is 2/3 the size/operates cooler and the remote is RF not IR and therefore the receiver does not even have to be visible for the remote to work. Might consider it.
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I Googled the Dish Wally and it needs a Wi-Fi which I don't have in the RV.
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I think it only needs wifi to use apps like Netflix. Not for a cable connection. I use mine without wifi.
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I Googled the Dish Wally and it needs a Wi-Fi which I don't have in the RV.
Don't need Wi-Fi. The Wally functions exactly like the receiver you now have except for the advantages previously mentioned.
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