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Old 06-01-2014, 05:13 PM   #171
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Winegard Carryout Satellite Install

Installed the satellite on the ladder to keep from having to store it. If that proves to be an issue, I can remove it. Yes, I'm so anal that I bought the black dome to replace the white one that came on it. Trailer is wired to leave the wiring going up the ladder in place, and I have additional wiring if I need to remove the satellite and put it on the tripod.

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Theres 2 coax and the power cord going up the ladder in 1/2" electrical conduit. As stated, the wiring up the ladder stays attached, and if I need to, I remove just the dome and run separate wiring to the 2 splitters on the frame, and backfeed into the camper (I'm using the splitters backwards). That's the 50A power cord in the background that makes it look like a mess of cords. I'll probably hit the white coax with some black paint to make it disappear.

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The power for the satellite is fished into the outside kitchen where the light switch is, and I still have to decide where I'll mount the on/off switch for the power up the ladder. Inside, I take both coax to a multiswitch which is tucked away in the wall behind the antenna amplifier (nothing to see there, so no pic). The TV1 output on the amplifier goes to the multiswitch so that I can still have antenna/cable, and the 4 TVs go on the outputs of the multiswitch. At each TV I use a diplexer to split the signals to the satellite box, and a single coax goes to the TV. Now I just have to activate the 4 boxes to make sure it all works as designed, which is supposed to allow all 4 TVs to operate simultaneously, on whatever channel you choose (from the same satellite)
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Old 06-01-2014, 11:07 PM   #172
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Hey Steve, your gonna have to paint your ladder to match too!!! Lol! Or bring it to me and I'll trade u for a black one. It doesn't matter the color of the rack to me.

Sorry, just had to stir the pot!!

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Old 06-01-2014, 11:51 PM   #173
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Darnit Luke... now you got me thinking!

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Old 06-02-2014, 12:28 AM   #174
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Darnit Luke... now you got me thinking!

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Lol!
Don't feel bad, every chair, towls, sheets and accessory we buy has to be tan or black to match the trailer. ( except one florescent yellow chair my wife just had to have)
And when I get my vent covers, they HAVE TO BE, smoke or black!
......hmmm....I wonder what color of tire covers would look best!!


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And when I get my vent covers, they HAVE TO BE, smoke or black!
I like the black ones!



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For those that have the issue with your faucet turning the wrong way for on/off, I posted the fix here.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...d.php?p=624391

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Got to thinking about how pissed off the QUEEN BEE my get if the tipsy king bee, one of his campground cohorts, or the young'ns accidentally turned the satellite off instead of the outside kitchen light, while going for a cold beverage. So, I used the plate that came with the ladder mount kit, and installed the power switch where I should have to begin with. WARNING to others, this is not the easiest location to fish to. I had to go to amplifier and then work it over.

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Got to thinking about how pissed off the QUEEN BEE my get if the tipsy king bee, one of his campground cohorts, or the young'ns accidentally turned the satellite off instead of the outside kitchen light, while going for a cold beverage. So, I used the plate that came with the ladder mount kit, and installed the power switch where I should have to begin with. WARNING to others, this is not the easiest location to fish to. I had to go to amplifier and then work it over.

I'm thinking that I want a central vac (installing it this weekend) light switch to turn it on/off (especially as we want to install a kick plate for it). This looks like a most excellent location.

Do you have any more details/comments about this install location?
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I'm thinking that I want a central vac (installing it this weekend) light switch to turn it on/off (especially as we want to install a kick plate for it). This looks like a most excellent location.

Do you have any more details/comments about this install location?
If you install a central vac there is no need for an on off switch. It works when you connect a hose to it. Just teach the kids not to play with it (the dust pan)
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If you install a central vac there is no need for an on off switch. It works when you connect a hose to it. Just teach the kids not to play with it (the dust pan)

Yeah, you haven't met my little bastard. I can only imagine the things he'll let get sucked into that hole- ESPECIALLY a ground level dustpan.
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