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Old 10-16-2015, 05:17 PM   #1
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King Tailgater

I'm looking for anyone that owns the KING Tailgater VQ4500. I'm building a Ladder bracket to hold the KING Tailgater VQ4500 out of reach. I need the Mounting Hole pattern, center to center and the hole diameter. I would appreciate any help.
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:47 PM   #2
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I have a Tailgater and I ordered a ladder mount



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Old 10-17-2015, 08:39 AM   #3
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What Tailgater did you order, the King VQ4500. And may I ask where you ordered the Ladder mount?

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I have the Dish VQ2500, which is made by King. That particular model (VQ2500) is now discontinued. The Ladder mount I designed will hold the VQ2500 or the VQ4500.

My design should hold any Portable Satellite dish, within reason of course. If they get a bigger (footprint), a larger mounting plate might be necessary. The mounting holes would be drilled accordingly, possibly by the purchaser.
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Old 10-24-2015, 01:47 PM   #4
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I can't remember where I brought the ladder mount, I also brought a tripod and 20ft of aluminum pipe so I could put the tailgater up high in the air. I have Direct tv now and I don't use the tailgater now


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Old 10-25-2015, 05:47 PM   #5
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Maverick50....here's what I came up with on mine. 4 hole mounting system 0*, 90*, 180*, 270* Holes are 7" apart and distance across from each other is 9 15/16". Hole dia. measured with a drill bit shank is 7/32" or .219

Hope this will help you. Post pictures when you get it done.

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Old 10-25-2015, 05:56 PM   #6
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Any pictures of the ladder mount? I made some that are able to be mounted in 3 positions. 2 positions on the ladder stand offs and 1 at the very top of the ladder. Mount is easily moved and removed for storage. Also made one for the pinbox.
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Old 10-26-2015, 03:01 PM   #7
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This is some pictures of my setup for the Tailgater. The tripod, the ladder mount, the base that came with the ladder mount. Also the aluminum pipe that I fixed just for all this. The base you can move so it will lock the tailgater in place. You can put a lock on the base and hook a cable to the lock. When I mounted the tailgater up high I put the ladder mount on the ladder to keep it all in placeClick image for larger version

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Spock123, any recollection on where you may have grabbed that ladder/tripod setup? I've been searching all around the internet trying to find that kind of setup for mine. I finally got that far in the woods i guess! can't find but 1 bird (of 3). and going nuts with no channel selection!! TIA!
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I'm testing my design as we speak. If you are interested and can let you know what my findings are. I'm also having a production prototype made up, then I'll start taking orders.
King sells the Ladder Mount Part#: MB400 MSRP: $179.99. I hope to be a lot cheaper and Its a better design.
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I just climb the ladder and put it on the roof in a position that has clear sky.
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I'm testing my design as we speak. If you are interested and can let you know what my findings are. I'm also having a production prototype made up, then I'll start taking orders.
King sells the Ladder Mount Part#: MB400 MSRP: $179.99. I hope to be a lot cheaper and Its a better design.
Need a 2nd test-bed?
I spoke to the factory about the MB400 just this past week. ... finally got to a TECH rep who indicated they're NOT making the 400 any longer. Too many trying to drive around with the dish still mounted on he said. A new model coming out.. and forgot when he said... Most of the sites i'd seen online staid 'out of stock' and his comments explain why. He suggested trying the dealers/wholesalers and see if any left on the shelf.
I was able to snag a used one on ebay.. (for REALLY cheap). and it's on it's way to me.. but pretty sure I'm going to need more height for things to work
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I made my mount for about $20.00 and use a Ladder flag pole mount from Poles and holders to attach to ladder
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