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Old 08-10-2011, 09:57 PM   #1
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satellite dish

Has anyone installed a satellite dish on a Sierra 5th wheel and if you did were there any wires located in the roof area. How hard was it to install or was it easilier to have someone else install it.
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:09 PM   #2
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I had mine installed. What they did was place the antenna and run the wires across the roof secured every couple of inches by Dicor Lap Seal. They then punched a hole where I wanted the wires ran to and dropped them into place. One set of wires were dropped down next to one of the tank vents. Pretty easy stuff if you ask me.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:52 PM   #3
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I special ordered mine with the wire installed at the factory.....
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:06 AM   #4
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Mine came pre-wired for a roof mounted satellite from the factory. There is a label on the roof where the wires are located with instruction for where and how to drill an access hole.

I have a VuQube portable satellite dish. Many of my camping friends have roof mounted dishes and cannot get a signal at the COE parks we frequent. I carry my VuQube out, look for an opening in the trees, and BAM! I am watching TV in no time. I have never been in a campground where I could not get a signal with my VuQube. Winegard makes a similar product as well.

IMO the portables are a better way to go, not the old tripod dish, but the self tracking, or remote aim portables. The tripod versions are a pain and take two people to get set-up. The portables are easy one-person set-up, and only take a couple of minutes. They are the same unit as the roof mounts, just not permanently mounted.
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:48 AM   #5
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I have the winegaurd traveler and love it, but u r right watch for trees, wth a perm mount if trees block it u either move or have no signal
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:02 PM   #6
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I agree with PapaSmurf, I have a wineguard carryout portable automatic and I love it. I have a Ladder mount for it if I want to have it on the unit or on the ground if I have LOS issues.
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