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Old 06-08-2018, 02:08 PM   #1
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Installing Wingard Traveler

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New to the forum in fact I should go back and buzz in on new owners.

My questions is simple, we have a 2018, 3811MS, had a Everest for 8 years before making the upgrade. Decided to go full time.

I have always used a Carryout with great success but full timing will be different.

Is there reinforcement backing on the roof for a Wingard Traveler for Dish? This unit is prewired for a third A/C, solar panels, are there connections near for the Traveler?
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:46 PM   #2
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We had a Trav'ler installed on our trailer several months after purchase. There was no additional reinforcement needed for the dish install. From what I remember, if the roof is walkable, it is strong enough for the dish install. It's been up there for well over five years without an issue.
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Old 06-09-2018, 05:42 AM   #3
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Winegard has a plate to use under the Traveler that will span two rafters
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:46 AM   #4
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I have a 3810MS (similar to the 3811). We've had our 5er for a little of a year. I am looking to to install a satellite dish as well. I climbed up on the roof and didn't see any prep for connecting the satellite dish to the coax that is supposedly prepped for in the coach. My question is to those that have installed on the roof a dish...how did you route the cables? I want a permanent solution that looks clean. I understand that I'm most likely going to have to open up the walls to get rid of the splitters, I'm ok with that. I just can't see how to get the coax cable from the dish on the roof to the convenience center. I'm sure drilling will be required, just not sure where and how. TIA for anyone that can help.
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Old 07-19-2018, 12:54 PM   #5
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You can run it down next to the vent pipes for your black and gray tanks that are on the roof and then over to convenience center.
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Old 07-19-2018, 01:17 PM   #6
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You can run it down next to the vent pipes for your black and gray tanks that are on the roof and then over to convenience center.
Thank you Bob, I hadn't thought of that. Much easier.
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Old 07-19-2018, 01:23 PM   #7
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Installed a Trav'ler on our 3440RL shortly after purchasing in early 2016. Though Wineguard sells a reinforcement plate it is generally only needed on "thin roofs" according to their verbiage. I don't exactly know what that term means however if you can walk on the roof the plate is not needed. Our floor plan has a hollow chase behind the coat closet/electronics cabinet. This allowed for opening a whole directly above on the roof. The Wineguard supplied CE4000 worked well for me.



You can also use a tank vent which you can then exit the cables via a drilled whole usually located behind the basement storage rear wall. This is a common method we will use to run our solar combiner wires from the roof.


Forgot to add that my factory splitter was behind the convenience center. Easy access from the back behind the basement wall.
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Old 07-19-2018, 03:00 PM   #8
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When I installed my Carreout I put it close to my OTA antenna and used that cable for the Carryout. No extra cable required and works great. If I should need the OTA unhook one and hook the other one up.
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Old 07-19-2018, 03:33 PM   #9
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I installed mine on 3720 went down next to vent, wire went between hallway wall down to convenience center.
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Old 07-20-2018, 07:35 AM   #10
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If I remember correctly the Traveler need RJ6 wire from the traveler to the receiver.
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Old 07-20-2018, 11:07 AM   #11
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I have a Pathways X1. My older rig had a "satellite in" connection on the outside next to,the entertainment center. It's just a pass thru to the satellite receiver. I just ran the cable down the side of the rig attached with cable clamps. As I said, it is an older rig and I don't mind the wire. Originally I hard mounted it to the roof and worked great, however 10 to 20% on the time, trees would block the satellites. I had to remove it for maintenance, and I decided to use it as a portable, PITA to set up every night booondocking at Walmart...or wherever. I fabricated detachable mounting plates and installed just forward of the rear ladder. When trees are in the way, I climb the ladder, unscrew 6 wing nuts and the RG6. I also fabricated a docking base with the original rubber feet from the dish, so when necessary I can move the dish anywhere on the roof or anywhere within the site. Had to move the dish last trip. I'm so glad that it was easy to do. I believe that King makes a dish that has a removeable mount.
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When our dish was installed, they ran the dish control cable along with the coax from the dish to above the cabinet in the bedroom where the OTA antenna cable is located, and also the booster switch. There is a special plate that gets caulked that covers the cable entry point, and they used small straps to secure the cable on the roof surface from the dish the the entry location. Everything was caulked with Dicor caulking and has never leaked. You never see the cable from the ground and it makes it easy to work on if there is ever an issue with the cabling. We also have excellent signal from the dish to both the bedroom and living room TVís where we have separate satellite boxes for each one. The dish control box is in that front closet along with the satellite box.
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