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Old 04-15-2008, 10:44 AM   #1
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Satelite radio installation

I am thinking about putting a permanent satelite radio antenna on the outside of our 2955RL. I really don't want to mount it on the side and drill holes into the gel coat in case a tree brance hits it. I thought I would mount it on the top of the ladder with a trucker mirror mount and run the wire underneath the coach to the front but I would have to drill a hole in the floor and poke the wire up through. There is a kit for XM that is made for mirrors. My problem is I don't understand how to deal with the fabric or what ever sealing the bottom of the coach. Can it be removed easily and put back on?
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Old 04-15-2008, 01:45 PM   #2
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Before you start drilling holes, I remember reading here that some of the folks have been able to set up the antenna inside by using the magnet and attaching it near or above the entertainment center. I could not find that specific post, so maybe someone with that type install will jump in and comment.
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Old 04-15-2008, 02:28 PM   #3
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Check out Ozz's mods and I think you will find it there.
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Old 04-15-2008, 03:57 PM   #4
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I keep my XM antenna in the cabinet above the TV. When I get to the campsite, I simply move the antenna until I have reception. The trailer, much to my surprise, does not block the signal so I have not seen the need to mount one outside.
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Old 04-15-2008, 05:02 PM   #5
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I was planning on using the small car magnetic antenna. If I leave it inside above the tv do I need the lager home/indorr model?
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Old 04-15-2008, 05:39 PM   #6
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I keep my XM antenna in the cabinet above the TV. When I get to the campsite, I simply move the antenna until I have reception. The trailer, much to my surprise, does not block the signal so I have not seen the need to mount one outside.
Ken
I do the same as Ken,I velcro the antenna on top of the tuner. No problem with reception because of the fiberglass and rubber roof.
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Old 04-15-2008, 07:10 PM   #7
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Hi Tom, I have XM antenna on the top shelf in the entertainment center. It works for me. I didn't want to poke a hole in the roof either. Try it inside first, that way you can raise or lower or turn the antenna to peak the signal. Any questions, just PM me.
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:14 AM   #8
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Whiptail,
Not sure about the small car antenna and how it might work inside. It's worth a try. I use the home kit & antenna (small black that tilts from 0 to 90 degrees. I think I would look into getting that antenna before cutting holes, etc. If I recall, the home kit wasn't too expensive, around $40-50.
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Old 04-21-2008, 02:11 PM   #9
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Thanks all!
I put the small antenna on the top shelf. Actually I used the magnet to stick it to the metal door latch up near the top of the cabinet. Works great. I got a 110 power adapter from ebay and pluged that in down below.
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Old 04-25-2008, 01:12 PM   #10
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I mounted mine on top of one of my air vents for the grey tank and ran the wire down the pipe. Drilled hole in side of pipe and fished out cord. Long enough to go outside or anywhere in the living area. Oh, I sealed the hole I drilled with aqua seal tape.. Works great always gets signal. Glued small steel piece an top of cap, magnet on antenna stays put.
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Old 04-25-2008, 01:50 PM   #11
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Ours works fine on the inside of the enertainment center.. At first it did not work till OZZ suggested that I point the antenna UP.OZZ is one smart guy..
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