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Old 10-21-2019, 03:13 PM   #1
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Winegard Trav'eler Ground

Recently installed Trav'eler on my Montana. While mounting, I made sure that 3 mounting screws went through the metal roof frame. Do I need any additional grounding?
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Old 10-21-2019, 09:23 PM   #2
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What did the installation manual say about grounding? I don't recall any need for grounding mentioned in the manual.
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Old 10-21-2019, 09:25 PM   #3
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no reference to grounding. I believe your coax is grounding.
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Old 10-21-2019, 09:44 PM   #4
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rohrmann...nothing in manual about grounding, that's why I asked the question.

mazboy...either through the coax or if plugged into shore power, chassis ground path through to pedestal.

In either case, I suspect some fried electrical components if dish gets struck by lightening.
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Old 10-21-2019, 10:31 PM   #5
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If your Dish antenna is struck by lightning no amount of grounding in the world is going to save it. That would include lightning arresting gear.

I did not see any reference to grounding the Winegard in the installation documentation. The hybrid switch may have a ground connection if your installation requires one. (Hopper DVR)
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Old 10-21-2019, 10:46 PM   #6
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If you are hooked up to shore power in a park or elsewhere, then there is a ground to the power connection. If you are dry camping and are using a generator, there is no grounding. There will be bonding between the various components through the coax and power cable to the dish, but this is not a ground. We've had our Trav'ler since January 2013, and have never had an issue with grounding. We did experience a utility power hick-up several years ago that took out both of our receivers and we had to replace them with Walley's, and that was the push off the fence that made me install a Progressive hardwired EMS, but that's another story.
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When I have installed the last two Winegard Trav'ler dishes I don't believe there was any mention of grounding the dish or the mounting plate.
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Old 11-10-2019, 08:54 PM   #8
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Those things are pricey. Don't know if I'm going to keep or sale RV. We are on our 7th one. So I put the Dish on a Dolly. Stores easy on carryall or in cargo area. Travel light and safe traveling . Love it.
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