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Old 07-11-2022, 07:56 PM   #21
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Well we bit the bullet and I ordered the Starlink RV package this morning, hope it gets here in the next 3 weeks.
 
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Old 07-11-2022, 09:52 PM   #22
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I pulled the trigger on a Starlink RV system. Purchased it Thursday, arriving tomorrow.
Now I just need to figure out how to mount it on the roof of the RV when we are at a location. We just are tired of NO WIFI at the campgrounds. Our last stay in KY there was NO cell service and the WIFI (when I could connect to it) was .2MBPS. My gosh, dial-up is faster.
The wife said enough is enough. Fix it!
So no more NOFI for us! I hope cell over WIFI calling works with Starlink, Then we are all set!
This has been the plan eventually when I finally retire and we go full time, so its just a little early coming. The nice thing is Starlink RV ships right away. I was on a home waitlist and they were estimating another year before they would ship. And I can pause the service RV service any time. for $135 a month its not too bad. Ill let you all know how it performs, were out again in July.

We mounted ours by threading the cable past the slide out seal, then to the antenna/receiver dish. The modem can be put anywhere inside the trailer.
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Old 08-07-2022, 08:46 PM   #23
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We have received our Starlink package and sitting here in the country northwest of Spokane. Took all of 20 minutes to set up and works very well. Question for Starlink users, how are you getting the sat cable into the Monty?
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Old 08-08-2022, 04:38 AM   #24
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We have received our Starlink package and sitting here in the country northwest of Spokane. Took all of 20 minutes to set up and works very well. Question for Starlink users, how are you getting the sat cable into the Monty?
I ran mine through the edge of the slide out and behind the theater seating so the router sits behind theater seating and is out of sight.
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Old 08-09-2022, 10:52 AM   #25
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We have received our Starlink package and sitting here in the country northwest of Spokane. Took all of 20 minutes to set up and works very well. Question for Starlink users, how are you getting the sat cable into the Monty?

I mounted a PVC junction box to the roof, put a hole through the roof and a marine cable gland through the box. Mounted a Flag Pole Buddy to the ladder on the back. Modified the Harbor Freight flag pole with the 3D printed adapter you can buy off of Etsy. Put a cable dry box on the ladder to keep the Starlink cable end dry during transport. I also added an outlet to my inverter so I can run the Starlink off the battery when I am not on shore power.



I don't have to pull anything through the slide seals. I don't have to get on the roof to mount the dish. Just plug in the dish, snap it into the flag pole end, and mount it on the ladder from the ground. I have internet up after a few minutes.


Maybe I went a little over the top, but it is quick and easy to set up and tear down for transport. Pretty happy with the setup.
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Old 08-10-2022, 09:24 AM   #26
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After lots of discussion and reading how others have installed their Starlink and wifi I have decided on a "gameplan". I need to put the Starlink up during the day while we travel so the DW can be online for a 3 hour class session 2-3 times a week. At those times I'll park at either a rest area, large parking lot or campground and if need be run my generator for wifi power. Plan is to store the Starlink and cable in my basement roll out. Thinking of using the flagpolebuddy.com system and mount the pole to the side of the trailer directly to the fiberglass body using this kit https://flagpolebuddy.com/ols/produc...2nd-generation Thoughts? Is fiberglass strong enough to hold mounts? Installing the Starlink right above the PS basement door area will permit easy storage of the Starlink and cable while permitting entry into the trailer thru the basement ceiling into the bedroom and having the wifi sit on the bedroom drawer cabinet.
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Old 08-10-2022, 11:10 AM   #27
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After lots of discussion and reading how others have installed their Starlink and wifi I have decided on a "gameplan". I need to put the Starlink up during the day while we travel so the DW can be online for a 3 hour class session 2-3 times a week. At those times I'll park at either a rest area, large parking lot or campground and if need be run my generator for wifi power. Plan is to store the Starlink and cable in my basement roll out. Thinking of using the flagpolebuddy.com system and mount the pole to the side of the trailer directly to the fiberglass body using this kit https://flagpolebuddy.com/ols/produc...2nd-generation Thoughts? Is fiberglass strong enough to hold mounts? Installing the Starlink right above the PS basement door area will permit easy storage of the Starlink and cable while permitting entry into the trailer thru the basement ceiling into the bedroom and having the wifi sit on the bedroom drawer cabinet.
I'm not sure I would just trust the fiberglass shell for any structure. If you can mount it to a structural member somehow, you would probably be OK.
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Old 08-16-2022, 07:42 PM   #28
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I'm not sure I would just trust the fiberglass shell for any structure. If you can mount it to a structural member somehow, you would probably be OK.
Took your advice and mounted it where the mounting screws went into the aluminum structure. I then drilled a hole from the basement storage to the PS propane locker and then a hole going up into the bedroom coming up underneath the bedroom dresser. From there I went forward underneath and up to the WIFI unit sitting on the dresser. There is a 120v recept right next to dresser that the lamp plugs into. When we're ready to depart it all comes down, taken apart and stored in the basement storage on my rollout. The WIFI stays on dresser due to double back tape holding it in place. If for some reason we have poor reception I have enough cable to reinstall the ground tripod mount and put Starlink either behind or in front on the ground.
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