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Mounting a Dish on a Trailer?


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#26 OFFLINE   Tiger62

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 06:58 AM

stop by a muffler shop and just get a length of tubing.. run it straight up a side..


Now this is a great suggestion!

(Cue the Plumb Nuts :lol: )

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#27 OFFLINE   RonH

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 07:47 AM

stop by a muffler shop and just get a length of tubing.. run it straight up a side..


Sounds like a plan to me. I guess the key to this or any solution is when whatever is mounted make sure it at 90 degrees and level as possible?

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 08:28 AM

If I were doing it, I would have a jack for each corner of the trailer to take the 'slack' out of the suspension so I would have as stable a platform as practicable. One could also attach the pole to the side of the trailer through brackets that could be adjusted to help plumb the mast.

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 08:44 AM

Sounds like a plan to me. I guess the key to this or any solution is when whatever is mounted make sure it at 90 degrees and level as possible?


You got it. The mount doesn't have to be perfectly plumb but you do want it as close as possible. There have been many threads around here where people have lost one or more satellites because their mount wasn't plumb.




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