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Mounting a Dish on a Trailer?


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#21 OFFLINE   TigersFanJJ

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 06:25 AM

You could add something like this to the outside of the trailer next to the dish mount so that it would be easier to manage your cables. It says it is a kit for satellite internet but it would work just as good for sat tv.

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#22 OFFLINE   Tiger62

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 06:42 AM

I am looking at the wall mount shown in below link.. http://www.beachaudi...CFQ9KQgodq37rgw


To answer your original question, that mount won't work. There's no way to lock it in place.

BTW, don't get too bent out of shape about the "plumb thing". The ONLY benefit of the plumb mast is that it makes it easier to initially "find" the 101 sat. using the Az/El presets from Dishpointer.com

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 06:47 AM

You could add something like this to the outside of the trailer next to the dish mount so that it would be easier to manage your cables. It says it is a kit for satellite internet but it would work just as good for sat tv.



Thanks for that Link,I definitely need to get some of those items.

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 06:47 AM

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

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 06:50 AM

To answer your original question, that mount won't work. There's no way to lock it in place.

BTW, don't get too bent out of shape about the "plumb thing". The ONLY benefit of the plumb mast is that it makes it easier to initially "find" the 101 sat. using the Az/El presets from Dishpointer.com



Thanks, I really didn't think that would be the Best solution that is why I wanted input from you guys. I found these pictures from another site that seems to be the way to go.

http://www.ccis.com/...eth/mydish1.jpg

http://www.ccis.com/...eth/mydish2.jpg


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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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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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