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Posted: 02/26/12 02:52pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

hasheel wrote:

I reinforced the ladder mount by adding a homemade brace to the base of the mount.I screwed it right into the roof. I used plenty of Dicor. So far no leaks. It just seemed too shaky without any help. Also I hard wired the switch straight to the converter, with it's own circuit. Ran the wires through the fridge vent. I even wired the second line to the bedroom, so I can use two receivers if I want to. Just because I could.

Did you receive a wiring schematic for the switch?
I am also attempting to wire the switch straight to the converter. I am using one of the accessories 15 amp circuits in the DC distribution panel.I need to see the schematic to avoid wiring the Auto dish backwards. If you have the schematic I would be most grateful if you could scan it and send the scan through RV NET or any other method to your liking. I also made some homemade braces that sem to work well so far.

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How about some pictures of your Homemade reinforcement
I will try to upload some pics of my version.
Before I fabricated mine I looked all over for a model. I found one IN Tucson at a state park on the back of a 5th wheeler. It would have helped a lot to have seen one earlier. t might help someone else. there are a lot of these "carryout Dishes being purchased. We are tired of tweaking dishes for hours and ticking off the other half in the process.

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OK I won't be able to do it until Saturday. I'll PM you also


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Ours is a VuQube 1000. We put ours up when we arrive and take it down when we leave. I feel better that way. The adhesive tape that came with the ladder mount was supposed to hold it to the rear cap, with the VuQube in place. It has pulled loose, even without the wind resistance of the VuQube being mounted while traveling. I think we're doing it right.

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