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What is the easiest way to install satellite radio on an RV? I bought a radio but I have to install the antenna (which is magnetic- duh and needs to be facing up) Other easier methods?


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While I was trying to figure out where to put the antenna I turned it on and it worked with the antenna inside. True sometimes I need to move it around inside, but it alway works.


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How about not using a magnet mount? Mount one on you mirror. By the way, I used the dash for a year in my semi.

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kwbusby wrote:

What is the easiest way to install satellite radio on an RV? I bought a radio but I have to install the antenna (which is magnetic- duh and needs to be facing up) Other easier methods?

are u asking how to install a radio ? or how to mount a magnetic antenna? two different things? I use 2 way tape to hold the magnetic antenna in place on a fibreglass roof.

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Double sided tape worked for me.

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Where to install the antenna depends on the type of roof you have. I have a 95 HR with fiberglass roof and my antenna worked well inside the front cap. Just fished it up behind the tv into the roof area. The 2005 HR I have now has aluminum roof with fiberglass caps. Works ok up there if I am headed south but loses the signal when headed north. I used epoxy to mount a metal washer on top of my satalite dome. I fished the antenna wire down the same route of the sat. antenna wire. Now it picks up in any direction. If you have no sat. dome, put it on top of your crank-up antenna.





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I already had a metal plate on my roof that I installed for a couple of other magnetic antennas, so the satellite radio antenna was an easy add on. I have heard of other folks though, that have had good luck just placing it in a front overhead cabinet, usually stuck on top of a VCR or satellite TV box.


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Dicor a piece of sheetmetal to the roof. Attach antenna and run the wire inside to the radio.


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The easier and best way is to cough up $75 and have a pro sound shop do it.

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i bought a home unit and put it in the trailer ,comes with a small antenna and just run it to the window and set it on the sill works great ..when im in the truck i take the unit siriusxm unit and plug it back into the truck

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