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Posted: 06/09/19 05:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is there any reason I can not put a portable satelite dome on the roof


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No...domes and entena are very common on RV roofs.


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They make a mount to put them on a trailer ladder, but to mount it permanently would not work since they have to point a certain direction to start with.

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The Winegard Playmaker domes can be used either way with an optional permanent roof mount kit. With a roof mount, you lose the placement flexibility for aiming on treed sites of course.


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starlord wrote:

They make a mount to put them on a trailer ladder, but to mount it permanently would not work since they have to point a certain direction to start with.

I put my handle as much toward north as possible and even when slightly misaligned, it finds the satelites fine. I am not sure how it would do if my campsite made the handle face directly south.

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Have had satellite in our RVs for years. At first, having bought an RV with a manual, rooftop dish, I though "having a 'loose' antenna I can move around the campsite would be better so I can dodge trees". After several years of that, with the next RV, I finally went up and mounted it to the roof. I found it was a wash, either dodging trees above or bushes on the ground. Having it permanently mounted was one less thing to deal with setting up and breaking camp. Sat is so common now, RV parks are quite hip to placing you at a sat friendly site if you just ask when you reserve/arrive. I've never had an issue with the handle not pointing north. Dishes I've had were always able to lock onto a sat. We've always just used our small sat box in both our house and RV. We never use the DVR functions of the bigger boxes so just one works for us.

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Posted: 06/10/19 05:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jubileeeducation wrote:

Is there any reason I can not put a portable satelite dome on the roof

In most cases the only difference between a roof dome and a ground dome are the feet. The Pathway X2 is too large to mount on the roof, but otherwise there is little if any difference between the dome on the roof and the dome on the ground.


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