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Old 04-04-2010, 09:03 PM   #1
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I have a 06 alpine with a sat dish on the roof, and it makes all kinds of noise going down the road. I was told it was from the air currents from around the air conditioner. I was also told that many of he alpine owners who had the same problem came up with several fixes. like an air dam or deflector. I would like to hear from some of you as to what you did and how you did it. oh I am not to bright so I need very detailed explination or even a drawing or several pictures.... Thank You Dan
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Old 04-04-2010, 10:17 PM   #2
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Hello & Welcome to the IRV2 Forum Dan:

I am not quite sure which Dish you have or the location on the roof of your Alpine.

Originally WRV placed the Moto Stat Dish forward of the front A/C and many of them made quite a bit of noise caused by the air passing across the roof of the Coach. WRV later placed the Dish behind the front AC which helped eliminate the noise. Many of the newer Alpines had a dome dish on the roof which should not make any noise unless something in side the dome is loose. Some of the owners have had the Newer HD fold-up dish installed on the roof but I have not heard of any problems so far.

I have not heard of anyone placing a spoiler in front of the dish put if they have one of members of this forum mite have further info on your problem.
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:52 AM   #3
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I agree with Dave's comments. When I had my 2000 Alpine with a motosat in front of the AC, the dish was bouncing on the the roof from the wind. I did try putting a deflector in front of it which did not work. I did talk to Royal Lamb who is now VP at Motosat and he said Alpine Coaches do not have enough suppport in the roof for Motosat Dishes to be mounted in front of the AC. He told me to move it behind the AC and I had no problem then.

On my 2007 Alpine , I just removed my Kingdome on the front because it would not clear my garage door. It had 4 mounting plates with small screws in the fiberglass. If this what you have, I would make sure it still securely attached to the roof. A Kingdome should be ok in front of AC, but I would not mount any type of sat dish ant in front.

Now I am installing a Motosat and I did email Royal to ask where to install it. He told me be safe I should install it behind the AC.

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I just purchased a Winegard HD dish 2 days ago and had the King Dome removed. I was advised that Winegard dishes needed no updates as do the Moto Stats. Also we had the Winegard installed in front of the front air on our 07 and so far no wind noise. I only have about 200 miles since it was installed, but have come down I-5 from Oregon in some strong winds and all is quiet on the roof.

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We installed a Winegard HD dish at Quartzite in January and it has worked fine, installed behind the air conditioner. No noise or unusual sounds going down the road, with 1000 miles or so on it since. We left the Kingdome in place.
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I just purchased a Winegard HD dish 2 days ago and had the King Dome removed. I was advised that Winegard dishes needed no updates as do the Moto Stats. Also we had the Winegard installed in front of the front air on our 07 and so far no wind noise. I only have about 200 miles since it was installed, but have come down I-5 from Oregon in some strong winds and all is quiet on the roof.

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Rusty,

After 1000 miles I said the same thing! But that was before some strong winds in Arizona last week and in the Banning pass coming home today. It scared me. I will be moving mine ASAP. If nothing else, I prefer it not be rattling directly above my head!

My coach had the solar panel mounted behind the front air conditioner, so I decided to try the new dish up front instead of moving the solar panel.

But I love the Winegard HD dish.
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