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Old 02-06-2018, 05:41 AM   #15
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Why not just buy a crank-up Winegard for $85 and use that to mount your antenna(s)?


I had one of those on my 5th wheel... Not a good choice for my motorhome... This thing has 10 miles of wiring in it... An additional hole that size would surely cut something and give me grief. This Tarheel unit has a relatively small footprint and minimal wiring requirements. Just looking to see how reliable it is over time.
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We have an omni directional 3G/4G antenna for our WeBoost. I was going to mount the antenna on the rear ladder even with the top of the AC units. I didn't want it any higher. However, once in camp it would be nice to raise it higher. My thinking is to use a linear actuator to raise it. I would have to use telescoping square stock (think sign post, 1 3/4 square) attached to the ladder. Then the actuator would raise the inner section anywhere from 18 to 30 inches depending on which actuator you get. The cable off the antenna would have to follow the lift and when down hopefully lay against the square stock. That may require some better cable management. Hopefully I never drive off with it raised.
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We have an omni directional 3G/4G antenna for our WeBoost. I was going to mount the antenna on the rear ladder even with the top of the AC units. I didn't want it any higher. However, once in camp it would be nice to raise it higher. My thinking is to use a linear actuator to raise it. I would have to use telescoping square stock (think sign post, 1 3/4 square) attached to the ladder. Then the actuator would raise the inner section anywhere from 18 to 30 inches depending on which actuator you get. The cable off the antenna would have to follow the lift and when down hopefully lay against the square stock. That may require some better cable management. Hopefully I never drive off with it raised.


That's my issue... I want the antenna higher than the rest of the coach and don't have a ladder on the rear to use as a mounting point. My thought was to add about 24" to 36" in height, depending on how much I can work with the antenna cable and have it come out the correct length... Don't want signal loss from an extension cable.

I have one of those bright orange warning squares on a key chain for the satellite dish... Hang that on a cabinet knob over the driver seat... I will use that to remind me to put both down...
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