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Old 08-07-2012, 11:47 AM   #1
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Sirius Antenna Question

Looking at installing a Sirius radio on my Georgetown. I have looked and can find no "easy" way to mount the antenna and route the cable.

Anyone else done this? If so, how did you do it?

Any and all suggestions appreciated.
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:59 AM   #2
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Easy 'Nuf

You didn't say where you wanted to install it but I'll assume it's in the dashboard of your rig.

The antenna itself can be glued in place just about anywhere on the roof and the wire usually goes down the 'A' pillar.
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I've got mine coming in through the driver side window
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:04 PM   #4
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We lay our antenna on the dashboard. I have put velcro spots to keep it from sliding around. Have done that with my cars' too. Have been a Sirius subscriber for...8 years? No problem if the antenna is not mounted externally.

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Old 08-07-2012, 01:21 PM   #5
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I've had one mounted on the dash and on the roof (current). If your windshield is not sloped (mine isn't), you probably won't get a very good signal from the dash.
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We lay our antenna on the dashboard. I have put velcro spots to keep it from sliding around. Have done that with my cars' too. Have been a Sirius subscriber for...8 years? No problem if the antenna is not mounted externally.

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i did the same with my new Thor Daybreak. i hid the cabling along the trim of the windshield/dash. once in a great while i have erratic reception, but this is primarily when i'm in a heavily forested area (might do the same regardless of where the antenna is mounted.
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mounted my on the dash and I agree once and a while its so so.
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We leave ours on the dash with no velcro or any attachments. It just sits there with no issues. The only time we lose a signal is in a very deep valley.
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You can run the cable up either "A" pillar (behind the plastic) and then mount it on top of one of your overhead cabinets. It will shoot through your roof, as long as you don't locate it under a metal framing beam. I found the metal framing in my front cap and placed the antenna on top of the frame. It has worked well for 6 years.
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Mounted mine to the roof on a glop on silicone. Once set up it never moves. Ran the wire into a hole the satellite wires came in through. Brought it through the tv compartment and over to the piller beside the windshield to the dash. Works great. Signal is excellent no matter where you are.

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You can run the cable up either "A" pillar (behind the plastic) and then mount it on top of one of your overhead cabinets. It will shoot through your roof, as long as you don't locate it under a metal framing beam. I found the metal framing in my front cap and placed the antenna on top of the frame. It has worked well for 6 years.
X2 Very easy and Fiberglass is mostly transparent to the antenna.... Bonus ! no holes in roof!!
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X2 Very easy and Fiberglass is mostly transparent to the antenna.... Bonus ! no holes in roof!!
X3. Stuck mine to the inside of the front fiberglass cap with double sided tape. 4 to 5 bars everywhere.
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Thanks for all the great suggestions. Think I will experiment with placement inside and see if I can achieve some of the same results. Really hope so, this would make it so much simpler than the roof.
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This may sound like a stupid question but what awning do you have?

The old A&E Weatherpro power awnings there is a little "lighthouse" like thing up on the roof... Carefree had an 3-arm aeronomemter.

Now often in both cases this unit will be mounted DIRECTLY above the cabinet with the awning electroincs in it. Unlike my Batwing where the cable runs "in the cealing" for a ways, this drops straight down, You lift the lighthouse and you can see down into the compartment with the electronics.

From there you can usually figure out a path very easily. May end up with a couple inches of exposed cable, but not much.

And now you understand the question.
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