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Old 01-23-2005, 12:35 PM   #1
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Our new motor home has the satelite dish under a dome on the roof. We have found since we have been in Florida this winter that there is so much moisture on the dome in the early morning that it degrades the signal to a point at times that we have no signal.

What do others of you do to remedy this? We thought about waxing the dome to help the moisture run off but don't know if it will damage the dome. Some one told us to put straight dish detergent on it to help the moisture roll off, but we think this would wear off rather quickly

Any ideas? Suggestions?

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Old 01-23-2005, 12:35 PM   #2
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Our new motor home has the satelite dish under a dome on the roof. We have found since we have been in Florida this winter that there is so much moisture on the dome in the early morning that it degrades the signal to a point at times that we have no signal.

What do others of you do to remedy this? We thought about waxing the dome to help the moisture run off but don't know if it will damage the dome. Some one told us to put straight dish detergent on it to help the moisture roll off, but we think this would wear off rather quickly

Any ideas? Suggestions?

Thanks!
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Old 01-23-2005, 01:42 PM   #3
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How about one of those products that you apply to a windshield to shed rain water? One of the brand names that I know of is Rain-X.
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I was going to suggest trying rain-x (avail @ auto supply). However after reading the bottle warnings about types of plastic, I suggest getting the dome manufacturer's approval for use, or their recommendation. Art
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If Rain-X is too agressive, what about a good coat wax?
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Old 01-23-2005, 07:01 PM   #6
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Call the manufacturer. I would think that a good coat of wax work be OK.

Rain-X = BAD on plastic (as you know)
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Some while back I recommended using Rain-X and was told it was bad for the Dome or at least some Domes. I had already used it though and since then I've never used anymore. Since that use I've been viewing Dish Network without problems. We've had regular rain and even ice still no drop outs like I had before Rain-X. Next treatment will most likely be plastic friendly wax or the King Dome (overpriced) spray just to be safe.

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I think this just the nature of the beast. We have the same setup and we only encounter that problem some of the time. We're also in Florida at the present time. It you have a weak signal to begin with you'll have more of a problem. With a strong signal, we haven't noticed any problems.
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Our new coach has the KVH system, and I was reading in the owners manual that they, recommend mixing some dish soap in a bucket, then spreading it on the dome, and letting it "drip dry". That is supposed to keep the moisture from degrading the satellite signal. Good Luck. See Ya.
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Maybe that's why I have seen some domes that are lighted from the inside. Maybe the heat from the lamp is enough to de dew the dome.

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