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Old 12-13-2013, 08:50 AM   #3179
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Hey Ken,

I don't mean to rain on your parade, but I got a new Wilson Sleek also, but bought an open box item from Amazon Warehouse deals and saved a bunch. They sell the returns cheaper and still have the same warranty. I love the improved reception!

Amazon.com: Buying Choices: Wilson Electronics - Sleek 4G-V - Verizon 4G Cell Phone Signal Booster for Single User
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We have Amazon Prime and take complete advantage of it . . . everything from electronics to TP . . . even get my K-cups on subscription. I never thought to look at their used stuff. Open box, through Amazon fulfillment, WITH manufacture's warranty . . . looks like a good deal.

Thanks for the head's up!

Glad to hear that you like the Sleek, mine's at the post office, should be delivered today! I also ordered the suction cup window antenna mount, the magnet wouldn't stick to the top of my RV. I'm going to try putting it high up on the windshield or one of the large side windows.
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:16 AM   #3180
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Ken,

Because of my traveling companion, Sena, everything has to be secured. No way I could use a window mount antenna. She's very good if I'm paying attention, but if I should happen to doze off or let her in the rig and go back to the car for something, none of the normal rules apply.

My WiFi and Sleek live in the bathroom and I'm going to have to drill a hole in the bathroom roof or figure out how to go out beside the vent without creating a leak. I added a 12V outlet next to the switch and charge both full time using a dual USB
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I also bought a cable access plate and a new tube of Dicor sealant. I just need a day warm enough to work on the roof. I have heard some people glue a piece of stainless steel to the roof with sealant for their magnetic antennas. I'm thinking I can use a large stainless washer as small as the Sleek antenna base is. I hope that will work unless someone gives me a better idea.
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:00 AM   #3181
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Gawain, stainless isn't magnetic. Some stainless will kinda stick, but that means poor quality and it will eventually rust. Also the marine industry has some pretty watertight cable glands. Check those out.

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Old 12-15-2013, 10:43 AM   #3182
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Hey Mike,

Are there any cable glands that will go over a connector that is larger than the cable and still be water tight? This is the first time I've heard the term and searching Google hasn't helped much. My TV antenna has a cable entry plate slathered with Dicor sealant.

What suggestions do you have for a magnetic mount on the roof? Galvanized?
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:10 PM   #3183
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I bought an Oxygenics Shower Nozzle, a folding rocking chair and a portable washing machine from CW.
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:14 AM   #3184
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I bought an Oxygenics Shower Nozzle, a folding rocking chair and a portable washing machine from CW.
I'd be interested to know what you think of the washer after you've used it a few times. I have and LOVE the shower head.
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:20 AM   #3185
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Gawain, stainless isn't magnetic. Some stainless will kinda stick, but that means poor quality and it will eventually rust. Also the marine industry has some pretty watertight cable glands. Check those out.

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What about a power coated steel plate? Wouldn't have to be that thick.
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A month ago I had to replace my T.V. in the bed room area with a flat screen.
The other one I had went out on me after 16 years of good service.
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Okmunky. I'm not sure it would work, but maybe a magnetic square (like fridge magnets are made if) glued to the roof, and a round magnet glued to bottom of antenna??
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And for the entrance gland look at CableClam. It's made by BlueSeas a very good marine electrical supplier. They come in three sizes, and I've had very good luck over the years with them. Used them on several boats and never a leak.
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Thanks Mike ! Both of you.
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Old 12-25-2013, 08:49 PM   #3190
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I bought a Jack replacement TV antenna. The old Winegard was plastic and crumbled to bits so, just like a baby's diaper, it needed changing
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New ( from Lowes ) double pleated Balley, double hung window blinds. No more beige windows...we got new colors. We lost the day/nite function but the double hung blinds can raise from the bottom or top or both. If someone is at the door I can drop the top down a few inches and see out. The double pleating gives as much or more privacy as the day/nite did. AND we can get a replacement in 7-10 days at Lowes nation wide. Could even order on line and pick up down the road. All five windows about $650.
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