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Old 04-25-2005, 02:59 PM   #1
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We recently installed a 9702-LP and it worked great until it rained. Picture conked out. Tech at KDome said it is called rain fade and when droplets collect on the plactic cover and the signal drops to under 45, the picture will conk out.

They, coincidentally, just came out with a new product to combat this problem. It is called "Dome Magic" which will restore surface tension to the dome and ward off the droplets. $29.95 a bottle which allegedly will last 6 to 12 months.

Tech said "Rain-X" will not work well on the dome as it is made for glass.

Anyone else experienced "rain fade" and what was the solution, if any?
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Old 04-25-2005, 02:59 PM   #2
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We recently installed a 9702-LP and it worked great until it rained. Picture conked out. Tech at KDome said it is called rain fade and when droplets collect on the plactic cover and the signal drops to under 45, the picture will conk out.

They, coincidentally, just came out with a new product to combat this problem. It is called "Dome Magic" which will restore surface tension to the dome and ward off the droplets. $29.95 a bottle which allegedly will last 6 to 12 months.

Tech said "Rain-X" will not work well on the dome as it is made for glass.

Anyone else experienced "rain fade" and what was the solution, if any?
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Old 04-25-2005, 04:24 PM   #3
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About once a month I put RainX on my dome. It works great. Using RainX was a recommendation from the manufacturer Tech Support. I suspect the Sales dept would recommend you buy something else from them.
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Old 04-26-2005, 07:16 AM   #4
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Actually a little dish detergent applied in a thin coat and allowed to dry will solve the problem, you will need to re do it after every rain.
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Old 05-03-2005, 08:11 AM   #5
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I would think Protect-All or anything that would make the dome shed water would help. I have not used my King Dome enough to experience this problem.
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I'm on my third coach with a dome dish, and have never needed anything. We give our Rvs plenty of use, and even in the hard rains that we habitually get in Florida, the service in the MH is no worse than what we experiance at home.If I had any major problems with outages, I would try Rain-X, or anything that would last for a while. I certainly wouldn't be climbing up on the roof to apply something every couple of times that it rained - that would get old real quick!
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Old 10-25-2006, 10:36 AM   #7
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I get the signal fade in the morning and during slow drizzling rain.

I used protect-all without success.

Checking the label on Rainx,rainxfog, etc, says not for use on plastics. Don't know what it will do, but not willing to take the chance.

If, that's IF the new King Dome would work and last for any length of time, would be willing to try it and use it.

Until then, Dvd's work without using the Dome.
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We have severe "rain fade" signal loss from our King Dome. We had a Movin-Vu dome by Winegard on our recently traded MH where rain fade was rare. With the KingDome if it's raining, or foggy, or dewey...we're watching a DVD! We are ordering a bottle of the Dome-Magic cause we're out of new DVDs and tomorrows forecast is for rain. Matter of fact I belive the picture dropped a few pixels just broadcasting the rainy forcast...!
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Glad you had no issues with respect to your Movin'-View from Wineguard as I needed tech support from them when my old MovinView gave out on the old coach several years ago and they denied there was an issue....
Once I got rid of the POS and got something I could depend on,I learned they had issued a bulletin...
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I have no idea if this product works, but here is another "rain fade" reducer:
King's Rain Shield
I think they also produce the Dome Magic product.
Dome Magic
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Scooter:
We recently installed a 9702-LP and it worked great until it rained. Picture conked out. Tech at KDome said it is called rain fade and when droplets collect on the plactic cover and the signal drops to under 45, the picture will conk out.{Quote}

We also get interference and squigglies when rain is heavy on our King Dome....We were told never to use Rain-X as our dome is painted..
We saw in Oct FMCA magazine on Page 56 Satellite Dome Wipes...sounds like the answer.. and states treatment will last 6 to 8 months..
We are preparing to travel,so wonder where one of these products can be purchased without ordering....
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