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Old 04-04-2007, 09:52 AM   #1
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Has any one installed an xm radio antenna and reciever in their class c?
Nose over does it realy limit signal reception?
Where is the best place to mount the antenna?
Like to have some input from another do it your selfer.

thanks alot

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Old 04-04-2007, 09:52 AM   #2
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Has any one installed an xm radio antenna and reciever in their class c?
Nose over does it realy limit signal reception?
Where is the best place to mount the antenna?
Like to have some input from another do it your selfer.

thanks alot

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Old 04-04-2007, 05:42 PM   #3
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On our C now we have the antenna monted on our mirror, but it sticks up like a cb antenna. On our old one I ran it out the top of the passenger door, up through the trim and used a 2 sided sticky square and tuck it on the roof. Originally I had it on the bumper but we list reception a lot. Once it wa sup top it was fine.
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Old 04-04-2007, 06:14 PM   #4
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Mike, I don't know about XM specifically, but I learned that GPS will work just fine when located well inside the motorhome... In fact, it will work well inside our house! The GPS system is able to pick up all seven satellites though the motorhome's overhang with no problem what-so-ever.

So it is possible that you may be able to mount the antenna on a front fender (notice that the standard radio antenna is located under the overhang) and it will still work just fine.

Good luck,
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Old 04-05-2007, 04:51 AM   #5
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THANKS for the replies. Antenna seems to be the challenge got to find the path of least resistance wow.. Again thanks for the return, always appreciated.

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Old 04-19-2007, 07:20 PM   #6
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After a season of losing signals from the cabover "shadow" when headed North, I moved mine to the roof. I purchased an extension for the antenna on-line. I ran the wire under the plastic trim on the corner of the cabover and coach. Mounted a steel plate on the roof to magnetically hold the antenna. works great!
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Can't tell if you have the bed over front seat or not but I ran my antenna wire around the drivers door up into the overhang ran the wire inside the area over driver and passenger area. Then I super glued a 2" square piece metal square onto the fiberglass and attached the antenna magnet onto the metal piece. Good reception across the country. It was easier than it sounds. The antenna wire was adequate in length also.
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Old 05-06-2007, 01:00 PM   #8
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Satellite antennas apparently work different, because my GPS will work inside my coach, but my satellite will not....I don't know the difference, but satellite is very sensitive to signal.
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:32 PM   #9
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I installed the antenna inside the front vent. Since it is magnetic, I put a large metal washer on the inside and the antenna on the other side of the screen. Then ran the wire down the trim etc to the floor and back up to the location of the receiver. If you are using a portable unit that works off an fm frenquency you an have the postable unit anywhere you can get 12v power.
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Dunnpe, welcome to iRV2.

We have seen many innovative ways to get satellite reception.
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Our rig has opposite front slides. Each slide has a small canopy covering it when extended. The bracket that hold the canopy is metal so the antenna sticks to it. I then run the small cable around the slide and into the cab.
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