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Old 03-05-2021, 10:58 PM   #1
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2002 Adventurer 35U Sat dish install on roof

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I need some help installing my Winegard Dishplayer on the roof of my RV. I have the mounting kit, but I do not know where to mount it and what size screws to use. Also, where do I penetrate the roof to get the cable inside to the dish receiver. Any info would be helpful. I am tired of dragging the thing up and down the ladder with cables sticking out my window.
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Old 03-05-2021, 11:17 PM   #2
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I used to own a 2002 35U. Although I did not have a roof mounted dish on that rig, I do believe that there was a sticker or decal on the roof that indicated where to mount the dish. It was a circle and was located towards the front of the rig. I have a different rig now, so I can't verify the info for you.
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Old 03-06-2021, 05:50 AM   #3
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On our 2003 there is a sticker on the roof. Faded now but its still there. Start with small hole to grab the prewire cables. Its about over the driver seat. Maybe a bit towards center.
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Old 03-07-2021, 02:25 PM   #4
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I would call Winnebago customer service to get the exact location. I mounted a dish on our 2001 Adventurer and as previously stated there was a decal with the specific information as to the size and position of the holes that need to be drilled or cut.

You have to be in the correct position because the wiring harness inside the roof is only long enough to reach through the opening if it's in the proper place. You can't pull any extra wire through the hole because the harness is anchored in several places to keep it from rubbing or rattling on the interior surface.

In our 2001 Adventurer the hole was in the center of the roof left to right, and almost even with the drivers and passengers seat backs front to back. Having said that there is no guarantee yours is in the same place. I've seen dishes mounted in several different locations depending on the model and the year.
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Old 03-19-2021, 04:09 PM   #5
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Just word of warning, but all 'helmet' dish antennas/dish can only tune to a single satellite (unless new ones can otherwise) so if you have a multi-tuner receiver, which basically they all are - the newer ones have 4 tuners some older ones just 2.

but the point is, if you want 1 tuner to record on 1 satellite while you have 1 or mo tuners, unless on SAME satellite, it can not record the other satellite/channel/show.

so not much point in an advanced receiver if you have only 1 sat you can view at time !

whereas - either the large dish roof top (~$1500) or a ground dish (hard to point unless you have a good sat signal finder tool) CAN tune into multiple satellites/channels perfectly (assuming pointed correctly).

ps: ALL roof top large dish are limited to EITHER directv OR dish, NOT both.

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