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Old 01-06-2011, 01:21 PM   #1
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How to run King Dome Sat wiring in Southwind??

I am helping a neighbor who has a '94 Southwind 33' rig and is trying to install a KingDome antenna. He wants to mount it on the centerline of the roof just about 1 1/2' behind the front A/C unit. I am used to working on other types of motorhomes which have been a bit more friendly with places to run wires through the overhead when needed. Initial inspection of the interior roof by removing lights, A/C trim, etc. does not reveal much in the way of any chases avaialble to the centerline area. There appears to be some trim panels inside various upper cabinets along both sides but how to access them is not obvious either without cutting into some stuff.

The closest existing penetration thru the roof that seems to have potential is the crankup antenna just to the left of the front A/C unit. He is willing to remove this antenna if it makes it possible to install the King Dome easier. Anyone know whether removing the crank up antenna and using the old coax from it as a pull to fish the KingDome wiring and coax into the front cabinetry is feasible? Is the existing coax likely to be anchored anywhere along it's hidden run in the roof? Also curious what controls the small Hella relay in the rt frt upper cabinet which seems to switch 12v wires to both front and rear TV locations. Also there is a small circuit board at the coax connector location in that same cabinet that the crank up antenna coax feeds into along with another input connector which is not used that we were curious what it was for.

Any suggestions re this or other possible ways to get the wiring in thru the roof would be appreciated.
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Old 01-06-2011, 03:13 PM   #2
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First thing, mounting the dome that close to the A/C will cause problems. Read the installation instructions for minimum clearances between the dome and other items on the roof. My dome is six inches behind the A/C shroud.

In my case, the wiring for the King Dome is attached to the roof with clips and the screws sealed with Dicor. The control cable and coax then enter the interior through the refrigerator vent, go behind the refrigerator and down through the floor to the chassis, then up through the floor into the TV cabinet.

The wiring from the batwing may or may not be suitable. If it is RG 59, it's not suitable. RG-6 would work. Using the batwing cable as a fish line would work only if the holes through the roof framing were large enough to pass two cables. Personally, I would leave the batwing in place and just run the cables for the dome separately.
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I believe calflyer said 1 1/2 feet or 18inches which is about which is about where mine is.
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