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Old 07-02-2019, 01:57 PM   #1
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Hanging Winegard Playmaker 90 degrees

Well, here is the plan.
I have a single channel Playmaker unit and consider fabricating a bracket for the rear ladder top that will mount the dish horizontally at the ladder top while parked but can be flipped down 90 degrees while driving and protected by the ladder rails from tree branches and the like.

Other than opinions of the concept, are there concerns that the dish may not like being driven around in a 90-degree position? I suppose/hope it is sufficiently weatherproof anyway for permanent outside mounting...

Or should I rather check with Winegard tech support for approval?

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Old 07-02-2019, 02:23 PM   #2
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I would check with Winegard but the problem I see is the antenna reflector being bounced around. When it's stored horizontal in a bay there's not much movement of the reflector, but hanging like that it would put the reflector in a down position and moving around. It will pretty much freewheel when there's no power applied.
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Unfortunately I'm certain this would be a voiding of our warranty - the products just aren't designed with these scenarios in mind and are only warranted when installed and used per our instructions.
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