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Old 12-01-2016, 06:07 AM   #1
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Advice on fishing sat. wires

I want to relocate my TV mid ship in MH . My question is there any dead space between the ceiling of MH and roof ?
Has anyone had to do this and how much trouble is it ?
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Old 12-01-2016, 08:31 AM   #2
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scooterbob, no dead space in the ceiling solid styrofoam except for the cooling ducts and small wire ways that are cut in the foam. Easiest to go under the coach.
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Can you run them on top of the roof and use the entry point from your existing satellite entry point? This a pretty common way I have seen over the years.
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Old 12-02-2016, 12:04 PM   #4
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Can you run them on top of the roof and use the entry point from your existing satellite entry point? This a pretty common way I have seen over the years.
Your saying the wire will be outside on top of roof ?
Don't sound good to me..
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Old 12-02-2016, 12:09 PM   #5
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Your saying the wire will be outside on top of roof ?
Don't sound good to me..
I did exactly that when I installed my Traveler. My electronics cabinet is mid-ship in the bedroom cabinetry and I wanted the control unit to be in the small electronic cabinet up front just above the door. So I just ran the control cable across the roof, tied it down with clamps (drilled into the roof) at several points, and then drilled a hole directly over the front electronic cabinet. Covered all tie downs and entry points with self-leveling dicor and has worked just fine for the past three years.

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Old 12-02-2016, 04:00 PM   #6
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I know it is an expensive option, but you might consider an HDMI wireless transmitter like this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GGPSZ1S

or perhaps this which cost a lot less claims only a 30 ft range
https://www.amazon.com/IOGEAR-Wirele.../dp/B00NB2ZRH0
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Do you have basement air, if so, then you have ceiling air ducts, which is one way to run the wiring.
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The wiring for my Motostat Dish Antenna was ran over the roof in 2007 and hasn't leaked any. There is a boot made for covering the hole in the roof that would make it even safer. I used the A/C ducts to run the power cord and thermostat wire for the roof air I added this summer. Just be ready for a lot of Styrofoam mess. The inside of the coach looked like a snow globe the first time I turned the air on...

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Yes I have ceiling air ducks. There is a coax now running to rear TV, if The coax was not fastened, I could fish the new 2 coax cables and use the old coax as a cord to pull it through, need to check that.
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Your saying the wire will be outside on top of roof ?
Don't sound good to me..
Yes, all you have to do to hold them in place is use what ever is an approved caulk/sealant for you roof every couple of feet to hold the wires in place and keep the wind from blowing them.
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Roof is generally the prefered route.

My cables installation for the Trav'ler satellite dish still look good but if I need to, I'll cover all the entrances and exits of the cable with Eternabond.
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Old 12-08-2016, 04:54 AM   #12
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Roof is generally the prefered route.

My cables installation for the Trav'ler satellite dish still look good but if I need to, I'll cover all the entrances and exits of the cable with Eternabond.
If I can't pull the coax using the old coax as a pull than I will run them on the top..
Thanks all for the advise.
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Have you considered running the water along the top of the wall (where the wall meets the ceiling) and then covering with a small cove molding?
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