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Old 04-16-2008, 03:35 PM   #1
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My coach is "pre-wired" for a satellite dish. I was informed all of the wiring and cable is already stubbed on the roof and enclosed and the coach was already cabled throughout. Seems to me if this is the case it would be a pretty easy install. Has anyone done it themselves on a Winnebago, or is there more to it than meets the eye.
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Old 04-16-2008, 03:35 PM   #2
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My coach is "pre-wired" for a satellite dish. I was informed all of the wiring and cable is already stubbed on the roof and enclosed and the coach was already cabled throughout. Seems to me if this is the case it would be a pretty easy install. Has anyone done it themselves on a Winnebago, or is there more to it than meets the eye.
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Old 04-16-2008, 04:10 PM   #3
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I installed a King Dome in-motion dish on my 2002 Winnebago Journey DL several years ago when I first purchesed it used.

There was a decal on the roof that indicated to drill here for the cable, and that was where it was at. What made the King Dome so easy was the fact that the dome gets it's power source from the coax cable, and that is all Winny runs there.

It probably took me all of 30 minutes to gather up all the tools, do the installation and caulking, and then put away the tools.

Frankly, it couldn't have been any easier.

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Old 04-16-2008, 08:20 PM   #4
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I installed a dish unit on our '05 Adventurer 35U several years ago.

I did have WI send me a detailed sheet of the roof showing all details. It is a good thing I did, the decal shows where the wiring is, and in my stupidity I thought it was where the through hole should go. Fortunately, I looked over the build sheets several times before I got brave and took the drill to the roof.

After figuring out where the holes went, it probably only took about 30 minutes for the total install.

Make sure you have plenty of self leveling caulk, and apply it liberally to avoid any leaks, after properly cleaning the surfaces.

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Old 04-17-2008, 04:37 AM   #5
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Helped a friend install an In Motion Kingdome on a Vectra. Took us about two hours.
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Old 04-18-2008, 04:29 PM   #6
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Higgins, the installation is easy. The best tip I was given to use the FLOW type sealent around any satellite mounting brackets for a perfect water-tight seal.
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Old 04-18-2008, 04:42 PM   #7
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My suspicion that this was an easy install has been verified, but yet another question, I was browsing over in the technology forum and it seems many are advocating waiting a while if you have not purchased a "dome" since there are some new offerings coming out that offer multi-satellite tracking and feature really good HD service. Anybody know anything about that.
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Old 04-19-2008, 02:44 AM   #8
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Amen on the caution to double check before drilling. I DID drill where the decal was and drilled all the way into the cabin...ooops. It worked out ok because I needed a second hole inside anyway for the elevation meter but I would have preferred it somewhere else. (we just use the manual Winegard and very happy with it.) It is an easy job as everyone has said.

I will make another suggestion. Winnie saved 50 cents by only running one coax. We don't watch live TV if we can avoid it and use a DVR. You will want 2 coax's so that you can watch one and record another; record 2, etc.I used the existing Winnie coax as the "fish tape" and attached 2 coax's on it. Then I pulled the single fish coax from the cabinet and got the 2 coax's pulled into the area where the sat receiver sits. An easy job, if you do it at this stage.
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Old 04-19-2008, 03:17 AM   #9
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I posted this about a year ago here (In response to a question about installing one on a class C Minnie):

I installed ours on our Adventurer. I did not use the supplied wiring since I mounted it midship.

I used the AC ducts as a convenient chase. Worked out very well. Not sure if you '99 Minnie has ducted air, but if it does, they may be able to be used.

I posted a couple pictures here at IRV2.com:
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