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Old 03-17-2011, 06:32 PM   #21
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I think they are a little smaller... I made a new hole right beside the power cord hole... I use the power cord hole to run the twin sat TV and twin sat internet cables...
you can always make a plate that covers the old hole if it is larger then cut a smaller hole through the plate..
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Old 03-18-2011, 04:12 AM   #22
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When I did this mod, I discovered that the new plug is smaller. Instead of cutting a new hole, I went to Walmart and bought a plastic cutting board. From that, I cut a plate that would cover the hole. Then I cut an opening in the plate to insert the new plug. After connecting the wires (color coded) I attached it to the TT with screws and caulked around the plate. Works great and no more mouse hole.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:39 AM   #23
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Thanks for oyur asnwers cutting a peice of plastic to make a plate and putting plug in plate sounds good. dont have a sat and havent used TV that much yet but dont want to cut new hole in trailer if dont have to.
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:49 PM   #24
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Seann,

What satellite internet service do you use?

What type of TV satellite antenna do you use and for what provider?

BTW, I'm just about to start the install of the Marinco shore-power setup like you have. Only difference is that I ordered a 90 degree plug on the cable. I plan a bit of re-enforcement to the wall here the socket goes but with the cable dropping straight down it should eliminate most of the stress.

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Old 03-22-2011, 05:59 PM   #25
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I have the Hughes net...for internet... and Shaw direct for TV High def dish... for my low def eyes... LOL
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:29 PM   #26
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Seann,

Thanks for the satellite info, I am thinking of going with Hughes.

Since I am about to start the Marinco mod, could I ask what you used to open the hole in the side of the trailer.

My last trailer was fiberglass, so I just used a hole saw made for wood, but I am concerned that such a saw might shred the aluminum.

I would appreciate your input.

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Seann,

Thanks for the satellite info, I am thinking of going with Hughes.

Since I am about to start the Marinco mod, could I ask what you used to open the hole in the side of the trailer.

My last trailer was fiberglass, so I just used a hole saw made for wood, but I am concerned that such a saw might shred the aluminum.

I would appreciate your input.

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Mine is fiberglass Jim... I used a cut a hole... just have it at a high speed when you drill... and stay very close to where the cord comes out.
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Here's a pic of my power plug mod.
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That's pretty much how I did mine except I used a square piece of King Starboard.
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Mine is fiberglass Jim... I used a cut a hole... just have it at a high speed when you drill... and stay very close to where the cord comes out.
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For my satellite input I used a regular hole saw, one inch I think, Don't worry about it distorting the aluminum siding. I cut a clean hole. I also used a heat gun to soften the inlet so when I tightened it down, it conformed to the side. That let me put it at the same height as the TV inlet and it looks like a factory installation.
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