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Old 03-19-2016, 07:16 PM   #1
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Satellite Radio Antenna to the Roof

Any suggestions on how to route the wire to get a satellite radio antenna to the roof of a Jayco 5'er? On my older unit, I ran it through the roof mounted fridge vent, but this unit the fridge is in a slide, so the vent is a side mount, which would put the antenna on the side of the unit, and partially shadowed by the awning roller.

Thank you for any creative suggestions that might be out there...
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Old 03-19-2016, 07:17 PM   #2
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Where is your tv located
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Something like this to get to your entertainment center?




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Old 03-19-2016, 08:15 PM   #4
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I mounted an XM antenna and brought the lead in through a roof vent. The wire is small, and I drilled a hole through the metal flange that sticks up that the lid seals against. I sealed the hole with a wad of butyl putty. Since the hole is above where any water puddle on the roof might rise to, and since I have a cover over the vent, there is no leak.

The antenna itself is mounted to a small piece of sheet metal, which is also attached to the metal flange of the roof vent.
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The antenna will work in the roof vent. It's plastic and signal will go right through. That's where I had mine mounted in the SENECA.
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Grumpy, that is a good idea. How did you mount the antenna to the inside of the roof vent?
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So how did you route the wire down from the roof vent, so that it didn't show?
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It's a 377RLBH.... It's got four factory televisions, plus hookup for a fifth! Living room, master bedroom, slide-out bedroom, and outside TV, plus a hook-up for yet another TV in the loft.....
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Grumpy, that is a good idea. How did you mount the antenna to the inside of the roof vent?
Velcro to the cross bar.
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So how did you route the wire down from the roof vent, so that it didn't show?
The wire is small enough I could tuck it under the moulding. I also used some plastic wire mold. The small round type for speaker wire.
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