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Old 10-23-2014, 10:50 AM   #31
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For those that don't want to bother with a Google search on Gaffer's Tape, it is a much improved version of duct tape. Doesn't leave residue even after being in place for months. More expensive, but worth it.
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Old 10-30-2014, 01:12 AM   #32
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Jon, are all gaffer tapes the same or is there one or two brands that are better? I see that Amazon carries many brands in various colors and sizes? Any suggestions? Thanks!!
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Old 10-30-2014, 08:28 AM   #33
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I suspect that like all things, the different brands are of different qualities. I've always used Permacel brand, which is now called Shurtape.
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Getting back to the Wilson antenna and booster, wondering if there's some way to install that antenna without drilling through the roof. Like through some existing orifice, vent, or window. Where there's a will, there's a.... etc.
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Old 10-30-2014, 10:19 AM   #35
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Getting back to the Wilson antenna and booster, wondering if there's some way to install that antenna without drilling through the roof. Like through some existing orifice, vent, or window. Where there's a will, there's a.... etc.
That particular antenna, no -- but there are other models. Some use a metal bracket that you might be able to clamp to an existing roof component, or maybe to an epoxied in block. You'd still have to route the cable of course.
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Old 10-30-2014, 11:13 AM   #36
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I suspect that like all things, the different brands are of different qualities. I've always used Permacel brand, which is now called Shurtape.
Thanks Jon!
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Old 10-30-2014, 11:22 AM   #37
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Getting back to the Wilson antenna and booster, wondering if there's some way to install that antenna without drilling through the roof. Like through some existing orifice, vent, or window. Where there's a will, there's a.... etc.
There is a mast-clamp version of the same thing. You could use extendable painters poles and rig it up to the rear bumper as needed. Add a cable bulkhead connector somewhere and you're done.
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Old 10-30-2014, 05:59 PM   #38
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The mag-mount antenna specs the same as the trucker for reception and the wire is very thin. I ran it outside my emergency window and put it on top of my little Weber BBQ. Window closes fine on it. Wilson says all you need for a ground plane is a 4 X 4" square metal plate that the magnet will stick to. Watched NLCS playoffs in Aspen campground 2 miles up Tioga pass on my tablet w/Dish network.
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So you can't watch the game until the Weber cools down enough to put the antenna on top? ........................couldn't resist that opening........
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Old 10-30-2014, 10:24 PM   #40
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Ouch- got burned!
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