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Old 07-28-2015, 09:45 PM   #11
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ETI ran my Sirius XM wire through the fridge vent on the forward side, away from the hot zone.
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Old 07-28-2015, 11:03 PM   #12
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Good point especially because he'll be running coaxial cable (I'd guess). Here is the route I took. The 'fin' sticking up on both long sides doesn't hit the lid, just baffles the air. So I drilled holes and placed tie wraps - green dots and lines. Routing from my rear panels forward on the fin then swooped to the coolest corner in the box. Of course the red area is the flue area.
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Old 07-28-2015, 11:07 PM   #13
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Thanks Klem! Gonna run my mag mount wire there and place a 5" diameter washer on the roof above with silicone or something.
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Old 07-29-2015, 01:07 AM   #14
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No holes for me, I'm going to go through the refrigerator vent, already drilled a hole from the vent to the upper cabinet. Probably run a new 12v line up from the converter unless I can figure out the load on the nearby captains lamps circuit.
Yep. I'd likely do the same for an SiriusXM antenna, however we have an older 19 with the upper refrigerator vent on the side.

Also thought about going through the AC housing, but can't get the cable from the AC to the side cabinets. If you're routing to the refrigerator vent would it be feasible to mount the antenna on the AC housing? That's the highest point.

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Old 07-29-2015, 01:26 AM   #15
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My Sirius antenna sits on a counter next to the receiver and brings in two bars, usually ( which is enough ). I've also run the cable for the antenna out the front window and placed the antenna on the open rock guard or on the propane tank cover. Seems to pick up the signal OK through the shell.
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Old 07-29-2015, 01:33 AM   #16
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I just had a permanent sirius, etc radio hard wired in. The installed talked me into drilling a pin hole thru the roof. He cut the antenna wire, fished it thru the hole and joined it back together inside with a connector. The antenna is glued to the roof and sealed up very nicely. Great reception and no more wires strung around the inside.
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That would work if I didn't keep moving the receiver/dock around. I like to fall asleep listening to The Shadow, but can't hear it at low volume if the radio is at the other end of the trailer where we sit in the evening. Sometimes, it's moved outside.
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Thanks Klem! Gonna run my mag mount wire there and place a 5" diameter washer on the roof above with silicone or something.
No silicone... no, no, no
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Old 07-29-2015, 11:01 AM   #19
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My Sirius antenna sits on a counter next to the receiver and brings in two bars, usually ( which is enough ). I've also run the cable for the antenna out the front window and placed the antenna on the open rock guard or on the propane tank cover. Seems to pick up the signal OK through the shell.
We tried this on the way to Bandon and back, several camps. The signal was marginal at best. Thus, I'm headed for a roof mounted antenna. There are some surface mount ones which take a fairly large hole, but no exposed cable. I have an inquiry in to ETI to see if they will install when I take the trailer up for solar retrofit.

Sorry for dragging us off topic.

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Old 07-29-2015, 11:58 AM   #20
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No silicone... no, no, no
It has many good applications (notice recommended for fiberglass) I use it to 'tack' and 'bed' things I would like to possibly remove later. And it's "green"

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