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Old 04-07-2013, 11:00 PM   #1
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I have done the search on here and was wondering how long it took to install the slim line dish your self and would you do it again? Did it get mounted off center. I see the sat. cable connection on the roof but no power cord and what about screwing it to the roof? The Slim line looks to have a big foot print and Im wondering if it hits Wood or Alum. when screwing it down? I know at the rally they said that it was framed in but where? Full timing it now and need some HD TV. So I guess were going to spent the money and get the Slim line and try to install it myself. Now that Brain is gone who do we contact now to get a print of the 36FL to install a dish on the roof and get the wiring detail? Has anyone wished they hadn’t install one on their roof and stayed with the tripod or tailgator?
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:09 PM   #2
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I have done the search on here and was wondering how long it took to install the slim line dish your self and would you do it again? Did it get mounted off center. I see the sat. cable connection on the roof but no power cord and what about screwing it to the roof? The Slim line looks to have a big foot print and Im wondering if it hits Wood or Alum. when screwing it down? I know at the rally they said that it was framed in but where? Full timing it now and need some HD TV. So I guess were going to spent the money and get the Slim line and try to install it myself. Now that Brain is gone who do we contact now to get a print of the 36FL to install a dish on the roof and get the wiring detail? Has anyone wished they hadn’t install one on their roof and stayed with the tripod or tailgator?
I also am considering one of these but not looking forward to the install. I hope you get a lot of helpful information for my purposes as well.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:14 PM   #3
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I too am considering a dish and will be looking forward to the information everyone provides, this will sure help in deciding which way to go

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Old 04-08-2013, 12:05 AM   #4
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I decided to install it myself after I went to the dealer here that sells the Winegard and Redwoods and was quoted $2900 to buy it and have it installed by them. I told them that it already was prewired from the factory and they said that they still would have to run cable to both tv’s and that I would have to supply the boxes from Direct tv. The boxes are not the problem but insisting that the coach needed to have cable run to both tv’s I didn’t like to here. There must be a way that I can check that I can get a signal to both tvs from the roofs pre run cable from the factory?
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Beechguyjim said that he installed his own and there's a youtube on them too.

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Old 04-08-2013, 08:54 AM   #6
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Chuck, Dave, Dan:



I asked my dealer to install the Winegard SK-3005 Slimline HD last year before I took delivey, but they weren't even interested!I installed mine myselfand it worked on the first shot.



I learned alot and I've done several postings on this since I installed it. Do a search on my postings for some good info.



I paid $1,300 for the dish and it took me about 3 hours. All the cabling you need is there - but I do have recommendations! I'll help you with any questions you might have - but my experience is on the RL/RE/FB/BR model.
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I'm going to install mine in a couple of weeks. From what I learned on this forum, the control cable is attached to one of the coax on the roof (I hope).

I did buy a cable sounder/tester at Amazon that will help me map out all the cables before I start, and actually I plan to verify them during the PDI just to make sure they go somewhere.
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Before you start tracing, remember that orange cables = satellite.

The control cable is taped to the RG-6 underthe rear-facingCOAX bulkhead on the roof of the RL/RE/FB/BR -but it's not long enough to reach the dish if you mount the dish equidistant fromthe A/Cs on the roof centerline (where it should be). It's about 14" too short. Just use the extra control cable that Winegard provides in the box so you can splice-in the extra length you need. Be sure and solder these.





For cable tracing, I bought a $25 multitester and a termination cap to trace the cables.Edited by: 5th_Time
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Thanks 5th! I got the 8 cap tester, but of course bought the wrong kind (bayonet) so I had to buy the F-Bayonet converters. We have the outside entertainment too so I would like to see where that comes from.

I really would like to just run our duo receiver instead of installing 3 receivers, so hopefully I can figure out how to do it in case they did home runs from each TV to the roof.
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It took my dealer 17 hours to install mine - I only paid for 4 hours and Redwood paid the rest due to incorrect wiring being run during the build process. I also have 3 boxes (1 for each tv) and that created additional issues as Redwood likes to use splitters in the wiring process. All in, my dealer ended up running two new cables through the inside of the rear cap from the dish on the roof to make this set up work. The only thing negative I have to say about the slim line dish is be careful in high wind/storm situations. Normal wind and breezes have no impact, but strong gusts and thunderstorms make the dish act like a sail in the wind. Wind has NOT created any issues with signal, its more of the wind trying to rip the dish off the roof. Would I have it installed again.... yes I would.

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