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Old 07-15-2014, 11:19 PM   #41
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Well, I just received my Trav'ler today and plan on doing the install on my 2015 39MB this weekend. Hopefully mine was updated to the new longer spec......

I'll update later.

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Old 07-16-2014, 01:28 AM   #42
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Looks like a real nice system, but where I am parked now I don't think I could get a signal through the trees and I don't want to give up my shade. It is hot enough here.
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:36 AM   #43
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If it has been updated, you should be able to pull all the wires out of the two plates on the roof, pull them across to the antenna and connect them right up. Mine had the screw in adapter for the control wire as well, shame it wouldn't reach. If yo don't have to cut and splice, betting you can do the install in an hour. I did have to search around behind the tv and cabinet in the bedroom to find my control cable, but it pulled right through and connected up. Let us know how it goes.
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:36 AM   #44
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I am keeping my tripod around just in case, it doesn't take up a lot of room in the bed of the truck if needed.
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:19 PM   #45
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Yeah, I already found the control cable behind the bedroom TV. My Antenna booster is (was) also back there so I moved the booster along with the control cable to the cabinet next to the TV so I now have easy access to all the TV related stuff.

Did you use the roller plate? I know Atom Ant did......
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:24 PM   #46
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I didn't order the roller plate. The roller wheels look like they roll nicely on the roof, but I might add it for piece of mind.
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Old 07-17-2014, 03:08 AM   #47
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I added the small plate that the roller lands on. Not sure how necessary it was, but it keeps the rub off the roof while traveling.
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Old 07-17-2014, 03:23 AM   #48
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I ordered it today from amazon, just in case. Guess it won't hurt. Did you use the screws and caulk all the way around it? Wasn't sure how much rolling it does when stowing.
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Yes, I used screws and lap sealant. The roller just kind of lands there. It never really rolls or touches any of the roof beyond that little plate.
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Thanks, that will make it easy. Have to get more sealant now, went through three tubes with the install and touch ups.
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I ended up putting down a blob of lap sealant on the roof where the dish roller lands. Its worked fine for 18 months.
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Good Idea sinder !!! Sealant/caulk is easier to replenish than the roofing material !

LOVE a low tech solution to an issue !!!!
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:41 AM   #53
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Well, let's say "I'm not a happy camper"....I started the Trav'ler install and everything was going great., that is until I pulled up the coax plates on the roof!!!!
As stated by Atom Ant and others, the 2 coax cables were there attached to the back side of the plates but NO CONTROL CABLE to be found. I have about 6 inches of slack on the 2 coax cables and I tried pulling on them thinking the control cable would be taped to one of the coax.....but, not able to pull up more the 6"

So, here I sit with the dish mounted to the roof, all set to go but NO CONTROL CABLE!!!! I know they ran one because I have the other end in the bedroom. It's probably tangled up in the ceiling some where. Any thoughts guys?

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Old 07-19-2014, 01:11 AM   #54
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Tim,

Pull the lens of an interior light off, unscrew the light and remove the whole fixture and you should be able to get you hand and maybe even your arm up in the ceiling to see if you can find it. Sounds like the cables may be caught on something on there.
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Old 07-19-2014, 01:14 AM   #55
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PS, thos lenses unscrew on the lights
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Great idea Brad. I'll give it a try in the morning and see if I can find it. I wonder if I can pull the ceiling fan down if need be?
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Ceiling fan would be too far over. The run is straight down the side of the coach. I could see mine under the speaker. It was taped up to the rear most coax cable and really tucked in there. Was your coax cable long enough to reach the dish? Put the strike plate on today, just in case.
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Old 07-20-2014, 01:32 AM   #58
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I was on the roof today and now I am thinking I have a pretty good view of the southern sky. I just might invest in a traveler with my bonus money this year.
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Old 07-20-2014, 02:07 PM   #59
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I too am thinking very hard about getting one. Right now I have an old SD dish that I have been using forever and also a Winegard portable which I now use more then the dish. Would have more room in the basement for sure.
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Yes, that portable SWM I now have in the storage building TOOK up a lot of valuable storage room !

And then there was the divorce proceedings and strange looks from neighbors whenever we tried to find the sats

Pushing a button and mixing a drink is MUCH betta !
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