Portable Satellite dish holder

Discussion in 'RV Tips & Tricks' started by decoy, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. decoy

    decoy New Member

    What kind of ideas have you came up with to mount your dish on outside your r.v. that is portable :question:
     
  2. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

  3. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: Portable Satellite dish holder

    Hey decoy, I like your motto. Tex you need to start selling them mounts. :laugh:
     
  4. ironart

    ironart New Member

    Re: Portable Satellite dish holder

    Thanks Paul,

    That is a great little invention.... I like the idea of the fold down receiver module..... I am going to make one.....

    Thanks again...

    Paul
     
  5. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

    Re: Portable Satellite dish holder

    I drilled the rivets out on mine and put in two 1/4-20 bolts. It doesn't take much to install the 'stem', and it makes it easier for fitting into my slideout bay.

    Something you might think about, I kind of tweaked the width so it just barely fits in the bay width.

    Chelse, it isn't my design. It's originally from Bill N8XV & Barb N8XVC regular RVrs like us.
     
  6. ironart

    ironart New Member

    Re: Portable Satellite dish holder

    HI Paul

    I understand what you are saying.....That might be a better approach for me to....Every one of my cargo bays is a pass through but some are a little bigger that others
    so removing that little riser would work well for me too......

    Thanks for the tip..... :) :) :) :)

    Paul
     
  7. SnowbirdInFlight

    SnowbirdInFlight Senior Member

    Re: Portable Satellite dish holder





    The only problem with this arrangement is you have to watch the television upside down, lol.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. jetboat

    jetboat New Member

    Re: Portable Satellite dish holder

    mounted nthe dish on a 1''x12''x 30'' and just leave it on the ground. cut a 45 degree wedge from a 2x4 for leveling. also drilled a 1/2'' hole at the back of the board so i can steak it down.been working that way around 5yrs now,and he weather has never affected it.simple.
     
  9. SnowbirdInFlight

    SnowbirdInFlight Senior Member

    Re: Portable Satellite dish holder






    I was going to make the DH make us one of those Low Mount dish holder like TC was talking about, but now am curious about yours. Would you happen to have a photo you could post to show what it looks like?
     
  10. jetboat

    jetboat New Member

    RE: Portable Satellite dish holder

    sorry about the delay, i just mounted to the flat 1x12.nothing fancy.set the angle etc.and point to the southern heavens.also drilled a 1/2 hole at bothe ends (3"from the ends) and made some steel stakes to hold it down on windy days.
     
  11. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

    Re: Portable Satellite dish holder

    :) :laugh: :) :laugh: :) :laugh: ;)
     
  12. browercreed

    browercreed New Member

    RE: Portable Satellite dish holder

    A patio umbrella holder works just fine.
     
  13. whisperpj

    whisperpj New Member

    RE: Portable Satellite dish holder

    newbie here ok where is the plan for making the umbrella holder?
     
  14. Lakejumper

    Lakejumper Junior Member

    Re: Portable Satellite dish holder

    Tex,

    Thanks for sharing your design. I have a question on how you made the fold down arm. After you drilled out the rivets, did you just replace them with 4 bolts or did you also modify the arm? I think that I can see a latch of some sort. If you happen to have a close-up picture that would be great. Also, did you glue the pvc pipe pieces together or do they disassemble?

    Thanks,
    Lakejumper
     
  15. Lakejumper

    Lakejumper Junior Member

    Re: Portable Satellite dish holder

    Tex,
    Sorry for the double post. I'm new to the forum and couldn't find an "edit" button to change my original posting. Upon reading your posts again, I drilled out the rivets and inserted two bolts. It works perfectly. I'd still like to know if you can disassemble the PVC platform.

    Thanks again!
     

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