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Thread: Wired for Roof Satellite and Solar

  1. #21
    Thanks for the info, we where thinking about getting the Directv unit for the roof didn't really want to do any drilling.

  2. #22
    No matter what brand, type, model, or any RV you buy and it does not all ready comes delivered to you with a dish already on it, you will have to drive holes to mount the dish. Then you will have to drill holes (or find another solution) for the cables to run into the interior of the RV in some form or manner. The Solitudes and Momentum (manufactured by Grand Design) are the only models at this time that have an access panel that allows you to run the cable into the interior without drilling new holes. You will STILL have to DRILL HOLES to mount the satellite dish itself This is also true of other manufactures. At this time I do not know if any other manufactures are installing access panel like GD is doing.
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    Yes, I drilled holes to mount my dish. But, I didn't drill any additional holes to run my cables. I ran them down my roof even and that actually worked much better than I expected. Wish I would have done it sooner as it was super easy.
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  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by GDRV Missy View Post
    Hi,

    If this is a unit that was produced after May of 2017, then there is an access panel on the roof to run wiring for the satellite dish.
    There is a plug for the solar panels under the goose neck, not on the roof.

    Missy
    Do all units that were produced after May have this panel? My 377MBS-R has a July 17 build date and I cant seem to find any type of panel anywhere on the roof.

    Jim
    2018 Solitude 377 MBS-R
    2017 GMC Denali 3500 SRW

  5. #25
    It's small and flat. Maybe 4" x 6" and is covered with sealant. Near the King Jack antenna. On my Momentum is near the side of the roof.
    2018 Momentum 376TH
    2016 RAM 3500 Dually

  6. #26
    Go back to post #16of this thread. It will lead you to pictures of what you are looking for on the inside.
    2018 Momentum 376TH
    2016 RAM 3500 Dually

  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by vonzoog View Post
    Go back to post #16of this thread. It will lead you to pictures of what you are looking for on the inside.
    Yup, saw those, nothing like either the panel of false column in my unit. It was built in July
    2018 Solitude 377 MBS-R
    2017 GMC Denali 3500 SRW

  8. #28
    That seems odd. My build date was July 25, 2017.

    I'm glad I have the access panel. I plan on adding the Winegard Trav'ler and this feature will make installation easier.
    2018 Momentum 376TH
    2016 RAM 3500 Dually

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