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Old 29-11-2010, 19:11
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Due to our location it is necessary to have a 60cm dish fitted to our caravan, Is the aerial mounting point (aerial block) strong enough to take the weight of this dish as I would want to cause any damage to the caravan wall, the dish is not the solid type but perforated ??
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Old 29-11-2010, 19:34
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The mounting block for the aerial is a solid block located between the sticks and fairly solid so a perforated dish should pose no problem . Just as a note sky will no longer fit dishes to static caravans , as if its an aluminium clad van it can cause a distortion of the signal ,the same as normal tv reception . Sky fit the dish on the ground on a small stand .
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Old 29-11-2010, 19:41
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The mounting block for the aerial is a solid block located between the sticks and fairly solid so a perforated dish should pose no problem . Just as a note sky will no longer fit dishes to static caravans , as if its an aluminium clad van it can cause a distortion of the signal ,the same as normal tv reception . Sky fit the dish on the ground on a small stand .
I have thought about mounting it on a stand / pole but due to the location of the caravan I cant get a clear line of sight due to surrounding trees, but if mounted on the aerial block I can get a clear line of sight, does the caravan aluminium really affect the signal that much ?
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Hi my dish is mounted on the side of my caravan and the only problem we have is with the scart lead falling out of the back of the decoder and no loss of picture quality,next year we are buying freesat instead for the van.
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Ive got one of these satelite kits that lidl were selling a couple of years back.We initially bought it for the tourer when they turned the anologue signal off but we never got round to using it as we bought a static shortly after.The dish is only plastic so should be ok to fix to the mast weightwise.Might have a go next year at fixing it up.
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Thanks everyone, I feel a bit more confident about fitting it now, the dish does look big though when I assembled it....lol
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Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I, my parents, my Girlfriends' parents and even her grandparents have statics and after they saw my satellite dish installation they wanted me to do the same to their vans. Thing is, our van had a sticker on it that aid 'aerial block' and theirs don't. Is there some trick to finding it, or should i just go for the corners of the van?

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try using the same spot where the std one is fitted if they won't be using that,failing that a corner should have the support required. another option is to get an installer round to give you a quote and ask him where he intends to fit the dish then when he's gone away you go
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try using the same spot where the std one is fitted if they won't be using that,failing that a corner should have the support required. another option is to get an installer round to give you a quote and ask him where he intends to fit the dish then when he's gone away you go
If anybody wants a sky dish, or high gain digital aerial fitting i can highly recommend MATT'S AERIALS(tel 01754 762271 mob 07721890666) who has a shop in ingoldmells and Chaple st leonards and does the surrounding areas ,they fitted me a dish,lnb,pole and bracket,cable (lots of it double length for sky+) all for only 45 .
ps im not plugging them for any gain for myself just happy to pass on good workmanship
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