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Old 31-07-2019, 18:54
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Default Satellite TV wiring on my static

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I have just purchased a static caravan
I want to install sky tv, I’ve no problem with where to mount or aligning the dish. I am mounting the dish on the decking and have a satellite finder

My issue comes with getting the wiring into the caravan

Someone has suggested that I drill a hole in the floor of the caravan, but I am reluctant to do so without more advise

Please could anyone help

Thanks

Peter
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Old 31-07-2019, 20:04
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Most or all wiring or piping will come through the floor of your caravan. Depending on where you want your cable you may get lucky and have a floor vent close to where you want the cable
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As said most of the wiring and pipe work comes through the floor. When I fitted satellite I eased the cable up through the hole for the radiator pipe which was just behind the tv.
The hole is big enough to take the cable. Just pop out the white pipe blanking cover and push it back afterwards. Make sure the pipe insulation under the caravan is not disturbed.
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Our satellite cable comes through the floor as close as we could get to the unit and that is how the man fitted it in our last van as well.
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I've drilled hole into the floor many times and sealed it up with Silicone both from underneath and on top, works fine for me
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Drilling a small hole in the floor to allow for wiring is fine. I have done it for coaxial cables. But before you drill any hole, dont just consider where you want the cable to go & drill the hole from above. Have a good look underneath for any existing wiring or pipework and the location of any chassis members so you are sure its safe to do so, then you will be fine. I seal any gaps around the cable and the hole with bathroom sealer if needed.
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Old 03-08-2019, 08:50
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Hello
I have just purchased a static caravan
I want to install sky tv, Iíve no problem with where to mount or aligning the dish. I am mounting the dish on the decking and have a satellite finder

My issue comes with getting the wiring into the caravan

Someone has suggested that I drill a hole in the floor of the caravan, but I am reluctant to do so without more advise

Please could anyone help

Thanks

Peter
Fortunately, we didn't have that problem we have a cavity between the cladding and the insulation, so it's quite easy to make a hole in the position in the wall and install the correct socket, connect your cable and its a neat job with no visible access except your connection socket.
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