Hi everyone.I have just bought my first caravan, a BK SHERITAN on a site near Bournemouth. I need to install a TV aerial & a Sky dish.Is there enough strength in the upper corners of the caravan to take the load?The aerial mast needs to be about 2m long.This is my first post, so hope ive done it ok. Many thanks, Joe
yes if you use the corners where front wall meets side wall and same at the back you should hit the woodern strut that runs from the top to the bottom, I say "should" because I dnot want to gurantee it but in my experience it is there 99% of the time.
Hope this is of some help and all the best,
This post is quite old now but rather than start another on the same subject and clutter up the forum, I thought it would be best to post here.
I also need to fit a TV antenna to my caravan but I don't fancy the idea of fastening to the caravan itself and piercing the metal skin, possibly causing potential leaks etc. So last year when I bought my caravan, I installed a satellite dish at the rear of the caravan on a home made tripod and as a temporary measure, I removed the jockey wheel from my caravans A frame and used the wheel fitting as a TV mount by mounting a 10 foot pole the same diameter as the jockey wheel with the TV antenna on top. This provides a very secure and stable mount but is of course right in front of the bay window and somewhat spoils the view. So how else can I install an antenna? I was wondering if I could get some kind of ground stake or something. Any ideas?
Does anyone know where the aerial block is on an ABI static? Im assuming its going to be quite near to where the aerial lead enters the van. Sorry, I mean, in the top corner at that point.
We are fed up with the piped TV aerial signal constantly failing, then neing off sor weeks, so have decided to install Freesat ( next door neighbours have Sky, and so long as teh dish is mounted on the van and not a pole we can have a dish).
As we are using a standard Freesat box (1 LNB feed) I plan on using the existing RG58 cable and connecting into this under the van and change the wall plate to a F type socket from a coax, then cable number 2 Im going to feed a second box in the girls bedroom. The lad doesnt watch much TV ( being deaf like me) and tends to stick to DVDs and his laptop so isnt bothered about me sorting out an aerial for him. We dont watch TV in bed these days either so Im not going to put one in our room, though the option is there for the future I suppose.
IMG_0053.jpgI got the guys who built the decking to leave one corner upright a bit higher and then had a bracket and pole fitted.
Used spare foam climatex to stop the pole coming directly in contact with the van. It worked out well.