Satellite Dish Storage

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 21:29
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Just looking for ideas as to where we can safety store our satellite dish when we are mobile as we want to incorporate it in the construction of our van. I don't want to have it on our bed each night or have to be moved to have a cuppa. My preference is on the rear tyre carrier any photos of your ideas would be appreciated.
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Reply By: Member - David P (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 22:01

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 22:01
on the bed for travelling?
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Follow Up By: Elross (WA) - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 22:16

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 22:16
Thanks David but we don't want to move it all the time we are looking for outside storage. As with our old van we want to stop this moving everything we stop for lunch.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 22:38

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 22:38
Hi Elross

These pics are of someone else's rig where the sat dish travels against the spare tyre. It swings out for use so it secure neat and convenient.

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This would not fit our van and we don't have sat tv.

Do you have a caravan park near you where you could go and see what other people do? While some use the bed, many have built on carriers.

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Follow Up By: Elross (WA) - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 23:00

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 23:00
Thanks .Yes looking at other caravan parks is a good idea. What do you think about mounting about it behind the rear tyre rack as I'm looking for a place for storage only.
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 23:49

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 23:49
Have a look at Diver Doug's website:

http://www.aplaceinthesun.com.au/Our%20Caravan.htm

scroll down to see the bed base. Some lateral thinking.

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Follow Up By: Elross (WA) - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 00:21

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 00:21
Thanks this looks like a great idea as I'm like doug and don't want to be moving it.
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Reply By:- Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 07:31

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 07:31
How about this idea?

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Follow Up By: Elross (WA) - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 19:14

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 19:14
Thanks this is another good idea.
Do you know how they travel with the vibrations on the back of the bumper.I realize I store the sensitive parts in the van.
Thanks again for your photo
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 19:16

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 19:16
Better make sure your number plate is not in the centre of the van.
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Follow Up By:- Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 14:31

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 14:31
Has travelled there now for 4 years over corrugations. No movement whatsoever.

The Sat Dish itself is attached to a 10" piece of pipe which then slips into the centre pole you see in the pic. A hole has been drilled right though, and this has a pin with a lock. So very secure.

To set it up, just remove the lock, pin and slip it off the support bar and straight onto a tripod with the same type of attachment. Easy and quick. Can provide a more detailed close-up photo if required.

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Follow Up By: Elross (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 02, 2008 at 00:37

Wednesday, Apr 02, 2008 at 00:37
Thanks Posted, Would appreciated the photo as we are looking at all ideas. Sounds like you are like us and do a fair bit of corrugated roads. We are in the process of having a van customer made have you any thoughts on my threads about dust 56000 and 56093 Thanks elross
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