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Old 05-26-2016, 08:55 AM   #1
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Mounting Dish to Roof - Sunset Trail

I have a Sunset Trail 26BH, and recently bought a Winegard Carryout automatic satellite dish that im going to mount to the roof. My roof is not a "walkable" roof. It *appears* to be aluminum joists with luan sheathing between them. The carryout has 3 legs for screwing into the roof.

What would you all suggest for mounting? Just screw into the luan? Screw one leg into a joist and the other to the luan? Rivet all three? I just want to make sure that this will be strong enough to hold onto the dish without losing it some day on the highway.
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You will have to find out and keep in mind how high that will stick above the RV. You certainly don't want to clean it off going under a low bridge or tree limbs.

If you are set on mounting it to your roof, and are fearful of lack of support for anchoring it, you could get something to span the distance between rafters and secure it to that. Just make sure to seal all the holes with appropriate material.
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Old 05-26-2016, 10:47 AM   #3
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Yea my question is how high does your roof sit now and how tall is the dish. I agree with Lloyd I would want to mount something like aluminum tubing from joist to joist and then mount dish on that for guaranteed support. You might even take the dish and have the tubing welded in a triangle to match the dishes mounting arms with extensions to mount to the joist. However, I would be afraid limbs or something would damage the dish unless it's made really tough and wouldn't crack the first limb that contacts it.
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Old 05-26-2016, 11:00 AM   #4
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Yea my question is how high does your roof sit now and how tall is the dish. I agree with Lloyd I would want to mount something like aluminum tubing from joist to joist and then mount dish on that for guaranteed support. You might even take the dish and have the tubing welded in a triangle to match the dishes mounting arms with extensions to mount to the joist. However, I would be afraid limbs or something would damage the dish unless it's made really tough and wouldn't crack the first limb that contacts it.
The dish is slightly taller than the AC unit, but not by much. Aluminum flat bar might be the ticket...

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I would hope the being it's designed for an RV, that it will clear bridges. And I'm pretty sure the trusses are made of wood and not aluminum.
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I would hope the being it's designed for an RV, that it will clear bridges. And I'm pretty sure the trusses are made of wood and not aluminum.
I can confirm later, but last time I was doing wiring in the roof with my video scope they looked aluminum. I could be wrong, but im 95% sure they were aluminum. The trailer is a Sunset Trail, which I think uses aluminum studs as well.
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I can confirm later, but last time I was doing wiring in the roof with my video scope they looked aluminum. I could be wrong, but im 95% sure they were aluminum. The trailer is a Sunset Trail, which I think uses aluminum studs as well.
Crossroads confirmed that joists are aluminum. Roof is non-walkable and the "plywood" (luan?) that spans the joists is basically just there to give the rubber roof something to lay on and isn't really structural.
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I would think you should be able to work on the roof if needed, provided you have a couple pieces of plywood to span the rafters. Use one, and when you have to move take the other and place it ahead of you.
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I would think you should be able to work on the roof if needed, provided you have a couple pieces of plywood to span the rafters. Use one, and when you have to move take the other and place it ahead of you.
Respectfully, this has nothing to do with my question.
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Excuse me. You do have to get up there to work on it don't you?
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