Permanent Satellite Dish Mount

Initially, I was using a ladder mount for our satellite dish on our trailer. What I didn’t like was how much stress this put on the ladder mounts, it just seemed like there was too much flex in the whole system. While it was probably perfectly okay, I had visions of wind ripping my ladder from my trailer and causing a world of problems.

Wineguard makes a “roof mount” system, however it involves drilling holes in the roof of the trailer, and frankly I’m just not ready for that yet.

Fortunately, our trailer has a luggage rack on the roof that we really have no use for. It’s much more stable than the ladder and seemed like a great way to mount everything.

I re-used some of the hardware from the ladder mount and then made some cross-support bars to help balance out the load on the roof rack.

I also picked up some bar clamps used to mount LED light-bars on ATVs or UTVs.

The end result was SUPER stable and we’re very happy with it. There is only minimal flex with is allowed by some rubber bushings, so far it’s held up to use very well.

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