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#1 xbassman

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 10:56 AM

Don't think they had cable in 1994...My 1994 Casida Spirit only has a fold antenna on the roof with a cable going thru body and ending up in the overhead compartment above the table/bed. Is my option to install a cable plug in somewhere on my Spirit? Would guess it needs to be weather proof!

#2 xbassman

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 10:57 AM

Make that my 1992!

#3 Euphoria

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 11:23 AM

If you don't already have one of these (link below) mounted in the hull of your trailer, these are what they've been installing for quite a number of years. What do you plan to do for television reception; antenna, just use campground cable where available, satellite dish antenna?

Casita has been mounting them in the driver's side rear upper corner of the trailers for years. I use it with my Vu-Cube satellite dish.

 

http://www.shoprvpar...hole-white.html

 

 

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Edited by Euphoria, 10 July 2016 - 11:33 AM.

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#4 xbassman

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 12:10 PM

Perfect, just ordered one!

#5 Wally Z

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 01:43 PM

I wouldn't mount it where Casita does. I'd put it closer to the ground.


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#6 Euphoria

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 02:58 PM

I wouldn't mount it where Casita does. I'd put it closer to the ground.

Why mount it lower Wally? Casita puts it inside the upper cabinet where it's hidden. If you mount it lower, the back end of the coaxial wire coming in will be exposed. Not the prettiest thing to look at, which is probably why they stick it up high in the cabinet. Besides, it is easier to just run the coax from it across the top rear cabinet to the TV stand area in the corner. Just my thoughts.


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#7 Wally Z

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 07:38 PM

 

I wouldn't mount it where Casita does. I'd put it closer to the ground.

Why mount it lower Wally? Casita puts it inside the upper cabinet where it's hidden. If you mount it lower, the back end of the coaxial wire coming in will be exposed. Not the prettiest thing to look at, which is probably why they stick it up high in the cabinet. Besides, it is easier to just run the coax from it across the top rear cabinet to the TV stand area in the corner. Just my thoughts.

 

You forget! He has nothing on the walls and can run it anywhere and then cover it up. I would run it straight up the rear corner. It would be harder to get to in the future though.  I wouldn't get the one with the plastic cap either. Mine broke of a long time ago and I don't even use it. Figure I'll get a cable cap to protect it instead. Think I already have one somewhere in my junk pile.


Edited by Wally Z, 10 July 2016 - 07:39 PM.

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#8 Euphoria

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 08:15 AM

It's not that I forgot Wally. It's more that I didn't know that he has bare walls in his trailer. But then, it begs the question of how would you conceal it other than hiding it inside a cabinet? At the very least if it is exposed, I'm sure it wouldn't be a pretty thing to look at. Is there a plan for installing anything of a wall treatment or covering later on, or will the walls remain bare? I do agree that the plastic coax plugs that Casita installs are pretty easy to rip those rubber coax covers off of though. I suppose something like these can replace the rubber cover cap if it goes bye-bye, breaks or rots off. They're pretty cheap too.

 

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#9 Wally Z

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 09:08 AM

I think I have one of those somewhere with threads on it.


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#10 C.flynn

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 03:04 PM

Euphoria,
Where did you get that white box on the back of your trailer? What did you do with the spare tire? What are the dimensions?

#11 Euphoria

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 05:01 PM

Its called a Stow-Away box, (that's the manufacturer - link below,) and they have a web-site as well. I got the one that is about 49~50 inches wide with the standard solid receiver mount, but they also make an optional swing-away mount as well. Your choice.

 

https://www.stowaway...cargo-box-white

 

Of course, mounting the Stow-Away box on your trailer will require the installation of a 2" square standard receiver hitch to mount it, (they are available and made specifically to fit the Casita frame,) from Orbital Machine Works, dba Perfect Casita, - link below.) 

 

http://perfectcasita...h-receiver.html

 

Hope this helps. FWIW, I find it to be an extremely handy addition since, as you know, storage space is very limited in these little eggs.

 

As to the spare tire, I fabricated a simple vertical mount out of some scrap metal ends I had lying around the garage. If you don't weld, you can probably show the picture to any welder and he can make one for you. I don't expect it would cost all that much since there is very little to it. Just some chunks of 1" angle iron, 1" square channel, and some flat bar stock. You'll need a couple of 1/2" x 20 threaded bolts and nuts (or a few old standard lug nuts) to hold it to the bracket. Not shown is a flat piece mounted off the vertical support, behind the middle of the tire rim, to which I welded the two 1/2" X 20 bolts in line with the lug nut hole spacing of the wheel (lugs and nuts are visible in the top picture) to secure it to the bracket.

 

Here's some pics of it.

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Edited by Euphoria, 11 July 2016 - 05:21 PM.

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#12 xbassman

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 09:27 AM

Just read all input. I do have an overhead cabby in the rear. The cable from the stock antenna is stored in there. Intend to put cable mount in the area where it will go into that overhead.