Fitting Sat Dome to Swift Sundance 2012

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  1. Val666

    Val666 Read Only Funster

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    I have a Swift Sundance 630L 2012 model and want to have a Road Pro Sat dome fitted to the roof. I would be very grateful if any one could advise me on these points. I want to have the control unit and a Sky box fitted in the cupboard next to the wardrobe.

    1) Is there any set place I should instruct the fitter to drill or not to drill on the roof. Are there wires to be avoided for example.

    2) I believe they stick the dome onto the roof but I want it also screwed on – what is the recommended size of the screws to have used including length of screw to use to do this? Again are there supports in the roof which the screws should aim for?

    3) I have been advised to have a 12 volt dedicated line back to the battery as control unit can suffer from voltage drop. What size of fuse should be used and how should this connection to the battery be made,

    Any other thoughts on what I need to be aware of?

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    Sat dome

    Surely the RoadPro fitter will know exactly what to do? They must fit thousands of these to all types of van. :Smile:
     
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  3. dave newell lvs

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    I certainly do.:Wink:

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  4. TheDogMan

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    I agree the fitter will be telling you the best way to do it, if you have it done at the roadpro factory at Daventry then Paul from Northants Motorhomes may do it and he is a motorhomer himself and pretty dam good.

    Dave
     
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    I would avoid drilling unnecessary holes for screws into your roof. It's just creating more opportunities for damp to sneak in.

    A good adhesive like Sikkalfex will keep it securely in position, and also should you change vans you can remove the dome if you want to transfer it across.
     
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    I fitted a dome to our 630L, used adhesive only, no screws, the cable enters van into wardrobe, down to floor and into said cupboard, wired direct to leisure battery using 10 amp fuse, alls well.


    Eric:Smile:
     
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