Low cost tripod for sat dish

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Got this tip from a tugger on site..

    Rather than buy the expensive satellite tripod get one from a store that sells speaker stands

    Heavy duty speaker stands from about £20 - £25

    example..

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    With the dish and digi tuner from Maplins ... up and running for £80.. !

    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/tv-satellite/11517-satellite-kit-offer-maplins.html
     
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    ralph-dot Read Only Funster

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    Or spotlights or laser levels from Aldi or Lidl, all come with great tripod, when available, at about 12.00.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Quite right Ralph .. forgot about them.. :thumb:

    I'm buying a dish and tripod as an alternative when trees get in the way of the cranky .. :RollEyes:
     
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    Good idea if you have the space.
     
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    Better still have a look around car boot stalls, I use an old video tripod. Maybe not quite as robust as a speaker tripod but I anchor it down with a couple of elastic straps.
     
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    After seeing an article in Practical Motorhome last year I bought a 3 arm washing airer from Wilkinsons for about £8.

    The arms (which become the legs) need to be cut back by about a foot each otherwise it is too wide on the ground and I found that I needed to drill through the collar & upright to enable a pin (3 inch nail) to be inserted to prevent the wind turning the dish.

    Seems to work OK.

    Graham
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    and it doubles up as a clothes drier .. brilliant.. :thumb: :Laughing:

    That's what I love about these posts.. brings out all the best bodges and bodgers out. .. :thumb:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    and it doubles up as a clothes drier .. brilliant.. :thumb: :Laughing:

    That's what I love about these posts.. they bring out the best bodges and bodgers .. :thumb:
     
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    GJH Funster Life Member

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    You got hiccups Jim? :Laughing:

    Bodging stuff is all part of the fun isn't it? I've got all sorts if bits & pieces in the garage (never throw anything out if it might be useful) and it's amazing how often something is useful for a job it was never intended for.

    Graham
     
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    I forgot our tripod on one trip last year and used our mini airer as a temporary replacement :thumb:

    Ralph
     
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