Posted 16 October 2017 - 06:37 PM
I took a different approach this summer. I wanted the Sirius XM unit to keep up with news, etc. while traveling through Idaho. I did not expect to unload the camper so I chose to mount the antenna on the roof of my camper. I used white Gorilla tape to attach a piece of metal sheeting just outside my escape hatch over the bed. Then I ran the wire in the hatch, along the ceiling and down the wall to the cab windows. Threaded thru both windows, there was still plenty of length to reach the console between the seats where I could operate the unit. I set up 5 FM frequencies which came in handy as I traveled next to population centers with lots of FM stations. The FM radio in my camper could receive the signal if I placed the unit closer to the rear window. I only wanted news anyway and didn't need to change stations much. One time, I did bring the unit into the camper with the antenna wire too. Worked fine. Next time (if any), I'll probably use the bathroom vent hatch so that my wife won't complain about the crack of light in the morning where the wire entered the escape hatch.
I haven't felt the need for XM since returning and unloading the camper. I'll probably use it inside until I let the 6 month subscription lapse (requires a phone call).
2004 F-350 Crew Cab 4WD Dually w/ Airlift air bags, Luverne brush guard, side steps and splash guards.
2007 LanceMax 1181 with nearly every option, enlarged cabover space (driver's side locker omitted), wider custom mattress.