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Old 03-06-2018, 09:00 PM   #1
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Location of Satellite hook up?

I have an Aria 3901 and am trying to install a Winegard Satellite dish. I was told that the cables to the bedroom and the cabinet over the driver are run to the roof and supposedly accessible. I was told to look for a 4x4 plate that says SWT or SAT or look in the rear AC unit. I have checked on the roof and canít find anything that resembles a 4x4 plate or access panel and the cables are not in the rear AC. Does anyone have a 3901 and can you tell me where these connections are on the roof, what they look like and how to find them? Any suggestions would be appreciated. And the above are the two places that Thor Support told me to check. Thanks!!
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Old 03-07-2018, 12:23 AM   #2
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Roof schematics

You might want to contact Thor and ask them to email you the schematics for the roof. They've been good about doing that for others.
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Old 03-07-2018, 12:54 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Thor did email me the roof diagrams and it shows the AC, vent fans, TV antenna, skylight etc, but no satellite wiring information. It does help me identify where I can drill for the power cord to the antenna. It also shows the interior lights and AC vents and intakes as well. Thanks for the thought and let me know if you know of other possible sources.
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Old 03-07-2018, 01:24 AM   #4
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Check ALL the covers and vents, etc on the roof.
Our sob had the sat cable in a plumbing vent
(just like the bath and kitchen vents) above the video cabnet with
the cable hooked to the ab switch labeled "sat". The cable wasn't 5' long.
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Old 03-07-2018, 01:30 AM   #5
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Awesome! I will take a look. I do see two plumbing vents over the mid bath. And one over the rear bathroom. One of the two over the mid bath could be it?
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Old 03-07-2018, 02:33 AM   #6
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FWIW - I have been told same as abjbrtd. I have a vent up near front cab which would be close to the cabinet with other media connections. Hopefully you will find it under on those vents.
Good luck.
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Old 03-07-2018, 02:05 PM   #7
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I have an Aria 3901 and am trying to install a Winegard Satellite dish. I was told that the cables to the bedroom and the cabinet over the driver are run to the roof and supposedly accessible. I was told to look for a 4x4 plate that says SWT or SAT or look in the rear AC unit. I have checked on the roof and canít find anything that resembles a 4x4 plate or access panel and the cables are not in the rear AC. Does anyone have a 3901 and can you tell me where these connections are on the roof, what they look like and how to find them? Any suggestions would be appreciated. And the above are the two places that Thor Support told me to check. Thanks!!
We had our dish installed at the dealership. But the access was found at the top left of the front cap. Trying to load a picture.
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Old 03-07-2018, 02:20 PM   #8
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We had our dish installed at the dealership. But the access was found at the top left of the front cap. Trying to load a picture.
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Old 03-07-2018, 03:33 PM   #9
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VERY helpful!! I should be able to locate this spot for the power cable and at least the front access, even if the rear isn’t there. I need this spot regardless. Thank you!
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Old 08-24-2018, 03:10 PM   #10
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Does anyone know where the satellite cable is on a 2018 Thor Windsport 35M. I just bought a Wineguard Carryout 2+ that I want to mount this weekend.
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Old 09-21-2018, 02:14 PM   #11
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Where the hell is the outside tv/cable hookup for aria 3901?..Frustrated
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Old 09-21-2018, 03:16 PM   #12
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Its really not that difficult to run a new cable from the satellite. Most installers I know prefer a new run, rather than to take chances using a cable of unknown quality, and I can tell you anything Thor, or most any manufacture pre-installed, was driven by bottom line considerations, not how well it will work for you.
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Old 09-21-2018, 03:33 PM   #13
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I would guess that the ARIA's cable/sat EXTERIOR coax connector is probably in the WET BAY, sometimes in a far corner...or in the Shore Power cord bay.
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Old 09-21-2018, 03:38 PM   #14
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Does anyone know where the satellite cable is on a 2018 Thor Windsport 35M. I just bought a Wineguard Carryout 2+ that I want to mount this weekend.
Usually it is near the shore line entrance. On your coach it is just above the shoreline entrance plug.
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Old 09-21-2018, 05:41 PM   #15
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I would guess that the ARIA's cable/sat EXTERIOR coax connector is probably in the WET BAY, sometimes in a far corner...or in the Shore Power cord bay.
I looked. Must be blind. Asked sales man and he has no idea,,,,great help huh???
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Old 09-21-2018, 05:44 PM   #16
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I looked. Must be blind. Asked sales man and he has no idea,,,,great help huh???
On the ceiling of the power cord bay.
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