TV4RV APRIL NEWSLETTER
Vol. 7 - No. 4
MUD ! !
As RVers. we all
hope to wake up to robins chirping in a nearby tree and bright, sunny skies. But we
all live in a "real" world where the weather is often less than perfect.
One reader, John Bunting, wrote to us about his Texas winter.
have used your tripod recently in Central Texas for 3 months this winter, it was raining,
sleeting, overcast and the winds were blowing from the North and South sometimes over
40MPH.Even in those conditions the dish did not move and no lost signal even in the high
winds overcast and sleet. There were other people at the Corps of Engineers park in
Granger, Texas with the same tripod and I passed on the information to other campers where
to get one because theirs blew over. I added one modification to the legs to supplement
the one that I saw on your web site and that is to add a bathroom drain cover cut flat
with a nail spike driven into the ground and put under the feet to keep it sinking when
the ground is wet works great. When I set up I will take a picture for you. The tripod is
very solid and will not move, not that it will anyway. This thing only takes about 5
minutes to set up very easy."
John later sent these photos and further
Aluminum bracket bolted to tripod foot.
Drain cover available at Lowes and Home Depot.
Drill a hole in the center.
Galvanized stake to anchor it all.
One for each leg.
Nice job John!