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Old 03-24-2011, 06:10 PM   #1
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Satellite TV Question

Would the factory installed optional Satellite Dome on an '07 DSDP be only a single LNB? On my current rig I have a MotoSat dual LNB installed and wired for a DTV box in the front and one in the bedroom. If I don't come up with similar functionality in the DS, my wife will be very unhappy, and you all know thats not good. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
For now I'm thinking the dome for up front and a seperate VuCube for the bedroom. Seems a bit extreme, but I will be desperate.

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Old 03-24-2011, 06:45 PM   #2
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My choice would be to dump the factory unit and install a Winegard Trav'ler. All three satellites and multiple outputs.

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Old 03-24-2011, 06:58 PM   #3
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My choice would be to dump the factory unit and install a Winegard Trav'ler. All three satellites and multiple outputs.
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All domes that I am familiar with are single LNB. However some of them do have two feeds to supply two receivers.
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:32 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by lllkrob View Post
All domes that I am familiar with are single LNB. However some of them do have two feeds to supply two receivers.
This is correct...the dome we have on our fifth wheel supplies two separate TVs although it only has one LNB (as do all domes).

However, I agree with the other posters: If I were going to have a satellite dish installed on a new rig, it would be a Winegard Trav'ler for either Dish Network or DirecTV.
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Hi lhill,
If the dome was factory installed I am 99.9999% sure you have two feeds from the dome. There should be two cables into your distribution box. One connected to the front and one to the rear TV. These lines go into their respective connections on the distribution box. If you do not find two feed lines coming from the dome, call Newmar to verify. If they say there should be two feed lines you'll need to go up on top and see if the other feed line is connected (group of plugs in the rear of the dome). If there are two feed lines there, then the other end is somewhere in your A/V compartment.
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I'll join this parade. I concur that you will find that dome to be a single LNB. Had one on my 2006 coach (KVH) and it did have two feeds so I could feed to two separate Direct TV receivers, when it worked, which was about half the time.

New coach came without a factory unit.
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Set it up with FOUR feeds.
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Thanks everyone, I was able to go up on the roof today at the dealership and I do see 3 different connections at the dome. It's a KVH R5. If it doesn't work well I think I'd replace it with another Motosat open face antenna.....mine has worked great for the 5 years we've had it installed.

Would someone kindly give me a quick description of the operation of the Source Select box? It has TV-1, TV-2, TV-3 and TV-4 0n the face, plus AUX RCA connections. Box sits on top of a Sony what looks like a stereo receiver....my Bounder has a much simpiler to understand entertainment system.

BTW, I was quite surprised to see the DS has only 2600 pounds CCC, my Bounder has over 5000#.

Thanks again!!

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