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Old 07-20-2016, 10:29 AM   #1
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CoAx Cable Replacement

I have to replace the coax cable from the antenna to the TV on the back wall of our CC 29RE.......Anyone attempted to do this? J

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Old 07-20-2016, 01:55 PM   #2
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Not in an rv but in other situations. Home and work. I can't imagine that would be a very easy task. It should be secured in more then just one place so even using the old cable as a pull string I would see as a all but impossibility.

Why are you replacing the coax cable?

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Old 07-20-2016, 02:38 PM   #3
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I have worked on a number of Coax installations/repair/replacement and very rarely have I replaced out the entire cable. Most of the times it is a replacement of the end connectors (loose shielded ground, or copper coax wire oxidizes).

I have replaced entire cables when I upgraded the cable to the newer RG6 from the older RG59. Unless you RV is vintage, I suspect you have RG6 already.

Can you share more information on why the entire cable needs to be replaced?

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Old 07-24-2016, 07:14 PM   #4
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Had a senior moment and forgot to put antenna down....Ripped antenna and cable from roof!!!!! Cable now too short..New antenna kit has everything included....ampl cable etc
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I agree it would will be very difficult to pull a new cable. Instead I'd pull off the entire roof antenna mount plate and see if there is enough coax exposed or can some spare wire can be pulled enough to crimp a new connector on the end and then add a new section beyond that point. Otherwise I think the best bet would be run a new cable across the roof and use a cable entry plate from Winegard, such as Winegard CE-1000 Plate Cbl Entry Single. Many sources for the same part. The entry plate would need to be well sealed with a self leveling sealant. Drill a hole straight down into the TV compartment. You could use some self leveling sealant and place a few dabs of it along the cable to keep it from flapping about on the roof deck. Alternatively, you can use a strip of roof repair tape to hold it in place.

Having pulled many miles of computer cable, its amazing to me people don't leave enough spare wire at the ends to make repairs when needed. A few feet of cable is cheap and is light enough, but the factories try to save everywhere to our regret.
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Old 08-04-2016, 07:45 PM   #6
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Installed new Winegard antenna today........The coax cable from antenna goes down thru the roof metal assembly......Took off rubber boot and gave the damaged coax a light pull upwards......The main cable from the TV has an in line coax connector to the short piece to the antenna.....I did not have to replace the 20 feet +/- to the TV on back wall.......New antenna hooked up in less than 30 minutes....Whoever designed this setup sure had their "Smarts"!!!!!!

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