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Old 07-13-2011, 05:34 PM   #1
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King Dome Satellite problems

We just bought a 30' fifth wheel. It has a King Dome Satellite on top and we bought a TV and used our extra direct tv receiver from our room and it worked great. we took the rv down town and brought it back to the same spot in the driveway and tried turning the tv on and satellite didn't work. we have checked all the cables and power. Any ideas??
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:48 PM   #2
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Is it automatic?, Did it research for the satellite? Does it have a little black box with a rocker switch on it? Depress and hold for about 3 seconds and you should here it start searching. Sometimes the Direct box has to be reset as well.
I use Direct inmy coach and it works well but sometimes it takes a while until it finds the satellite.
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:52 PM   #3
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I also have a King Dome Satellite in my MS 36'. Does any body have the wiring diagrams for them. I bought my RV used in 2008 and never tried it. I hear the motor
turning the satellite in the dome but it never stops. Any help out there.

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Likely a bad board, Kingdom will sell you a new one, and MAYBE it will work. I have had 2 kingdomes, really disappointed in both of them. Called the factory and they tried to help trouble shoot, eventually decided I had a bad board, got a new one, it was bad also, they sent another and it worked for a while but never good. Maybe it was just me but I never could get a kingdome to work consistently like it should. They were both supposed to be automatic but would only work sporadically. Got a Winegard Traveler 1000 and it was absolutely great. Traded coaches and now have a Winegard in motion automatic, It is not nearly as good as the traveler but is adequate EXCEPT it does not get the 129 satellite where most of dish networks HD programming resides. Dont think I will ever be happy until I go back to the traveler 1000. all just my experience and opinion.
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My King Dome works great, sometimes it does take awhile for it to zero in but it does it. Depending on where I'm at I also have to realign it for the area I'm in.
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Check the voltage out of the power supply, I think it should be a little over 12V. If it is low the dish will not work properly.
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Did you turn the King Dome power switch off before you moved your RV? If you left it on (with power on in the trailer) the antennae will continue to rotate when the trailer is moving. If this occurs it may not be pointed in the same direction when you return to your parking spot.

I always turn off the satellite power switch whenever parked and after acquiring a satellite so that I don't forget it when I get under way.
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