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Old 08-05-2014, 06:59 PM   #1
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Cable TV problem

So yeah, I've a problem with the cable TV hookup. In the back, where you hook the 30 amp plug into the generator, there's also a hookup for the cable tv. When I hook the cable from the campsite up, the TV will not work on cable mode in the set-up options. The only way I can get the cable to work, is to run a cable line from the hookup at the campsite directly to the TV. So, I can get it to work, just not as it is designed.

It also has a satellite (Winegard) but I really don't think that would interfere with the cable TV. Or would it? I mean, do I have to power up the satellite to work the cable? That just doesn't seem right at all.

I would hate to take this to a repair shop at $100/hour. I could get underneath the unit and trace the cable but only as far as it is exposed and then what? I'd hate to think of replacing the whole wiring for the cable TV.

I have a 2007 Winnebago Outlook 31C. This unit was actually owned by the vice president of Winnebago back in the day. I'm the third owner.

Any help with troubleshooting this problem would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-05-2014, 07:02 PM   #2
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You generally have to have the antenna amplifier off to run on cable.

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Old 08-05-2014, 07:03 PM   #3
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There should be a toggle switch or button in your AV cabinet that switches input from OTA to cable input. Make sure you have selected cable.
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Old 08-05-2014, 07:47 PM   #4
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There are a couple different switches, One is a box of many buttons, the buttons should have lables that explain everything.. But read part 3

Part 2

The next is a wall plate, standard size, has a 12 volt accessory outlet (useless) switch (IMPORTANT) Indicator light (Also) and antenna fitting, THIS (if you have it) Selects (normally) Cable or Antenna but see part 3

2B: Winegard Sensar Pro.. Select cable using the top button.

Part 3:
On many RVs that have a satellite receiver the park cable inlet has been "Re-Tasked" as a ground mounted satellite inlet.. This is wrong on a couple of levels but it is what Winegard recommends.. IF this had been done you will need to restore the original wiring.
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I had the same problem. All my switches were in the correct position, TV set to cable not air.. I messed around with it for a couple of days. One evening I just had a thought, is the cable connected on the inside to the outside connection? I looked under the bed with a flashlight, and sure enough the cable was laying on the floor. Had to get the wife to go inside the bed to hook it up. Everything worked!
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