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Old 05-23-2018, 01:43 PM   #1
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Satellite Installation help

Need some advice.Our trailer is at a lot surrounded by a lot of trees and we were told that to get reception we need an antennae tower about 20 feet high . So we did get a portable one .Here is the issue our trailer does not have a satellite jack built into it . so my husband says we should take out the antennae and its mount and run the wire through that way . The dish itself will be on the satellite tripod .Any suggestions or better ideas ? ( for where to run the cable through )
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Drill a hole where need and instal a sat jack!
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does your trailer have a CABLE in jack?
if so plug your sat dish to that and then at eh insides where its says CABLE, take that and connect it to the sat in port on the sat reciever
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Old 05-23-2018, 03:05 PM   #4
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does your trailer have a CABLE in jack?
if so plug your sat dish to that and then at eh insides where its says CABLE, take that and connect it to the sat in port on the sat reciever
no it does not but someone sent me some advise about these
https://amzn.to/2s6KeYp and going through the window or door but if it is going through the antennae area to ensure that there are no unpowered splitters or other things along that line as you need a straight line
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Old 05-24-2018, 03:09 AM   #5
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does your trailer have a CABLE in jack?
if so plug your sat dish to that and then at eh insides where its says CABLE, take that and connect it to the sat in port on the sat reciever
Thanks for the replies . No it seems to just have the one outlet for the antennae.
Oddly enough .Its a 2005 fleetwood dakota 29bhs
You would think by the year it would !
My husband likes taking the easy way out of stuff , so basically I usually have to find help

This is what I was told later last night :

you need a "straight run" from the dish to the receiver. In our case we bypassed the antenna/cable switch to get a straight run. If you have no cable input on the trailer, the next easiest way to get the signal into the RV would utilize a small length of flat RG-6 cable to go through a window (even when the window is closed) like this one https://amzn.to/2s6KeYp . Otherwise, IMO your best bet is to come in through the refrigerator vent, if yours is on the roof and not in the side of a slide like ours is. That way you keep your over-the-air antenna intact. As a last resort, I'd use your husband's method, but perhaps you can run the satellite cable side-by-side next to the antenna cable, and therefore keep that antenna intact?

Hope this helps!
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

There's lots of ways to get a cable into a trailer. I needed to do that on a 5th wheel at one time. I drilled through the wall behind the TV and installed a weatherproof coaxial connector outside, sealed with silicone.

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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