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Old 10-10-2019, 10:20 PM   #1
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Wingard Pathway X2 on Tripod and wiring to inside RV

This is probably a very stupid question but how does one run the cable from the tripod mounted dish to the Wally located in an inside cabinet? Seriously considering buying the X2 but before I do, I need to understand how to run the cable. Must I install a cable "port" somewhere on the rig and then run a wire from that port to the interior cabinet where the Wally's are housed??

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Old 10-10-2019, 11:21 PM   #2
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I use that setup in my fifth wheel, which was set up from the factory pretty similar to many motorhomes.

My 5er was factory wired for satellite using connections in the wet bay at the front of the rig. From jacks here you can hook to a coax running to the bedroom tv or the living room TV. Your RV may very well already be wired as well.

I found that the X2 wally combination isn't doesn't always work well with long wire runs, and as I recall they actually recommend keeping under 50 feet. Turns out the wiring to the Main TV near the back of the rig in a slide takes a scenic route getting there and is approximately 40 foot long, which when coupled with a longer run of wire outside the trailer sometimes caused reception issues. When that happened, I would either run a short cable straight from the antenna through a window, or through the slide seal to the Wally in the cabinet above the TV. Far from Ideal.

My final solution was to just put a small coax jack on the side of the slide, which is directly behind the TV. I have a storage compartment there that made access quite easy and it keeps the wire runs inside the rig short. This way I have more options on using longer exterior cable to get a good spot for the antenna, which can be challenging in forested areas.
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