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Old 10-07-2015, 05:53 AM   #1
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Replacing coax cable

I was planning on replacing the coax cable from my vhf antenna. The antenna is only about 3' to the rear of the front TV. I removed the coax from ant. and tried pulling it from the inside and it would not move. Is the coax fastened in the roof is my question ?

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Old 10-07-2015, 06:19 AM   #2
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Probably electrical taped to other wires in the area. Can you just run a new wire and leave the old one in place?

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Old 10-07-2015, 07:28 AM   #3
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Generally the coax runs in 3 parts.

1: From antenna to roof, at this point there will be a connector.. NOTE: This is the part of the coax that goes bad. The rest of the coax should last the life of the coach....or longer.

2: Roof to switch (Wall plate or box of many buttons) IF you pulled on it you MAY have damaged it.. but if you still have proper continuity then it should still be good.. Comments explain.

3: Switch to TV.. See above remarks.

Pulling can pull it out of the connector crimped on the end.. Does not take much to do that. I'v had to repalce a few of those in this coach.. I use a much better replacement. (Compression fitting).

Second. What "Wears out" coax is sunlight.. Inside the wall there is no sunlite, Inside cabinets there is no sunlight. only the cable roof to antenna gets sunlight.
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Old 10-07-2015, 07:46 PM   #4
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Above post nailed it.

Look for a switch box for antenna or vcr selection or an outlet that looks like a cig lighter socket or blank pane with "Boost" on it as that is where the antenna coax goes.

It likely is routed through holes and corners and is not likely serviceable.

It usually fails on the roof top or right where it exits the roof.

You may be able to remove the inside trim panel directly under the antenna and locate the coax there.

You could cut it close to the roof and replace the outside part with new and use a barrel to connect it there if it is not already like that.

Good luck and report back.
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Old 10-13-2015, 06:11 AM   #5
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Thanks for the advise I will try new connector at roof as mentioned..
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