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Old 01-29-2021, 05:30 PM   #1
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Direct To Dish Conversion Snag Running Cables

I just purchased a 2015 DS. It has a Winegard Trav'ler set up for Direct. I want to convert to Dish. It can be done except for the fact I would have to run two more coax cables (one to the front AV cabinet, one to the bedroom) for my 3 Wally's. Trav'ler is too old for the hybrid LNB that can use the one existing coax to the special splitter (which I actually own from my previous coach). How can the coax be fished to the locations I need them?
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I would run them from the roof to where the XM antenna is and bring it down through there to the front cabinet. Then take one cable down the driver's A post under the coach through the bays to the back.

You could also fish them through the AC ducts.

Either way will be a pain.
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This one is easy. Install special splitter under dome, but out of way of anything that moves.



Use a multiport switch inside coach where it is convenient to access original coax, and tie the existing TV coax into. The switches can be had at any decent satellite dealer, tech if seen while driving around, or ordered off Amazon. Just make sure switch is DiSeq-C compatible. That is protocol Dish uses to control switch in LNB.


TBs will lose off-air antenna capability unless you use, you guessed it, another switch that electrically chooses between antenna or satellite. Again, and dish dealer can sell you this.


Biggest issue you will run into is that most trav'lers can look at only 1 bird at a time, and in western arc only. Your dish service will likely be on eastern arc looking at 3 close birds, or western looking at 3 wide spaced birds. Each receiver will be able to change which satellite is being used so I see a lot of contention over Dr Phil on 1 and ESPN Sports on another.
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This one is easy. Install special splitter under dome, but out of way of anything that moves.



Use a multiport switch inside coach where it is convenient to access original coax, and tie the existing TV coax into. The switches can be had at any decent satellite dealer, tech if seen while driving around, or ordered off Amazon. Just make sure switch is DiSeq-C compatible. That is protocol Dish uses to control switch in LNB.


TBs will lose off-air antenna capability unless you use, you guessed it, another switch that electrically chooses between antenna or satellite. Again, and dish dealer can sell you this.


Biggest issue you will run into is that most trav'lers can look at only 1 bird at a time, and in western arc only. Your dish service will likely be on eastern arc looking at 3 close birds, or western looking at 3 wide spaced birds. Each receiver will be able to change which satellite is being used so I see a lot of contention over Dr Phil on 1 and ESPN Sports on another.
My Travler has 3 LNBs and I can watch shows on different satellites on any tv
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