New TV cable
Even though your desire is to install a replacement COAX, this may help.
I had a problem on our first trip, when my coach was new. The TV over the fireplace stopped working. On my rig the satellite receiver HDMI goes to an HDMI converter box and 4 port hub in a small cabinet next to the receiver (cabinet has a fan to aid cooling). The converter allows running a smaller network cable (CAT5 or CAT6) to a converter box next to the TV. Network cables have a small plastic plug (similar to an old telephone cable) with a locking pin that allows them to click into the socket. It’s common for these locking pins to break off allowing the plug to slide out of the socket. As a temp fix I taped the plug into the socket and everything was working normal again.
When I returned home, I noted the cable was too short and stretched to reach the converter box. This was likely the cause of the damage and made it impossible to simply cut off the bad plug and replace it with a new plug. Since this is a high-speed data cable, you can’t simply splice it. It needs to be replaced. Since my rig was new, I reported the issue and indicated that a new cable was required between the converter box and the TV. Long story, short, after a year and 3 month long service fixes the TV was still not working properly.
So I set out to replace the cable myself. The challenge was that the satellite receiver and HDMI box were in the bedroom/bath slide out and the TV was not. There is a metal channel under the slide and above the wet bay that contains all wiring between the slide and the main body. It also contains hot and cold plumbing and the drain line for the bath sinks. Running the new cable from the converter box, under the drawers, under the bath cabinet was easy. “Fishing” the wire through the channel was nearly impossible. The plumbing was twisted in the channel and basically plugged up the hole. I learned that there are 2 screws that attach a lid to the channel located outside, under the slide wall. Although the lid cannot be removed, it can be slid back making it easier to “fish” the wire through the channel. Then from above the wet bay to the AquaHot cabinet next door, up through the floor to under the shower, to the wall behind the TV. Fixed!
Brad & Dianna
2017 Allegro Bus 37AP
2015 Jeep Cherokee