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Old 05-03-2020, 04:15 PM   #1
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Sat hook up on 2010 open road

Just bought my 2010 allegro open road (35 QBA) last fall and now trying to work out the entertainment hook up. Understand the winegard road trip unit on the roof is useless now. Using a dish tailgater I used on my old Bounder but trying run the cable into motor home now. There is a tripod connection in the sewer bay. Anyone know where that goes to?.

I tried a loose RG6 connection in the passenger side overhead but didnt seem to work. There is a winegard cable connection (plate with cable connection and on/off pushbutton) on the wall inside the cabinet that should go to old roof unit.

The two mounted tv's work off a panasonic SA-PT464 surround sound DVD player (would like to upgrade to Blueray but that another project!), right now plan to use a A/B HDMI switch between the output of it and the tvs to hook in sat receiver. Opting for a seperate travel tv using a hotspot to stream netfilx and the like when traveling.
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Just bought my 2010 allegro open road (35 QBA) last fall and now trying to work out the entertainment hook up. Understand the winegard road trip unit on the roof is useless now. Using a dish tailgater I used on my old Bounder but trying run the cable into motor home now. There is a tripod connection in the sewer bay. Anyone know where that goes to?. In your AV cabinet, there should be a separate coax labeled Tripod. It is possible the previous owner installed a coax A/B switch so they could switch between the roof antenna and the tripod connection.

I tried a loose RG6 connection in the passenger side overhead but didnt seem to work. There is a winegard cable connection (plate with cable connection and on/off pushbutton) on the wall inside the cabinet that should go to old roof unit. The plate with the pushbutton switch is to change between the park cable input and the roof OTA antenna, it is not for the Winegard dome antenna.That one should have a separate power switch, possibly in the cabinet above the driver's seat. On the OTA/cable switch, for OTA antenna the LED should be on and for park cable the LED should be turned off.
Hopefully this will help un-muddy the waters.
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Unfortunately, you are dealing with a used RV and have no idea of what changes the original owner made to the satellite wiring. If the above post does not help, yo will need to just start sorting out the wiring from scratch.

Start by trying a line from outside direct to the receiver.

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Thanks,

Understand what you mean about prior owner changing things. I had to spend quite a while explaining what I had done for entertainment wiring in my old Bounder to the new owner!

Going to buy a new wire tracer, have an old one but just went to use it and it wasn't working. They have connections for coax, phone, 12v and 120 v to trace wires. Don't need it very often but it helps a lot at times.

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On our 2013 QBA the satellite connections are in the overhead on the drivers side. There is an A-B switch that selects the roof dome on A and the B is for the tripod connection.

I found that the satellite reception was very poor using the original rgb cables for hook up from the Dish receiver to the TVs. I used the HDMI from the back of the BluRay player and hooked it to the Dish receiver. You will have to select BluRay as the source on the TVs to watch satellite.

You can get a HDMI splitter and hook the BluRay and the satellite receiver to it and just select which one you want to watch. I put my satellite receiver in the overhead on the passenger side and made all my connections there. I did have to fish the satellite coax from the A-B switch to the passenger side from the drivers side. With the satellite receiver on the passenger side the remote works without getting up from my chair.

On a different not I removed the sleep sofa and put two recliners in.
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