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Old 05-24-2023, 07:20 AM   #1
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Bounder 2020 need info so TVs work from antenna

We used our recently acquired 2020 Bounder 33C the first time this past weekend. Still learning the systems, quirks, etc. The Bounder was purchased at a large RV Dealer in Florida.
We were in a good location to use roof mounted TV antenna and it appears something is missing in the TV control cabinet. The Ford chassis was built in May of 2019 and the Bounder body installed in August of 2019.
TVs will work when we use a DVD movie.
Two coax cables enter the cabinet. one is connected to a small "King II Power Injector". The other coax entering the cabinet is not connected. The "King II Power Injector" has one coax cable output connected and there is no place to connect the coax output cable.
There is a "Sony Wireless LAN Built-In" DVD Player with a "RS232" splitter stacked on top of the DVD player. A HDMI cable connects the DVD player to one of four HDMI inputs on the splitter. There are four Cat 5 or similar outputs from the splitter which go to the four TVs.
Any help or information will be appreciated. It may be is operator error trying to set up the TVs to get antenna signal. Thank you.
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Old 05-24-2023, 05:36 PM   #2
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I think I have a similar system installed in my 2020 Holiday Rambler Endeavor, which is also made by REV. The power injector and that second coax cable are for satellite receivers which connect to the rotating satellite dish in the roof. You need to supply your own Direct TV or Dish receivers, so you arenít missing anything.

For antenna or cable tv, you would use the tuners built in to each tv in your motorhome. In my motorhome there is a cabinet in front of the passenger seat over the windshield. In there is a wall plate with a toggle to turn on and off the antenna booster. When using the antenna you want that on. When using cable tv, you switch that off.

On each tv you want to watch, go to settings and let it search for tv channels. Then you can switch to the tv input and should be good to go.

I hope that helps.
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Thank you! There are two switches in the front compartment above the passenger seat. They are not marked and one may be for the antenna. I have not been able to determine what these two switches operate.
We live in a rural area out of range of most regular TV signals. We will have to try the TVs again when we are in range of regular television.
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Thank you! There are two switches in the front compartment above the passenger seat. They are not marked and one may be for the antenna. I have not been able to determine what these two switches operate.
We live in a rural area out of range of most regular TV signals. We will have to try the TVs again when we are in range of regular television.
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do you have a drop down bed over the front seats? if so, 1 of the switches may be for the overhead ceiling lighting over the bed when the bed is lowered.
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If the same as my 35k, the 2 switches are for the over cab/bunk lights and the wifi ranger (wifi repeater). The TV antenna on/off on mine is behind the TV in the bedroom
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I just replied to your comments in this forum and when I attempted to review the post the website must have timed me out.
I need to move on this morning and will do this over again later.
Thank you for replying to the post as your information was most helpful and has lead to other questions.
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2020 BOUNDER 33C with drop-down front bed (Body built Aug 2019)
TELEVISIONS
Satellite antenna on roof has two coax cables entering roof. Two coax cables enter TV switch box/DVD player cabinet above the couch which must be from the satellite antenna as they do not connect to anything. We will not be using the satellite. Found the switch that changes from cable to roof antenna up in the top left corner behind the bedroom TV. Now have power to the roof top TV antenna so TVs should work now. Why hide the switch in such an inconvenient location ? ?
DVD player works on the main TV, bedroom TV, outside TV but not on the front TV. DVD player connects to switch box with HDMI cable. Cat 5 ? cable leaves switch box to the four TVs. Removed the front TV to check cable connections and coax cable (from TV antenna or cable) and Cat 5 ? cable from switch box is converted to HDMI cable at the TVs.
We live in a rural area and do not get good TV signal with over-the-air antenna. At this time I do not know if from TV will work with over-the-air or cable TV signal.
WIFIRANGER
I think this is/was an option. What is the purpose of WIFIRANGER? The rocker switch is above the passenger seat and was not labeled. It is labeled now and does supply power to the WIFIRANGER. My tablet found the WIFIRANGER after getting power to the WIFIRANGER but would not connect to it. We have fiberoptic Internet which may be much better signal and tablet connects to home Internet.
LIGHTS ABOVE FRONT DROP-DOWN BED
The momentary contact rocker switch to the right of the WIFIRANGER switch turns these two lights on. One light does not work and hopefully is just the bulb. These lights turn off when the bed is raised. There is a light on the switch that is supposed to illuminate ? when the switch passes power and the light on the switch does not illuminate. A small round switch protrudes from the center of the two ceiling lights above the bed and don't know what these switches do.
NEW QUESTIONS
Does the outside handle on the coach body at the entrance door illuminate? If so, what turns it on?
I was surprised to find a vacuum toilet in the Bounder. Nothing about the toilet in the brochure package for the toilet and no visible brand, model or manufacturer information on the toilet. I have not searched online for information.
COMMENT:
The 2020 Bounder "Owner's Manual" was downloaded from REV Group website. The manual is outdated and not very useful. Only a few pages were copied and will be carried in the RV.
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The two coax cables are probably from the roof satellite antenna. One, but I doubt both, would connect to a satellite receiver of which there are several possibilities. Your satellite company would probably like to rent or sell one to you. A popular inexpensive store-bought receiver is a Wally. For your King Jack, there should be a pushbutton switch with an in-line series of four or five small red indicator lamps. At least one should light when the antenna amplifier is on. Rotate a small knob to adjust sensitivity. With larger knob, rotate antenna to find a TV signal and watch indicator lamps. The more that are lit the stronger the signal. Review the King Jack instruction sheet for more information.

My 2020 Pace Arrow has a macerator toilet, a new experience. The Fleetwood Pace Arrow printed manual that came with the RV, plus the manual that I downloaded and printed for the same RV are different and neither explains the specific toilet that was installed. Until the Pace Arrow, I have had Fleetwood Bounders since 1987 and have never had a wholly accurate manual. Before retiring I wrote and also revised many manuals for low tech to high tech equipment at companies that provided equipment to all branches of the military. Those manuals had to be dead accurate and extensively informative. One time many years ago, out of disgust, I offered my service to Fleetwood and never heard back.
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