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Old 09-26-2017, 06:28 AM   #1
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I Need satelite dish hookup advise, Challenger 37 KT

I need Satelite dish advise specific to a newer Challenger 37kt
Hello owners, looking for some advice. I have a 2016 Thor Challenger 37kt. It has four TVs in it. The coach came with a basic TV antenna on the roof that operated all four TVs. There is also a DVD player that operates on all four TVs. When I pull into a RV Park I connect my cable wire from the cable female in my electrical compartment in the basement to the parks hookup.
Well I have purchased a Winegard GM 6035 satellite Dome to mount on my roof. I believe it says it has two wires to connect to two TV's. My question is what's the best way to hook this thing up? Should I run one of the wires to the main TV in the living room and the other to another TV? Or should I run one wire to the main female in the electrical compartment in the basement? Where's the best location on the roof to mount it? Where's the best location for the wires to enter the coach? Thanks, Marcdohc
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I need Satelite dish advise specific to a newer Challenger 37kt
Hello owners, looking for some advice. I have a 2016 Thor Challenger 37kt. It has four TVs in it. The coach came with a basic TV antenna on the roof that operated all four TVs. There is also a DVD player that operates on all four TVs. When I pull into a RV Park I connect my cable wire from the cable female in my electrical compartment in the basement to the parks hookup.
Well I have purchased a Winegard GM 6035 satellite Dome to mount on my roof. I believe it says it has two wires to connect to two TV's. My question is what's the best way to hook this thing up? Should I run one of the wires to the main TV in the living room and the other to another TV? Or should I run one wire to the main female in the electrical compartment in the basement? Where's the best location on the roof to mount it? Where's the best location for the wires to enter the coach? Thanks, Marcdohc

You are aware that you need a subscription to a satellite service and a receiver for each TV .... right? I.E., the sat dome does not connect directly to a TV.
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I also have a Thor. I think that you will need a cable box for each TV. I've read in other posts that splitters in the coach prevent the use of just a single cable box. Test first before committing to running the wires.
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coax goes from the ANTENNA, down to the RECEIVERS(one for each tv), then a coax or HDMI cable from the receiver to each TV. Coax would be SD(StandardDefinition) only, HDMI is required if you want to see HD channels in High Definition.

the RECEIVER controls the Antenna, changes the channels, etc

the TV will need to be on INPUT HDMI if HD, or CABLE if you use a coax connection
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Do you have some type of video distribution center? If so, your receiver output will hook to it then it will distribute the signal to the TVs.
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Do you have some type of video distribution center? If so, your receiver output will hook to it then it will distribute the signal to the TVs.
So far, the OP hasn't said he has a receiver .....
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Your KT should be pre-wired with one cable for main TV to roof between front A'cond and kitchen vent. Probably could run second wire to curb side and to rear thru the very big slide cable housing.
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I understand I need a box for each TV.
I also understand that I have to pay for a subscription. Not looking for Basics here looking for specifics with the 2016 37kt. The wire that's in the roof is not visible between the vent and the AC is there a way to locate it?
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The ITASCA I had in the past had a drawing with measurements of where to saw a hole in the roof to access cables. It was in the bag with all the owners manuals. Have you gone through that yet? Also I advise using a hole saw, a blade from a jig saw may mangle the coax.
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The wire that's in the roof is not visible between the vent and the AC is there a way to locate it?
Thor will supply a drawing showing location. Is there any object - like a tank vent on roof between kitchen vent and front A'cond? If yes it marks the location. I never did find mine - just ran a new one.
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Thor can send you the spec sheet with dimensions and locations. I was able to get the sheet for my 37LX from someone on the Thor forum.
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Thank you for chiming in!
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Ok i take it this is a Portable dome? Why mount it? I use a tailgater and place it on the roof where I can get a good line of sight for the satellites. I then run a cable to the park cable hook up. I then added a spliiter to my park cable where it connects to the Antenna booster. Ran one wire back to the booster then the other runs to the Dish box. Then use a HDMI cable to the HDMI splitter.
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