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Old 05-05-2017, 02:36 PM   #1
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Cable TV? Satellite connection

Greetings one and all,

On my older Creekside I have a cable TV input on the outside of my unit,it feeds
the unit to a box in back of my TV. From the box another cable goes to the TV set.

I am thinking of buying a Tailgater type dish setup. Can I use the cable outside input to connect from my Dish and then from box in back of TV to Satellite Receiver .

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It should work if the box behind the TV is just a splitter. If it doesn't work then run the coaxial cable from the "box" and run it directly to your DVR.
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Greetings one and all,

On my older Creekside I have a cable TV input on the outside of my unit,it feeds
the unit to a box in back of my TV. From the box another cable goes to the TV set.

I am thinking of buying a Tailgater type dish setup. Can I use the cable outside input to connect from my Dish and then from box in back of TV to Satellite Receiver .

Thanks

WWR
Yes, in theory. My experience is that the factory made coax cable connections are problematic. And that little box near the tv often does mysterious bad things to incoming tv signals. I would try using the factory cables and terminations. If that works well, super. If not, feed the cable that will probably come with your Tailgater, through a window, or an opening in the slide seal, to the receiver. That's the brute force method that lots of folks use.

But in my case, after messing with these schemes for a couple of years, I installed a separate coax feed-through connector in the sidewall of the trailer, immediately behind the receiver. Then the receiver was less than 3 feet from the feed-through connector. This works great for me.

Good luck!

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If the little black box you mention is one of those Winegard boosters, you'll have to be sure to turn off the amplifier circuit. On mine I just routed around it to use my Direct TV system.
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on our 2014 creekside the we had 2 coax inputs outside. 1 for cable, 1 for sattelite. the sat connection lasted 4 months so when it went out i tried the cable input. it would not work for our directv receiver so we ran it through a window until we got home.
on our timber ridge the sat tv connection was DOA!
both were repaired under warranty.
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As my direct tv King Flex can support 2 receivers, I wired trailer with 2 coax connectors at back and front.....now don't have any cables on ground......made a ladder mount for the Flex and one for the pin box.......so now outside tv can be mine and inside one can be DW's if we want to watch different stuff...so under awning area, I have 2 coax connectors that allow me to choose as to which one I connect outside tv to depending as to which end of trailer the Flex mount is on......all direct cable runs, no splitters
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If the OEM cabling works, then great. If not you can easily add another cable by adding another exterior input connection and routing new R6 sat cable and put a new nterior connection plate and plug.
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on our 2014 creekside the we had 2 coax inputs outside. 1 for cable, 1 for sattelite. the sat connection lasted 4 months so when it went out i tried the cable input. it would not work for our directv receiver so we ran it through a window until we got home.
on our timber ridge the sat tv connection was DOA!
both were repaired under warranty.
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Do you recall the reason the coax was DOA?
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open circuit. i used a fluke meter to test for continuity and shorts. the center conductor was an open. dealer service dept stated they pulled all new coax.
in our case the factory used cheap-ass junk, screw-on coax terminals that fell apart before 1st use. the park cable input on the outside comes into a splitter/amplifier thats also used for the roof (ota) antenna. this coax will not work for satv regardless of the power booster switch position. you need a dedicated rg6 run for satv.
we use a portable king quest vq4100 so we can set the antenna 100' or more from the back of the trailer to get a clear shot at the s.e. sky. its very simple to setup but is NOT hd for directv.

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