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Old 10-19-2021, 04:41 PM   #1
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Any suggestions on running the coax into the trailer rather than under the door.
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Any suggestions on running the coax into the trailer rather than under the door.
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Look around on the outside of the trailer and you may find a connection point. if not there sometimes there are connection points in a wet bay, if your rig has one installed.
If not there is a flat wire made to go thru your window and stay allow it to close.
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it has a cable TV connector outside, tried it once, no luck, Dish says it should work after the receiver is activated. I'll play with it this afternoon,
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Well, that didn't work. More investigating,
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I tried the cable input on the outside of my old RV. Worked sometimes. Found loose connections behind the jack.

My new one has 3 TVs and that wire runs to a splitter. That messes with the Sat TV.

I bought a jack like the one on the RV and installed it, wiring right to the Sat reciever.
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Did you run a new coax for the satellite from outside to the inside?
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i have a stand that fits in a socket on my T/T tongue and rear bumper so which ever way my T/T is facing i'll get reception. i ran new heavy duty coax to the rear and front with male connectors at each end, the used a short coax to connect to the tailgater. i could never get it to work. i could set it on the ground and run 10 -15'' of coax out out the door to it and it would work. local satellite place tells me they won't work with 30' or so of coax and 3-4 connections. the connections must be of hi quality.
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I'm just trying not to have to run the coax under the door of the T/T, then unscrew it so I can close the door at night. saw a piece where you can run it through the slide if it is partially open then extend it all the way out. Don't know.
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I'm just trying not to have to run the coax under the door of the T/T, then unscrew it so I can close the door at night. saw a piece where you can run it through the slide if it is partially open then extend it all the way out. Don't know.
Thats how I run my cell booster cable. I want it portable so I use a spot where the slide flaps/seals are flexible. My spot is under the slide right near the corner.
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httphttps://www.amazon.com/rv-coax-c...cable+inlet://

Mount a new coaxial inlet on the RV in the wall near your RV. Connect to an inside connector plate. See the above for a large selection of connectors.

This one has both indoor and outdoor connectors.
https://www.amazon.com/Prime-Product...6%2CB009ANV81S

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Somewhat confused, mount the plate next to the one in the RV and tap into it? If so I am still using the cable that came with the RV
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i doubt the plates above ^^^^ will work. thats what i tried with new heavy duty coax. your going to end up with 4-5 connections and the tailgater just doesn't like them. splices are bad and also 3 ways. the connectors in the plates are about as cheep as you can get. i always wondered why a person couldn't use hi quality RCA jacks
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The plate in the RV has 2 buttons on it. One is for wifi( i think) I'll mess with that today. greatly appreciate everyone's input
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I tried the cable input on the outside of my old RV. Worked sometimes. Found loose connections behind the jack.

My new one has 3 TVs and that wire runs to a splitter. That messes with the Sat TV.

I bought a jack like the one on the RV and installed it, wiring right to the Sat reciever.
Did you run a new coax from outside to the new jack?
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