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Old 09-23-2019, 02:57 PM   #1
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Satellite TV Antenna Install

I own a 2017 Coachman Freelander Micro. Want to use a satellite TV antenna.
Do I have to re-configure the interior coax junction box? Dish says, "no". Coachman says, I have to detach antenna booster face plate, remove one coax and replace with coax going to new receiver. Has anyone done this? All advice is appreciated!
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Your best bet is to run a dedicated cable. If your wanting a rooftop dish like a Travler then you will need two cables anyhow. If your looking to use a portable auto dome somply runa new coax from a comvienent place inside one of the compartments to a place behind the TV.
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Satellite TV Install

Thanks for the advice. It sounds like you have had experience with this. By run a dedicated cable, do you mean all the way from the Satellite, to the receiver, and then to the TV? I was hopeful that I could use the cable port on the side of my RV. Oh well. Thanks anyway.
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If you are using the Winegard Travler, thennyes, it requires a dedicated 5 (I think) wife cable that supplies power and control for the dish. The automatic portable dishes also need a dedicated power to operate. All the coax does is supply power to and take the signal from the LNB. Which are you going to try and use? I would avoid a permanent roof top dish. If you camp in the trees the chances of getting a good signal go way down. With a portable dish you at least have a chance of finding a hole in the trees that you can get a signal.
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I own a 2017 Coachman Freelander Micro. Want to use a satellite TV antenna.

Do I have to re-configure the interior coax junction box? Dish says, "no". Coachman says, I have to detach antenna booster face plate, remove one coax and replace with coax going to new receiver. Has anyone done this? All advice is appreciated!


Yes, I have done it and dish is wrong and coachmen is correct, as stated I had to run a spectate decided coax to the dish playmaker. On the plus side if you use a new Winegard which is a playmaker you do not need a power injector like a king needs, it now gets its power over the coax cable
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Here's a link to a previous discussion about what you need for Dish.

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f87/outsi...on-456113.html

It should answer all your questions and help you decide what to do.
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Your best bet is to read your Owners Manual. There should be a section on installing satellite equipment on your coach and indicating any prewired coaxial cable for the service. I highly doubt you could install a unit yourself based on your questions but you could purchase a receiver and a portable dish and use it in a clear spot outside the RV running cable inside to the receiver. Good luck.
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Your best bet is to read your Owners Manual. There should be a section on installing satellite equipment on your coach and indicating any prewired coaxial cable for the service. I highly doubt you could install a unit yourself based on your questions but you could purchase a receiver and a portable dish and use it in a clear spot outside the RV running cable inside to the receiver. Good luck.


There is nothing from Coachmen on the roof Satilight prep. All they do is run a coax wire to the roof location and then terminate it in the cabinet, in that cabinet where your receiver would go is another coax that is hooked to your TV. 1 with black tape going to the roof , 1 with orange tape connected to the TV, you have to run your own power wires. With a carry one , you have to run a home run coax from your Satellite to your box. All the units only come with 1 coax connector outside for cable.
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