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Old 08-21-2010, 01:09 AM   #1
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Cable TV problems

Has anyone had a problem with the cable hook ups on the back of their Fifth wheel (Sierra 355 QBQ to be exact)? The cable wire that connects directly to the main TV in the living room must not be wired correctly. Because if we bring the cable cord in through a window and connect it it works fine.
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Old 08-21-2010, 03:25 PM   #2
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Do you have 2 cable plug in out side? One cable , one sattelite?

If it works fine directly to the TV it must not be disconnected someplace in the back of the outside box or at the amplifier switch box.
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Old 08-21-2010, 03:37 PM   #3
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If the green light on the cable amplifier is "on" the cable television hookup will not work.

You MUST turn off the roof antenna amp to get a cable signal into the camper.
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There are actually three hook ups on the back of the rig. One for TV and two for satellite. The green amplifier light is off plus that outlet is in another location. Not where we are currently trying to hook up cable. Thanks.
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There are actually three hook ups on the back of the rig. One for TV and two for satellite. The green amplifier light is off plus that outlet is in another location. Not where we are currently trying to hook up cable. Thanks.
Turn the green light on and try again. I would try all the plug in outside.
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We did try all the other plugs and no change. I'm sure that it is a wiring issue. If anyone knows if there is a master control box and where it is located that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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There are actually three hook ups on the back of the rig. One for TV and two for satellite. The green amplifier light is off plus that outlet is in another location. Not where we are currently trying to hook up cable. Thanks.
I am pretty sure that the "other location" is the master control for all your cable reception in the camper. Since you only have one roof antenna you would need a way to route the roof antenna feed to the other room.

There is most likely a splitter off the TV2 output on the back of the amplifier plate (there is in our camper) that runs to the bedroom TV. If that splitter is bad or the wire connection is bad (our run from the TV2 splitter to the bedroom had a "too short" center lead that caused intermittent reception) you will not get cable or roof TV in that room.
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Cable wire may be disconnected, either at a splitter or behind a wall plate. It's not unusual for assembly line personnel to leave disconnected.
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