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Old 05-21-2011, 10:06 PM   #1
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Satelittle Connection

We have a 2010 Villa Estate - that is marked as satelitte ready - however we can't for the life of us get a satelitte signal to go through to a receiver. We've tried hooking the cable input into the rear jack marked "satelitte", then connected the cable input in the interior to the receiver - no signal. If we hook the input cable directly into the rear of the receiver (bypassing the trailer connection) - we have a signal. Problem is we can't leave the cable running this way.

We are not sure if we are missing a step when the cable is connected to the rear of the trailer or possibly the trailer isn't truly "satelitte ready". Our local RV shop tells us it really isn't - but the brochure and paperwork clearly states that it is.

Has anyone else been able to connect a satelittle receiver and if so, how?

Thank you!
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:07 AM   #2
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The dish gets hooked up to the coax labeled "SAT" outside the camper.

The ONLY place you can connect to the other end is at the coax connector labeled "AUX/SAT" in the Living Room. there is no way to get SAT to any other TV in the camper without rewiring.
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:10 AM   #3
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Thank you for the response - what if you have already tried that?? When we hook the sat into the outside connection and the coaxial from the sat/aux to the receiver inside - we still do not get a signal? But if we run the cable directly from the dish to the receiver (through the door) - we get a signal.

The tech from where we purchased it said it isn't wired for Satelitte - not the correct cable that the satelitte cable needs a extra wire. However, Forest River's tech and the brochures both say it is satelitte ready. We aren't sure if there is a "magic" button or switch inside that we do not have turned on? We are hesitant to drill a hole to run the cable in and certainly don't want the cable running up the front of the cabinet?
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:21 AM   #4
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There is a single coax cable that is home run from the AUX/SAT connector (top one in photo) to the SAT labeled coax connector on the outside of the camper. NOT the one outside labeled CABLE! There should be TWO F-connectors outside in the square exterior plate.

Remove the wall plate and make sure they actually INSTALLED the SAT cable to the top F-connector.
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