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Old 09-16-2013, 10:07 PM   #1
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Outside cable/satellite input box

We have been having problems getting reception using our dish. Hours spent trying to get a decent signal. Finally found the problem..removed the cover on the cable input box outside in compartment where the electric power cord is located. Found the connector was electrical taped on and kept coming loose and fell off. Problem is how do you access the wiring behind the compartment wall. In order to fix the problem I need some more wire.. Hope I am making myself clear.
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:34 PM   #2
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Tv Cable

If its the T.V./cable that attaches to the back they made screw on connectors. Radio Shack has them or Wal-Mart. Hope this helps
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:45 PM   #3
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Maria, no, sorry. I don't understand. It sounds like you already have access. I don't see why you would need more wire. I would think its a matter of putting a new connector on the existing wire at most.

Could you post a picture of what it is that you're looking at?
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:14 PM   #4
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I tried to go through that inlet with Direct, could not get a signal. I found that I only get park cable to work through that connector. Had to run cable to portable dish through corner of slide out. Imagine that, all that money spent on a motor home and have to run it through a slide out corner.
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:56 PM   #5
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Satellite will not get signal through a splitter. The cable input is split to all TV'S where u are hooking it in. You should have a separate satellite input that goes directly to you main coach ent center labelled satellite prep... Hope this helps.
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:32 PM   #6
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Have one labeled satelite prep inside but for the life of me can not find where it goes to outside. Have the one in the power cord cabinet for cable that works fine for cable. Any ideas where the satelite prep cable goes to?
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:09 PM   #7
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Have one labeled satelite prep inside but for the life of me can not find where it goes to outside. Have the one in the power cord cabinet for cable that works fine for cable. Any ideas where the satelite prep cable goes to?
"Prep" usually means they wired it to a location on the roof (along with a 12v connection) so you can install a dish on the roof.
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I think the other end of the sat. prep is on the roof. What I did on our RB is to drill a hole from the rear passenger side cargo where the LP hook up is into the entertainment center. I know that wont work for everyone but works great for a 2011 RB. I then can run HDMI up to the TV. I just store the Tailgator in that compartment and coil up the cable and hang it on a strap I made. No splitter. I use video out to the bedroom. I wish that was better but it works.
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:27 PM   #9
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Have a satelite on the roof and is wired to a seperate connection. What is in the entertainment cabinet is:
1. The antenna plug
2. Roof dish plug
3. And the one that says satellite prep
Guess I need to pull the cover off the satellite prep and see where the wire goes. If there is even a cable. Any other suggestions?
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:02 PM   #10
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The prep cord run up to the roof. You need to contact Forest River to find out specifically where it is on the roof. You will need to cut into the roof to get at it. There is no 12v connection however. If you want to use the cable connection in the outside bay for sat input, you will need to take the cover off of the switch cover for antenna power switch and remove the wire on the antenna splitter behind it to make a direct connection. Sat signal will not work through the splitter. I posted a picture of this previously with directions on how to do this before. You might try doing a research of the topic on here. I ended up put a sat on my roof and they ran 3 wires plus 12v wire across the roof and down into the entertainment center. Hope this helps.
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