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Old 08-31-2013, 08:10 PM   #1
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2014 Solera 24R Tailgater connection problems

We just took delivery of our 2014 FR Solera 24R and still trying to figure things out.
I am seeing a lot of discussions about problems setting up the satellite tv but I'm still needing some specific answers.
  1. Is the Park/Cable connection only for cable? When I hooked-up the Tailgater coax there nothing worked. I had to run the Tailgater coax in through a window and connect it directly to the receiver for it to work.
  2. We went with the cab-over entertainment center and would like to access the sides or back of the TV to use the HDMI cable. The TV won't budge. Is it supposed to pull out? Right now the receiver is set up in the bedroom but we would like it to be in the living area, but need to be able to access the TV hook-ups since the coax that is already there doesn't work with the satellite.
We are in a rural area and cannot access any channels on the antenna so would really appreciate any help/suggestions with getting our satellite going.
Thanks,
newbie
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:10 PM   #2
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I take it then that you only have one coax connection outside your RV? Many RVs have separate Cable & Sat connections these days.

There can't be any splitters between the Tailgater and the receiver. The Park Cable wire generally connects to the back of the Antenna Booster Control plate which does contain a splitter.

What you need to do is to disconnect that Cable input from the back of the antenna booster control and route it directly to your receiver. You can use AB switches to easily reconfigure things if you like. Note that you can then take the modulator output from the back of the receiver into what was connected to the "Set 2" output of the booster control to see the same channel on other TV's. Here's some pictures. The stuff in red is reconfiguration for Sat.
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:49 PM   #3
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Barry,
Thanks for your response but I have no clue what you just told me. What and where is an Antenna Booster Control plate and how do I get to it?
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:04 AM   #4
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If you have an antenna booster control, it looks similar to this:

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It's the size of a normal switch plate and your main TV coax will be connected to it.

In your RV however you may have a Magnadyne switch box instead. If its a VCS-10, it looks like this on the back:
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That also contains splitters so the same principle applies: Take the coax off of the "From Cable" connection and put it into your receiver. And you can take the receiver modulator output and connect it up to the "From Cable" input, or one of the other unused inputs, on the switch box.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:11 PM   #5
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Is TV in entertainment center difficult to see from sofa

We haven't bought year, but are taking a hard look at the Solera 24R.

In the picture I attached, see how the end the sofa nearest the entertainment center has a very odd angle when try in to watch TV.

How difficult would it be to watch TV from that seat?

You mention that the TV won't budge... If it IS difficult to watch TV from that seat, I was hoping that I could put that TV on a swivel. That doesn't sound hopeful now, after reading your post.

I look forward to your answer and suggestions.










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We just took delivery of our 2014 FR Solera 24R and still trying to figure things out.
I am seeing a lot of discussions about problems setting up the satellite tv but I'm still needing some specific answers.
  1. Is the Park/Cable connection only for cable? When I hooked-up the Tailgater coax there nothing worked. I had to run the Tailgater coax in through a window and connect it directly to the receiver for it to work.
  2. We went with the cab-over entertainment center and would like to access the sides or back of the TV to use the HDMI cable. The TV won't budge. Is it supposed to pull out? Right now the receiver is set up in the bedroom but we would like it to be in the living area, but need to be able to access the TV hook-ups since the coax that is already there doesn't work with the satellite.
We are in a rural area and cannot access any channels on the antenna so would really appreciate any help/suggestions with getting our satellite going.
Thanks,
newbie
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:38 PM   #6
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We chose the dinette instead of the sofa. When I sit at the dinette on the side just behind the driver's seat, I can watch TV if my back is to the window like it would be when sitting on the sofa. It's not great but is watchable.
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