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Old 10-16-2012, 10:59 PM   #1
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Unhappy Cant Get any signal from my tv

I recently bought this trailer and cant get any signal from the tv antenna. its an 2004 and im not sure what i need. The tv in the kitchen area has many plugs for cable and i have tried them all.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:17 PM   #2
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I recently bought this trailer and cant get any signal from the tv antenna. its an 2004 and im not sure what i need. The tv in the kitchen area has many plugs for cable and i have tried them all.
Did you do a channel scan?
Turn on the booster switch?

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Old 10-17-2012, 12:27 AM   #3
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first, it would help if you posted the brand and model of trailer. posting just the year, isn't very helpful.
second, is the tv a digital or analog?
third, do you have the antenna booster on?
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:21 AM   #5
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You first need to find where the coax cable is attached to the wall
Once thats done you need to see if the button for the "power boost" is pushed in. This will produce a green light .
Now is you tv an older style or flat screen? makes big difference. Older style you will need a converter box to get over the air tv.
Flat screen just do a channel search
Make sure your ant. is raised up.
You should have one coax cable from tv to the wall plate
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:37 AM   #6
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you've gotta say whether it's an analog or a digital tv (2004 "sounds" analog)

do you have a somewhat portable flat screen tv in your home ? if so, take it out to the trailer and try hooking it up.....Bill
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:40 AM   #7
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you've gotta say whether it's an analog or a digital tv (2004 "sounds" analog).....Bill
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I missed it being an 04 yes it may be analog meaning you'll need a converter.
From analog to digital.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:53 AM   #8
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A 2004 will have an analog TV and you will need a digital to analog converter box to watch "over the air" TV in your camper.

Amazon.com: Sunkey SK-801ATSC Digital Converter Box: Electronics

I still have 2 units I don't need (25 dollars plus shipping) for anyone who still might need one. They come with remote. Both still new in the box.
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The trailer is an 2004 but the tv is a brand new flat screen. I just bought the trailer and the dealership said i needed a different antenna. Also i dont have any buttons for an antenna booster. Where would that be at and what does it look like? I also have a red and white s video plug built into the side wall near the tv anyone know what that is for?
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The trailer is an 2004 but the tv is a brand new flat screen. I just bought the trailer and the dealership said i needed a different antenna. Also i dont have any buttons for an antenna booster. Where would that be at and what does it look like? I also have a red and white s video plug built into the side wall near the tv anyone know what that is for?
It should be where the coax from the tv goes into the faceplate.
A little black button.
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