Originally Posted by Spidey82
I have a 2011 Puma 27KFQ. I'm only now getting around to installing a TV and DVD player. I opened the compartment with the roughed in wires to find 1 RCA video cable, 1 antenna cable, 1 power supply wire (I assume), and speaker wires for the 6 built in speakers. Seems to me I'm missing some rough in wires. On the outside of my trailer, I have a coaxial input (little sticker says cable input at this location). I also have a coaxial plug and some sort of audio jack on the other side of my trailer under the awning. Inside the trailer is a coaxial plug beside the TV location. Now...shouldn't I have 3 coaxial wires coming to the rough in storage compartment? 1 from the cable input jack, 1 from the outside jack, and 1 from the inside jack.
Now...I'll be honest...we always camp at sites with power...so I'm not too worried about the 12v issues. All I want to do is plug in a DVD for the kids if it's raining, or watch TV outside if I'm at a location with cable and can hook up my trailer to it (NFL outside by the fire while camping is the next best thing to...well you get the picture). If I'm going to have access to power...I should be OK to just buy a regular DVD player, and pull coaxial wire to jack locations, right?
It is likely that the "coaxial plug beside the TV" is in fact a Winegard antenna amplifier control. The reason you don't see other wires is that the "cable input" goes into that. Coming out of that is the "coaxial plug" that you see, and another one (on the back) that you don't see. It is that hidden output that drives other coax outlets for other TVs on your RV.
I agree with buying a regular DVD (or BluRay) player, but those are designed to be connected to a TV immediately adjacent (usually with HDMI). You'd be getting really fancy (like an HDMI extender or Composite-to-RF modulator) to be able to watch that DVD on another TV.
If you only want to watch cable or off-the-air TV on an outside set, you're probably already setup for that (but I'm not familiar with your particular RV).