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Old 06-28-2014, 04:53 PM   #1
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Satellite Antenna connection.

On our 295 RST TE Crusader we have a a Direct TV dish we are going to take on our future trips and I have a question. We have it working by taking the cable thru the window as the Direct TV man said to do. I'm just curious as in the compartment that we hook everything in, water and TV connection we have 2 inputs. One says cable and the other says satellite. We tried it thru there ( sat) and it doesn't seem to work. And it may be me so I was wondering if anybody else has had an issue with this. I am going to keep trying to get it working that way as it seems it should work. I'm beginning to think DW is right and I need to get one of the kids to do it as I have no patience. She may be on to something.

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Old 06-28-2014, 08:18 PM   #2
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If you hook up in the outside panel to Sat. Go inside to the antenna panel there, should be another sat-cable panel there, there is a button to turn off the amplifier for the outside antenna. push it off. see If that helps.

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Old 06-28-2014, 08:28 PM   #3
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If the sat connection doesn't work, try the cable connection, RV builders a notorious for mid-labeling the inputs. You can also trace the lines from outside to inside toake sure connections are correct they usually use different colored Cale for sat, cable ect.

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Old 06-28-2014, 10:28 PM   #4
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Thanks. I'll give it a try tomorrow.
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:26 AM   #5
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I've done it all with this............made every mistake possible.

I'm 99% sure that no portable satellite is going to work unless it is directly connected via coax from the dish all the way to the receiver. My "sat/cab" outside connection is worthless for a portable dish because it goes through the a/b splitter connection for OTA antenna too. That introduces problems. You have to bypass it.

The BEST way is to find a way to run coax directly into camper, but good luck.

The easiest way I found is to find a short piece of FLAT coax (I didn't know it existed) and open a window close to TV, put it in and shut the window. Then attach a good piece of RG6, about 10' or so, from there to TV. THEN, all you need is the piece from satellite to the flat coax that's hanging out that window. That is two splices, yes, but good coax (RG6) helps, and the shorter the run the better, although I got it to work with 100' last weekend.

The "sat/cab" connection might be good for parks with cable (something I've never seen in the South), but not much else.

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Old 07-02-2014, 06:44 PM   #6
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had the same problem with our tailgater...... in the slam door there are 2 ports, one for cable and one for sat...... inside I have 2 plates with coax ports to hook up coax. 1 is a 3 way switch, sat, antenna, cable...... I pulled my hair out trying to get sat to work with the switch on sat....... for fun, I tried the other plate with a coax connection (it is not labeled for anything) and it worked, so for me, there is a direct coax from the slam door sat connection to the one by the TV, but it wasn't labeled for sat, cable or anything else
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:06 PM   #7
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On our 08 Flagstaff and our present 12 Flagstaff, I called our Dish tech and he wired both so we connect the Tailgater or Dish antenna to the Satellite connection of the Satellite/Cable connection on the side and everything works. From what I see inside, everything goes thru the factory connections. Can use the roof (Jack) antenna for the bedroom & outside tvs independently and also watch whatever is on the lr tv which is always on Dish.

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