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Old 06-29-2013, 01:35 PM   #11
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As I shared with the class last week, we met a couple at the lake last weekend with the same model we have, theirs is a '13 and ours is a '14.

DH complained about our TV reception ( we were getting NUTTIN!) and the gentleman was very kind in asking "well, are you using the "booster"? DUH, what's a booster?

Now we easily get 12 stations using that little green light button.
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:41 PM   #12
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As I shared with the class last week, we met a couple at the lake last weekend with the same model we have, theirs is a '13 and ours is a '14.

DH complained about our TV reception ( we were getting NUTTIN!) and the gentleman was very kind in asking "well, are you using the "booster"? DUH, what's a booster?

Now we easily get 12 stations using that little green light button.
Been there. Like to never found the booster button in our new rock wood 8282. Its under a desk, out of sight, unless you're on the floor looking. Lol.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:27 PM   #13
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Same thing with our booster. Yes it is on and wouldn't have known where it was except I was vacuuming all the mess left from the factory in the cupboards and found it under the tv. We are camping in MN at Pelican Lake this week and the same thing happens. Watching a station, switched to another one, wife turns on a light, go back to previous station; gone, turn off the light, there's the station.
Any idea where the system ground is located on a 2703? I hate to take off the connections outside, so I'll start on the inside.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:39 PM   #14
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Sorry I don't know that. Hoping someone will chime in. Only had my 8282 a month. We looked hard at the 2703. Has the same floorplan as our 5th wheel. Haven't had trouble with lights and TV but did read on here a while back that LEDs transmit a weak signal of some kind and others were having trouble with TV and LEDs. If I find that post I'll send it to you.
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:52 PM   #15
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why with that particular camper? I hav e no issues once I changed my antenna hear and use a signal meter to point the antenna.
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:20 AM   #16
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My bet is that you have lose connection somewhere. I had a similar problem with my TV.....depending on where I was in the camper, the TV would pick up a station......or not. The TV had worked well before that. I traced the problem to where the coaxial came through the roof. The center wire had corroded out of both ends of the roof connection. Being that the camper in question is a 2013 model, I doubt that is the problem, but a similar break in the line or bad connection could be the problem.
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:46 PM   #17
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Been trying to trace the cable and antenna coax tonight. Can't seem to find the splitter from the booster for the bedroom and outside connection by the door. 2013, 2703ws. Any ideas? Gray coax from the antenna to the booster. Orange out to the bedroom, purple to the outside by the door. I found one splitter by the booster for the aux/sat connection. Wiring runs under the floor of the slideout. Can't find any other splitters. All the connections I've found so far have been loose. Pitiful.
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For those who have been wondering about the television reception with the LEDs, I have been in contact with Roger at FR. My earlier post will explain why I've called them. While on vacation in MN, I still had problems so I called him again. Apparently my dealer was supposed to order replacement lights and didn't. I asked if I could have them mailed to me and I received them today. Haven't had time to install any yet but thought I would post the specs of the old and new ones.

Old: Sunlink, Model RVLEDPC2-008, LED driver model 700, input DC 10028v, output 700ma, 12" long, 4 3/4 wide., double light, round LEDs, switch in the middle.

New: Sunlink, Model RVCOBPC4-008, 12v dc, 5w, COB LED, Driver model 850, input 9-15v, output 850ma, 9" long, 3 3/4" wide oval, 1 long LED, switch on the end.

These specs might mean something to someone, but not me.

Hope to get to them soon but will need some almond colored filler for the screw holes due to the size difference.

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Got around to changing the LEDs today. Here's the results, all done at the house.

Scanned the tv through the antenna. Every old light turned on one at a time would kill certain stations. Replaced the old with the new and checked them also one at a time. It took four of the new lights to kill the same stations as one of the old lights. Making some progress. Need to get back to the first place we camped and see if it makes a difference there. Probably won't make it this year.
This wouldn't be a deal breaker even if I would have known before I bought, just frustrating. I probably would have asked to have the lights changed to bulbs.
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