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Old 03-28-2015, 11:43 AM   #1
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Where's the cable tv input on camper??

We recently got a Wildwood X-lite, 195BH. We took it out last weekend for the first time. Only "issue" is we cannot find a cable hookup on the outside. On the inside there are two hookups. One labeled TV1, that works with the antenna. The other is labeled Satellite. i would assume that would be for a cable hookup too, but we can't find anywhere on the outside. Is an outside cable hookup like an option on a car that we might not have?? If so, what about the "satellite" hookup on the inside? Where does the other end of that physically go?

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Old 03-28-2015, 11:48 AM   #2
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We recently got a Wildwood X-lite, 195BH. We took it out last weekend for the first time. Only "issue" is we cannot find a cable hookup on the outside. On the inside there are two hookups. One labeled TV1, that works with the antenna. The other is labeled Satellite. i would assume that would be for a cable hookup too, but we can't find anywhere on the outside. Is an outside cable hookup like an option on a car that we might not have?? If so, what about the "satellite" hookup on the inside? Where does the other end of that physically go?

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Why is this a Cable industry problem? Sounds like you need to talk to the dealer and have him tell you where it is or put one in. Should have been covered on the PDI. On mine, there is a water resistant door like an outdoor receptacle on the drivers side that you lift and have 2 cable connections, satellite and cable.
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The TV1 input should work for over-the-air signal as well as your cable signal. There should be a wall plate with a little light near the tv that has a push button turning the amplifier on\off. Your coax cables enter that plate. If you push the button energizing the amplifier, you'll ONLY do that when watching tv with your antenna. When you push the button and the little light on the plate goes out, your ready to receive cable reception. I hope this helps.
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The TV1 input should work for over-the-air signal as well as your cable signal. There should be a wall plate with a little light near the tv that has a push button turning the amplifier on\off. Your coax cables enter that plate. If you push the button energizing the amplifier, you'll ONLY do that when watching tv with your antenna. When you push the button and the little light on the plate goes out, your ready to receive cable reception. I hope this helps.
If I understand the OP, he can't find the cable connection on the side of the camper to plug in the cable.
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Oops not a cable INDUSTRY problem. That was an auto correct for the word INPUT. Sorry
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If I understand the OP, he can't find the cable connection on the side of the camper to plug in the cable.

Yes, what OldCoot said.
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Sounds like the walk through didn't go so good.
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I gotcha. I shoulda read more carefully. That's perty bizarre. Didya check in all compartments?
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You should concentrate on the same side as your hook-ups (water, elect etc. left side) to find the cable input port. Could be anywhere on todays units but certainly on the left side.
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Normally the outside cable TV plug is on the street side of the trailer. Since you have a inside satellite plug there should be a plug for cable and another for satellite on the outside. The inside satellite plug is just that, it is for satellite hookup, nothing else. The one marked TV1 should have a little button and a small light on it for the OTA antenna amplifier. When using cable the amplifier is turned off
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