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Old 09-11-2013, 10:57 AM   #1
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wiring config. for satellite

We just purchased a new 2012 Shasta Revere 29 FMSS and I am trying to get the satellite hooked up of which we use a Winegard Carryout.

The camper came "pre-wired" for over-the-air antenna, shore cable and also for satellite. Exterior is an outlet labeled "cable" that has white coax connected to it and another labeled "satellite" which has a black coax cable attached.

Interior are three areas where tv connections are possible: one in bedroom ceiling with an orange coax connected to it, a second in the living room ceiling with an orange coax connected and the third area is next to the kitchen table where there are two connection possibilities one single connection is connected to white coax and the other connection is the 12v outlet with the antenna booster connection which allows over-the-air.

I have successfully received over-the-air signal with the booster on. I do not have shore cable to try out for connection.

I have received satellite signal when running coax directly from the carry out dish to the receiver box and then to the tv.

I have been unsuccessful in getting any of the interior wired outlets to allow signal through from the carryout dish to the receiver.

My questions are:
Does anyone know what the actual tv antenna/cable/satellite wiring layout is for the Shasta models?
Does anyone know the where or why the orange coax cable is connected to/from?

I do not want to have to pull/rewire this camper if I do not have to. Any help will be appreciated.
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:42 AM   #2
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In my unit..... the only place to receive a sat signal is the main tv.

That being said the coax connector is on the same plate as the over the air plate.
The booster switch must also be off.

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Old 09-11-2013, 11:44 AM   #3
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We just purchased a new 2012 Shasta Revere 29 FMSS and I am trying to get the satellite hooked up of which we use a Winegard Carryout.

The camper came "pre-wired" for over-the-air antenna, shore cable and also for satellite. Exterior is an outlet labeled "cable" that has white coax connected to it and another labeled "satellite" which has a black coax cable attached.

Interior are three areas where tv connections are possible: one in bedroom ceiling with an orange coax connected to it, a second in the living room ceiling with an orange coax connected and the third area is next to the kitchen table where there are two connection possibilities one single connection is connected to white coax and the other connection is the 12v outlet with the antenna booster connection which allows over-the-air.

I have successfully received over-the-air signal with the booster on. I do not have shore cable to try out for connection.

I have received satellite signal when running coax directly from the carry out dish to the receiver box and then to the tv.

I have been unsuccessful in getting any of the interior wired outlets to allow signal through from the carryout dish to the receiver.

My questions are:
Does anyone know what the actual tv antenna/cable/satellite wiring layout is for the Shasta models?
Does anyone know the where or why the orange coax cable is connected to/from?

I do not want to have to pull/rewire this camper if I do not have to. Any help will be appreciated.
I'm not familiar with the Shasta, but can probably help. You've done a great job so far!

One question: Are you using Dish or DirecTV?

Like they did in my RV, the exterior coax connectors on your RV are reversed. (In my case, it was easier to change the labels.) The white coax is supposed to be the Sat connection, and that goes to the extra outlet next to your kitchen table. That's where you connect up your receiver.

The black coax ("cable") goes to the back of the booster control. The orange cables come off of the splitter that is probably right behind the booster control.

This picture is that antenna booster control you mentioned and associated wiring:
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The next picture is the back of the booster control.
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One more picture: If your Sat receiver has a modulator (coax) OUTPUT, you can wire it as I suggest in this picture to get Sat TV at the two remote TVs.
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Using an AB Switch to do that makes it easy to reconfigure between Sat and OTA/Cable.
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Let me add one more thing. I don't really know which end of the white and black cables they swapped. I expect that they're the same (other than the color), but if not: The Sat cable should be stamped with a marking like "3.0 Ghz" or "3000 MHz". If only one of them has that marking, it has to be the Sat cable.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:23 PM   #5
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Sorry I haven't been able to get back right away. Thanks for your help, I was able to manage getting it set up. They had wired the satellite in to the back of the booster so I just made a new connector plate for it. I now am able to get over the air antenna, satellite and thanks to new "smart" tv's with WiFi, stream movies from Netflix and Amazon. Technology is amazing but still can be very frustrating! Thanks for your info.
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Don, thanks for reporting back! I'm glad to hear that you got everything working to your satisfaction.
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