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Old 08-18-2018, 10:55 AM   #1
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Cable Tv question

We have a 2016 2861 DS. Did a search on this, and canít find it. Anyway, weíre at a resort RV campground, tried to get their cable Tv using cable outside port on coach. Have booster and antenna off, set channel scan to auto like Iíve always done and we got 12 snowy channels. The campground maintenance guy hooked up their tv directly, their signal is good and he got 46 clear channels. We then hooked up directly to our outside tv in the outside kitchen and that worked. So it looks like something is faulty in the wiring in the coach. Ugh, now what?? We can call an electronic guy to come out, but is he going to have to tear my motorhome walls up to find the problem?? Our now $100 a night site is becoming even more costly! Any suggestions as to what to look for? Weíve been to this RV Resort before and hooked up cable Tv just fine. Weíre stumped.
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If you have a SAT dish connection on the outside right next to your cable in, try hooking up to that.

And also if you have a SAT connection on the wall plate right by the TV's...try that as well!

Both new RV's I've purchased in the last 5 1/2 years had both of these connections wired up backwards from the factory.

In otherwords...I found the cable signal coming through the SAT wiring...
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I donít have a SAT connection on the outside next to the cable. Itís not a situation with mixed up wiring as we have hooked up to Resort cable before without any problems.
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I donít have a SAT connection on the outside next to the cable. Itís not a situation with mixed up wiring as we have hooked up to Resort cable before without any problems.
Interesting...

One RV resort I used to frequent had a strange cable setup that I could never make work with my new 5'ver.

However, one time I forgot to change my TV from 'antenna' to cable, and guess what...I got the cable channels!

Turn the antenna amp off and try that to see what happens.
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However, one time I forgot to change my TV from 'antenna' to cable, and guess what...I got the cable channels!...
More than once for me
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The antenna and booster are off. No go. I wish it was a simple fix. The only thing I can think of is we had to remove the outlet panel that has the booster, cigarette lighter, and cable connection last month because our power cord fried, and maybe something came loose from that. #scratchinghead
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And you re-scanned your TV now set on “Cable”?
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The antenna and booster are off. No go. I wish it was a simple fix. The only thing I can think of is we had to remove the outlet panel that has the booster, cigarette lighter, and cable connection last month because our power cord fried, and maybe something came loose from that. #scratchinghead
That is probably it.

I had trouble with that in mine, too and it turned out that two wires were touching each other in there.
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Try turning the booster back on and try scanning on 'Antenna' instead of cable.

I can't remember how I did mine when that worked...
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The antenna and booster are off. No go. I wish it was a simple fix. The only thing I can think of is we had to remove the outlet panel that has the booster, cigarette lighter, and cable connection last month because our power cord fried, and maybe something came loose from that. #scratchinghead
My guess is that you have something gone awry in your T.V. wall plate. Burnt or loose connection?
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