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Old 06-29-2016, 10:47 AM   #11
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Giddyup, Can you send me the link also? Thanks, will be picking up my 3011DS as soon as they install the leveling system they forgot at the factory. I have looked at the satellite hookups and don't understand them. Thanks again.

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Old 06-29-2016, 02:27 PM   #12
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No problem. PM sent.
For those of you following along from home, it can also be found at the link in Post #3 above. When the link opens go to menu, then FAQ, then scroll down to the bottom where the question is "can I use my cable for Sat" is discussed. He has a link imbedded that downloads a file with pictures and an explanation. Sorry it is so hard to get to. Takes longer to find the article than it does to mod your plate, heh heh.


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Old 08-16-2016, 10:14 PM   #13
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Forester front entertainment center

We picked up our new Forester 3011DS in July and we had the same problem. The connector on the street side rear will only support park cable and not satellite because it has a splitter. There is an easy solution though. FR has prewired the roof for roof mounted satellite. The connection has a little rubber cap just in front of the front vent and ends in the service cabinet for the tv connections. There is a connection for hdmi.1 which goes to the tv and an electrical outlet there as well. ( The outlet is in the compartment below the shelf for the satellite receiver necessitating an exposed cord from one shelf to the other.) I connected a 12' coax to the satellite connection then drilled a 1/4" notch in the lip of a 2" slip cap to run the cable through and covered the connection with the cap, then through a 4' flat bottom raceway (bought at Lowes) over to the front arm of the awning. I pulled out the raceway covering the awning electrical,and shared the space with the coax, then replaced the raceway and insured the awning would operate ok. There is about 1' of cable at the bottom that I can connect my Tailgater to whenever I want satellite without having to crawl up on the roof every time and the business end of the coax tucks neatly into the raceway when not needed and remains hidden. I secured the raceway and cap at the top with Dicor so that the wind wouldn't get under it and it all works very nicely. It is hard to believe that the designers and engineers at FR don't know to provide a dedicated accesible satellite connection for those of us with Tailgaters. This was not an issue in my Keystone Raptor which was wired appropriately.

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