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Old 09-06-2013, 10:39 PM   #21
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I got it hooked up thanks to some other post on this forum. Now the problem is finding the satellite!
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:09 PM   #22
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:06 AM   #23
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I have a 2014 351ds I just picked up last weekend and was trying to figure this out too - how exactly is the Directv box connected to the tv/cable/satellite box?
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:27 PM   #24
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We recently bought (about a month ago) a 2104 Columbus 365RL and when I went to test the various antenna, cable and satellite connections, some didn't work at all, and others seemed to be mislabeled.

Because, like many of you, I would like to hook up our Direct TV (in HD) and have it in both the living room and the bedroom. As for our DirecTV HR34 HD DVR being able to "talk" to DirecTV, it's has an ethernet cabel going to the WRT54GS wireless router and I have the router running in "Wireless Bridge" mode. Basically, it's like having any wireless access point (the park's, my phone's hot spot or my Verizon Jetpack) providing a wireless and wired (for DirecTV DVR) internet connection to the coach.

As far as switching from one source to another, that is handled on the TV's (HDMI 1, HDMI 2, TV / Cable)

Boy... Was I in for a surprise on how goofed up it all was. Basically, I grabbed an ohm meter, a couple of safety pins (for cable jack jumpers) and started tracing everything down, then drew up a diagram. The colors I used, were purely to help better visualize the layout. But the labels on the jacks are as they are in the coach.

I'm not a gambling man, but I would consider a wager that many of your RV's might have some similar cabling shenanigans going on and as such, my recommendation is that you just take about 30 minutes to an hour and trace it out your self and draw a diagram. (FWIW, I scribbled it on paper, then drew it out in Windows Paintbrush)

Anyway... here is my result.

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Old 11-13-2013, 07:37 PM   #25
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We recently bought (about a month ago) a 2104 Columbus 365RL and when I went to test the various antenna, cable and satellite connections, some didn't work at all, and others seemed to be mislabeled.

Because, like many of you, I would like to hook up our Direct TV (in HD) and have it in both the living room and the bedroom. As for our DirecTV HR34 HD DVR being able to "talk" to DirecTV, it's has an ethernet cabel going to the WRT54GS wireless router and I have the router running in "Wireless Bridge" mode. Basically, it's like having any wireless access point (the park's, my phone's hot spot or my Verizon Jetpack) providing a wireless and wired (for DirecTV DVR) internet connection to the coach.

As far as switching from one source to another, that is handled on the TV's (HDMI 1, HDMI 2, TV / Cable)

Boy... Was I in for a surprise on how goofed up it all was. Basically, I grabbed an ohm meter, a couple of safety pins (for cable jack jumpers) and started tracing everything down, then drew up a diagram. The colors I used, were purely to help better visualize the layout. But the labels on the jacks are as they are in the coach.

I'm not a gambling man, but I would consider a wager that many of your RV's might have some similar cabling shenanigans going on and as such, my recommendation is that you just take about 30 minutes to an hour and trace it out your self and draw a diagram. (FWIW, I scribbled it on paper, then drew it out in Windows Paintbrush)

Anyway... here is my result.

Great writeup! Thank you
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:44 PM   #26
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I can not get my portable satellite to pick up a signal while plugged in through the park cable outlet next to the power cord. Wondering now if this is not used for satellite hook ups. I have a 2014 351DS - is there a pre-wire on the roof up front under what looks like a vent cap??
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:39 PM   #27
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I can not get my portable satellite to pick up a signal while plugged in through the park cable outlet next to the power cord. Wondering now if this is not used for satellite hook ups. I have a 2014 351DS - is there a pre-wire on the roof up front under what looks like a vent cap??
You have to remove the "Park Cable" wire from the back of the Antenna Booster control plate and connect it directly to your receiver. Here is what the back looks like:
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You can do that temporarily or you can follow the advice given in this file from the FRF Library to make it easy to change when needed. http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...?do=file&id=97

There is a splitter in the Antenna Booster Control plate that messes up connecting satellite dishes thru it.
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:08 PM   #28
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Great post and resource, Barry! Thank you!
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:37 PM   #29
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Perfect! Thanks Barry, I am new to the forum as I just purchased this coach. I can't believe on a 2014 they would make this so difficult!
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:16 PM   #30
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2014 Georgetown 335 satellite receiver connect

I recently purchased this MH and would like to connect my Directv. I have a portable dish and receiver. I know I can connect the dish to the park cable connector. How do you connect the receiver to the tv? One, the tv is mounted on the wall. I can't get to the Red white and yellow connectors or the cable from the tv to the receiver. Two, I have no place to set the receiver due to the fireplace under the tv. What am I missing here??
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