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Old 02-10-2015, 10:07 AM   #31
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Wow... my equipment is all up in a separate cabinet, easy to get to, splitter and all. All the fuses are either on the equipment (switch boxes, power box to satellite, etc.) I know I had to change while I was on the road and no hubby around. I was having problems with ym system after they took it out of my other RV (only 4 months old) and installed in the new RV. Turned out I was getting surges causing fuses to blow, satellite not coming down, etc. we even had Winegard send us a new black cable line, which we replaced going from box to roof. So since my husband's hobby is media systems, he took one of his ADCOM surge protectors (runs about $400.00) plugged everything and I have not had any problems for about a year now. TV receptions are as good as what we have in the house
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Old 02-10-2015, 10:49 AM   #32
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Good luck - hope this helps

Gonna give an overview of what we've done to resolve the same sort of issue. Quirk in our system is the OTA channels from our omni-directional antenna are perfect.

Okay here goes.

1. Reported the issue to Forest River. Kevin Stratton was great and referred me to B&E in Ocala, FL. We are traveling and at the time on our way to Key West. Having our Dish Tailgater reception working is a necessity in the military campgrounds there. No cable or virtually no OTAs.

2. Worked at isolating the problem.
-Ran coax directly to the boxes in the overhead compartment of our 351, bypassing the coax in from the rear of the RV forward. Same problem.
-Service tech took the front panel off and found the splitter. Went around the short cable to splitter. Same problem.
-Found the splitter in the rear on the slide out bypassed to there. Eliminated the problem.
-Conclusion on problem solving. Issue is between the front splitter and the rear.

3. I am worn out with trying to fix the issue. So I purchased the ActionTec Wireless HDMI from Amazon and use the HDMI out on my Dish VIP211z receiver. I also use a composite to coax modulator to send the signal to my other TVs.

I am attaching the wiring diagrams that our main man Kevin Stratton provided to the service tech.
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Old 02-10-2015, 11:23 AM   #33
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Ok, everyone, the repairman was here again yesterday and his only suggestion was to run a cable from the box over the passenger seat up through the roof and run it across the top and bring it down to the back TV. Not gonna do that!!!! We will just limp along with one TV, until the Rally. Thanks for all your concerns.

You looking to be at the Phoenix Rally as well....we are getting our windshield replaced there thanks to a a nice little rocked kicked off of a tire... $200.00 off our deductible and the insurance gets the rest and if we have time we will be looking for a place to settle in Arizona.

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Old 02-10-2015, 11:54 AM   #34
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When I found my splitter I pulled on to cable from behind the cable plate heard the thumping then cut my hole. Question do you have power at the outlet in the cabinet
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Old 02-10-2015, 12:10 PM   #35
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I am attaching the wiring diagrams that our main man Kevin Stratton provided to the service tech.
Thank you for posting this diagram. We have a similar issue with our rear bedroom TV in our 2014 GT 351DS - constant static. It's still under warranty so our dealer replaced the coax all the way back but that didn't solve the problem. I'll do some troubleshooting on my own before it goes back in for service and this diagram will help for sure!

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Old 02-10-2015, 12:27 PM   #36
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Glad it's helpful
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Old 02-10-2015, 02:33 PM   #37
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the static in the bedroom TV must be common, as ours is the same way. I watch TV almost never when camping, but the husband just bought himself a Tailgater, so I'm thinking more TV may be in the future (whether I watch it or not is a whole different story.....!)
Thanks for the PDF bigben! Also thanks for the recommendation on the compressor, it was a big hit for his birthday.

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Old 02-10-2015, 04:11 PM   #38
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Gonna give an overview of what we've done to resolve the same sort of issue. Quirk in our system is the OTA channels from our omni-directional antenna are perfect.



Okay here goes.



1. Reported the issue to Forest River. Kevin Stratton was great and referred me to B&E in Ocala, FL. We are traveling and at the time on our way to Key West. Having our Dish Tailgater reception working is a necessity in the military campgrounds there. No cable or virtually no OTAs.



2. Worked at isolating the problem.

-Ran coax directly to the boxes in the overhead compartment of our 351, bypassing the coax in from the rear of the RV forward. Same problem.

-Service tech took the front panel off and found the splitter. Went around the short cable to splitter. Same problem.

-Found the splitter in the rear on the slide out bypassed to there. Eliminated the problem.

-Conclusion on problem solving. Issue is between the front splitter and the rear.



3. I am worn out with trying to fix the issue. So I purchased the ActionTec Wireless HDMI from Amazon and use the HDMI out on my Dish VIP211z receiver. I also use a composite to coax modulator to send the signal to my other TVs.



I am attaching the wiring diagrams that our main man Kevin Stratton provided to the service tech.

The splitter up front, is it in middle overhead or passenger? Did he take panel at back of cabinet off to access? Which panel?



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Old 02-10-2015, 06:45 PM   #39
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Gonna give an overview of what we've done to resolve the same sort of issue. Quirk in our system is the OTA channels from our omni-directional antenna are perfect.

Okay here goes.

1. Reported the issue to Forest River. Kevin Stratton was great and referred me to B&E in Ocala, FL. We are traveling and at the time on our way to Key West. Having our Dish Tailgater reception working is a necessity in the military campgrounds there. No cable or virtually no OTAs.

2. Worked at isolating the problem.
-Ran coax directly to the boxes in the overhead compartment of our 351, bypassing the coax in from the rear of the RV forward. Same problem.
-Service tech took the front panel off and found the splitter. Went around the short cable to splitter. Same problem.
-Found the splitter in the rear on the slide out bypassed to there. Eliminated the problem.
-Conclusion on problem solving. Issue is between the front splitter and the rear.

3. I am worn out with trying to fix the issue. So I purchased the ActionTec Wireless HDMI from Amazon and use the HDMI out on my Dish VIP211z receiver. I also use a composite to coax modulator to send the signal to my other TVs.

I am attaching the wiring diagrams that our main man Kevin Stratton provided to the service tech.
Where exactly is the rear one on the slide out? I found the front one located on passenger side up front. Had to take the AC outlet loose to pull it out.
Thanks for sharing the diagram!
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First off the splitter was in the center storage above dash. Service tech took off the top panel inside and there is an access panel to the coax.

Splitter in the rear - pull out the bottom, left hand drawer (as you looking at the TV). The splitter is on visible there.

Hope all this helps - I am just about worn out with it.

We absolutely LOVE our Georgetown 351. We've lived in full time for the last 2 months (2 weeks + dry) and our only issue is we gotta go home for a few weeks to help with grand kids. BUT then heading across country.

My point - this is an aggravation not a show stopper.
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