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Old 06-12-2015, 03:29 PM   #1
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Can you use cable input jack to connect a tailgater?

Can you use the existing cable input jack in the electric storage area to connect a tailgater satellite system?
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Can you use cable input jack to connect a tailgater?

If the cable allows power through it then yes. Will have 19 volts where you screw on the cable on the outside outlet if it allows power. More than likely it will not, but you can put a multimeter on it and find out. Hook up the 211 receiver to the cable outlet and power it on. Then put one lead on the inside and one on the pin.


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Can you use the existing cable input jack in the electric storage area to connect a tailgater satellite system?
It didn't work for me, so I installed a separate connection site and ran coax into the coach to the SAT/AUX on the selector. ...works great, looks nice (quite professional, if I do say so myself ); and we get our DISH programming on both TVs off of one receiver.

Good luck with your setup!
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Can you use the existing cable input jack in the electric storage area to connect a tailgater satellite system?
Why not connect the Tailgater to the regular satellite/cable connection? I tapped into the one in the basement and ran cable in the underbelly back to the outside tv I install on the RVQ rail.
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Where did you get the TV mount? Link? Looks great
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Where did you get the TV mount? Link? Looks great
Bought the one that hooks on the tv back from Walmart and fabricated the mount that fits the rail and welded the two together along with a pc of 1/2 x 2 tubing for support. Covered the back of the tubing with rubber.
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Why not connect the Tailgater to the regular satellite/cable connection? I tapped into the one in the basement and ran cable in the underbelly back to the outside tv I install on the RVQ rail.
Probably because a motorhome typically has just the sat prewire and it is routed to and stowed on the roof for a permanent ant install. The input about the voltage is a moot point. The coax in the coach is RG6 throughout. The op should be able to use the park cable input for the tailgater. It might take some A/B switching of sorts but maybe not.
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I do not have any right now but will gladly take a few when I go there tomorrow.
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Here are a few...

The storage bin where I installed the connection jack is intended to house an outdoor TV, so there is a hole in the bottom with a removable cap to bring in the coax from the satellite antenna. (This pic should be rotated to the right; it's showing sideways for some reason.)

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The coax at the connection jack runs under the coach and comes in through an already existing hole in the floor (where some other wires come in). From there it goes up along the passenger window in an adhesive cord "channel", along the top of the window, and then back behind the overhead cabinets.

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The coax connects directly to the DISH receiver. Since I'm using the one receiver to feed both of our TVs, I connected the receiver to an RF modulator; and the modulator connects to the selector box. The switch is set to SAT/AUX.

It eliminates High Def, but we hardly notice it since the TVs aren't huge.

We're pretty pleased with it.
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