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Old 06-29-2016, 06:13 PM   #11
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Depends on your trailer and its wiring. All are different. Cable from satellite dish to receiver has to be a home run.....no switches in the loop. If your trailer has that, hook to it. If not, go through a window with flat coax.
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Old 06-29-2016, 06:24 PM   #12
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I do not want to appear ignorant (but I am) what is a home run (other than running all the bases). do u mean run it from the dish right to the receiver instead of the switch (or whatever it is) that I mounted to my rear bumper that says in/out etc?
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Old 06-29-2016, 08:13 PM   #13
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thanks for the info. got wiring right now. will aim it tomorrow.
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Old 06-30-2016, 12:21 AM   #14
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I am currently trying (emphasis on trying) to hook up my direct tv satellite dish. Am I to understand that I cannot use the satellite connector on the wall behind my tv? I think I understand it to say I have to direct wire it to the receiver (I need clarification). thanks
You should be able to use the satellite connector on the wall to your DirecTV receiver. If it's like our setup, we run the coax from the dish to the connector on the right side of the trailer (outside), the left side being for cable. Yours may be different, i.e. satellite on left cable on right. It's pretty simple really; if that doesn't work there's something wrong. From where you hook it up outside to the connector labeled "SAT" on the inside behind your TV is SUPPOSED to be a straight shot; no splitters and no switches. Again, if that doesn't work, there's something wrong. Are you at least getting to the setup menu on the TV? I've learned the hard way- dish size has to be correct, LNB switch has to be correct, etc. Hope this helps. Good luck!
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Old 06-30-2016, 04:56 AM   #15
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Quite a few campers only have the single input on the side of their TT. If you only have one, take the faceplate off at your entertainment center and look on the other side. I didn't have anything connected to my "satellite" output😡. I contacted Apex and they responded that I should be able to remove the "cable" from the back, then plug it into where the "satellite" connection is. You can then run it to the back of the directv unit. At least that's how I understood it.
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Old 06-30-2016, 04:59 AM   #16
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Here's what my Apex looks like in my entertainment center...

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Mine looks like that.

There are two other splitters behind the stereo in mine.

My feelings are there is just to much splitting going on for the RG-6 cable to provide the power the King antenna needs.

No power means it will not work for tink.

I would like to suggest you tighten every connection you find, I found some that were loose perhaps from vibration.
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Mine looks like that.

There are two other splitters behind the stereo in mine.

My feelings are there is just to much splitting going on for the RG-6 cable to provide the power the King antenna needs.

No power means it will not work for tink.

I would like to suggest you tighten every connection you find, I found some that were loose perhaps from vibration.

I'm thinking you might have a different setup than mine. I only have the two tv's, so I think my plate is acting as the splitter. I don't see a need for another one anywhere if my two tv's and the antenna are accounted for. I looked behind the plate and I don't see another splitter anywhere. I will know Wednesday if I'm correct or not. I'll be sure to check in.


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I'm thinking you might have a different setup than mine. I only have the two tv's, so I think my plate is acting as the splitter. I don't see a need for another one anywhere if my two tv's and the antenna are accounted for. I looked behind the plate and I don't see another splitter anywhere. I will know Wednesday if I'm correct or not. I'll be sure to check in.


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I do not doubt they are different and I have just one tv.

But I do have a hookup in the bedroom and one outside.
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Take your 50' cable, hook it up outside, bring other end inside. Get out an ohm meter and see if you have any continuity between loose coax end and the pictured wall plate connectors...center is power, outer is ground
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