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Old 06-13-2016, 08:05 PM   #1
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Cable/satellite hookups

My Rockwood had two inputs on the outside of the TT, one for cable and one for satellite. My Coachmen Apex, however, only has a single input on the outside and is labeled "Cable/Satellite". On the inside, under the tv, there's two separate connections... One labeled cable, and the other satellite.
Does anyone know if using the "Cable/Satellite" input and the "Satellite" output will work when I try to plug in my Winegard Carryout for Directv? I have used it connected directly to my outdoor tv, so I know it works... But I haven't tried to hook it into my indoor tv yet. I'm hoping I don't have to run a cable through the window for it to work.
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Old 06-13-2016, 08:08 PM   #2
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DirecTV requires a home run, direct, run of coax between the dish and the receiver......you can have splitters, but not switches, etc.

Trailers appear to be wired internally very differently. Not much to do but try it before going through a window.
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DirecTV requires a home run, direct, run of coax between the dish and the receiver......you can have splitters, but not switches, etc.

Trailers appear to be wired internally very differently. Not much to do but try it before going through a window.

The splitters need to be "power pass splitters" I don't know about Coachmen but the ones in our Rockwood despite being on the separate "satellite" system, were not power pass and were actually installed backwards. (not that backwards really matters) They were also the cheapest lowest quality spiltters that could be found on the face of the Earth, and that can matter.
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Thanks for the replies. Looks like I might have to modify the set up a little. I'll know more next week when I hook it up. I'll check back in with an update.
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Old 06-26-2016, 07:56 PM   #5
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Ok, so I powered up my Directv this week, and was a little disappointed. The connection did not work when running it through the camper. I tried both the "satellite" and "cable" outputs, to no avail. I ran the cable directly to the my DTV box and that worked. So... Looks like I'll need to try to get the power connectors. I'm guessing I'll have to cut into my tv shelf where my cable comes in. I would assume that's where they split it off?


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With trailer wiring don't assume anything!
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Old 06-26-2016, 08:21 PM   #7
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Email coachman and ask for schematic of coax and splitters. When I found out where mine were in Georgetown I was suprised at location.
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I fish wired the RG-6 that came with the Tailgater.

I can plug it into the Dish receiver or the television, then hookup to whatever system will be used.

I tried it the way you are and it would not work, I figured to many splitters.

I will be redoing the setup later so I do not need to deal with 40 feet of cable.
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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
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