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Old 08-28-2016, 02:38 PM   #11
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A quad shielded RG6 cable 100 feet works great on my Winegard twin output satellite dish.
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Old 08-28-2016, 05:41 PM   #12
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Using Propane Gas to Cool Refrigerator

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I use a regular "cheap" 50 foot coax and have received all the channels just fine everywhere we've connected to a park cable system.

You may want to carry a couple spare "female to female" F connectors. I've needed to use my own connector more than once to connect to the campground's pedestal.

Wayne - Another question for you - I have a 2017 Forest River Sunseeker 2500TS - If I don't have access to electric Hookup and I want to start cooling my refrig. (takes 24 hrs I am told) before I leave for a trip, can I use my propane to do it? Must I leave the Master Battery Switch on then turn on propane tank Will that in any way run down the battery if I leave both on for 24 hrs? Advice would be helpful - Thanks
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If I may.
Yes you can cool the fridge off without shore power.

Propane MUST be on as well as the battery.

If your batteries are in good shape and charged there is plenty of juice to cool off the fridge.

Some people place ice in the fridge to help precool it quicker.
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Old 08-28-2016, 05:58 PM   #14
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Wayne - Another question for you - I have a 2017 Forest River Sunseeker 2500TS - If I don't have access to electric Hookup and I want to start cooling my refrig. (takes 24 hrs I am told) before I leave for a trip, can I use my propane to do it?
Yes, I do that before every trip. One or two days before we leave, depending on the outside temperature, I head over to the storage lot and turn on the fridge on propane.

If you want to help your unit cool down quicker use some frozen reusable freezer packs, the type for lunch boxes and coolers, to help cool down the unit.

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Must I leave the Master Battery Switch on then turn on propane tank Will that in any way run down the battery if I leave both on for 24 hrs?
Yes, you will need to turn "On" the Master 12VDC switch and open the propane tanks valve. As far as running the house battery down that should not be a problem as long as your batteries are charged up. New refers don't use much DC power. They only need it for the controller boards and to ignite the propane when the unit cycles. I've never had an issue doing this with any RV we have owned.
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Little known fact that cable television is broadcast in 780. HD cable is a waste of money. My entire house, including outside to the antenna is the cheap stuff and the picture is great. If it was me I wouldn't spend the money.
X2 on the advice, my house is the same too
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Old 08-29-2016, 07:21 AM   #16
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TV cable.

RG-6 shielded cable is what you will always want to use to connect cable. Over the Air Antenba, or Satellite dishes from outside sources. A HDMI cable is usually from a digital box of some type to your TV.
Placing junction connectors or splitters will give a -3db signal loss for each connection. That usually is not a problem for signal quality, but a straight RG-6 cable will give the best results. A 100 ft cable gives less than a 1/2 DB loss with no splices or junction.
RG 59 is ok for analog TV signals but not digital signals. It will work but doesn't have shielding required for digital signals.
Hope that clears the Air.
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Have always used RG59 cable(someday will upgrade to RG6) and always have had a good picture. At times I have had 240' feet of cable out to my Dish and no problems.
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Either RG-9 or RG-6 will work on runs under 100 feet for tv signals. RG-6 has a bigger center conductor, so has less signal loss. RG-6 is better for satellite dish hook up as it typically has better shielding properties needed for the higher frequencies that the satellite operates at.
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