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Old 04-26-2013, 04:46 PM   #11
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If your 27hfs is wired the same as mine. The satellite will not work using the outside jack next to the water hook-up. That jack is for cable tv hook up. When you are at a site that has cable tv you hook up to that jack and make sure the power buttom, (on the jack in the living room) is off. The signal will be distributed to the other two jacks in the bedroom and garage. If you are using the roof mounted antenna then you push the power button on to get tv reception.

I have read a thread on this forum that describes the difference between cable tv and the satellite hook-up. If I remember correctly cable is just a signal in and satellite sends power to the dish and receives a signal. I remember the thread had instructions on how to modify the wall plate in the living room so that all three would work. If I remember right "herk" posted pictures of the modification.

I run the satellite cable in a window to the receiver which is on the shelf at the end of the bed. Then run a cable from the receiver to the wall jack in the bedroom. That gives signal at the other two jacks.

I have not been on the roof yet. I am a little afraid to try it. I am 300lbs.

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Old 04-26-2013, 05:55 PM   #12
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Thanks. We have had our 2012 a little over a year and haven't really done anything to the roof but wash it with rv wash. I now hear that laundry soap is the best to wash the roof. I guess I should also start thinking if some other treatment for the roof. I will do some more research.

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Old 04-27-2013, 04:39 PM   #13
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You can flip the L-bracket for the 2nd bed upside down. It will give you another 3-4 inches of clearance under it.
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:02 PM   #14
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Just keeping your roof clean will extend the life of the roof.

Here is an excerpt from Dicor (the maker of rubber RV roofs):
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:44 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Yler4cy View Post
Well I broke down and bought a 2013 XLR 27HFS a week ago. Now I have a few questions:

1. Mine didn't come with a ladder, that I have found. What do you guys use/buy? I had the 2 rear electric beds added, and have no way to get up on upper bed.
2. Is there a way to remount the rear beds to get them closer to the roof? Now mine are about 6ft off the floor of the garage at the highest position.
3. When I plug in my satellite to the outside coax, will it distribute the signal to all tv coax within the camper, or just the one in the living room area? If just the living room area is there a way to send it out to all the rest?

That is it for now. I want to say thanks to everyone on here that answered my questions. Attached is a picture, I had already removed the equalizer hitch and just have the trailer hanging on the truck that is why it is sitting so low in the back.
You have any mods done to your silverado? I pull the same camper with my 08 1500 and have a Edge power programmer on it for a little help towing.

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