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Old 06-02-2015, 01:49 PM   #1
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PT Crusader 351 cable TV confusion!

Hi folks,

We are on the road right now, and have come across what might be a cable issue, or an issue with my understanding of what may be going on. With rain the past couple days, we are trying to watch TV but itís not going so well. Here is what I have found so far.

The bedroom TV has one coax cable hookup that comes out the side of the dresser. When I look inside the dresser, that cable is grey.

The living room tv: now that is interesting. It has 2 coax cable hookups. When I go in behind the fireplace this is what I can see: There is one coax faceplate that has what looks like a booster(?) as part of it has a button with a green light that can be switched on/off. In behind that faceplate has a white and grey coax cable going into it. The second coax faceplate is a standard one, and when I look in behind it, has an orange cable going into it.

In my hook up area (where the water, etc is) there are 2 coax cable inlets. Neither is marked and I cannot see what color of cable is hooked into these behind there.

The campground has cable TV available, I do not have a satellite, and of course the trailer has an antenna.

I went to Walmart last evening and bought a splitter and 2 short coax cables, thinking that I would use them outside in the hook up area: Have the campground cable go the splitter, then to both coax inlets, thinking I would get equal signals to the bedroom and main room TVísÖÖÖÖWrong!

No matter what combo Iím playing with, the bedroom TV is terrible and looks like itís getting an antennae signal only. The main room TV only gets a clearer cable signal when I use the faceplate that has the orange cable in behind it. The faceplate with the booster is not good for the main room TV as it seems to only catch an antenna signal.

Am I missing something? What are the 2 cable inlets in the hookup area? Why isnít my bedroom TV getting any good signal? My manual does not cover how this trailer is setup for cable so I am only guessing at what is going on.

Thanks!
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Old 06-02-2015, 02:54 PM   #2
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Well, first of all you need to shut the booster off and set both TV's for cable input. The park cable input may not be marked but only one of your connections is needed to provide cable to front tv and back tv. If you don't have a selection box then there is a splitter in the incoming coax from the park input so both tv's get the signal. If you have a selection box the splitter may be after that box. If the picture is poor there are a number of things that could cause that, chief among them are good connections of the coax connectors at all termination points. Just some thoughts.
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Did I mention going to the TV menu and selecting Cable as the input?
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Old 06-02-2015, 05:48 PM   #4
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I read one post where the splitter was installed backwards... but it doesn't sound like you know where the splitter is or can access it.
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The white cable goes to the roof antenna. The gray cable is for cable hookup & has a splitter already in the wall to feed the bedroom tv. The orange cable is sat tv only. On the outside hookup the top connector is sat input, the bottom is cable input. The booster button on the box behind the tv must be on for roof antenna & off for cable. Sat has its own connections because the booster messes up the sat signal even when it is off, but doesn't affect the cable if switched off. Hope this helps.
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:05 PM   #6
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Hi Hurld & bubbles......Thank you very much for the help as this is exactly found to be the case. The dealer never explained this to us and to be fair we never asked. I wish this was in the manual somewhere but isn't. This forum worked to help solve our problem!

Thanks again!
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The white cable goes to the roof antenna. The gray cable is for cable hookup & has a splitter already in the wall to feed the bedroom tv. The orange cable is sat tv only. On the outside hookup the top connector is sat input, the bottom is cable input. The booster button on the box behind the tv must be on for roof antenna & off for cable. Sat has its own connections because the booster messes up the sat signal even when it is off, but doesn't affect the cable if switched off. Hope this helps.
Thanks for posting this. I ran into this today -- the first time trying to use cable. Things aren't labeled. Thanks again.
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