Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-26-2015, 05:07 PM   #1
Senior Member
ccsvolsfan's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 305
Using satellite dishes

Most RV'S won't allow the dish signal to pass thru the amplifier, even if the amplifier is turned off. There is a way to by pass the amplifier easily with jumper cables. There is a video on youtube with a diagram. I think the FR techs also can send the diagram. This modification took approx 2 hours and $45 in supplies.

ccsvolsfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2016, 08:17 PM   #2
Senior Member
VizJedi's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Outside StL
Posts: 180
What kind of RV do you have? My current Chaparral and my old 13 year old Cruiser had a seperate "satellite" connection on the outside and near the tv that passed a non-split signal. I have never needed to modify the antenna booster to pass a satellite signal.


2016 Coachmen Chaparral 390QSMB
2011 F350- CC, DRW, LB, PSD

2016 nights camped: 40
VizJedi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2016, 04:40 PM   #3
Senior Member
blwnsmoke's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: NH
Posts: 318
^^ exactly. All of my cable outlets have 1 output for the cable and 1 for the satellite bypassing everything. Also have an input on the outside for each.
2015 F350 6.7 Platinum
2015 Coachmen 360IBL
blwnsmoke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2016, 07:48 PM   #4
Senior Member
mzbrandi's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 104
Me too. r-pod 171. I have cable and sat connections on the outside and sat and cable/ant connections on the inside. Turn amp off for cable.

Sent from my iPad using Forest River Forums
mzbrandi is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:27 AM.