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Old 02-02-2018, 01:03 PM   #1
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Satellite system...

I'm looking at getting a satelite. Is there anything I should know? What not to do ?
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Old 02-02-2018, 01:11 PM   #2
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i installed a SK-1000 -- one push a button and done. and great coverage!

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Old 02-17-2018, 09:37 PM   #3
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Good luck hope you have RG6. Other wise no matter what you do it will not work.
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Old 02-17-2018, 10:08 PM   #4
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Good luck hope you have RG6. Other wise no matter what you do it will not work.
I don't think RG59 coax has been installed in RV's in a number of years. The RG6 installed may not be Quad Rg6 but RG6 none the less. My 2000 motorhome had RG6 from the factory.
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Old 02-18-2018, 10:42 AM   #5
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We installed direct tv in our 2016 fr3 30ds. I installed a coax box in the right front cabnet by the batteries. The wire was run up through the front cabnet to the top shelf were the tv box is located. Then I drilled a hole through the back wall were I ran all of the cabling and power wires. The tv is hooked up with a HDMI cable. The antenna is a win guard antenna G2.
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Old 02-18-2018, 10:46 AM   #6
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Not enough info. What do you want? Occasional weekends or long term? Do you have sat at home? What do you like to watch?
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Old 02-18-2018, 11:02 AM   #7
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either the Dish Playmaker, King Tailgater2, or similar easy-to-use and very portable Antennas are great... they are light, easy to place anywhere needed to 'see' the satellites, don't need to be 'level', can be placed or even mounted on the roof, and are simple to operate. The Wally or VIP211k or z receiver will easily connect via coax cable, and find the satellites Automatically. You're watching Satellite TV in just minutes.

$300 to $349 for the Antenna(portable unit)
$99 or so for the Receiver
$10 some extra length of coax cable

and some will 'package' all this for a single purchase.... nice, and easy.
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Thank you to those of u that pointed me in the right sirection
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:07 PM   #9
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Satellite installation

I just completed my satellite installation yesterday....actually a lot easier than I expected. I didn't bother with the bedroom TV as we've only turned it on once in almost 2 years, so only hooked up the main TV and the outdoor.

We have DirectTV at home, and had a spare HR24 DVR, so I re-deployed that to the FR3, located in cabinet behind the main TV.

I wired it independent of the existing cabling, so no impact to the park cable and OTA cabling. Only 3 cable runs were required....2 x RG6 quad coax from HR24 to the battery compartment under the coach, and 1 HDMI from inside TV cabinet to outdoor TV. All runs were pretty easy, with minimal hole drilling, just removal of a couple of panels.

I went with the King VQ4100, $394 on amazon, plus $74 for the tripod. So far, fairly happy with the picture quality, however it is only SD with DirecTV (delivers HD with Dish Network). I have 2x50' RG6 coming from the satellite (main and aux outputs both connected for dual tuner DVR) that connects to the RG6 in the battery compartment. I considered doing a 18" dish to get HD, but after watching a few YT videos on setup, decided it's too much hassle for the 1-2 nights in one place that we typically do.

The connection to both TVs is HDMI, using a 1x2 HDMI splitter, $16 on amazon.
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We installed direct tv in our 2016 fr3 30ds. I installed a coax box in the right front cabnet by the batteries. The wire was run up through the front cabnet to the top shelf were the tv box is located. Then I drilled a hole through the back wall were I ran all of the cabling and power wires. The tv is hooked up with a HDMI cable. The antenna is a win guard antenna G2.
My 2015 the battery box is on the right side. I understand the coax box, no problem. The wire run is a little grey. My TV is over the sink not sure where your TV is. Can you describe where your TV is and the cabinet are located please.
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