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Old 03-16-2015, 03:18 PM   #1
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Satellite TV wiring

Has anyone mounted a King Rover Automatic Satellite dish on the roof of your FR3 30DS (2014)? How is it connected into the coach's TV system? Where did you put receiver?
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Old 03-16-2015, 03:34 PM   #2
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I'd look into getting a portable.
Otherwise you have to be VERY mindful of your parking location to make sure you can get a signal.
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Old 03-16-2015, 04:30 PM   #3
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There are several posts about how people connected portables. But u have to circumvent the existing wiring. I would rather use the built in system. I think I can get around the tree issue.
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Old 03-17-2015, 01:22 AM   #4
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All you have to do is disconnect the house cable to the white amplifier by the door as you come in and add a coupling, then connect it to your Sat receiver. Plug your portable sat dish to the same place you would hook up your Park cable. I use my portable sat system everywhere we go.
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All you have to do is disconnect the house cable to the white amplifier by the door as you come in and add a coupling, then connect it to your Sat receiver. Plug your portable sat dish to the same place you would hook up your Park cable. I use my portable sat system everywhere we go.
What kind of coupling would I need? Want to connect a portable SAT to the cable in line.... although some say this can't be done and you need to run a new line... "my spring project"
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:44 AM   #6
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The coupling is nothing going more than a male to male coupling used to join 2 TV cables available at in Walmart in the electronic section.
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Old 03-17-2015, 01:54 PM   #7
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It's called a splitter and has to be for a sat. connection
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It's not called a splitter, a splitter takes one signal and divides it to two. The Sat signal will not work running it through the amplifier so you disconnect your RVs campgrounds cable and add a coupling to connect a short cable to you Sat reciever. You connect your portable Sat dish cable to the in connection where you would normally connect the campground cable.
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Check out the library here and you'll see lots of ways to make what you already have work, or a few parts at minimal cost.
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All you have to do is disconnect the house cable to the white amplifier by the door as you come in and add a coupling, then connect it to your Sat receiver. Plug your portable sat dish to the same place you would hook up your Park cable. I use my portable sat system everywhere we go.

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Thank you. That was a very clear and reassuring explanation of how to use a portable.

Do you have any recommendation for how to wire a roof mounted system? I don't want a long cable running to the rear of the coach to the "park cable" connector. I know the roof mount might present problems if I have to park under trees, but still want to know if it is possible.

Thanks for your help
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