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Old 02-11-2015, 11:22 AM   #1
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Setting up our new Legacy 340KP, literature says "Sat. Prep" and there is a white coax in the entertainment cabinet marked Satellite but I cannot find the location where this coax terminates so I can start installing an antenna. Checked with Forest River, they said on the roof over the drivers area there should be a label. Nada. The roof is spotless. Just a small Sirius Radio antenna in that area. I am not likely to cut holes in the roof to fish for coax. Anyone have experience with this issue?
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Old 02-11-2015, 11:37 AM   #2
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If there are no markings then perhaps it is like mine. There is a dummy vent (with cap) installed over the passenger area that comes off and all the coax and power wiring is there. The dummy vent looks just like the other rooftop vents but of course it's not located anywhere near where a tank would be below. Just a thought.
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Old 02-11-2015, 12:20 PM   #3
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Thanks so much, you may have saved the day. There is in fact a vent that I could not figure out a purpose in that position. I'll check that out in a couple days. Windy here today and old people should not be on a roof in the wind!
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Back to the drawing board, no fake vent on our unit. I'm still in search mode.
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Old 02-12-2015, 12:07 PM   #5
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Back to the drawing board, no fake vent on our unit. I'm still in search mode.
So, in fact there is no vent in that position as stated?
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Old 02-12-2015, 12:29 PM   #6
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No, only two vents, both over the bath area, one for shower, one for sink drain. Nothing forward of that. I thought there was another but there is not. I have sent another email to Forest River.
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Old 02-12-2015, 01:14 PM   #7
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OK then. I have had a few units that had sat prep and all of them had an indicator of some sort on the roof as to where the cable was stowed. Maybe there is no sat prep as advertised or for some reason someone dropped the ball with a stamp. Hope you find it if it exists. To bad you can't find a picture of a Legacy with a dome installed. Good luck.
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Setting up our new Legacy 340KP, literature says "Sat. Prep" and there is a white coax in the entertainment cabinet marked Satellite but I cannot find the location where this coax terminates so I can start installing an antenna. Checked with Forest River, they said on the roof over the drivers area there should be a label. Nada. The roof is spotless. Just a small Sirius Radio antenna in that area. I am not likely to cut holes in the roof to fish for coax. Anyone have experience with this issue?
Although I had no markings on my roof, I got a response from Forest River, attached pdf file. Once I decide on which antenna, at least I have a place to look now.
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We have the Winegard Roadtrip mission in-motion on ours and has worked great so far
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Old 02-20-2015, 08:58 AM   #10
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Satellite prep means that there are coaxial cables in The roof of your RV, buried in a PVC channel underneath the fiberglass. In order to get out the cable, you need to know the location of where it was installed by the factory. I had a Kingdome put in from camping world, and got the specifications and drawings from FR. of where it was located at so that they would not mess it up. Here's what I got from Mitch at Forest River. This is what they used, and it looks flawless!Click image for larger version

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