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Old 04-27-2015, 09:48 AM   #1
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Question about cable

Hello all,

I searched for this answer prior to posting but didn't find it. So please excuse me if I missed it.

If you have a trailer with multiple cable outputs throughout (mine has 3), when you hook up from the outside to your trailer, can you watch different stations at the same time in different locations? For instance, I am in bedroom and want to watch one channel, kids are in their area and want to watch something else same time. At home we have separate boxes in each location, here its 1 cable coming in feeding different areas.

Does anyone have any feedback on that? We have not taken delivery of the trailer yet and amazingly the dealer and the campground we are going to have a seasonal at do not know this answer. I just assumed it would be a common question but i guess I was wrong, lol.

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Old 04-27-2015, 10:15 AM   #2
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We have a 2011 Greywolf 26 RL and we have an antenna outlet in the living room and bedroom. We CAN watch different channels on each tv.
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Old 04-27-2015, 10:18 AM   #3
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Perfect - thank you!
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The main living room tv will be the only tv to be able to receive cable service. "At least that's how it used to be"
The coax outlets in the other rooms will likely only be for the ota antenna and or dvd player.


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Old 04-27-2015, 11:10 AM   #5
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If the cable is split and run to each of the outlets, then each TV will be able to watch an independent channel simultaneously. Each TV has it's own internal tuner.
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The main living room tv will be the only tv to be able to receive cable service. "At least that's how it used to be"
The coax outlets in the other rooms will likely only be for the ota antenna and or dvd player.


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Not true. When you select "cable" on the wall panel, (button and green light out), cable signal is routed to all the TVs in the camper; just like the roof antenna signal is routed to all TVs when the button is IN and the green light is on.

This is NOT the case for satellite (which you were probably thinking Turbs). There is a mod to use existing wiring to route satellite box output to the camper's other TVs using existing coax; but only the channel being watched on the main receiver (unless you can multiplex the satellite signal).

The SET 2 cable goes to a splitter (or splitters) and is routed to all other TVs.
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Yep your right.
Had satellite stuck in my head.


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The main living room tv will be the only tv to be able to receive cable service. "At least that's how it used to be"
The coax outlets in the other rooms will likely only be for the ota antenna and or dvd player.TURBS
True, the box controls the cable, but however the Dish tech hooked ours up, we can watch ota on the bedroom and outside tvs and also if the br or os tvs are turned to chan 3, we can watch whatever is on the living room tv that is hooked to the box.
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True, the box controls the cable, but however the Dish tech hooked ours up, we can watch ota on the bedroom and outside tvs and also if the br or os tvs are turned to chan 3, we can watch whatever is on the living room tv that is hooked to the box.
OC, would love to see a wiring diagram for how he did it.
(and what "box" are you referring to? - HD cable box?)
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OC, would love to see a wiring diagram for how he did it.
(and what "box" are you referring to? - HD cable box?)
The box that came with the Tailgater is hooked to the lr tv and from there, I have no idea. All I know is punching the button on the antenna does nothing to change the ota reception. I did run a cable from the basement tv receptacle down thru the belly and out back by the gas grill connection for the os tv. Now with 3 different inputs for the sat box, I should not have to run cable on the ground unless I have to us the tripod for the Tailgater.
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