Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Southern Iowa
Issue with Flagstaff 832IKBS TV Reception
We have a new 2014 Flagstaff, and so far, we love absolutely it. We did a couple 4 and 6 days trips in July (after purchasing it) and again in August, but are now 5 days into a 22 day trip. This is providing the opportunity to learn more about the trailer.
Though this issue is minor, it's annoying. The trailer came with a 32" Toshiba flat screen mounted in the entertainment center, and we mounted a 25" flat screen in the bedroom, using the location and hook-ups already in place there.
TV reception is great, on either set, and excellent picture quality with either TV, unless:
1. If bedroom overhead light is turned on, neither TV will receive signal -- screen just locks up, or goes black. We've been told on this forum that it's due to the LED lights, and that may be true. However . . . If we turn on the LED lights above the head of the bed, there are no issues.
2. If the LED puck lights above the sink in bathroom are turned on, same TV problem; both TV sets. However, if other LED's in bathroom are turned on, and pucks are turned off, no problem. No other lights, inside or outside the trailer, cause these issues.
3. Here's another situation, and likely where I'll loose most of you! Yeah, I know, this one sounds far fetched, but is the God's truth. There is a large wardrobe with twin sliding mirrored doors at the end of the bedroom, beside the TV. If we open the mirrored door closest to the TV, all reception is lost; either TV set! And that's with lights off! Slide the door shut, and back comes the TV! No, Rod Serling hasn't made an appearance yet!
4. With the two TV's, I may want to catch a game, and she wants something else, so the set-up should be great. However . . . If one of us is watching the TV in the entertainment center, and the other one starts the one in the bedroom, the one in the entertainment center looses its picture, locks up, and goes black, regardless of what lights are on. Even with all of them off. As a side note, the bedroom TV is where the antenna is located, so it receives the signal first, I suppose. Even if both sets are turned to the same station, the condition exists.
However, no other LED lights in the trailer cause these conditions, so if they are the cause, it must be due to their proximity to the antenna wire?? We are using the trailer antenna, as it came, with no other add-on's or cable. Ideas??
Lastly, I was wondering if I could hook the bedroom TV to the outlet for cable, and hook a separate antenna up outdoors, and connect it to the exterior cable connection. That would seem to separate the two signals, but I haven't experimented to see if that works.
Many thanks, and enjoy your weekend.
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