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Old 06-08-2019, 06:55 PM   #1
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2nd antenna

I have tried everything and i can not get a signal on a rockwood 2909ws hooking up a 2nd antenna, i bought a real nice big amplified antenna like at home. And i can not get a signal to the tv, in back of the tv are 3 female coax, 1 says tv, 1 says sat connection from receiver and 1 says aux/sat..these are in back of tv not the tv itself to be more specific
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Old 06-08-2019, 06:59 PM   #2
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I hooked it up to the cable/sat in on the outside of the trailer, i do get a signal running cable straight from the antenna to the tv through the door, but dont think the wife would like that,
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Old 06-08-2019, 07:26 PM   #3
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Is the antenna amplifier button on the wall connection on (led lit) or off?
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You may have to gain access to the splitter in the wall and check the connections, There have been reports of loose or missing connections.You may be able to access it by removing the face plate with the amp button.
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:02 PM   #6
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So it should work just by turning the amp off, now, what coax do i use, the tv one, or the aux one. Ive tried all 3,switch on, switch off, so i guess i take that apart, so much for an hour job, the built in antenna sucks
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Old 06-09-2019, 08:36 PM   #7
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figured it out, what a pain in the rear, all I can say is, unreal
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:14 AM   #8
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What was the problem?
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:15 PM   #9
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there are 2 inputs, cable and sat, used sat and then behind tv you use the aux, switch off, must have missed that one the first time
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Hi jeyes1957

If I mount another antenna on a pole ,I would connect the coax to the sat/aux on the outside of my trailer? Inside the trailer I would then connect a cable from the sattilite connector on the wall plate amplifier to the antenna in on the back of my tv. Turn the light off on the wall plate amplifier. Have I got it right
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:20 AM   #11
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On my trailer, on the input side i have 2 plug in, just says cable/sat, i used the one on the right, must be sat, then behind tv are 3 plug in, 1 marked from sat receiver, 1 marked tv, and 1 marked aux/ sat , i used the one marked aux/sat, switch off, i now pick up 10 more staitions and the nearest town is 40 miles and 60 miles,
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Our factory antenna was almost useless, so I added a second antenna, mounted on a pole attached to the ladder, ... but didn't want to disturb or change the original tv wiring/hookup, ... using the switch shown below, I brought the second antenna cable into the trailer, connected it and also the original antenna cable to the switch which is connected directly to the tv, ... by the click of a button, I can choose which antenna to input from and could even add a third selection if desired, ... very simple solution and works great

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 06-12-2019, 12:51 PM   #13
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I have a coachman freedom express. On the road side of my TT is one input labeled TV cable / satellite

On the other side of my TT is one input labeled cable Tv
My wall plate amplifier behind tv has too outputs labeled Ant an another labeled AUX

So I would connect my 2nd antenna to the tv cable / satellite input
And connect my tv to the aux output on the wall plate amplifier with switch off.
Does that sound right.

The cable hookup on the TT must be to hook up in a campground that has cable tv offered
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Old 06-12-2019, 01:46 PM   #14
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This document may be of some help:
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Old 06-12-2019, 03:06 PM   #15
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The outside input on the passenger side of the trailer is a coax output for an external tv
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That way you have to run a cable into the trailer, i didnt want to do that
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That way you have to run a cable into the trailer, i didnt want to do that
If you are concerned about how to get the cable inside and are thinking maybe having to drill thru the side, not so, ... come thru the hatch cover used for the propane feed to the factory grill, ... bring an inside cable to that point, then simply connect the outside cable to that inside cable and you're good to go, ... easy to connect there, easy to disconnect there, ... no extra holes, ...
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Good idea but you still have to run the cable to the tv and mine is in the middle of the floor. 2909ws.im just glad i got it working without having to run cable. Im happy cause now i get METV from over 60 miles away
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Old 06-13-2019, 01:45 PM   #19
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Why not use one of these?



Only need the small hole for the cable itself; this makes it a neat installation. Less than $10.

https://www.adventurerv.net/cable-pl...26d68k59avnng7
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