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Old 02-07-2011, 04:57 PM   #1
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QUESTION has anyone installed HD sat dish in a rockwood 8283ss the dish has two cables and the outside connection on the trailer has only one for cable tv and one for sat. Will I need to run new wiring.

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Old 02-07-2011, 06:31 PM   #2
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Is your satellite dish a dual LNB unit? (2 TV receivers?) If so you will only need one of them.

If you do need two, you will have to add one or use both the cable and the sat coax inputs. The one labeled "cable" goes to the back of your Sensar Antenna AMP and the one labeled SAT goes directly to the upper coax connector on the amp "on" button wall plate.

You will need to disconnect the cable one from the back of the amp and fish it out to a separate wall plate coax connector. Our camper has a phone jack wall plate that will never be used that can be replaced with a dual coax plate.

If you use a splitter on the "CABLE" coax you can retain the ability to use campground cable if you wanted to.


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Old 02-07-2011, 06:31 PM   #3
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Have not installed into a rockwood, but the HD sat it self can be installed a few ways, single cable from the sat dish to the receiver (one tv). Single cable to a multiplxer then to the receivers, most campers will need to be wired to get to the 2nd tv. If you get a sat dish with multiple feeds you can go direct to multiple receivers, (i do this and use a flat cable to pass through a window for the second receiver that way i did not have to rewire the camper, but set takes a little longer on the second tv, however i also move that tv from inside to outside at times and have no wiring issue that way. a good reference is installer oassis they have a good forum and actually sell the correct parts to do the job.
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