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Old 05-12-2016, 02:02 PM   #11
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The circuitry on the black panel is the antenna amplifier, which should only turned on when using the antenna, not the cable inlet on the side of the camper, or a satellite input.

That is input often wired to the output of the 3-in-1-out metallic box combiner, which combines signals from the various inputs as mentioned by ov845, and the output is connected to the TV (though the amplifier probably should really be wired in before the combiner, it often isn't)
Kerandire explained that the metal block is a 1 in, 3 out configuration. This is a signal splitter from the antenna going to 3 different TV terminals. Quite likely, the living area TV, the bedroom and an outdoor if used.
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Old 05-12-2016, 04:02 PM   #12
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I have a 2015 Puma 23FB. I've figured out how to use both the antenna and the cable connections. I have one 75 ohm cable from the wall plate to the back of my Samsung TV.

I have the standard radio/DVD player. I've inserted several DVD'S and only get sound, no picture. Have I missed something or is there a connection I'm missing?

I've tried everything as far as sources on the TV inputs. How can I get the DVD's to play?

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Old 05-12-2016, 04:31 PM   #13
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I have a 2015 Puma 23FB. I've figured out how to use both the antenna and the cable connections. I have one 75 ohm cable from the wall plate to the back of my Samsung TV.

I have the standard radio/DVD player. I've inserted several DVD'S and only get sound, no picture. Have I missed something or is there a connection I'm missing?

I've tried everything as far as sources on the TV inputs. How can I get the DVD's to play?

Thanks
A couple of questions. Do you have a picture on the Samsung from any other source? And, what is you connection at the radio/dvd?

The reason I ask about the picture from any other source is because Samsung has had serious problems with sound/no picture. It has to do with faulty capacitors. A picture from any other source would also isolate it to the DVD. Do you by chance have RCA ports being used out of the DVD. If so, yellow is the video feed. If it is a coax connection and you have sound the cable should be good. If the coax connection was bad, you would get nothing.
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Old 05-12-2016, 04:39 PM   #14
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johng4706,

It is probably best to start a new thread for your question.
We can likely help but it may take several replies and additional questions as to your particular setup but this will confuse those who might search (in the future) and come here looking for answers to the original query.
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Old 05-12-2016, 08:06 PM   #15
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I have a wall plate amp and an amplified antenna. No matter what combination of buttons I push, I get a lousy cable picture no matter where I camp!
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I have a wall plate amp and an amplified antenna. No matter what combination of buttons I push, I get a lousy cable picture no matter where I camp!

The wall plate amp is for the roof antenna make sure that light is off when using campground cable.


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Old 05-14-2016, 10:50 PM   #17
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Kerandire explained that the metal block is a 1 in, 3 out configuration. This is a signal splitter from the antenna going to 3 different TV terminals. Quite likely, the living area TV, the bedroom and an outdoor if used.
Yes, you're likely right. IIRC Mine has a combiner also to take the various inputs and feed them to the TV, after the antenna amplifier, but I could be remembering incorrectly
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Another question please I see you have a 2500 and the other guy a 1500 I brought this 5th wheel with a f150 but thought it was under powered, it's a rockwood ultra lite 8280 ws I could then only get a Dually, will a 1500 tow this or do I need at least a 2500? I live in the UK so hard to get answers from experienced owners.
I agree with the other poster that an f150 or a 1500 (both "half ton" trucks) are likely to light weight. Perhaps not in the power department but in the payload capacity. (Towing capacity for how much weight to pull along will be fine, but it's the weight on the axles that's the problem)

I briefly (1 week) had an f150 before getting our fifth wheel, and then realized that we would be over the capacity of the truck.

You need to account for the passengers, the pin weight (for fifth wheel) or hitch weight (for TT) and any extra stuff you'll carry with you.
You also can't go on brochure payload capacities, but need the number inside the drivers door frame (at least that's where they are here in US ... I'm a Brit living in US tho), since I found that brochure listed payload capacities are unrealistic for any truck you can actually buy, or would want (they list for the most basic configuration)

If your camper is the fifth wheel version of that camper then I'll imagine you'll get some looks driving along motorways, not many of them in UK. I'm also interested whether you can get right-hand drive bigger trucks (again a rarity in uk)
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UK van and car my US van and truck

Might be of interest, quite a difference ! european vans very smart inside compared to the US but too small and without all the goodies. hence my 5th wheel
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