Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-25-2015, 09:23 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
wuffwuff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 110
Connecting Coax Cable

The exterior coax connector (dual tv & satelite) is recessed with a lid to protect it from the weather on my Flagstaff 27rlws. This makes it difficult to screw to coax cable on.
Getting the threads lined up and started is difficult, but it's hard to tighten the connector down as the flip up lid gets in the way.
Do other members have this problem, and how have you remedied the situation.
__________________

__________________
2018 Cherokee 294rr Toyhauler
2017 Ram 2500 6.4 crew cab, long bed.


+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
It's Easy to take 'Liberty' for granted, When you have never had it taken from You!
wuffwuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2015, 09:58 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Ford Idaho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 9,840
You might like a Paladin.

Paladin Tools 1928 Coax 3-Way Multi-Tool For CATV "F" RG6 - F Connector Tool - Amazon.com
__________________

__________________
2016 F350 6.7L LB CC Reese 28K 2014 Chaparral Lite 266sab
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." 2014 19 days camping 2015 17 days camping201620 days camping
Ford Idaho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2015, 10:47 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 180
Quick connectors may solve your problem. Available
on line or at the Source. They attach permanently to the screw end
of the coax and simple push on to the exterior connecter when required.
see attached images
Attached Images
  
mbtelguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2015, 09:51 PM   #4
Member
 
mutt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 52
Never knew there was such a tool!
mutt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2015, 07:52 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
wuffwuff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 110
Coax Tool

Thanks Ford, Wasn't aware of the tool either. When checking it out, I found some other tools to do the job also.
__________________
2018 Cherokee 294rr Toyhauler
2017 Ram 2500 6.4 crew cab, long bed.


+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
It's Easy to take 'Liberty' for granted, When you have never had it taken from You!
wuffwuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2015, 08:44 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Ford Idaho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 9,840
Saw this in a store a couple years ago, they sell lots of specialized tools for pro installers.

Like security Torx bits
__________________
2016 F350 6.7L LB CC Reese 28K 2014 Chaparral Lite 266sab
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." 2014 19 days camping 2015 17 days camping201620 days camping
Ford Idaho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2015, 12:38 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Adony's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 235
Almost same problem...resolved

Having fat fingers and a recessed exterior coax cable / sat tv connector on my TT..I experienced the same thing.. At first I used the tool described in previos posts and it worked OK but I was always misplacing it... I came across a Comcast Cable installer who was throwing away a short 3 ft RG6 jumpert cable that had ends on it that were exactly what I needed.. I cut the cable in 1/2, attached a normal compression RG6 connector on one end, connected it to the sat antenna cable with a barrel connector and the other end of the jumper had a connector that was easy to the sat in on the trailer...Pictures are better than words....
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	end2.JPG
Views:	169
Size:	64.0 KB
ID:	84215  
Attached Images
 
__________________
Ted
2010 T25KS Wildwood
2006 F-250 SD
STGCM(SW) USN Ret 30 yrs.
Adony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2015, 10:33 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
paulmac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Kingston NY
Posts: 109
Try something like this. Easy grips come pre-installed. Works great. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...rch_detailpage
paulmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2015, 10:47 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 247
I finally found the problem with no TV reception. The antenna coax jumper from the batwing antenna that leads into the roof has a little rubber boot that allows rain water to leak into the cable connection at the roof entry. Within one year of purchase the cable connection failed. Its hard to believe that forest river and probably numerous other manufacturers would not see this as a potential problem.
If anyone else has this little boot I would recommend examining the connection and add more flexible sealant to completely cover the boot. After the fact I wish I had taken some photos.


Rockwood 2703ws
Rockwoodjoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2015, 10:59 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Waynesville
Posts: 13,890
Quote:
Originally Posted by mbtelguy View Post
Quick connectors may solve your problem. Available
on line or at the Source. They attach permanently to the screw end
of the coax and simple push on to the exterior connecter when required.
see attached images
These make Life so much Easier! Youroo!!
youroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2016, 10:21 AM   #11
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Northern California
Posts: 30
[QUOTE=wuffwuff;934376]The exterior coax connector (dual tv & satelite) is recessed with a lid to protect it from the weather on my Flagstaff 27rlws. This makes it difficult to screw to coax cable on.
Getting the threads lined up and started is difficult, but it's hard to tighten the connector down as the flip up lid gets in the way.
Do other members have this problem, and how have you remedied the situation. [/QUOTE

I was just browsing through postings and saw your question. My husband has a solution for this issue. Check out this: www.rvcablegrip.com
__________________
Jim & Jacqui
and Jazmin the cat who loves going camping

2007 Coachmen Cross Country
2008 Ford Escape Hybrid
jnjwright82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2016, 10:31 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
nomad297's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 2,899
Buy Mediabridge coax cable at Amazon. It comes with sleeves for the ends that will work exactly as you want them to.

Bruce
__________________
2016 Rockwood Windjammer 3029W Diamond
2015 Chevy 3500HD LTZ 6.0 Crew Cab 4x4 Long Bed 4.10:1 SRW
nomad297 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2016, 11:17 AM   #13
Left Coast
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: vancouver,washington
Posts: 15,649
Send a message via Yahoo to bob caldwell
The non screw on ones will you give you a pia moment after a few uses.....they lose their grip...also, the coax connectors in the wall plate might be installed backward....longer end inside
bob caldwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2016, 11:23 AM   #14
Pickin', Campin', Mason
 
5picker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: South Western PA
Posts: 10,481
Quote:
Originally Posted by bob caldwell View Post
The non screw on ones will you give you a pia moment after a few uses.....they lose their grip...also, the coax connectors in the wall plate might be installed backward....longer end inside
Make sure you get the ones with a split ring on the end of the connector.
They retain their grip even with excessive use.

__________________
_________________________________________
2016 Flagstaff 8529IKBS Diamond Package 5th Wheel-Goodyear Endurance Tires
2017 Ford F-Series SCREW 4x4 - Factory Puck B&W Companion
TST Tire Monitor w/Repeater - Sinemate 3500w Gen.

Days Camped: '16=46 '17=30 '18=51 '19=50
5picker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2016, 11:56 AM   #15
Left Coast
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: vancouver,washington
Posts: 15,649
Send a message via Yahoo to bob caldwell
Those haven't found there way out here yet!....Most buyers for HD and Lowes doen't have a clue! lol....And Radio Shack is just about as bad.....have found that the repair packs of ends have a lot better swivels and have a sort of line up action to 'em
__________________

bob caldwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:23 PM.


×