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Old 06-06-2022, 08:29 PM   #1
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King connect prewiring

So I have this blank cover on our bedroom wall. Has anyone ever actually hooked it up? It claims it is prewired but there is nothing behind the plate just a small 1/4 hole. There are no ports I the roof either other than the ota TV antenna, no wires in the wall space. Just curious. Click image for larger version

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There is a small coax wire inside. You will have to remove the screws holding the antenna down to plate on the roof and there’s a port you have to punch or drill out for the antenna mount.
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There is a small coax wire inside. You will have to remove the screws holding the antenna down to plate on the roof and there’s a port you have to punch or drill out for the antenna mount.
I didn't see any plates on the roof. I do have the ota antenna so maybe this? I'll snap a shot of it when I get home.
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King Connect Pre-wire / Post Wire Completion

I connected the wiring and have used the system while camping. It works well, but is limited by how many users in the park. The attached pictures show the OTA (Over The Airwaves) antenna on the roof of my 271RL before install. A photo of the dicor lap sealant used to reseal the OTA antenna and tack down the cabling to the omni-directional King Connect antenna. The interior shot shows the WiFi repeater mounted to the wall. Don't make the mistake I did and mount below your A/C thermostat as the repeater generates heat and if you set the A/C for 76F you will freeze yourself out. Had to set for 83F to be comfortable. The cable was behind the wall and fortunately I was able to access behind the wall via the vent fan in the bathroom which shares the wall with where I mounted the repeater. I ahd to remove the shroud for the vent fan to access the "attic" space between the ceiling and trailer roof. I had help in identifying the wire by having someone tug on the cable in the attic space while I held a dental mirror and flashlight in the wall cavity behind the plate that states "Pre-Wired". I used the mirror, a wire coat hanger bent with a hook on one end and had someone hold the light directed up in the wall cavity. I would tell you it was pure luck to snag the cable on the third try. Hey, even the blind squirrels find the nuts, some times! The King Connect cable was in the base of the OTA antenna but not connected and you will have to drill the base, install the pass through pinch device. Cover everything well with dicor lap sealant once completed and reseal the OTA base with dicor. Hope this helps.
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Old 06-07-2022, 12:26 PM   #5
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I connected the wiring and have used the system while camping. It works well, but is limited by how many users in the park. The attached pictures show the OTA (Over The Airwaves) antenna on the roof of my 271RL before install. A photo of the dicor lap sealant used to reseal the OTA antenna and tack down the cabling to the omni-directional King Connect antenna. The interior shot shows the WiFi repeater mounted to the wall. Don't make the mistake I did and mount below your A/C thermostat as the repeater generates heat and if you set the A/C for 76F you will freeze yourself out. Had to set for 83F to be comfortable. The cable was behind the wall and fortunately I was able to access behind the wall via the vent fan in the bathroom which shares the wall with where I mounted the repeater. I ahd to remove the shroud for the vent fan to access the "attic" space between the ceiling and trailer roof. I had help in identifying the wire by having someone tug on the cable in the attic space while I held a dental mirror and flashlight in the wall cavity behind the plate that states "Pre-Wired". I used the mirror, a wire coat hanger bent with a hook on one end and had someone hold the light directed up in the wall cavity. I would tell you it was pure luck to snag the cable on the third try. Hey, even the blind squirrels find the nuts, some times! The King Connect cable was in the base of the OTA antenna but not connected and you will have to drill the base, install the pass through pinch device. Cover everything well with dicor lap sealant once completed and reseal the OTA base with dicor. Hope this helps.
Thank you I will look closer to the roof
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Old 06-07-2022, 01:50 PM   #6
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I connected the wiring and have used the system while camping. It works well, but is limited by how many users in the park. The attached pictures show the OTA (Over The Airwaves) antenna on the roof of my 271RL before install. A photo of the dicor lap sealant used to reseal the OTA antenna and tack down the cabling to the omni-directional King Connect antenna. The interior shot shows the WiFi repeater mounted to the wall. Don't make the mistake I did and mount below your A/C thermostat as the repeater generates heat and if you set the A/C for 76F you will freeze yourself out. Had to set for 83F to be comfortable. The cable was behind the wall and fortunately I was able to access behind the wall via the vent fan in the bathroom which shares the wall with where I mounted the repeater. I ahd to remove the shroud for the vent fan to access the "attic" space between the ceiling and trailer roof. I had help in identifying the wire by having someone tug on the cable in the attic space while I held a dental mirror and flashlight in the wall cavity behind the plate that states "Pre-Wired". I used the mirror, a wire coat hanger bent with a hook on one end and had someone hold the light directed up in the wall cavity. I would tell you it was pure luck to snag the cable on the third try. Hey, even the blind squirrels find the nuts, some times! The King Connect cable was in the base of the OTA antenna but not connected and you will have to drill the base, install the pass through pinch device. Cover everything well with dicor lap sealant once completed and reseal the OTA base with dicor. Hope this helps.
This is what I got on the roof, I see the intend in my crappy photo. Thank you. Not sure if it will be used or not yet, but I was curious to it's hookup. Their web site was not so clear on that part. Click image for larger version

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If and when you order the kit, call King and tell them you need the bracket that attaches to the ota antenna. They will send it for free with proof of purchase. Keeps you from having to drill and seal new holes in your roof.
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If and when you order the kit, call King and tell them you need the bracket that attaches to the ota antenna. They will send it for free with proof of purchase. Keeps you from having to drill and seal new holes in your roof.
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So I have this blank cover on our bedroom wall. Has anyone ever actually hooked it up? It claims it is prewired but there is nothing behind the plate just a small 1/4 hole. There are no ports I the roof either other than the ota TV antenna, no wires in the wall space. Just curious. Attachment 274474
I have the same antennae on my roof. It has the King WiFi receiver built in. No additional kit required there.

I also had the same blank plate and no wire. Took me a while to find the coax behind it, but it was there. I just bought the King wifi box and plugged it in. Works a treat.
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I have the same antennae on my roof. It has the King WiFi receiver built in. No additional kit required there.

I also had the same blank plate and no wire. Took me a while to find the coax behind it, but it was there. I just bought the King wifi box and plugged it in. Works a treat.
Good to know thanks
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