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Old 05-28-2019, 12:06 PM   #1
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2019 268RKS - how do you use the outside satellite connection on the back wall of rv

That was the first 'design' flaw I noticed when purchasing the trailer. The outside satellite connection is hidden dead smack behind the license plate.

So, for those that use that particular connection, what did you do with your license plate mount to allow to hook up the coax easily? I'm thinking of rotating the plate mount 180 degrees so that it's up instead of down but I was just wondering if others out there have a better solution.

Reason I'm asking is that I'm thinking of getting a portable tv antenna that I could hook up to the back of the trailer. I don't want to mess up the roof so I tried hooking it up to the satellite connection, switching the tv hookup to the proper connection and all worked fine. Just not sure what to do with the license plate. Thoughts?
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Old 05-28-2019, 12:21 PM   #2
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I noticed that as well but didn't think much of it since I have no plans to use that application. There is another connection to the front of the outdoor kitchen. It too is in a bad location..right under kitchen overflow outlet...ask me how I noticed that one.
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Old 05-28-2019, 12:28 PM   #3
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Would something like this fit behind the license plate?
You could add a short coax pigtail and leave it on permanently.

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HSHAYNES... yea.. that one is an outlet if you want to watch tv.. the ones in the back are inlets.. so.. yea.
5picker... that might work ... may have to find a way to protect it from the weather.. interesting.
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Old 05-28-2019, 01:42 PM   #5
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HSHAYNES... yea.. that one is an outlet if you want to watch tv.. the ones in the back are inlets.. so.. yea.
5picker... that might work ... may have to find a way to protect it from the weather.. interesting.
Heat shrink tubing.
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I used zip ties to fasten the license plate to the bracket and this allows me to lift up the license plate to access the satellite connection
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