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Old 11-28-2020, 10:28 AM   #1
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Swap RCA to HDMI connection???

Has anyone done or attempted this? I tried to pull on the RCA cables where they came out of the wall hoping that I can use them as a pull cable, but it feels like theyíre fastened in. -Any tricks?
- Is there a possibility of finding prints/drawings for my camper?
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Old 11-28-2020, 10:34 AM   #2
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hdmi has video , rca sound only . you need both .so add hdmi cable.
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Old 11-28-2020, 10:49 AM   #3
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Sounds like he is talking about RCA red/wht/ (audio) yellow (composite video).
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Old 11-28-2020, 10:59 AM   #4
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all of my cables go to the stereo . out to outside tv jack and to rear outside connections for cable or satellite. or use blutooth if stereo is capable. you have to buy a seperate cord for phone to stereo for movies from phone .
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RCA connectors with left right audio (red/whir) and video (yellow)


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Old 11-28-2020, 11:11 AM   #6
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There are no wiring schematics for any RV I know of.
The easiest thing to do is to just add an HDMI cable by the best route available. It will just take some investigation by you on how to do that for your unit.
I have seen and done it many ways. Through cubbies, behind cabinets, out the bottom of the RV and back up through the numerous cutouts for pipes and wires.
Or pay a bit and go the wireless HDMI route.
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Old 11-28-2020, 11:27 AM   #7
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There is a HDMI adapter cable that you can connect your RCA cables to. I had to do this as when they replaced my tv I had no connections for the RCA cabls on the back of my new tv. Later RJD
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Old 11-28-2020, 11:59 AM   #8
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My RCA cable tips broke off when we forgot to strap down the TV. I own an audio video cabling company, but am hesitant to go crazy on this camper since it seems so fragile and I would have to remove panels.
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Old 11-28-2020, 12:08 PM   #9
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Has anyone done or attempted this? I tried to pull on the RCA cables where they came out of the wall hoping that I can use them as a pull cable, but it feels like theyíre fastened in. -Any tricks?
- Is there a possibility of finding prints/drawings for my camper?
Have you pulled the radio/cd/dvd player to see if it even has an HDMI outlet built in?
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Old 11-28-2020, 12:25 PM   #10
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Have you pulled the radio/cd/dvd player to see if it even has an HDMI outlet built in?

Sure havenít. I assumed it did since this 2020 but I guess the key word in that is assume is ass isnít it lol
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Old 11-28-2020, 04:22 PM   #11
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Sure havenít. I assumed it did since this 2020 but I guess the key word in that is assume is ass isnít it lol
My 2017 TV does but the sound bar that controls sound and video doesnít. The DVD player that was installed doesnít either.
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The other option is to convert the existing RCA connection to HDMI with an adapter for easy plug in...depending on what you want to do in terms of connections.

https://www.amazon.com/Converter-Com...a-902669222599
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https://www.amazon.com/Converter-Com...a-848514519329
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I think you are asking to use the old cables as a fish tool.

Most likely it wont' work, they will be attached inside the walls with tie wraps that are screwed in place to keep them from flapping vibrating and chaffing.

NM Wildcat told you the best solution. Figure out the best route and just route them where you need.

If you put them under the camper, along the frame is best, you can put a wire loom around it to protect it and use self tapping screws to hold it in place with those tie wraps I talked about that have a hole to screw them in place.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Utilitech-3...-Ties/50005768



PS, if it is necessary to make holes in the flooring be certain to fill it up with foam when you ae done to keep critters out.
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Old 11-29-2020, 06:37 PM   #14
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I think you are asking to use the old cables as a fish tool.

Most likely it wont' work, they will be attached inside the walls with tie wraps that are screwed in place to keep them from flapping vibrating and chaffing.

NM Wildcat told you the best solution. Figure out the best route and just route them where you need.

If you put them under the camper, along the frame is best, you can put a wire loom around it to protect it and use self tapping screws to hold it in place with those tie wraps I talked about that have a hole to screw them in place.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Utilitech-3...-Ties/50005768



PS, if it is necessary to make holes in the flooring be certain to fill it up with foam when you ae done to keep critters out.

Sounds good. Thanks yíall.
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Just a note that HDMI cables do lose significant amounts of quality video as the runs get longer. If you are going on a long run of up to 25 ft. ...use a more expensive cable with additional shielding AND a thicker AWG gauge.
Runs of over 25 ft may expect to see progressively more loss with length regardless of quality.
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Just a note that HDMI cables do lose significant amounts of quality video as the runs get longer. If you are going on a long run of up to 25 ft. ...use a more expensive cable with additional shielding AND a thicker AWG gauge.
Runs of over 25 ft may expect to see progressively more loss with length regardless of quality.
I agree to a point. I don't know how significant the loss is. I am currently using a 50' one way HDMI cable and notice no difference in quality. And it wasn't even an expensive cable
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