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Posted: 05/31/10 01:12pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi everyone - first time posting, but I have spent a lot of time reading the many useful topics.
I purchased a new 2010 Keystone Laredo 291 TG travel trailer this spring. All told it was ready for satellite hookup, I discovered it isn't.

It has the cable hookup on the outside. Inside, by the TV, it has one faceplate with 2 coaxial connectors and then another faceplate with 1, that connects to the TV. In the back of the trailer there is the faceplate with the switch for the amplifier and the 12v connection. None of the connectors are labelled by the way.

I have my Bell dish setup and just ran a cable through the window, but would like to clean it up a bit by using the existing connections on the wall. Can that be done without rewiring? I was told it could be but I don't believe it.
Thanks in advance for any help!!

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satellite uses the same coax as cable TV....


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Posted: 05/31/10 05:49pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

See this post for Winegard's modification that may let you use the cable connection for your satellite dish connection.

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Posted: 05/31/10 03:52pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Normally, that outside cable connection is wired through that amplifier box with the 12v outlet on it.

That fact will prevent you from connecting a dish to that outside connection. Your sat cable CANNOT have any splitters, amplifiers, etc, on the sat line.

There may also be a splitter installed to allow you to get TV in another room, like a bedroom. That too, will prevent a sat cable from being used on that line.


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I am not sure about your rig. so I can't say for sure. I my '05'Jamboree 26Q in the same compartment where the shore power cable is there is a hook up point for telephone and there is also a hook up for coax cable for the TV. In one of the cabnets there is a amp/slipter for both front and rear TV's in the RV.


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Thanks very much for the information. I didn't think it was as simple as "just hook it to the connection labeled cable".

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Posted: 06/01/10 04:55pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Save yourself a lot of trouble and just install new connectors on a seperate plate mounted to the outside wall of your rig. Put the plate on the wall closest to where the satellite receiver is going to set and just drill through the wall, being sure the area is clear, of course. Good luck.


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Posted: 06/01/10 05:36am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a Jayco with the same hookup. I hope that I am remembering this correctly. On the top wallplate, one coax is for cable and one is for sat. I can't remember which is which but it should be marked. There is only one hookup on the outside. There is a jumper cable connected between the connetors on the top plate if you want to use antenna tv which is on the bottom plate. Make sure that your amp is turned off.


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Posted: 06/01/10 02:48pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We just had these same questions just last week, here is the RV.net Thread, we finished installing ours this past weekend and honestly, after we did some the rewiring, we had a Dish Network installer come out for $15 and install everything including new high input connectors inside/outside and he gave us 70' of free cable and free dish aiming lessons! Priceless!

I have photos on that thread and more info on the above thread!
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