Originally Posted by Badwin
Since the newSunset Traildoes not have a satellite hookup, has anyone unhooked the cable line from the back of the booster andjoined another piece of coax to it so that it could be ran directly to the satellite reciever. Thought I could add a coax wall plate right beside the booster to hook into for a nice clean look. We never camp in areas with cable hookup anyways. Thoughts.
Youcould do it butyou're better off, running a separate cable. Use RG6 to a point on the outside of the trailer and feed it up to your entertainment centre.Using you CATV connectionisnot a good idea because RG59coax is used and will attenuate the signal somewhat.So buy enough RG6coax anda outside connector and a wall connector. Mount the wall connector adjacent tothe antenna ampand run the coax to aconvenient point on the outsideof the trailer. You'll need to drilla hole in the trailer wall tomount the outside connector andconnect the coax to it.
By doing this, you'll still have your antennaavailable, when satellite is not available.(can't see the satellite for the trees) If you are intending to use Bell ExpressVu,DON'Ttell them that you are travelling whileusing your satellite service, especially in theUS. I used to have them but went to Shaw after making the mistake of mentioning that I was in Montana. They said, "you can't use our service there.", and promptlyshutdown my service. Shaw is a littletrickier to set up becauseyou have to aim for 2 satellites instead of one.If you're interested, here is a line diagram of our entertainment hookup in our 5vr.
Edited by: Hamops