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Old 05-27-2012, 10:35 AM   #1
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Just got our 31bh, and trying to figure out best place to set up the satellite receiver as the plugs and tv hook up is above the tv. But no room there for receiver. Anyone tried to feed the cables down to the spaces below the fireplace

Any ideas would be great
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Old 05-27-2012, 02:41 PM   #2
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I did it on my 25RB I came down on the bedroom side hiding the wires using wiremold cord protectors. That way I only had to drill 1 hole to go into the little shelves. Make sure to tightly tuck andsecure your wires everywhere so that the tv and fireplace can still swivel.

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Old 05-27-2012, 08:20 PM   #3
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Thanks Badwin so did you come down in the bedroom or on the bedroom side of the tv/fireplace box but inside the box it's self. How did it look when it was done. Just trying to hidethe wires as much as possible. Sure wish that they had thought it through when it was built and put the plugs and tv hook up below
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:14 AM   #4
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I'm not sure about your setup, but on mine, I mounted the receiver sideways to the cabinet wall at the same height as the TV. Used 1" aluminum flat stock and some black foam to cushion the receiver. No dangling cords, big holes to drill or restricted ventilation for the receiver. My DVR is only about 2" tall and 12" deep.
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Old 05-28-2012, 04:05 PM   #5
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I came around the tv, keeping tight to the frame around the tv so that it could still swivel. Once i reacehed the bottom of the frame i came out and down the wall to the back of the shelf where I mounted the reciever. That where I drilled through. All the wires that are in the bedroom area are hidden using wiremold. Its not perfect but the only ones who will see the wiremold is the wife and myself. You can't see any wires from the living area of the trailer.
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Old 05-28-2012, 04:09 PM   #6
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I hope that the guys at the RV factory read theseposts cause boy would it be easy to wire cable, over the air antenna and satellite wiring when they build these units.
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:08 PM   #7
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That's true they should put more thought into the design, thanks for the ideas. I'll see what I come up with this weekend
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:33 PM   #8
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Just finished doing this with my 31 bh. It took me about a week working on it off and on. Not sure I can explain this on here without pics, but here goes. Drilled a hole in the top right panel of the fireplace slot into the curved hollow part of the entertainment center as well as drilling straight down in the same corner of the TV slot. I fished the HDMI cable up and the coax down through the holes and the hollow right side of the cabinet. In the bottom part of the cabinet, you should be able to see the other cable coming down from the top. I drilled that hole a little larger to be able to find the cable coming down and going up. Once I got all of that up and down, drilled another hole in the bottom back of the cabinet to take the cable to the SAT box. I also ordered an IR to UHF piece to allow my box to sit between bed and cabinet to the remote will work from anywhere in the camper instead of it having to point right at the box. Not sure if this helps, I could take pictures for you, but I have not had much luck posting them on here, so would have to try to email them directly to you. Let me know.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:19 PM   #9
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I think I understand what you did. But if you do have the pics and dont mine emailing them to me it would be greatly appreciated. I have my trailer left at the park so I will be working on it either this weekend or most likely next weekend.
My email is marshallpburt@gmail.com
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:16 AM   #10
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We have sat TV but it was easy install. Am I the only one who chuckles at the effort we all put into having a TV we hardly watch while CAMPING...lol
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