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Old 04-04-2014, 09:21 AM   #1
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Cable ready hookup?

I have a Crossroads Sunset Trail 26RB. I am wondering if this model is cable ready? On my last TT there was a cable connection in the area of the water connections and elect hookup. On this model there is a bracket on the curbside to hold a tv to watch under the awning. Next to the bracket is a coax connection that I assume is connected to the roof antenna. So if I happen to be at a campground that provides cable tv am I out of luck? I'm not a big tv watcher while camping, just curious about this. Thanks

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Old 04-04-2014, 10:55 AM   #2
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Bill, did you check the back of your trailer? I have cable and satellite hookups on the back under what looks like waterproof outlet covers. PS the one closest to the drivers side is for cable the other is for satelite
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:07 PM   #3
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Ahaaaaaa, thats where its at. Thank you. I just thought that was a 110 outlet. Must have missed that on the walk-thru. Only had this baby out once. Thanks again. Probably never use it but ya never know.

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Old 04-04-2014, 01:17 PM   #4
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I used my cable connection to connect an external antenna...work well..easy to deal with.

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Old 04-04-2014, 01:28 PM   #5
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Thats an excellent idea. Probably works better than the stock one. I will chk that out. Thanks

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Old 04-04-2014, 01:37 PM   #6
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It does. Easy to do and transort. Its survivin 40 mph winds today while we are camping.

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Old 04-04-2014, 01:37 PM   #7
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Gary is that external antenna for tv? Curious where you got it.

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Gary is that external antenna for tv? Curious where you got it.

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Yes. Let me know of you have any questions.

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Old 04-04-2014, 01:42 PM   #9
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Can't believe your camping already. Too cold here. Good price on that antenna. Thanks
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:29 PM   #10
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Gary just curious how you mounted the antenna to your rig?
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:39 PM   #11
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Bill,
I have a camera mount attached to the spare tire hold made from angle iron. I use a extension pole to support the antennas that are fastened to the mount.

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Old 04-05-2014, 09:21 AM   #12
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Sweet idea...thanks
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Perhaps this is a crazy question! How is this different from the roof mounted antenna that cranks up from inside? Thanks.
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Old 04-05-2014, 11:24 PM   #14
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Well for me..I get 5 Stations where we are camped at this weekend. With the external pole mounted $15.00 antenna we get 35 stations.

Other in our camping group have stock antennas, Jack Antenna, etc and get 5-12 channels.

So for us it works better for not much more hassle. I also can use it when we move the tv outside easily.
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Do you just run the cable from the external antenna to the external cable connection? Or did you have to run an additional coax?
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Do you just run the cable from the external antenna to the external cable connection? Or did you have to run an additional coax?
Correct. Antenna to external cable connection. No additional holes. When the TV is used outside, disconnect from external cable connection and connect direct to TV. When done return antenna feed to the external cable connection.

My booster works in this configuration. Others have to turn off the internal booster. Quick test..easy to do.

I chose this particular antenna for price and transportation. You can get longer range antennas. This panel antenna provides two directions simultaneously base on the direction turned. (North South, East West, etc)

Takes 20 mins to setup and tune for best overall direction. If we do not want it because of other activities we just use on board antenna. We like having the option.

When pinned in due to weather its nice. With the TV and Media Server for streaming movies, music, etc to tablets, etc. we have entertainment if needed anywhere in camp.

Let me know if you have questions.
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