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Old 03-17-2017, 07:03 AM   #1
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Sat/Cable Hookup

This may have been discussed already, but I have a question about hooking up my portable sat dish to my new camper. Bad thing is that I only have a cable hookup on the outside of the camper and not the dual hookup that includes satellite.

My guess is that the cable hookup on the camper won't carry the satellite dish signal to the TV's inside the camper.
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:08 AM   #2
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My guess is that the cable hookup on the camper won't carry the satellite dish signal to the TV's inside the camper.
Let me start off by saying I don't have a satellite dish...I also don't know why they put 2 different hook-ups on the outside of the campers...I do know that all the coax cable on the inside is either RG59 or RG6...The RG6 has a heavier gauge conductor than the RG59, but they are constructed the same...I would hook your satellite dish up to the connection you do have on the outside of your camper, but don't turn on the antenna amplifier...I do not see why that would not work...Hopefully someone who knows for sure will post also...Good luck...
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Old 03-17-2017, 12:34 PM   #3
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I had a Cougar TT previously which had only one exterior input labelled Cable/Satellite. My Tailgater sat worked just fine when connected to that input. I believe yours will work as well.
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Two things I learned with my Tailgater set up. The cable must be RG6, and there can't be a splitter because it degrades the satellite and power signal. I confirmed with Crossroads that the satellite feed was in fact RG6 with no splitter.
If a single cable is RG6 and has no splitter you should be fine.
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Old 03-20-2017, 04:17 PM   #5
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One more thing to add: No signal booster.

The dish gets its power from the satellite receiver box, so splitters and boosters interfere with the power.

Here are some pictures of a mod that will bypass the signal booster. I did this mod years ago on our old TT and it worked like a champ.

http://www.flamingsquid.com/images/satellite_rewire.pdf
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:52 AM   #6
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The web site that you added to your post as far as I am concerned should be added to the document section of this forum...

I will PM two of the site team members Lloyd & Mark to see if they can arrange that move...
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:15 AM   #7
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The web site that you added to your post as far as I am concerned should be added to the document section of this forum...

I will PM two of the site team members Lloyd & Mark to see if they can arrange that move...
Hey Rosie (or Tommy?),

There’s an interesting story about that document. I found those photos online after a fair amount of searching and I did the mod as shown in the pics. I had a hunch that the obscure corner of the interwebs where those photos lived wouldn’t exist forever, so I dumped them into a blank document template and added a few notes (including giving credit to the guy who originally posted them and citing my source). I saved the doc as a PDF and hosted it on my own host, flamingsquid.com, and never really gave it a second thought.

A couple of years later I was looking for something in the admin portal of my host account and I flipped to the page that shows the traffic to the site. The number of hits that dumb little PDF gets astounded me. That one file accounts for over 90% of the traffic on that site.

So then I got curious and Googled the file name. It turns out that that file has been saved into so many little nooks and crannies of the web, in all kinds of different sites (RV, 4x4, survivalist, astronomy, and on and on).

I also get a chuckle out of the template that I dropped those images into. I am a technical writer and I’ve written documentation for the software industry since the 90s. When I created that PDF, I just dropped them into a blank template that I was using at the time when I worked for a company called SeeBeyond. I worked there for about seven years and the product documentation that my team wrote was for the very first large scale product that used the new (at the time) Java J2EE enterprise edition. Sun was so excited that we had gotten their Java system to work in a complete enterprise end-to-end solution that they bought our company. Not too long after that, Oracle bought Sun. I haven’t searched lately, but somewhere out there are the docs for the SeeBeyond products and they have the same look and feel as that little satellite mod. But all these years later, the SeeBeyond/Sun/Oracle product is long gone yet my little Satellite Rewire doc still lives on. Pretty funny.

I would be happy to share the file in this site’s Documents section, as long as there is attribution and a pointer back to the original location of the file (in case I make future updates—not likely, but possible).
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Thanks for your reply...I only wish I knew what you just said...The only thing I do know is that sooner or later someone else on this forum is going to ask the same question as mgriff29 and I would love to be able to tell them if I just happen to read that question to go to the document section the answer is there..If that is OK with you...Because this is not the first time that question has been asked...
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