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Old 10-05-2015, 03:56 PM   #1
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satellite/TV hookup questions Part 2

I can't seem to pick up a satellite picture through the built in satellite coax on my 270bh. I tried both of the external jacks (Why Crossroads can't out a simple "S" and "C" on these is beyond me) and turned the antenna booster off. No signal. I disconnected the antennae from the TV and tried both jacks again with the booster off, no signal.
I know that the cable jack works since I used it the first night I had the trailer but not since. I've never connected the satellite until this weekend.
When I disconnect the satellite dish feed coax from the trailer and run it directly to the dish receiver box connected to the inside TV via HDMI it picked up the signal and worked fine.
Am I missing something? Is there any way to test the satellite coax line? Does the length of coax line degrade the signal? I had 50 ft from the dish to the trailer, and another 50 ft coiled up between the internal satellite feed above the TV to the receiver inside the trailer.
Does Crossroads have a standard for the external jacks, i.e. left is cable, right is satellite?
Is it possible the satellite cable inside the trailer from external jack to above the TV is broken? The message was "complete loss of signal, check connections." How do I test this?
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Old 10-05-2015, 04:24 PM   #2
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When I first got my rig the sat cable from the outside to the junction box in the ent center was broken (fixed under warranty). Not sure where the break was but check the connections that you can get to. If you have a continuity tester and some pieces of wire you can check the continuity. My box does have a SAT and Cable indication but both are white and hard to see. I don't think you have too much wire. It would take quite a bit more than that to degrade the signal.
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Thanks Stan. Do you know if there is anything spliced into the satellite cable line? It seems so simple-single coax line with an input and output, hard to see what could go wrong.
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Old 10-05-2015, 07:55 PM   #4
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I can't seem to pick up a satellite picture through the built in satellite coax on my 270bh. I tried both of the external jacks (Why Crossroads can't out a simple "S" and "C" on these is beyond me) and turned the antenna booster off. No signal. I disconnected the antennae from the TV and tried both jacks again with the booster off, no signal.
I know that the cable jack works since I used it the first night I had the trailer but not since. I've never connected the satellite until this weekend.
When I disconnect the satellite dish feed coax from the trailer and run it directly to the dish receiver box connected to the inside TV via HDMI it picked up the signal and worked fine.
Am I missing something? Is there any way to test the satellite coax line? Does the length of coax line degrade the signal? I had 50 ft from the dish to the trailer, and another 50 ft coiled up between the internal satellite feed above the TV to the receiver inside the trailer.
Does Crossroads have a standard for the external jacks, i.e. left is cable, right is satellite?
Is it possible the satellite cable inside the trailer from external jack to above the TV is broken? The message was "complete loss of signal, check connections." How do I test this?
I cannot get mine to work through the satellite hook up on the back of the camper either. I have a 2014 32 BH cables on the left which I have used in the sunlight on the right.

Where it comes in over the TV I removed the cover and tightened up the RG6 cable to the back of plate. On the rear of the camper I then cut away the silicone and removed the cable and RG6 (on right) plate. Once removed I noticed the RG 6 cable was not tightened but it still does not work. I then noticed it was not an RG6 connector but a tv connector. I plan on buying one tomorrow to try again. I will let you know but hopefully that is the fix
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By the way I added a 3 foot RG6 cable from the satellite plate in camper to the receiver where it comes in over the TV. I know regular cable will not run the king tailgater.
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Thanks WVU, keep me posted. So the satellite cable in the trailer is in fact RG6?
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I'm pretty sure it is RG6, at least it is on my older rig. Not sure just the connector would stop the signal unless it wasn't making contact for some reason. Not sure about the splice. Some have said the satellite cable also goes to the outside coax connector by the front door or storage area so it may be spliced somewhere.
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On the rear of my new trailer, the connection input in the rear of the trailer on the right is for satellite. The open connection above the tv, i ran a coax to the Dish receiver. I haven't figured out how to get the regular cable to work though at a campsite that offers it. I only tried it once and I'll try again later this week. I think I may not have turned off the antenna booster.
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Steve, when using cable you want to leave the booster off. The booster is for Over-the-air signals only.
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Just tried the new connector between the satellite cable and the rear connection point for satellite and no signal
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