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Old 10-05-2016, 09:23 PM   #31
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So I got the roof fixed today, great technician came out and fixed it all today in about 2 hours. He just pulled off the hole cover and somehow "sleeved" the cables through the duct. He said he's been doing this for 37 years and never seen somebody do that before! Made me feel all warm and fuzzy.... Great technician though! Anyway directv won't come out and check their receivers or SWM adapter unless I take the RV home, because they are so anti RV it's not even funny. So I was recommended to try and find a local Directv technician that will do it off the clock from the guy who fixed my roof mistake. That's the plan tomorrow, along with a coax tester I bought at Home Depot and the Tracer that Rustysocket recommended, just to make sure the wire isn't the problem.
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Old 10-05-2016, 10:30 PM   #32
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What model receivers are you using?
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Old 10-05-2016, 10:58 PM   #33
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We use dish older models from home work good I can get models tomorrow units due create heat rob power compared to newervip211c don't know about power draw nor have I tried using one was going to ask service guy in truck if there was I diff
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So I got the roof fixed today, great technician came out and fixed it all today in about 2 hours. He just pulled off the hole cover and somehow "sleeved" the cables through the duct. He said he's been doing this for 37 years and never seen somebody do that before! Made me feel all warm and fuzzy.... Great technician though! Anyway directv won't come out and check their receivers or SWM adapter unless I take the RV home, because they are so anti RV it's not even funny. So I was recommended to try and find a local Directv technician that will do it off the clock from the guy who fixed my roof mistake. That's the plan tomorrow, along with a coax tester I bought at Home Depot and the Tracer that Rustysocket recommended, just to make sure the wire isn't the problem.
Make sure your receivers are on this list:


H24, HR24, H23, HR23, H22, HR22, H21, HR21, H20, HR20, D12, R16, R22, H25, HR34 with C31, H44, HR54, C51, C61K, HR44 with C41

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Old 10-06-2016, 01:15 PM   #35
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Make sure your receivers are on this list:


H24, HR24, H23, HR23, H22, HR22, H21, HR21, H20, HR20, D12, R16, R22, H25, HR34 with C31, H44, HR54, C51, C61K, HR44 with C41

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I tried both the HR23 and HR24. My carryout had no problem working before in my last rig. The only mobile satellite company here in houston can't get to me until late next week. If I don't find a faulty cable or wrong routing tonight then it has to be something in the satellite itself. Fingers crossed it's just bad cable routing on jayco's part and I'll untangle it tonight!
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Old 10-06-2016, 02:09 PM   #36
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For my solar panel install I emailed Jayco CS and they sent me the roof drawings showing truss locations and ductwork. I used those to mount my panels so they landed on trusses.

If you need to know where things are under the roof membrane then it's good info to have.
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Old 10-07-2016, 04:51 AM   #37
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For my solar panel install I emailed Jayco CS and they sent me the roof drawings showing truss locations and ductwork. I used those to mount my panels so they landed on trusses.

If you need to know where things are under the roof membrane then it's good info to have.
Lived and learned! But I also learned yesterday that you can't believe everything Jayco sends you. I have been fighting this 'Searching for satellite(771)' error on my dish for 4 days now after work because jayco's wiring diagram was 100% false!! The cable from my 'Sat' hookup in the docking station was a direct line like it said, but to the passthrough storage connection not the living room "Main TV"!! It also illustrates a 3-way splitter down to a two way splitter like I mentioned in a earlier post, but its actually just a 5 way splitter right off the docking station from the 'Aux' Port. For $30 at home depot I bought me a coax tracing tool that Rustybucket recommended earlier. LIFE SAVING DEVICE. I disconnected all the coax's from the 'Aux' and 'Sat' docking station hookups, and this is how mine were labebled from the factory

Sat Hookup in
Living Room - Orange Electrical tape
Den/Kids Room - Green Electrical Tape
Bedroom - Grey Coax, No Tape
Loft - Red Electrical Tape
Passthrough Storage - Black Coax, No Tape

Like I said, the black unmarked coax was the one that was designated to the living room according to the wiring diagram that Jayco sent me, which explains why I didn't get a lick of reception at all while wasting a total of 3 hours of my after work free time talking/yelling/arguing/crying to Directv that it wasn't my dish malfunctioning. Also, Directv told me to hook up the sat hookup to 'Sat 2', which was wrong. On both my HR23 and HR24, the hookup goes to 'Sat1 (SWM)'. Hopefully this helps anybody else trying to keep their sanity while installing this Directv Travler unit on their 377RLBH.

-Drill 2" toward the Road Side of the rig @ bathroom vent piping.
-Make sure to have a LONG hole saw to reach through about 6" of insulation and obstructions into the cabinet above the toilet.
-Three screws in the top of cabinet above the toilet open the panel for you to access the wires and run them along the vent.
-If you don't have 30lb fishing line and a small weight laying around invest in a wire snake to run wires!!

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Old 10-07-2016, 07:02 AM   #38
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Really glad you got this sorted out. Now time to enjoy🖒

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Old 10-07-2016, 09:42 AM   #39
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-Drill 2" toward the Road Side of the rig @ bathroom vent piping.
-Make sure to have a LONG hole saw to reach through about 6" of insulation and obstructions into the cabinet above the toilet.
-Three screws in the top of cabinet above the toilet open the panel for you to access the wires and run them along the vent.
-If you don't have 30lb fishing line and a small weight laying around invest in a wire snake to run wires!!

Working this part right now to get my solar feed to the basement

I drilled a hole in line with the vent (frt-back) and off to the curb side. I snaked a wire down to the basement and tried to pull the welding cable up and it disconnected when I got to the ceiling. Then I pulled a Cat5 cable to use as a small pull wire and it got through. Using an insection camera I discovered that the hole the vent goes thru is too small to fit the welding cable. Now I have to try to open up a gap beside the vent to get the wires thru. I did look at the inner cabinet panel and a rear panel was removable. I'll look at the side panel again to see if I can remove that to cut the ceiling hole larger.

Edit: removed the side panel and used a hole saw to make an opening beside the vent pipe. Solar feed on the roof now. The shelves were stapled on the edges so I'll just have to air nail them back into place.
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