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Old 07-23-2018, 03:35 PM   #1
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Just got a 2014 Melbourne 29D and am planning on getting a Dish satellite with a wally receiver. It says the dish is powered by the wire from the receiver. My motorhome has a sat. and cable connection in the electrical cord compartment and the same in the TV cabinet in the coach. If I plug the wire into the existing wiring inside the coach, will it carry power to the dish from the receiver through that wire ?.
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Old 07-23-2018, 10:30 PM   #2
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Short answer, yes.
I suggest running it through the window direct to the tv first to confirm itís all working. Then connect to sat connection outside and connect tv to sat connection inside. If it doesnít work, connect it to the cable connection. Make sure the power amp for roof antenna is off. There are lots of reports of incorrect wiring from the factory.
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Old 07-27-2018, 06:04 AM   #3
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I suggest you do some investigating first, on our 2018 Eagle FW I had issues when connecting a SAT coax to the camper. I then got a short piece of coax with a connector on one end, I stripped the insulation from the other end and twisted the center conductor and the shield together. Using a multi-meter (VOM) I was able to verify that the SAT connector inside was not the same as the SAT connection point outside. I found that the AUX connector outside was the proper connection point and our DTV worked fine.
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I've had my 17' 381 North Point in the shop three times. I have been using the Wineguard Pathway X2 satellite for three years now. Although the window flat wires are poorly constructed and need to be replace every year, we still use the pass through the window direct connect to the wally receiver. Most reads direct me to understand the quality or number of splitters used in the RV construction is problematic.
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I suggest you do some investigating first, on our 2018 Eagle FW I had issues when connecting a SAT coax to the camper. I then got a short piece of coax with a connector on one end, I stripped the insulation from the other end and twisted the center conductor and the shield together. Using a multi-meter (VOM) I was able to verify that the SAT connector inside was not the same as the SAT connection point outside. I found that the AUX connector outside was the proper connection point and our DTV worked fine.


Thatís a great tip for checking the coax wiring, thank you for sharing!
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AND, I also found that the AUX was the correct connection for the SAT in my 17 Eagle 291rsts
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