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Old 09-02-2014, 09:25 AM   #11
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It seems like you've narrowed it down to a bad cable somewhere you will probably want to replace that.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:10 AM   #12
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I may have misled you on my statement of the ANTENNA PANEL WAL PLATE working just fine using a JACK INJECTOR between the F CONNECTOR and your TV SET. The ANTENNA PANEL WALL PLATE will have a DC BLOCK feeding the F-connector on the face plate.

You will need to tap into the RG CABLE going up to the JACK ANTENNA. Here is a diagram on how the ANTENNA PANEL WALL PLATE is hooked up..


The MIDDLE CONNECTOR comes from the CABLE OUTSIDE connection.

Also in this photo you can see the +12VDC cable hooked up. NOTE the push on spade lug connector... This is what you need to test for 12VDC. Apparently you are missing this for some reason. This DC VOLTAGE comes from your on-board converter unit when plugged into shore power and also comes from you charged up installed 12VDC trailer BATTERY. There may be a FUSE on the board itself or possible in the 12VDC Distribution PANEL where all of the 12VDC fuses are located.

The easiest thing for me was to just remove the BATWING antenna and MOUNT THE JACK ANETNNA on the roof. It uses the same BOLT PATTERN and all you do is just connect up the existing RG CABLE. Apparently you are missing the 12VDC that gets sent up to the roof from the ANTENNA PANEL WALL PLATE. ALSO NOTE in this photo you can see the RED LED light I was referring to earlier on the bottom of the JACK ANTENNA. This will light up when 12VDC is being applied from the ANTENNA PANEL WALL PLATE or your JACK DC INJECTION unit.


The WALL PLATE has a small PUSH BUTTON and when pushed it will turn on a small LED light on the WALL PLATE telling you the 12VDC is present and being applied. If you don't see the LED 'ON' then you do not have 12VDC being applied.

This would be you best bet getting the ANTENNA WALL PLATE to work as this will feed both your living room HDTV and your BEDROOM HDTV when in ANTENNA MODE picking up digital signals from the trailer roof top OTA antenna.

The cigarette plug socket is a great place to plug-in your cell phone 12VDC charger cable... Use mine all the time...

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Old 09-02-2014, 11:35 AM   #13
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By the way those connectors on the back of the ANTENNA PANEL WALL PLATE are type F connectors. No need to cut any existing cables into to make your mods... Buy adapters as needed...

If you get the WALL PLATE PANEL figured out it already goes to the places you want to route your OTA digital BROADCAST TV signals and Camp Ground CABLE CONNECTION TV signals to...

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Old 09-05-2014, 12:37 AM   #14
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when I push the on/off button on the wall plate I get the green LED coming on. I haven't actually put a DVOM on it to check the 12v but I'm assuming it's there since the green LED comes on. I just find it strange that if I bypass the TT wiring completely that I get so many channels. However even with so many channels I still don't have the red LED on the Jack antenna come on.

I've been busy and haven't done any other testing. We are going out on our maiden voyage tomorrow morning! Prob won't have tv. oh well, going dry camping anyway.
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Old 09-08-2014, 12:27 AM   #15
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successful first outing with the trailer. yay!

anyway, I connected the antenna and tv 2 connections directly bypassing the wall plate. and hooked up the injector from the new king jack antenna and it worked just fine. Still no led on the antenna. I think I'll call the mfg and see what they say about that. I guess I'll be changing out the wall plate soon as well. Thanks for the info guys!
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We had the same problem- Our problem was solved when I pulled the antennae coax out at the rooftop opening- We found a deteriorated connector which we replaced- Apparently the coax is not a one piece coax- Poor contact or no contact through this connector was the culprit- Just be sure to reseal the rubber grommet to keep moisture out- JMHO- DD
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Old 09-11-2014, 08:01 AM   #17
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We had the same problem- Our problem was solved when I pulled the antennae coax out at the rooftop opening- We found a deteriorated connector which we replaced- Apparently the coax is not a one piece coax- Poor contact or no contact through this connector was the culprit- Just be sure to reseal the rubber grommet to keep moisture out- JMHO- DD
the cable that is exposed on the roof looks horrible. Stiff and cracking. I want to change it but I pulled the rubber boot up off the base thinking I might find a connector and can just replace the section on the roof... nope. A big glob of grease to help seal and I pull on the wire a little and no connector. I don't want to pull any harder to see if there is a connector that is accessible and I didn't really want to pull the whole mount off the roof. My luck I'd do that and the coax would be one piece all the way to the wall plate. I know if can't be really because the coax is grey on the roof and white in the trailer. Thanks for all the input guys. I don't plan on going where there is cable hook up or mounting a tv in the dining are yet so I'll probably live with it wall plate bypassed until I have the funds to get a new wall plate.
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FYI finally figured it out. the factory must have switched the antenna and tv2 cables. Thats why they worked when I connected them directly but not with the wall plate. switched the cables on the wall plate and everything works fine.
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We had a similar problem with no red light on the antenna, or so we thought. Of course, all my troubleshooting was done during the day. Then, one evening I went out after dark and sure enough it was lit. I can't see the red light on the antenna in the daylight.
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We had a similar problem with no red light on the antenna, or so we thought. Of course, all my troubleshooting was done during the day. Then, one evening I went out after dark and sure enough it was lit. I can't see the red light on the antenna in the daylight.
You're right. I can't see the led during the day, but I can see it at night.
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