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Old 01-13-2016, 06:55 PM   #11
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On the TV PANEL is a push button. Be sure you press the push button OFF (NO LIGHT ON) when watching TV from the pedestal cable TV side...

The light has to be ON when you are using the roof TV antenna...

That will most likely solve your problem...
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Old 01-13-2016, 07:08 PM   #12
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If you are near a Walmart or Radio Shack (if there is still one around), pick up a male/male coax adapter.
- Pull out the cable face plate by the entertainment center and disconnect the cable that comes directly from the outside cable connection.
- Disconnect the Tv coax cable from the signal splitter.
- Connect the cable from the outside cable hookup to the male/male connector and the Tv to the male/male connector. This will bypass any of the media center cables/splitters.

If you get the cable stations your problem lies somewhere in the cables/or splitters in the media center.

Another way to check the coax cable is to get a volt ohm meter and set it on ohms or if you have the option like mine a continuity buzzer.

- Check the cable to see if it is open or shorted using the ohms or buzzer setting.
- If you are getting a short, the cable is bad.. Maybe they put a staple or nail through it some where along the line.

- If you are getting an open condition, have someone short the outside cable connector (use a paperclip to short the center to the threads on the connector) You should see your open go to a shorted condition. That pretty much means your cable is good, and you will need to check in the media center wiring/splitters. If you do not see a short, the coax may have been cut or is not connected at the entry point. The correct way of testing the cable for a short or open is by putting on a 75 ohm termination cap at one end of the coax and getting a resistance reading of 75 ohms at the distant end, but who keeps a 75 ohm termination cap other than me...

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Old 01-14-2016, 10:49 AM   #13
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If you get a pic when using the antenna then the problem is likely between the antenna/cable box and the outside connector. If you don't get a picture when using the antenna then I would suspect the antenna box to the Tele and possibly multiple problems.
Since you can get to the back side of the antenna box you could try disconnecting the cable feed from it and connecting a known good cable to the cable feed using a male-male connector and then on to the Tele (taking the antenna box out of the equation). That would verify the outside connection to the antenna box.

Oops, looks like we were posting at about the same time. Given that you get a pic when on antenna then the box to outside connector is likely the issue. It is also possible that the antenna box could be the culprit. Take the box out of the picture by using the male-male connector I was describing above.
Pulled the tv antenna box to attempt your suggested test.
However, there are three coax lines connected to the back of the panel. I have no idea which is the cable feed from the exterior hook up. Idea?
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Old 01-14-2016, 11:05 AM   #14
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The line from the outside of the camper usually goes to the center connector.
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Put the Tv (using antenna) on and disconnect one at a time and that will tell you which one goes to the Tv antenna. You should be able to see which one goes to the Tv.
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OK, by process of elimination was able to determine which of the three coax cables at the tv panel was the cable feed from outside of the trailer.Have perfect cable when I connected it directly to the tv.
So, that would tell me that the problem is in the tv panel. Think that replacement or fix will be an rv shop.
But, now at least I do not have to run cable from outside through a window!
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"Technically" that cable runs to the "B" port on the jumper plate but that does say
that the problem is likely that antenna booster setup, not the wiring.

What you can do to make it a little cleaner until you replace that booster, is just connect the television to the "A" port. This is the direct link to the outside jack. This way you can put everything back together again.

Last page of this document has a simple drawing: http://www.nylyon.com/JaycoTVHookup.pdf
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Here are some wiring diagrams that may help.

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Run the cable from the outside hook up on your trailer and into your TV, if the TV works you know the connector on the trailer is good. I had a 23 FB and had the same problem, I found that Jayco had wired the TV connector plate inside the trailer wrong. I took it apart and found out which wires were suppose to go to the kitchen and which one was suppose to go to the bedroom and Jaycoi had swapped them
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