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Old 01-13-2016, 12:41 PM   #1
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Have 2013 JayFlight 22FB. On first lengthy trip.
Am getting nothing via the cable exterior plug-in. From post wired directly to TV all works fine. Following all of the steps (antenna turned off, jumper in place, etc.)
So, am a somewhat certain that the wired cable coax (from exterior through to the opposite side antenna bank) is broken or whatever.

Have no idea how the coax is run (through ceiling, under floor, etc).
Any help here on the fix and how to access?

Many thanks.....
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Old 01-13-2016, 01:04 PM   #2
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Jumper? What jumper?

I doubt that you have a broken coax cable. Most likely a loose connection on the back side of the jack on the outside of your rig or on the backside of the box inside. I would start by removing the wall plate inside and checking the coax connections there.
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All seems in order by your description. For park cable the A-B jumper should be in place and the power button on the antenna plate should be in the off position with no indicator light showing. I would have to agree with daleba on your first course of action...remove the interior plates and check all of the connection points on the back to see if something has come loose. Not entirely sure what you mean by "first lengthy trip". If this is a new to you trailer and you have not used this connection before, you may want to ohm out the wires for continuity. The previous owner may have swapped up connections on the back of the jumper plate for some unknown reason. If this is a TT you have had for some time and the problem is just arising, I would think it's going to come down to a connection problem.
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Old 01-13-2016, 03:14 PM   #4
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Have 2013 JayFlight 22FB. On first lengthy trip.
Am getting nothing via the cable exterior plug-in. From post wired directly to TV all works fine. Following all of the steps (antenna turned off, jumper in place, etc.)
So, am a somewhat certain that the wired cable coax (from exterior through to the opposite side antenna bank) is broken or whatever.

Have no idea how the coax is run (through ceiling, under floor, etc).
Any help here on the fix and how to access?

Many thanks.....
New to us and this is the first week of an extended trip. All steps taken as you indicate. Just checked interior box and all is well there. Will wait to check outside until I pick up some caulk.
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Don't forget to check the cable used from the wall plate to the TV in the process. I'd hate to see you chasing your tail for nothing checking all of these other wires when that may be the culprit.
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Don't forget to check the cable used from the wall plate to the TV in the process. I'd hate to see you chasing your tail for nothing checking all of these other wires when that may be the culprit.
The wall to tv cable works fine on antenna. Pre3sume it is also good for cable?
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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.
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Cable should be fine for either application. RG6 cable is the preferred standard nowadays. Most of us have some older RG59 stuff laying around from days gone by that we still use. Either should work well enough for a park cable feed. Looks like you're going to have to pull apart the outside connection and check for a loose connection on the back.
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Quick question,
Did you change the TV setting in the setup menu from TV to cable and do the automatic channel search?
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Quick question,
Did you change the TV setting in the setup menu from TV to cable and do the automatic channel search?
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Yes, all works perfectly if I run cable direct to the TV from the park hookup post.
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