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Old 02-15-2011, 09:32 AM   #31
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He never said HD satellite was what he was trying to run. Monster doesn't make any coax cable. I was referring to HDMI, Component, optical audio cables that are overpriced and hyped to maintain 100% of signals and that A/V guys try to sell you after selling you a $2,000 plasma that they cant markup because you would just buy it online.
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:43 AM   #32
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Again I am just trying to pass along to the OP that I would test the RG59 that is already run to see if he can get a signal and he is happy with it. I would bet many people that have RG6 run throughout their house unknowingly run a RG59 female/female patch cable from the wall plate to the back of their reciever. A connection is only as good as it weakest link.

DBS Install Guide post:The signal traveling through the cable from the satellite dish to the receiver is very deferent then a standard TV signal used by the cable companies or what you would receive with a roof top antenna. Every manufacture calls for RG-6 cable to be used during the installation. RG-59 is said to simply not work. That is not true.
While no install technician stocks or would install new RG-59 coax cable, it is not a sin to use existing RG-59 during a installation. Not all RG-59 can be used for a satellite dish installation, but there is good RG-59 that can be used just fine and really low quality RG-59 cable that should not be used. Your satellite technician knows what can and cannot be used.
You will not be able to use as long of a cable run as you could using all RG-6, but if the cable has no kinks, twist or other deformity it should work just fine.
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:01 AM   #33
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Agreed. While the measurable signal loss may be more with RG59, that doesn't mean it won't work. It depends a lot on the quality of the cable and the cable run length. Obviously for the longer runs you may need to use in the campgrounds, RG6 is prefered because of the lower signal loss. Also, inserting short sections of RG59 in the cable system like for jumpers, etc, is not an issue since using the proper connectors will not result in an impedance mismatch, which is where you would get significant signal loss.
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:21 PM   #34
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Just to post my final thread on this topic in an effort to help. I have a Direct TV 5 LNB dish on the roof of my house. I have 30ft of RG6 to a 4 X 8 TERK multi switch in my basement. I have 8 tv's running off that switch. 2 of those tv's are 1080P HD Panasonic plasma tv's with Direct TV HD recievers. The 42" plasma is connected to the TERK switch with a 25ft run of RG59. The 58" plasma is connected to the TERK switch with a 30ft run of RG6. The picture on both tv's is phenominal with HD programming and all other programming.

Bob did you ever get to test your setup out? Good luck!
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I will be very interested in your solution to this as I have been told that you can connect your dish to the cable jack on the curb side of the TT.....However my last campsite had cable and I hooked up to that and I got a fuzzy picture......So I bypassed that connector and ran a cable thru the window to check.....Great picture...So i guess the cable is bad or I don't know what I am doing...I had a rooftop sat dish on my MH and it worked great....Some times the view is blocked and a portable dish is needed.Some say turn off the amp which I did....No change
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:17 AM   #36
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HD will not work w/batwing, Direct or Dish with RG59. Commencing somewhere around 2003 range, most RV manufacturers quit using RG59 on better units. My 04 Designer has all RG6. Wal-Mart doesn't even sell RG59 anymore.
I get HD signals through my batwing very well with the sixteen year old RG-59 installed at the factory. All of the satellite cables I installed myself, and they are all RG-6.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:51 AM   #37
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Hello,

Regarding the new 2011 Jayco G2's. I can confirm in our 32BHDS, the wiring inside at the trailer has two plates for TV hookups. First plate is the Batwing port with amp (& 12v port). Then there is a separate plate that has two coax hookups (comes factory with a small jumper between the two). The plate says if using satelite remove jumper and hook sat receiver to port A. If using cable, unplug jumper and connect TV to port B. (Edit: Running SD sat only - I don't have an HD dish/box for the trailer. Also using DirecTV.)

At the outsite hookup, there is only one port which says "sat/Cable hookup".

I ran satelite this weekend and it worked perfectly. Not sure what the jumper does, but wanted to pass that along for the discussion on the new 2011 G2 setup. (FWIW)

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Old 05-31-2011, 02:51 PM   #38
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On my 2010 22FB where does the bedroom TV connector jack originate from? Is it routed from behind the Radio cabinet where the other connector jack/antenna amp switch is located, or is it split somewhere before that on the same side of the trailer where the outside connector is?

I have a TV mounted on the wall by the radio and use the roof antenna/amplifier or input from a DVD player mounted on the shelf by the radio. I was just wondering, what my connection options are if I ever add a small TV in the bedroom.

Does anyone have a cable routing diagram that includes the antenna and amplifier/switch?

This is what I can figure out so far...

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Tim - Some of this changed I know in the new models (ones that have the pig tails for Sat TV)..so hopefully this covers yours. There should be no rewiring to watch the TV in the bedroom.

If you look behind the amp switch plate, there are 3 connectors - from left to right looking from the back --

-Left is the antenna down lead
-Middle is the input from outside
-Right goes back to the TV in the bedroom

The way it works is you press the button and the red light comes one and you have an amplified signal at both television jacks. If you want to hook external cable up, you just turn off the amp and the outside signal will pass to both jacks.

Hope that helps!
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Thanks for clearing that up. It's much simpler than I thought. I combined your info into the diagram and hopefully it'll help others.

So, back to the OP issue, He could have pulled the wall plate and connected directly to the outside cable source.

Even when the switch is off, the signal from the outside source is still split and sent to the bedroom TV jack. I'm sure some Satellite systems are less sensitive than others, as some people have gotten it to work.

And as stated the newer RVs have more satellite friendly hookups.

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