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Old 12-12-2016, 03:33 PM   #1
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Cable to TV

I have a 2016 Redwood. When I picked it up at the dealer, they have all three TV sets working and on. When I drove it home and set the 5th wheel up, I connected my satellite to the exterior RV hookup. Only the living room TV will work. The bedroom and exterior TVs will not show the signal. Is there a switcher between satellite and cable tv connections?

Why can I not get the bedroom and exterior TVs with my satellite?
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Old 12-12-2016, 04:23 PM   #2
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Here is how mine wound up being cabled. I have a 2017 built in February 16. Keep in mind I do not have the outside TV. It could just be mirroring (cabled to) one of the others inside.

If you are talking about a roof mounted satellite, mine feeds all of the Tv's with a dual receiver on the antenna feeding a separate receiver at each TV. The connection in the outside convenience center has two separate connectors. One for the living room and one for the bedroom. I think that is really for a portable type dish like a tailgater that only has one feed.

If you look on the back side of the cable connection behind the convience center access door, the cables should be different colors and hopefully that will help you at the TV end. Most of what I have read said that it is really a crap shoot and each trailer could be different.

I also assume that you are using the channel search mode on your TV with the correct input selected. Also make sure your power antenna is turned off as it will block satellite/cable when turned on. My switch has a little red indicator light next to a cigarette lighter outlet near the bedroom TV.

Let us know how it works out. After several hours tracking all of mine down, I labeled them at both ends.
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Thanks for your information. I have a remote satellite setup. I am going to do some checking this week to trace the cabling.
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Old 12-12-2016, 08:17 PM   #4
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Thanks for your information. I have a remote satellite setup. I am going to do some checking this week to trace the cabling.
In my case, the way the trailer is cabled now, a remote satellite would only power one TV. Hopefully others will chime in with what they have found.
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Old 12-13-2016, 01:16 AM   #5
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Our '16 MB has two external ports for Satellite, one to a receiver in the Living Room and the other port to a receiver in the Bed Room, with nothing to the outside TV.
Now with our Slimline Dish on the roof I have a single coax to the Bed Room attached to a DirecTV Splitter, then three coaxes going to my three receivers.
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is the convience center where the satellite hook ups are outside? i just bought an awesome 2013 Redwood in mint condition. 36RL. what an upgrade to a montana. Just got it this October, used it once. cable tv at campsite works fine but dealer could not tell me what the 2 orange cables are in the cabinet above tv are. i would imagine one is satellite hook up
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Old 12-22-2016, 11:48 PM   #7
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is the convience center where the satellite hook ups are outside? i just bought an awesome 2013 Redwood in mint condition. 36RL. what an upgrade to a montana. Just got it this October, used it once. cable tv at campsite works fine but dealer could not tell me what the 2 orange cables are in the cabinet above tv are. i would imagine one is satellite hook up
Hey - I had the same feeling when we bought our 2014 Redwood 36RL and handed the keys to our 2007 Montana 3400RL to the new owners! Here are the two in a campground waiting for the Montana buyers to arrive.

You are correct, the orange cables are for satellite. At the living room TV you should have one from the roof (1 stripe black tape), one from the convenience center (2 stripes black tape), and a third that goes between TVs. The satellite feeds should be direct. The cable TV feeds go through the antenna system and have some splitters. Attached is the wiring diagram, but they have been known to not always be consistent. PS - the Library tab up top will lead you to a few drawings for that 36RL as well as some other goodies.

Congratulations on that coach!
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Old 12-26-2016, 05:54 AM   #8
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Coax cables not connected

We just purchased a new 2017 Redwood 36 RL. All of our 3 TV's work off the antennae, but not one worked on the cable connection. After some investigation, I discovered that there was only one coax cable connected to the backside of the three ports on the "off-doorside" location in the basement and that was the orange coax connected to one of the satelite inputs. Not only is nothing else connected, I can't even find the other coax cables, they're simply missing. Subsequently, I then connected the end of the orange coax to the cable port and then connected the orange coax cable in the living room entertainment center to the TV. I now have cable signal to that TV. The other 2 TV's still have only antennae signal. It's a total screw-up and I can thank some dude working that day at the Redwood assembly plant for this failure. Where was their head? Of course, it's under warranty, but quality control in final assembly is the problem here and someone should have caught this and sent a message to this dude to get it right. We have had other issues, including a water leak in the bedroom slide, but all this will involves a sacrifice on our part, that will include time and moving our unit to a dealership for warranty work. All that said, we do like the Redwood in so many other ways, that once these things get remedied, we should be set. Here's hoping!
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Woodman1, I believe that you still need to push the button to 'off' on your antenna/tv booster to be able to use cable. It is 'on' when the little green light is on. Also make sure that once you have the booster off that you check to make sure your tv is set to cable and not over the air and to rescan for channels. Should work. Antenna boosters are usually near the bedroom tv somewhere, either beside the tv or close to it in a cabinet.

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Coax cables not connected and missing

Regarding the booster switch in the bedroom: I've worked with the booster switch in the bedroom; that is not the problem nor does it make any difference whether it's on or off. The problem is that we are literally missing cables. On the "off doorside" basement access, where you connect the water, cable, etc., there are three (3) coax cable ports. Of these 3, there are 2 at the top that are paired for satelite and 1 that is lower that is for cable. These are all male coax port terminals that require a cable from the backside (behind the panel where the furnace, water pump, etc. are located) to distribute the signal throughout the 5th to other terminals. My point is, there is only one orange coax cable that is attached which is intended for satelite. We are literally without 2 other cables, and they are nowhere to be found, it's not just a matter of disconnections or booster switches. It will require a tech to figure out how to get two more cables to this station and then feed those coax cables to the right spots. IMO, they'll need to pull of the underbelly to get access and who knows?, maybe they'll discover them bundled up, loose or just lying somewhere. Unless I'm missing something, the logic of an empty port finding a signal path without a cable, would be difficult to comprehend.
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