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Old 02-07-2019, 07:43 PM   #1
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Question Satellite Cabling Puzzle

We're looking for help to solving a puzzling cable routing issue, from the factory installation. This may/should be covered by Warranty, but it could be weeks/months to get the RV back if pursued.

We have a new 2019, RW3951MB Sapphire Edition with the Front Living and a 65" TV mounted to the front wall, with cabling coming out from the wall behind the TV (no ports).

The connection ports in the ODS Satellite compartment have the Living Room IN and Bedroom IN mapped to each other, and not the respective rooms. In addition, the Living Room's satellite cable is mapped directly to the Bedroom's satellite port . Well, at least the roof antenna Inputs are correct to the ODS compartment! I've checked the cabling behind the compartment wall and it all goes under the floor towards the kitchen.

I'm hoping that there would be a Multi-switch or splitter location within an accessible location that I could correct these issues!

Does anyone have a diagram of the routing of Satellite Cabling, or perhaps know of a location to access a possible cross-connection that can be resolved?

Thanks in advance for any help!
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Old 02-09-2019, 06:33 PM   #2
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sat / coax issues

Sorry to say ....this is another one of those issues that shows lack of quality control....inspection/testing at the factory level....Yes there has to be a "splitter" somewhere because of the multiple tv's in the system......Good news that these coax cables route low in the RV so they should be able to be seen / accessed somewhere.....Not sure about a physical that would mean everytime you want a signal at a different TV it would need to be accessed ETC.....
Contact your dealer and have them talk directly to factory reps about getting the info...(if you have a good dealer)....Could be a 10 minute fix with the right information.....Good luck...Wes
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:50 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, Wes.
I highly agree, it does show some lack of quality control & testing at the source. Very unfortunate at this level of an RV investment. We've had a few other lesser issues as well. Some solved, some on-going.. one at a time though.

I have contacted Crossroads RV and have received an initial acknowledgement response, no solution as yet however. I am hoping for useful info to resolve this one, hopefully easily as you referred to.

- Rick

Lovin' it with a 2019 3951MB Sapphire!
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Old 02-09-2019, 10:26 PM   #4
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Sat Problems (and others)

Rick....Hang in there in regards to getting thing solved / repaired...I was a RV service tech for years....and the higher end units sold at our dealership generally were "Garage Queens" for the first while...mostly because of their added complexity.....but with few exceptions.....with good service work (a good dealer) and some patience usually a rig would settle in to a state of good reliable service and repair....internal components such as appliances etc will always be a problem as they are "crap' (excuse my french)....or would that be le-crap....LOL....This comes from a guy who as been covered in crap (working on leaky black tanks)...have gotten stuck in a tight space trying to fix something....fallen thru rotten floors / roof from water damage....had to clean up "critter " poop everywhere.....and I still have 2 RV's...Maybe I hit my head during some service work....All kidding aside....I love the two rigs we have and the amazing lifestyle they afford....Wes
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Old 02-10-2019, 03:10 AM   #5
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what i did was buy about 20 cable couplers.

The part that u use to join 2 cables together.

then i got 20 12volt bulbs and attached them to the joiner with solder.

from there i got a 12v battery (small 3 amp) like an alarm battery. and rang out all the cables and drew my own schematic.

the problem is it depends if Joe - Ralph - mark or Emile did the cabling Monday or Thursday. no joke i have been beside 2 units the same as mine (year and model) and nothing matched with the 3 of us. beside the time the total cost of the parts from an electronics store might be 30-40$ good luck
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