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Old 10-21-2014, 04:53 AM   #1
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Can't find coax splitter

I have a 2014 38gk. I've carefully studyed the cable wiring diagram. I am looking for the satellite spliter that exits between the living room and bedroom that feeds the outside tv. Brad's diagram found at:
http://www.redwoodowners.com/forums/...p?t=36&page=15
Shows the splitter I'm looking for. It's the one marked "bypass".

I have removed every light fixture in the bedroom, hall and bath. I have removed all of the cable connections in & near the bedroom tv and can't find anything. The only slack cable I found was in the hall near the fan, no spliter however.

Any suggestions?

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Old 10-21-2014, 05:25 AM   #2
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Ken,

I got help on mine from Tony I think - mine was above the ceiling light in the bedroom near the bathroom door. it was within 6" of that light.
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Old 10-21-2014, 05:33 AM   #3
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Thanks, I've had them all out & still no luck....I'll try posting on the other forum too.

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Old 10-23-2014, 04:32 PM   #4
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Mystery solved!

Turns out the wiring diagram was wrong. A friend of mine and I pulled all the coax connections yesterday and tested the lines. It turns out Redwood added a third orange coax line in the living room that runs directly to the outside tv. No splitter involved! It was marked, tape 1.

I have written Redwood to see if they have the correct wiring diagram for this model. If so, I will post it.

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Old 10-23-2014, 07:14 PM   #5
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That's awesome Ken. We had one of the first outside TVs so I don't think they thought about running a direct wire back then.
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:53 PM   #6
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I suspect I have the same setup as Ken, even though I have a different RW and my TV is not in the basement. It has its own compartment on the passenger's side main slide. I'm still kind of confused though as to how I can set up my DirecTV Genie to work. My understanding is that in order for the Genie to work, it has to be connected to my TV via a HDMI cable and the output of the satellite wiring from the RV to connect to the input of the Genie. I'm really thinking hard about trading in the wired Genies for wireless ones. Might be easier??
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Old 10-23-2014, 10:47 PM   #7
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Brad We have the 2013 RL and our Hopper and Joeys (TV in bedroom, living room and basement) all work fine through the coax. We get HD TV at all three
locations as well as access to DVR functions at all three. Dealer installed all parts of the Dish as well as the rooftop Travel'r and have been satisfied for the most part.
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Old 10-24-2014, 12:21 AM   #8
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My outside TV is also located in the slide. Once we identified the coax, installation of the Dish/Hopper/Joey is easy. I would assume the same would apply with DirectTV/SWM/genie.

The diagram provided by Redwood was incomplete and incorrect. (BTW, Redwood customer service told me that the diagram is not model specific and generic in nature...go figure!).

The satellite wiring is actually very simple:

Roof installation

There are two orange coax cables that are run from the roof, one to the living room TV, one to the bedroom TV. The coax is attached to the satellite receiver and an HDMI cable is used from the receiver to the TV.

Convenience center installation (portable satellite)

There are two coax cables that are run from the connivence one orange one to the living room TV, one white one to the bedroom TV. The coax is attached to the satellite receiver and an HDMI cable is used from the receiver to the TV.

Outside TV
In my rig (not shown on any diagram) there is a third orange coax cable in the living room. This is a direct run to the outside TV.

Depending on satellite provider, this leg will carry the signal to a receiver, then an HDMI cable from the receiver to the outside TV.

Here is how the cable is marked (or not) in my rig:

Living Room, orange cable feeds:

Living Room: .........................Destination:
1. Unmarked orange:...........Convenience center
2. Tape 1:...........................Direct run to outside TV
3. Tape 2 :..........................Roof

Bedroom: Nothing is marked. I removed coax covers

Bedroom: ...........................Destination:
1. Single coax orange:..........Roof
2. Double coax, white:..........Convenience center**

** There are 2 coax cables on this plate. The only way to tell is to buzz or tone to the convenience center. This will be the cable that will be attached to the bedroom satellite receiver.


In Brad's case, there was a splitter that needed to be removed for it to work. Redwood changed the wiring in my coach to give a straight run to the outside TV making the satellite installation much easier.

I only wish Redwood had a complete and correct diagram for my rig. The wrong one sent me on a several hour wild goose chase! When I get back from my trip I will try to post the correct diagram for my rig.

Ken
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Brad We have the 2013 RL and our Hopper and Joeys (TV in bedroom, living room and basement) all work fine through the coax. We get HD TV at all three
locations as well as access to DVR functions at all three. Dealer installed all parts of the Dish as well as the rooftop Travel'r and have been satisfied for the most part.
Jim,
I've got all mine working, but I had to ditch one of the splitters in the ceiling:

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Old 10-24-2014, 11:19 AM   #10
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Ken,
Would it be fair to assume that the third orange coax cable in the living room that is a direct feed to the outside TV, goes from the living room outlet to the cable outlet inside the cabinet that is located below the dining room table (this is where the cable/antenna cable is hooked up to)? I tried to pull the plate to see if there is an orange cable, but that they installed it that with no slack whatsoever. If not, and I suspect the Joey and the Genie are pretty much the same, then I'm not even sure where I would put the Genie. Right now, my idea is to put it next to my outside TV.
Thanks,
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