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Old 11-16-2011, 04:15 PM   #1
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I just took delivery nov 11 on a 36rl. I have a lot on the lake and have a direct tv sat. dish there. I tried to hook it up at the out side hookup. but I can't get a signal on the inside. I have tried all three orange cables above the tv in the living area and none of them give me a signal. I figured out that one of them goes to the connection behind the tv, but I haven,t been able to figure out where the other two go to or where the signal from the outside hookup comes in. Anyone have a clue?
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:33 PM   #2
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I had an issue like this with three unmarked coax connectors. I simply disconnected everything jumped across the center to the shield and ohmed out the other end and identified and marked them all.

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Old 11-26-2011, 09:11 AM   #3
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I could not figure out the factor wiring for the sat.
Ended up running new wire and hooking up to the plates in the service area.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:07 AM   #4
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As near as I can tell, the advertised Sat Prep is more of an advertising ploy. This is suppose to be a Full Timers rig and to me that means a Dish mounted on the roof with at least 2 and most likely 4 coaxes and a control cable, unless you're parking it and don't plan to move, then you could go with the SlimLine Single Wire Dish (this is all in reference to DirecTV Service). I was told by a Regional Sales Manager that they could install the required cable, but now that my order has been placed I'm being told the dealer will have to install everything. Because Sat Prep just means a dedicated RG6 coax from the convenience center. Big deal, that's been done for years.
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mhs4771 have theystarted building yours yet? if not have your dealer call and make the changes. i'm sure they can still do that if the order has not ben started .
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:00 AM   #6
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We evaluated DRV, Carriage, North woods, NuWa and Redwood when we were deciding on a replacement rig for our Cameo. None came with a dish installed and all considered sat prep as running a coax or two and in DRV's and Carriage's case (not sure on others, forgot to ask) 12V.

I get more aggravated at marginal axles and tires and not having disc brakes as standard equipment. Disc systems are far, far better than 100+ year technology... I was speaking with the sales rep at Lazy Days and he thought it would be great if they offered an upgrade package with higher capacity axles. G's and disc brakes....
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:06 AM   #7
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Redwood does offer all of these items.
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The axle up grade will coct $1200 and will be for 8000lbs each axle, putting the gross weight at 18000 . The factory rep said he thought this would beat the coach to death going down the road, otherwize I'd get it because I've already upgraded the tires and brakes.
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:52 PM   #9
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Had a long talk with Redwood Customer Service (Brian Emmons)today. Seems they do run 2 coaxes from the roof to the Entertainment Center with a third coax to send the sig from a sat rcvr to the bedroom TV. Only problem, at least with the newer DirecTV rcvrs, they don't have an RF output any more. There is suppose to be a 3 or 4 conductor power/control cable that runs into the Bedroom, but the big Winegard needs 6 conductors. I'm trying to see if I can get a cable from Winegard so I can send it to the Factory. I was told they could lay in all four coaxes I want and if the control cable didn't happen that it would be easy to send it down the AC duct.
I got a straight answers to most of my questions, where I had been getting different answers depending on who I asked. The best we could tell, ours hasn't started production yet and we're still waiting foran approx delivery date. We may end up spending part of May here in Florida, but only time will tell. Never thought we would arrive for the winter in one rig and head home in another.
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By package I was referring to a package listed in a brochure or on line.... The reason being is that if you ask five different dealers what an upgrade to disc brakes will run you'll get seven different answers. If Redwood had a package price it would be less likely you'll get screwed, blued and tattooed....
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