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Old 11-19-2019, 01:39 PM   #1
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Satellite cabling

Not sure what topic to post, but this one seemed proper.

We have a 2014 Thor Outlaw 37LS. In our electronic cabinet there are cables for antenna and the outside cable connection. Within the cabinet before the distribution system there is no face plate, simply orange and tan cables entering the cabinet.

I'm wanting to get the Winegard satellite dish and know that i cannot have any splitters between the connection and the receiver, which will be placed in the same cabinet.

Does anyone know if the current cable is straight thru? all TVs we have are connected via the input selector in the cabinet. How can i test if the orange cable that goes to the outside cable tv connection will support the satellite requirement - a continuity tester does not test if it will power a satellite?

I do not want to invest in the dish and receiver and then not have it work properly (and we do not want some cable strung through the coach to account for it).
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Old 11-19-2019, 03:12 PM   #2
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First of all my coach was designed and made in a different Thor MC factory so... There is usually a splitter in the coax from the outside so that every TV can receive a signal. If you have an external terrestrial antenna, it also has a antenna booster with an on off switch. The switch should be on to use the antenna and off to use the cable connection. Usually in the electronic cabinet there is a male coax terminal that is used to insert a DVD signal into the coax. Behind this wall panel will be a short section of coax connected to the splitter. The input to the splitter will he terminal of the outside coax. You must bypass the splitter or replace the splitter with one designed for a satellite receiver. How you wire it from there depends on what you want to watch on each TV.
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Old 11-19-2019, 03:22 PM   #3
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First of all my coach was designed and made in a different Thor MC factory so... There is usually a splitter in the coax from the outside so that every TV can receive a signal. If you have an external terrestrial antenna, it also has a antenna booster with an on off switch. The switch should be on to use the antenna and off to use the cable connection. Usually in the electronic cabinet there is a male coax terminal that is used to insert a DVD signal into the coax. Behind this wall panel will be a short section of coax connected to the splitter. The input to the splitter will he terminal of the outside coax. You must bypass the splitter or replace the splitter with one designed for a satellite receiver. How you wire it from there depends on what you want to watch on each TV.
Thanks for the response...

The outside cable signal is not routed to each TV in our unit. We have a Quest video switch box that takes in cable, antenna and dvd inputs then you select which you want for each TV. This box has the booster on it. So on the back of this unit i can see the orange coax from outside, tan from the roof antenna and the one from my dvd player. A single coax then goes to each TV.

There is no wall panel as i have seen in other videos and such...just an opening where the coax comes in directly.
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