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Old 03-18-2020, 12:51 AM   #1
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Dish network receiver

I have a 2015 Thor Vegas 24.1. Where do I locate the Dish receiver? There isn't a coax cable in the cabinet above the kitchen sink, only a USB cable. Thanks
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Old 03-18-2020, 12:34 PM   #2
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If you are trying to use the existing cable inlet on the outside of your RV from the Dish antenna, it won't work.

You need a dedicated coax run from your Dish antenna directly to your receiver. That means not using any of the existing coax runs installed by the manufacturer. The Dish antenna can not pass through any splitters. Then you need an hdmi cable from the receiver to the TV.
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Old 03-18-2020, 01:02 PM   #3
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Most all RV's do not come with a receiver. It is supplied by you depending on the sat company the receivers are different.
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Old 03-18-2020, 01:11 PM   #4
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RV manufacturers typically don't make a 'specific' place for a satellite receiver, as it's not typically supplied by them, even if your RV is built as 'satellite ready' or 'rewired'. The coax to the roof, which is where they would 'prewire' it, if any, would most likely extend down into the 'entertainment box' cabinet.

Most of us, though, unless we're trying really hard to try to use the factory's wiring, if any, will simply run our own coax cable from the Portable Satellite Antenna into the RV thru a slide seal, an existing electrical or water 'chase', or even thru an open window, no matter 'where' you happen to want to place your Antenna.

There must be a direct coax line from the Antenna to your Receiver, and generally a HDMI cable then from the receiver to the TV itself, at least if you want to see HD channels actually in HD.
Where you place your receiver is up to you, and it doesn't HAVE to be in a cabinet, especially if you want the receiver's remote to work best. My living room receiver is mounted under the table, directly across from the sofa, which is perfect. My bedroom receiver is located on the shelf under the window. My outside receiver is located on the sliding shelf within the nearby outside main bay. All three can't necessarily access the portable satellite at the same time, but they all can when I bring out my 'manual' open-faced antenna when we are parked long-term. Otherwise, our portable rides on the rear of the roof on a temporary 'mount', and I can move it somewhere else on the roof, if needed, or bring it down to the ground.
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Old 03-19-2020, 04:02 PM   #5
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Thanks for replying to my question.
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Old 04-06-2020, 01:37 PM   #6
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Just completed a detailed satellite write-up here:
https://www.thorforums.com/forums/f1...egas-1157.html

I have all wiring starting in the cabinet above the sink in my Vegas 24.1
My Wally receiver (and DVD player for front TV) is located in same cabinet.
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Old 04-07-2020, 12:47 AM   #7
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Thanks for your input. It was helpful. Steve
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