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Old 10-06-2021, 08:52 PM   #1
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coax cable small nuts

My fingers are getting arthritis and I am struggling to get the little nuts on my coax cable hookup to turn when setting up and taking down. Does anyone make a coax cable with a bigger nut on the end? Right now, if I can get it started, I use a small crescent wrench to tighten and loosen. Just wondering if any of you crackerjack RVRís have come across something better?

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Old 10-06-2021, 09:34 PM   #2
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My fingers are getting arthritis and I am struggling to get the little nuts on my coax cable hookup to turn when setting up and taking down. Does anyone make a coax cable with a bigger nut on the end? Right now, if I can get it started, I use a small crescent wrench to tighten and loosen. Just wondering if any of you crackerjack RVRís have come across something better?
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Old 10-06-2021, 11:33 PM   #3
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That's what I was thinking. The slide on kind would be easier to use. Matter of fact, I just ordered a couple for my rig.
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Old 10-07-2021, 12:51 AM   #4
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That's what I was thinking. The slide on kind would be easier to use. Matter of fact, I just ordered a couple for my rig.
Since my old friend Arthur Itis is a frequent visitor, and since I've got 3 different length cables, I bought a whole bag of them. I also keep a few 90į fittings and couplers in the tool box.
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Old 10-07-2021, 01:27 AM   #5
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Since my old friend Arthur Itis is a frequent visitor, and since I've got 3 different length cables, I bought a whole bag of them. I also keep a few 90į fittings and couplers in the tool box.
That's what I just did from Amazon. A bag of 10 for 6 bucks is worth it to me.
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Old 10-07-2021, 01:49 AM   #6
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My fingers are getting arthritis and I am struggling to get the little nuts on my coax cable hookup to turn when setting up and taking down. Does anyone make a coax cable with a bigger nut on the end? Right now, if I can get it started, I use a small crescent wrench to tighten and loosen. Just wondering if any of you crackerjack RVRís have come across something better?
Push-on connectors are great but you still have to screw the cable to the connector.

What you are looking for is this:



https://www.amazon.com/F-Connector-I...dp/B000G7ZGNI/

Sold in single or multipacks.
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Old 10-07-2021, 02:00 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replies, i like the black wrench idea!
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Old 10-07-2021, 02:53 AM   #8
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Retired RF engineer. I am used to torque all RF connectors on. I did not use F type connectors much do to their low frequency. SMA was standard in 50 Ohm systems. That being said, just snug them up and then a tenth of a turn should do. I too now have been getting them from Amazon. I carry ten to twenty of them. A few parks think it is great to mount their side in wood that is almost impossible to connect to. I offer then and hand them out to other people setting up.
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Old 10-20-2021, 08:59 PM   #9
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Try these, love them.
RV Cable Grip 25' Coax Cable Installed https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NCKTKL6/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_VY566XGBPGW6EES9KMTH?_en coding=UTF8&psc=1
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I have used these for years and love them. Other campers see me plug em in and are running to get some.
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