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Old 05-24-2005, 03:45 PM   #1
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HELP!Need info tonight.

I am acually pulling wire and getting ready to assemble stuff again.

I need to pick up some stuff but I need some sizes.

I want to prewire for a Winguard and run a coax from one end to where I will hook up if I go to a place that has cable available. What size coax and power requirments will the Winguard need? I am just going to leave a pig tail in a handly locatin in the exterior gear locker for the Cable.

I am prewiring for a A/C as well. What size hose do I need for the drain line?

I am pulling new power for the A/C and all outlest. I will just leave the lighting on the existing wires. Already prewiring for a CD player and speakers.

Running power for my 12v and a Intelapower.

ANything else I am forgetting before I put the ceiling back up and put in the lower walls?

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Old 05-24-2005, 04:22 PM   #2
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Are you using Marine grade or other stranded wire or solid?
I think there are only two sizes coax, 5 and 6. 6 is better and will work with that DirecTV setup you'll get someday.
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Old 05-24-2005, 04:30 PM   #3
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Eric the plumber,

The drain hose for the Penguin is 1/2" ID. TThat's the size of the hose barb on the drain tray.

Do you plan to add a greywater tank? Think about putting in a tank vent, 1.25".
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Toaster, I can help with a couple of these. CATV used to be RG-6. I think they are now useing RG-59. The guys at Radio Shack/HD/Lowes can give you the skinny. If all else fails, look at the stuff on the side of your house. There are a couple of threads on this subject I've read here, one of them had a cool connection "box" that you can mount on the outer skin on the TT so that you don't have a pig tail flopping around.

I think the a/c drain is a 3/4 inch. I can measure, but it's gonna be a few hours before I can get to it.

Just curious, what are you using to hold the wire in place against the skin of the camper? I'm looking for a suitable replacement for those grey "keepers" they used way back when.

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Toaster, I can help with a couple of these. CATV used to be RG-6. I think they are now useing RG-59. The guys at Radio Shack/HD/Lowes can give you the skinny. If all else fails, look at the stuff on the side of your house. There are a couple of threads on this subject I've read here, one of them had a cool connection "box" that you can mount on the outer skin on the TT so that you don't have a pig tail flopping around.

I think the a/c drain is a 3/4 inch. I can measure, but it's gonna be a few hours before I can get to it.

Just curious, what are you using to hold the wire in place against the skin of the camper? I'm looking for a suitable replacement for those grey "keepers" they used way back when.

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RG-6 if the better cable and the only one to be used with a digital signal.
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Just curious, what are you using to hold the wire in place against the skin of the camper? I'm looking for a suitable replacement for those grey "keepers" they used way back when.

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Jim,

This is the method they used in 1959.
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Toaster, I can help with a couple of these. CATV used to be RG-6. I think they are now useing RG-59.
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other way around.

RG-6 is thicker than RG-59, so the connectors are different. but they fit the same "F" connectors on the back of your tv...the other ends that fit on the cables are bigger.

the satelite stuff requires the rg-6. I also found that running digital cable at my house, it didn't like the rg-59. switch the cable to rg-6, and the problem was solved.

fwiw: I just bought a winegard antenna, and it came w/ a length of rg59. which is fine for tv signal to an antenna.
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If even the most remote possibility of a media center has crossed your mind, throw in a couple of sets of Monster Cable speaker wire - how about an internet connection?

I know that the coming thing seems to be Wi-Fi, but an extra cable and phone connection will not add any weight -

Might as well..........put it ALL in while it's open.

.....on the AC drain line - slightly bigger is better - IF a critter (or other nasty) gets caught in the line perhaps a larger ID will permit a "snake" to be run up the hose in order to dislodge the obstruction.


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This is the method they used in 1959.
...Looks like some of the work I did on my first car as a teenager!
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...Looks like some of the work I did on my first car as a teenager!

Did you work at jackson Center?
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Did you work at jackson Center?
No, at least not that I remeber! I was referring to these things used on the '70's trailers used to hold the wire/wire bundles in place agianst the interior side of the outer skins.
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Those are called Cling-ons.
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If my memory is still working, Rg 6 and Rg56 are 50 ohms cable used for radio communication with the Rg6 being heavier gage for lower losses while transmitting high power. Not much difference can be noticed while receiving a signal unless the length is very long. Rg 9 and Rg 59 are 75 ohms impedance cable used for tv signals such as cable, dish, etc. Impedance is very important for lower losses so don't use the wrong one. That was a penny's worth.
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Alright, I went out and measured the A/C drain line. It's 1/2 inch inner diameter. Let me know if you need pictures. This is for the original Armstrong A/C that came with it. Take care, Jim.
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