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Old 11-07-2013, 12:45 PM   #15
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On my 12 30' classic, the cable was not connected at at the outside box on the trailer. If you're getting signal in from outside, and booster is off and jumper disconnected, it should work. Mine works fine now. I do have to hook satellite receiver to TV with him I though. Make sure TV input is set for proper source.
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:30 AM   #16
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We just upgraded from a 1991 34' Classic to a 2011 34' Classic. In the older trailer we put the tailgater cable in thru the window to attach to the VIP211 receiver and that worked fine from June until now. We tried to move the tailgater over to the new 2011 Airstream and attached the tailgater cable to the outside connection for cable/sat , then attached a cable into the top nipple "sat in" into the VIP211 and a cable from the VIP211 "TV out" to the bottom nipple "sat out". No signal. If we bring the cable in thru the door and attach it directly to the VIP211 box, it works great, same cable. We are pretty sure that the problem is somewhere in the "trailer". Any suggestions on how we can get this to work using the outside connection, we really don't want to cut a hole in our screen to go thru the window.

Not sure if this will work for you, but we store our satelite cable wire in the refrigerator access area behind the hinged door and bring the satelite end out through the bottom of the stainless steel access door. We ran the cable to the box through the inside wall and mounted our Dish Network box in the area behind the drawer under the dinette seat. This works for us because we have a Satelite box with a IR remote so it is unseen underneath the seat. This may not work in the 34 foot Classic but works fine in our 31 foot.
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:40 AM   #17
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Hiding the box away win an IR remote is a great idea! I'm going to do that! Thanks.
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:33 PM   #18
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We just upgraded from a 1991 34' Classic to a 2011 34' Classic. In the older trailer we put the tailgater cable in thru the window to attach to the VIP211 receiver and that worked fine from June until now. We tried to move the tailgater over to the new 2011 Airstream and attached the tailgater cable to the outside connection for cable/sat , then attached a cable into the top nipple "sat in" into the VIP211 and a cable from the VIP211 "TV out" to the bottom nipple "sat out". No signal. If we bring the cable in thru the door and attach it directly to the VIP211 box, it works great, same cable. We are pretty sure that the problem is somewhere in the "trailer". Any suggestions on how we can get this to work using the outside connection, we really don't want to cut a hole in our screen to go thru the window.
On my Classic we have a cable input in the same compartment with the electric cable. That's where we plug in the cable coming from the Tailgater dish. I have a jumper cable inside next to the output from the antenna. The jumper connects two connectors labeled sat/cable in and sat/cable out. I unscrewed the jumper from the sat in connector and connected a short jumper cable between it and the satellite receiver. The receiver has an HDMI port that we use to connect a cable to the HDMI port in the TV. Note the picture. The sat in connector on top is what I use to connect my receiver to the Tailgater dish outside.

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Old 12-01-2013, 08:44 PM   #19
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I an interested in purchasing a Tailgater with the new 211z receiver. This receiver was released in 2013 and has a smaller foot print and faster functionality according to specs. However it only has HDMI output plus RCA jacks for audio and video, NO coax output. Can this be connected to my existing 2009 airstream that does not have HDMI cabling? What is involved in adding HDMI cable that won't impact off air coax connection?
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One can install a HDMI switch box so the built-in DVD can be playing on the front TV and the Dish Sateliite on the other TV or switch sources. The Dish box will only support one TV at a time.
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Good suggestion on switch box. If I end up running HDMI to both tv's wouldn't I be able to use a splitter and watch same channel on both? I realize we could not have a separate tuner to watch different stations via satellite.
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One can install a HDMI switch box so the built-in DVD can be playing on the front TV and the Dish Sateliite on the other TV or switch sources. The Dish box will only support one TV at a time.
The Dish 211K receiver has an HDMI output and a coax output and both will work simultaneously.
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Old 12-03-2013, 11:36 PM   #23
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I an interested in purchasing a Tailgater with the new 211z receiver. This receiver was released in 2013 and has a smaller foot print and faster functionality according to specs. However it only has HDMI output plus RCA jacks for audio and video, NO coax output. Can this be connected to my existing 2009 airstream that does not have HDMI cabling? What is involved in adding HDMI cable that won't impact off air coax connection?
211z has composite (RCA) output also. You can buy a composite converter box. I use one with a Dish Joey receiver at home to push signal to a TV in another room that has coax only as an input. Picked the converter up at the local WalMart.

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Old 12-04-2013, 11:40 AM   #24
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Jack, you are "The Man". Do I just look for a Composite to Coax converter? About how much cost to be sure I am getting what is needed and not overkill. I knew their had to be a simple solution. Ain't this forum awesome!!

Does anyone have experience in running HDMI from under dinette to front TV and/or bedroom TV on 2009 Int'l 27 or similar? If so, can someone with little experience in running wires be able to handle? How ez or difficult?
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:00 PM   #25
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HI….I did not read all these posts to this point but thought I would add a couple of cents.

We have the Traveler 3005 which works well….have had this dish for about 4 years ( two separate RV's) …BUT ….Weingard is supposed to be introducing soon an new dish with better specs on their "mobile" units.

I have an app on my iPhone to locate the sats, so rarely do we ever find problems with reception in a CG….if we do……we read!

Enjoy!
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Jack, you are "The Man". Do I just look for a Composite to Coax converter? About how much cost to be sure I am getting what is needed and not overkill. I knew their had to be a simple solution. Ain't this forum awesome!! Does anyone have experience in running HDMI from under dinette to front TV and/or bedroom TV on 2009 Int'l 27 or similar? If so, can someone with little experience in running wires be able to handle? How ez or difficult?
RF video modulator converter. Made by GE. Cost is $17 at Walmart. It's on their website and in the store back in the electronics area near the indoor antennas.

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Thanks, I was looking for a component to coax converter and did not realize I needed a modulator converter. I found the one you mentioned and will pick it up at the store.
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Great thread. Not sure I am clear yet as to what to get. Sounds like the tailgater is the way to go. No point in getting set up if reception is only 50% of the time. However I do like the idea of the roof mount option just to keep it out of they way.
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