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Old 11-09-2007, 03:00 PM   #99
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I dought if there is anyone at the factory, other than the design engineer that drew up the plans could help,and you cann't get to him.

Your on the right track to test it out. If you have a ohm meter attach a cable to the outside F connection and run the cable inside through the door. With the meter set on OHMs touch the center wire of the cable with one of the probes and touch the center wire of the inside F connector, If the meter responds you have proofed the wire as good. If you find a connection between outside and inside connect a cable to that F terminal and the reciever and you should be able to set up.

From your discription of the jumper I would think that may be a jumper to feed a TV connection in the bedroom, but that is just a guess.
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Old 11-09-2007, 11:12 PM   #100
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I had no confidence in this dealer and that is why I didn't buy from them, but Airstream assured me they could do the job and that they had had no complaints about them (that surprised the h#11 out of me)
If you are un-happy with the dealer let them know. Dave Schumann knows who I am. I let them know when I am getting good service and when I am not.
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Old 11-12-2007, 12:32 AM   #101
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If you are un-happy with the dealer let them know. Dave Schumann knows who I am. I let them know when I am getting good service and when I am not.
I have been planning to look up the thread I started about the satellite issue and post my results with this dealer. I'm hesitant to name the dealer; however, one of the folks from customer service has been posting on the airforums and he named this dealer in the thread. I guess he would be interested in finding out that I was presented a bill for $300 for the warranty repair to my satellite connection. I thought this was reprehensible because an unwitting customer (a meek senior for example) might have felt compelled to pay it. To me that is just deplorable!
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Old 11-12-2007, 05:28 AM   #102
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I had the same problem with a dealer in FLorida. My brakes were acting up. They could not find anything wrong and charged me $160. Nothing wrong. No Warrenty claim. I could not argue with that. But I knew something was wrong. Eventualy they did find the problem but did not refund my money. Dave Schumann heard about this.
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Old 11-12-2007, 04:09 PM   #103
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I'm using Dish network and a King Dome that was installed at the factory. I use the receiver from my shop in the AS. Takes 30 seconds to hook it up.

Trees do present problems, but it's easier to sit in the shade and read a book than to phart around with a tripod dish!

Isn't that what camping is all about?

BTW...put heat on your congress person to change the laws so that you can get local channels anywhere you travel.

With all due apologies to my friends in New Mexico, I live in Colorado and I'm forced to watch Albuquerque local networks.
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Old 12-01-2007, 01:46 PM   #104
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I think it will work now!

We are going to stay at a city park that does not have cable, so I decided it was now or call in the install professional to get the Directv to work. So, after two days of trying, it finally works.

It got down to the dish or LNB had to be bad. I went to Camping World and bought another dish with dual LNB. Hooked it up and it worked!!

Camping World does have a new Vue Qube or something like that. It is a cube that has an antenna in it and automatically sets up, anywhere. On a picnic table, the ground, or wherever. If I did not have over $300 invested already and was just getting into satellite tv, I would probably pay the $600 or $700 for the Vue. Now if I can just get my setup to work in Jacksonville.
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Old 12-01-2007, 04:47 PM   #105
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I have the 5 lnb dish from direct tv on a tripod. Needs two coaxial cables if you want full dvr capability. RG 6 all copper wiring. No copper coated steel. Won't work if run through a splitter. I ran the two wires in under the refrigerator along an LP line. The slimline dish is big, but, sets up easily using a quality signal meter. With this setup we can now use the dvr function of the reciever, get all the HD channels, and PPV. I hide the reciever under the dinnette, and, run an HDMI cable to the TV.
Wineguard will have a pop up 5 lnb direct tv dish available this mth for permanent mounting on top of an RV. Camping world is taking pre orders now. They also will have a 3 lnb pop up dish for those wanting dish network HD.

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Old 12-01-2007, 07:20 PM   #106
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Tom, you are way ahead of us. Right now I am just happy to get satellite with two RG6 cables thru the front door directly to the receiver and a spare tv. If I can continue to get a signal, then I will try to figure out how to use the wiring in the AS.
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Old 12-24-2007, 12:00 AM   #107
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The easiest setup is with a VuCube. Connect the co-ax sit it on the ground facing south and fine tune with the remote. Way overpriced however but it works great and is light as a feather and easy one piece storage.

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Old 12-24-2007, 08:45 AM   #108
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Here's how I setup the double coaxial for the 5 lnb DTV dish.
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We were in JAX in the woods this past week, but I did get the Directv signal. I ran the 2 RG6 cables thru the door.

Tom, it looks to me that you have run all new RG6 cables through your AS, not using any of the AS cable. Am I seeing that right?
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That's right. For full DVR function I needed two coaxial cables to the DTV HR- 20 receiver. No splitters.
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Thanks Tom! So now I will run two separate and new RG6 cables from the dish into the AS. If I want to use two tvs, I can run one cable to each can't I? Just won't be able to record one program and watch another?
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i know they make telescopes with built-in GPS tracking devices which cdan find space
co-ordinates, constellations,planets, etc. is there such a device for sat. dishes?

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