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Old 10-16-2018, 07:11 PM   #1
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First attempt at satellite connection

Will attempt to connect a Dish Wally and Playmaker to our 2012 Avalanche. Have sat. connection outside and 3 connection below main TV. One is ant. used now. How do I know which one of the other two to connect to?
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:24 PM   #2
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Sometimes those antenna connections are not wired correctly. I would suggest wiring the system through a window direct from the the sat to the Wally and to the tv. You may need to change the source setting on the tv. Once you know it all works, connect to your outside connection and then just try all three behind the tv. When you get the right combination it will pop right up on the tv. Make sure the power to the over the air antenna amp is turned off if itís set up for an amp. Itís normally shows a green light on one of the connections behind your tv.
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:56 PM   #3
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On our Cougar you have to disconnect the short jumper and hook Wally to top connection. Save a lot of frustration as noted before. Make sure everything works before hooking to camper
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Old 10-17-2018, 05:34 AM   #4
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IN y alpine outside Sat. connections on RV would not work had to go thru window direct to power box then wally to TV.. Was told by dish that they have lots of trouble with rv prewired connections
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Old 10-17-2018, 06:45 AM   #5
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Dish does not like splitters

I have a tailgater with a ViP211z black box. I could never get it to work with the docking station input labeled "satelite" on my 2017 Laredo 330RL, and it will not work with my current Montana. Much discussion on this subject on the Montana forum. It seems the many splitters used in the wiring configurations installed by Keystone degrade the signal to a point where it can't get thru (basic explaination).

My solution for the Laredo and the Montana is to run a flat coax section thru the window for a direct connection between the tailgater and the Vip211z black box and skip the built-in connections.

My goal is to feed a new separate/direct coax thru the slide with the TV to the convenience center so I can direct hook up the tailgater there and not do the "thru the window" thing. Initially DW did not like the appearance of the coax coming thru the window and across a small section of wall to the TV. She has not complained in several months, and being the lazy bass turd that I am - this task is still "on the list" of things to do.
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Old 10-17-2018, 08:55 AM   #6
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I went thru the window directly to the box and all is good, happy wife happy life. My plan now is I will install a connection thru the outside wall directly to box and be done with it. If watching on outside TV just move the box to that tv. This way I still can use OTA ant. if not watching a satellite channel. Thank you all for your help.
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Old 10-17-2018, 09:00 AM   #7
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Then when I get home I'll switch to dish at home, unhappy with direct TV anyway. Then just add $7.00 fee to home Bill for camper.
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Old 10-17-2018, 02:50 PM   #8
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All went well now have a coax connection on outside of camper right next to entertainment center. Came in behind stereo cut small hole in shelf ran power, coax in and HDMI out for Wally all wires hidden. I did good said happy wife. I bypassed all camper satellite wiring.
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Old 10-17-2018, 03:26 PM   #9
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All went well now have a coax connection on outside of camper right next to entertainment center. Came in behind stereo cut small hole in shelf ran power, coax in and HDMI out for Wally all wires hidden. I did good said happy wife. I bypassed all camper satellite wiring.
yup, that's the way to do it, much easier than sorting out the mess installed by the factory. In my case I was able to use the factory wall plates inside and out, just replaced their wiring mess with my own straight run of RG6.
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