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Old 05-08-2019, 08:52 AM   #11
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Ha! I forgot about the booster button! I've had my share of go arounds with that thing...or forgetting about it lol.

I believe it is also a slight vampire drain on the battery as well when you aren't hooked to shore power. Probably not that much though. Biggest one I have is the radio system I think. I do need to put a switch on that, or one on the battery itself.
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Old 05-08-2019, 03:28 PM   #12
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You have at least 4 "phantom drains" on the battery. The Carbon Monoxide (CO) monitor, the Propane (LPG) monitor, the radio memory/backlight system and the TV OTA booster amplifier.

On some trailers there are other drains that you can control (if you remember to turn them on/off: The thermostat, if left in FURN or AIR will continue to draw a small bit of power, even if the trailer is unplugged from shore power (A/C inoperable) the thermostat system is still functional and drawing power, so turn the thermostat OFF to prevent that drain.

As you indicated, the most positive way to eliminate ALL the phantom drains is to either disconnect the batteries or install a "battery cutoff switch (on either the POS or NEG battery cable. Which to use is a debate that we've never resolved with well over 30 years of discussion, so asking "which one" will not get you an answer that all will agree with the poster.
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Old 05-08-2019, 03:40 PM   #13
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Built 8/29/18, with in-command system. Does seton have the booster button described above
Don't understand "seton," but... I have a 2019 with inCommand, still have the amplifier button and LED.

Last time I went through this process at a campground (with the amp off), it turned out it wasn't "plain cable," but you had to put a hefty deposit on a DirecTV receiver, figure out how to hook it up in your rig, and then return it on the way out.

My dogs were extremely disappointed to discover that their favorite cable channel, Animal Planet, no longer shows any actual animals (unless you count poachers and game wardens). I suppose I should have seen that coming when MTV stopped playing actual music.
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Old 05-12-2019, 09:29 AM   #14
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Campground cable

We have been to a few that use different signal that would require a box. Most importantly is some didn't require a box but the signal was so weak we couldn't get much. Neighbors said it depended on where you were in the park. They were slowly upgrading the coax etc.
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Old 05-13-2019, 03:45 AM   #15
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Backwards Labeling

On our Cougar the Cable and Satellite were labeled wrong. Had to plug cable into the Satellite jack. Very common issue. Most campgrounds have a device to test the cable at their box to make sure it is coming through.
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:31 AM   #16
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Are you saying you have two jacks, or just that your cable jack is labeled Satellite?

On my Cougar, I have only one jack (that I've found, anyway). It's labeled Satellite, but I've run camp cable through it with no problems (other than the fact that the yutzes located it UNDER the license plate, a truly bonehead fail).
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Old 05-13-2019, 01:06 PM   #17
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Yep we have two outside connections side by side. One is for satellite and one for cable but the labeling is switched. We have worked at several campgrounds and have seen this on too many RV's and now we have one too!
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:14 AM   #18
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We have been to a few that use different signal that would require a box. Most importantly is some didn't require a box but the signal was so weak we couldn't get much. Neighbors said it depended on where you were in the park. They were slowly upgrading the coax etc.
Some older tv's only read analog signals. Some campgrounds have upgraded to all digital cable signals. In those places if you have an older unit you may need to rent the box. I was at a CG couple weeks ago that had 48 channels. When I ran the scan I had 96, 48 digital and the same 48 in analog. No box would be needed there.

On my rig the two sat and one cable input all run into a splitter then goes to the l/r where it is split back out to sat plate and cab/ant plate. All I guess to save on cable runs. All they accomplished was add so many splitters my satellite won't work unless I rewire the whole camper. I just stream internet now.
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