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Old 12-19-2020, 05:43 PM   #1
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Default Adding Dish Satellite on 2021 189DD

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I am new to this forum and looking for advice from 189DD or BH owners. My new 2021 189DD is prewired for TV/Cable with an external coaxial antenna plug. I just bought a new Dish Tailgater Satellite system to use during trips. Is there a modification that must be made to plug in the Dish Satellite and make it work on a TV we added? Plugging the Dish receiver into the TV/Cable prewired plug and using the HDMI from the received to the TV doesn't allow the satellite to connect.

Any help or experience with this issue would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 12-20-2020, 06:37 AM   #2
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Do you have a receiver inside?
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Old 12-20-2020, 09:30 AM   #3
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I am wanting to plug the satellite into the pre-wired external cable antenna coaxial plug, plug the Joey receiver into the pre-wired internal tv/cable plug and then plug the internally mounted Joey into the wall mounted TV. The internal plug has a powered coaxial switch marked tv/cable. Is the something in the pre-wired tv/cable plug that prevents the antenna signal getting thru to the Joey receiver?
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Old 12-20-2020, 09:31 AM   #4
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I wanted to mount the Joey receiver inside.
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Old 12-20-2020, 12:05 PM   #5
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Most external cable connectors go to a distribution center that distributes the signal to various other locations.
I would suggest an independent coaxial cable from your satellite directly to the receiver, then you can take the cable out from the receiver to the distribution box. I recently replaced my old satellite dish with a tail gate model. this way I can mount it as normal on the roof, or if I have trees in the way, can take it down and put in another place.
One FYI, I have put a wireless hdmi system on my unit that is working great. the hdmi from the sat receiver goes into the transmitter, then any TV that I have put a wireless receiver(for hdmi wireless system) works great. I got away from the degraded original cabling that was producing poor video quality.
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Old 12-21-2020, 07:35 AM   #6
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the short answer: NO, the term Cable/TV indicates exactly what it's for - the outside signal from a campground CABLE in to your TV.

Satellite signals require a 'two way' powered routing, and therefore most any 'standard' cable/tv wiring will not allow for it.

The easiest way we've all found our satellite signal is the always run a dedicated coax cable DIRECTLY from the antenna to the receiver, however you choose to do that. Some will use a simple open window, others will find a slide seal to rout it thru, or even a roof entry thru a plumbing pipe chase.

If your coax connection on the outside of your RV does not say 'SATELLITE', then no, it's not designed for a satellite signal.
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Thanks for the info. Very helpful.
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Thanks for the info. Very helpful.
X2 -- very helpful and I even understood about half of it! Haha
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Old 01-12-2021, 09:37 AM   #9
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UAHaerospace was dead on target. I bought a ultra thin ghost cable and ran it thru a window. Now I connect to an outside coax plug to the satellite and on the inside a coax directly to the receiver. It worked perfectly.
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Great! glad you got it working! One thing I did was to run a coax cable underneath the dash and through the firewall. I keep it under the fiberglass front cap near bumper area. If I need to take my satellite off the roof, I use that connection as I place the dish somewhere with a good view of the sky.
Forgot to mention that my original coax from the roof comes down into the top cabinets above the driver, then I come down under the front window trim and then under the dash area.
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I bought a new KING antenna to replaced my old King control flex dish. By comparison, this was much easier to get up and running. I like the new cover. Allows you to check on the dish during setup to make sure it’s working properly. The ease of the setup was surprising and the picture quality is amazing!
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Old 07-01-2021, 08:21 PM   #12
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I have the 'old' KingTailgaterII, but I can also 'see' the operation of the antenna during movement: I simply take the dome cover off : ) It's MAGICAL!

Interestingly, too, I often take our Tailgater, Receiver, and even a 42" LG Tv when we go to visit our sons, who both are living in campers, as their 'dorm on wheels' while at college - I take a short coax, and a long coax, to then connect when I find the right place in the yard for the Tailgater - works like a charm, easy, and not really that much involved when you've done it hundreds of times!
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Old 11-22-2021, 08:17 AM   #13
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The cable from outside and the cable from the roof top antenna converge in the back of the coax connection inside. There is an electronic splitter/ amplifier combo on the back side of the face plate. This device will not allow satellite signal to pass through. To get around this, remove the box and figure out which cable is coming from the outside connection. Remove the cable from the splitter. Buy one of the plates from the link below or similar, then remove the coax jack from it. Drill a hole in your existing wall plate amp combo and insert the new coax jack. Connect your outside cable to the new jack, re-install the wall plate amp combo. Use the new jack for your dish receiver.

Now, on to other guidance. A joey will not work in your camper. You need a receiver called a Wally. It is stand alone and works with the portable dish's. You can add this to your account, leave it in your camper. You just have to wake it up from the Dish app if it's been awhile since you used it. It works well with the tailgater's and does what you'd expect.



https://www.amazon.com/Mediabridge-W...90659160&psc=1
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