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Old 03-21-2015, 01:56 PM   #61
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That should be it exactly Jane.
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:59 PM   #62
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Hi Jane I believe it also involves and extra power outlet and cable connection plate at the TV location and cable up to where the roof antenna is normally mounted. I think that is what I was told at ETI awhile ago but things chance and people forget.

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Old 03-21-2015, 02:14 PM   #63
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Its been forever since I touched satellite TV, but doesn't it ultimately "come down a normal cable cord" to the box? If true, one could disconnect dish, use female-female coupler and tie into the current bush cable TV? Might have to bypass the 'box too...

Of course, that would involve getting up to the roof to look.

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Old 03-21-2015, 02:56 PM   #64
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Through the window works, but the bug screen is compromised. I drilled a hole in the floor inside my dinette locker. I use it for all sorts of things, all the extra wiring I've added as well as the route for coax cable if I want to hook up my external OTA antenna or plug into a campground cable.

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Old 03-22-2015, 01:28 AM   #65
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I decided not to get a removable power cord hoping that the power cord opening could be used as a way to get coax or antenna wire into the trailer without having to go the window route if I am ever overcome by the need to connect. Maybe that will work.
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Old 03-22-2015, 01:32 AM   #66
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Wish I had thought of that. Might not ever do it, but I wish I had thought of it.
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Old 03-22-2015, 12:30 PM   #67
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You're right Jane, we could just run a wire through the window but were worried about bugs, etc. We have a service tech coming out next week to look at the furnace (which decided, after four uses, it doesn't want to work) and we're going to have him look at what it would take to hook up an outlet. We shall see as I'm not inclined to do too much since I'm not the one that wanted TV in the first place ....
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Old 03-22-2015, 02:14 PM   #68
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Just pits.
Aha, the pits! I have used a metal cleaner called PEEK to remove mild surface corrosion and protect my aluminum roof rack on my truck. I guess it depends on the depth of the pits. I have hopes that this will do the same magic with the Escape aluminum alloy wheels.
We first saw this at Costco (no longer) and later started ordering it in a large can from Home Hardware in Canada. I believe the can was $45, but well worth it to me.

Time will tell if the aluminum wheels are easier than the painted ones. The rock chips from gravel roads exacerbate the problem.


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Old 03-22-2015, 06:32 PM   #69
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Thanks all! I'm not the one who wants a TV so I'm happy, but... Well, you know (or can guess) the rest... 😄.
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Old 03-22-2015, 07:32 PM   #70
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The thing that will ruin aluminum rims is salt, not much of a problem with a trailer. I ordered the aluminum rims as well, hate looking at flaking paint on rims.
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