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Old 03-05-2018, 03:13 PM   #1
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i have never hooked up to cable seems like i need a cord to plug into camp site cable thing then plug into trailer where do i buy one? what are they called?
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Old 03-05-2018, 03:16 PM   #2
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Coax cable. Any store that sells electronics should have them.
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Old 03-05-2018, 03:43 PM   #3
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Get a good one that can handle being outdoors. Most are fine, but you want the connector sealed to the cable.
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and a long one, maybe 50 feet....
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and a long one, maybe 50 feet....
That might bit a wee bit long, no? If you did want lots of length, I would get two shorter lengths, maybe 20' at the most, that way you only have to use what you need, and with a cheap couple could splice them together.
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I've been carrying a length ( probably 30' ) of coax around for years. Used it once at Osoyoos. Hooked up to the TV, which then had to program the available channels. After about 20 minutes, it was still doing that when Jim B and probably CPAHarley dropped by to socialize.
I don't know when the programming finally stopped and never did get around to watching TV.
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I've been carrying a length ( probably 30' ) of coax around for years. Used it once at Osoyoos. Hooked up to the TV, which then had to program the available channels. After about 20 minutes, it was still doing that when Jim B and probably CPAHarley dropped by to socialize.
I don't know when the programming finally stopped and never did get around to watching TV.
Yeah, sorry about that.

I have only once in my 19 used the cable connected to a campground service, and never in my 5.0TA. I am planning to set up an antenna if wanted though.

We really watch little TV, and then it is usually movies. This past 5 1/2 week trip saw us watch two movies one night, the only time the TV came out of the closet.
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Old 03-05-2018, 05:09 PM   #8
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yea that's why i never knew how to set it up - i always watch movies - i tried once at a big camp ground and realized i was missing the outdoor cable.
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I travel with a pair of 12'ers, hooked up to the cable once, the 12' worked okay. I find the screw on connectors a real hassle for my fingers, went to 90 degree quick connect.
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Dollar store, 15', works for me. Never used it yet in a campground but I do use my King antenna.

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