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Old 05-03-2016, 01:29 PM   #1
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Cable for cable service....how long?

In case we ever camp somewhere with cable service, how long of a cable should I buy to hook up? Is the connection somewhere near the water faucet at the campgrounds?
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Old 05-03-2016, 01:30 PM   #2
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Charlie, I've only stayed in a half-dozen parks where cable is available. In all cases, the connection was right by the electric power box. A ten foot cable would be more than enough. YMMV
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Ours is 25'. Usually long enough.


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Old 05-03-2016, 01:39 PM   #4
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I have two, one is 10', the other is 15'. Can be joined if necessary.
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Old 05-03-2016, 01:46 PM   #5
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I have two, one is 10', the other is 15'. Can be joined if necessary.
That was kinda my thought. Easier to pack in a gallon zip baggie (my standard method for things with wires/plugs so they don't get all tangled.)
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True, but every time you add a coupler to coax you add a possible point of failure or signal distortion. One works for us.


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True, but every time you add a coupler to coax you add a possible point of failure or signal distortion. One works for us.


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That is true, but I have never had a coupler fail when I joined both cables together, and as far as distortion is concerned, it has never been noticible and, if it were, I can honestly say I am not expecting a home theater experience on a 19-inch TV in the trailer. But then again, I'm not the TV watcher in our empty nester family. I have things I would rather do even when it is raining. I sort of "coexist" with the TV......
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I hear that Carl. I don't watch much TV when camping either.


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Don`t forget, you need one from the tv to the cable hook up, 1st time out I said to self, "don`t forget cable for tv." Crabbed one 25` only and had no cable for inside. Carl
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Anybody know the distance from the back bumper to the cable connection on the side of the coach? I will be attaching a telescoping antenna to the bumper and running the coax to the exterior connection.
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Oops

Oops, that was for a 21.
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Anybody know the distance from the back bumper to the cable connection on the side of the coach? I will be attaching a telescoping antenna to the bumper and running the coax to the exterior connection.
Stephen, Just measured it on a 21: 9'8", or 116" from the back of the bumper to the coax connection.
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Anybody know the distance from the back bumper to the cable connection on the side of the coach? I will be attaching a telescoping antenna to the bumper and running the coax to the exterior connection.
What model of trailer?
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Stephen, Just measured it on a 21: 9'8", or 116" from the back of the bumper to the coax connection.
Thanks, looks like a 20 footer will work. 25 to be on the safe side.
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It was for a 21, Donna. I missed that little detail in the original post. Thanks.
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