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Old 09-03-2020, 10:33 AM   #1
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Coax TV Cable Needed at Full Hook-Up Sites

We'll be staying at our first full hook-up KOA campground in a couple weeks and we'll have the television in the trailer for this trip. Pretty excited for this trip.

Should I be travelling with a length of coax cable to go between the exterior of the trailer and the hook-up panel? Or, do places like KOAs typically provide this.

I'm thinking I'll need my own cable, but desired verification from the group prior to buying a cable because I won't use this type of cable for anything else.

Thank you!
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Old 09-03-2020, 10:38 AM   #2
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You will need you own for the outside hook up and the short piece inside for the hookup from the tv ready option to your tv. Otherwise a long piece will be needed to bring inside the cable to your tv.
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Old 09-03-2020, 10:47 AM   #3
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Thanks for confirming this and also mentioning the short piece of coax for inside the trailer. Much appreciated!
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Old 09-03-2020, 11:08 AM   #4
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Welcome back to posting Jim Norman.
Happy that you are feeling better, just take it easy.I have learned so many things from you about improving my trailer.All the best going forward.
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Old 09-03-2020, 11:39 AM   #5
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we They sell 3 - 6- 9 and 25 foot pre made RG6 coax cables complete with ends
We have a 3 ft for inside the trailer and a 25 ft for outside the trailer
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I added a few of the push on elbow adapters, these old fingers have a hard time screwing on the little connectors. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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We don’t camp where there’s a cable hookup very often. I have three or four cables of various lengths. Sometimes the post with the hookup is very close and sometimes I have to get out the 25 footer. The cables do not weigh much. I keep them in a zip lock bag and coiled up with a bread tie for security to keep them from getting tangled. I have been in a couple places where the cable owned by the campground is long enough to reach the trailer but the end is often boogered up (Technical cable TV term). If you need to hook up after dark and need two hands, a headlamp type flashlight is handy. Also needle nose pliers to straighten the center wire (pin)
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Coax cables are one of the items I removed from my rear storage box yesterday. I was lightening my load and removed anything that saw little to no use. Axe, hatchet, folding saw, garden hose, paraffin fire log, all got the boot. I figure I took 30 or 40 pounds off the rear.
I'd remove the TV and some other stuff if I had any place else to put it.
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Old 09-03-2020, 01:38 PM   #9
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The last place we stayed, which was a Thousand Trails, the cable at the post was male, so I needed the double female adapter which I didn't have. I don't think it was actually live anyway...most of the big rigs had antennas up in the air. Anyway, I'll probably throw an adapter in the drawer for just in case, and you could use it to make two shorter cables longer if needed. A little wrench (believe it is 7/16) would be handy also. I also keep meaning to throw a mini-HDMI cable in there for hooking to cameras, etc.
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Coax cables are one of the items I removed from my rear storage box yesterday. I was lightening my load and removed anything that saw little to no use. Axe, hatchet, folding saw, garden hose, paraffin fire log, all got the boot. I figure I took 30 or 40 pounds off the rear.
I'd remove the TV and some other stuff if I had any place else to put it.
Is the wife eligible for removal consideration? I suggested it in jest when my wife was still with me and it was a week or so before I recovered.
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Old 09-03-2020, 03:59 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the thoughtful, thorough and informative info. everyone. Easy screw on adapters, 25' RGX cable, short inside cable, female adapter, wrench & headlamp will all be with me. Good kit to have for all the future use also.
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