Question about how to bring the DirecTV cable into the Casita - Fiberglass RV


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Old 03-03-2012, 02:45 PM   #1
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Question about how to bring the DirecTV cable into the Casita

Currently, the DirecTV Satellite cable, comes into the Casita via the refrigeration unit. The problem with this method is that the cover, of the refrigeration unit, can no longer be closed. Our TV is installed against the Microwave wall in the Liberty.

I'm wondering if anyone has tried bringing the cable, into the Casita, through the electrical cable unit. One advantage, the door already has an opening for the cable
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:07 PM   #2
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I don't see why that wouldn't work, getting a RV bulkhead connection installed wouldn't be a bad idea and depending on the style, would require a minimal amount of work.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:58 PM   #3
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Cable and Sat Input

Here's our solution. We drilled two holes in the side of the trailer added a jack plate and a water tight cover. All parts from Lowes.

We have two jacks. One is connected to the sat dish input of the receiver and the other to the cable input of the receiver.
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:09 PM   #4
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just one extra button cap....sorta....
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just one extra button cap....sorta....
Clever! Is that PVC pipe fittings?
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:50 PM   #6
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Looks good Floyd. Is that a Barrel connector?
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Clever! Is that PVC pipe fittings?
Thomas G;
Yes, it's just a PVC threaded pipe plug and a PVC threaded pipe cap, and a nut from an electrical box connector.
I drilled the plug to accept a double male cable connector (the kind with a nut on one side),Then drilled the camper wall to accept the plug,which was attached through the wall with the E-box nut and a dab of silicone.
I then shortened the rounded cap to get the "button" look for a cover.
Total cost something under $2.
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I guess that is what you call it.
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In the Business that is not what we call it but I can't tell you here what we do call it!

I am just going to wear out this tongue image!
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:55 PM   #9
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Well when I was in the business that's what we called it.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:56 PM   #10
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I'm talking about the first item in the attached image photo.
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Ok.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:00 PM   #12
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Here's our solution. We drilled two holes in the side of the trailer added a jack plate and a water tight cover. All parts from Lowes.

We have two jacks. One is connected to the sat dish input of the receiver and the other to the cable input of the receiver.
Hi Norm and Ginny:

Thanks for your responds. This is exactly what we need. Our receiver requires two cables. I printed out your message for Hubby and the bonus ..... the parts can be found at Lowes. Later this month the Casita comes home Let the spring mods begin.
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Thomas G;
Yes, it's just a PVC threaded pipe plug and a PVC threaded pipe cap, and a nut from an electrical box connector.
I drilled the plug to accept a double male cable connector (the kind with a nut on one side),Then drilled the camper wall to accept the plug,which was attached through the wall with the E-box nut and a dab of silicone.
I then shortened the rounded cap to get the "button" look for a cover.
Total cost something under $2.
GregH;
I guess that is what you call it.
Floyd

Thank you so much ..... your mod solves our 'Internet cable' problem. I use an Internet Antenna to get a better signal. Currently I have to open the screen, from the emergency window, to get the cable into the Casita.

Of course in the summer that also allows the bugs to enter and in the spring and fall the cold air.

Thank you. What a perfect mod.
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........and a nut from an electrical box connector.
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Nice, I love seeing simple, inexpensive parts solve seemingly complex problems. I think that electrical box connector nut is available in plastic or aluminum for worry worts about rust, like me.
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