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Old 09-25-2018, 03:21 PM   #1
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How to install new power antenna?

I have a 2006 Dutchmen 18B TT. I am installing a new Roadstar R-3000 power TV antenna. It requires a 12VDC connection. Does anyone know where to find 12VDC power inside my TT?
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Old 09-25-2018, 05:53 PM   #2
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Anywhere you have a light or vent fan you should be able to splice off of that.
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wildwest450 Thanks, that makes sense since those items will run off the 12VDC battery. I appreciate your response.
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Not to belittle your electrical ability but, make sure you wire it to the hot side of any switch, or else it will only work when you turn that switch on.
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Good call, you wouldn't want to have to turn on a light to power up your antennae.
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Good call, you wouldn't want to have to turn on a light to power up your antennae.
Why not? Makes perfect sense to me, ROTFL!
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Why not? Makes perfect sense to me, ROTFL!

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If you are replacing your standard antenna, the button you had to push was a 12v power supply for the antenna. It injected the 12 volts into the coax but you could use that as your 12 volt feed by running a wire alongside your new coax (if you are running new coax).


edit, I just looked at the product you purchased, looks like it comes with the injector for putting power into the coax. You can place that "power supply" where your old button (or switch) was.
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Thanks, there is a switch box located close to the TV.
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