Satellite or Cable TV Connection for your RV
A TV Connection is something that you’ll want to hook up just like water or electric when you get to a destination. Lets face it, not everywhere you visit with your RV has to be completely isolated. You’ll find the TV connection on the driver’s side of the RV, inside the fifth wheel basement. In fact, you’ll find almost every connection you need for your RV from water to sewer controls.
One of the connections you’ll find is for your TV connections. The picture I’m showing is from my Open Range 399BHS fifth wheel. The way the connection works is that every room has access to a single satellite connection and the main connection. So you have Satellite #1 in the front bedroom, #2 in the living room, and #3 in the bunkhouse. The Main connection is in every room.
Many RV parks will have basic cable, probably not HD ( as of 2012 ) in many cases, but enough so that you can watch TV in your RV. For that you’d hook up to the “Main” connection.
If you are getting TV over the air, you won’t hook anything to this input. The Antennae/Cable TV switch is usually located internally in the RV. You would simply select where you are getting your TV signal from. Of course you can keep both connected and pick between the two – you’d have to deal with programming the TV’s for the different systems – but no big deal, right?
Below is a picture of a representative set of connections for the outside convenience center. When looking at the outside of an RV you should be able to locate something very similar :