RV Antenna and Cable Switch
What is the RV Antenna and Cable Switch?
The RV antenna switch allows RVs to fairly seamlessly switch between the antenna and the cable TV. Being flexible on where you get your TV signal is part and parcel of being in a mobile RV.
Usually inside the RV there will be a number of places to connect your TV, switch between cable and satellite, and provide power for 12 Volt DC powered TV’s.
Where is the antenna and cable switch normally located? (5th wheel oriented)
In our Open Range 399BHS you can see our TV connections in the front closet of the RV of the front bedroom.
In this picture below it is a little messy because this closet is where we put 802.11 WiFi Router, 2 channel IPTV tuners and our Clear Channel modem.
On the left hand side, you’ll see the switch which usually switches the outlet on the left between the external TV antenna and the external cable connection. The really big circle thingy is a 12VDC automotive style outlet for powering a 12VDC powered TV.
The thing on the right is a wiring look which takes a normal signal and boosts it so all TV’s in the RV can run off of the same signal which is labeled “main” throughout the RV. I don’t know if other RV’s are wired this way so be careful about applying this paragraph to other RV’s.
The main point is that you’ll usually find the switch as described with the 12VDC power supply.
- Winegard RV-7042 White Wall Plate Power Supply
- Winegard ANWI8700 Winegard AP Signal Amplifier
- Winegard RV-7542 White Wall Plate Power Supply
Here is a pictorial explaining more on the RV Antenna Switch in more detail
RV52 has discovered a superior way to watch TV and “cut” the cable (in our opinion)Try Fubo TV
If you nick me with something sharp, my blood runs RED.
If I stub my toe horribly, I bleed red.
Not just red, but SCARLET.
What the H-E-double-toothpicks am I talking about?
I’m a Cornhusker grad and I love my college colors. Scarlet and cream.
But I have a BIG problem.
I RARELY RARELY get to see my beloved team on national TV of the broadcast variety.
If I had cable TV, and mind you, the “right (expensive) package”, I could watch those Huskers.
But I don’t want cable TV, because it is expensive and ties me down to a specific locale.
I did find a Big 10 TV app for the iPhone and my Kindle Fire TV. But WAIT ONE MINUTE, that won’t work either because the app makes you LOG INTO your cable TV (or phone company) and checks to see if you purchased cable. I don’t subscribe to cable TV so I could not log in.
And along comes Fubo TV.
They claimed to allow BTN (Big Ten Network) streaming if I purchased Fubo TV.
That took me all of 10 seconds to make that decision.
You see, the ONLY way for me to watch the Huskers was to find a local sports bar. Then I would feel guilty about watching their TV, so I purchased a beer or two and some Horse Doovers. Before long my tab was 20-30 bucks. If I watched every weekend which I did, the monthly bill in the fall season could easily run $100-200 for just a bar tab.
I think I spent $35/month for my Fubo TV subscription. It is higher now but it is still a fantastic deal.
So I reviewed Fubo TV. Here is my FuboTV review.
- When it was new, early in the season, it would have trouble streaming the games from bigger football schools. Michigan games had trouble. Nebraska games had trouble. I got my games watched but for September it was rough.
- Starting in October, I think Fubo TV got things worked out because the rest of the year I was able to watch my games without problem. Wished my team played better but I cheered them thick and thin.
- I was able to get a Fubo TV app for my Kindle Fire TV and watch in my big screen. Awesome.
- I was able to get a Fubo TV app for my iPhone. Awesome.
- I could watch from my Macbook using Safari. Score.
- Also available on Android app store, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast. Super cool.
- Also, I was able to suspend my monthly fee and access and I’ll start again next fall. Awesome!
- Sheri was able to watch Hallmark Christmas movies (I kind of liked them too) which made her ecstatic.
- Fubo TV has a really good lineup. We’ll be using them again.
- No dangerous or offensive long term contracts (like some other providers)
- This truly is cable tv for RVers.
Here is the basic level of Fubo TV channel lineup. I think most of these are live or simulcast with the channels you would get when you buy regular cable.
What do you think? Questions? Put it in the comments and I’ll answer. Be sure to “check” the box so you get email follow ups.Try Fubo TV