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Old 08-28-2021, 11:05 AM   #1
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We have a 2014 FF 189FBS that is currently inhabited by a mouse or some other rodent. Coax cable to tv antenna apparently has been ruined by said rodent. We ran an external coax cable from antenna to tv with excellent results so we know that the OEM cable is defective. Has anyone ever tried to pull a new coax cable through existing routing?
OEM cable probably is stapled or attached somewhere along the factory routing that would make this impossible. Of course we are currently trying to remove the rodent first.
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Old 08-28-2021, 12:15 PM   #2
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Unsure if the cable is factory stapled or not but I'd try to pull it and if it wouldn't slide out and pull the new cable in (attach new to old to pull in new) - I'd just run new cable and leave the old in the ceiling/wall as the case may be.
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Old 08-28-2021, 06:07 PM   #3
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Never tried pulling new cable in an RV. Too bad there's no conduit.
Well, exterior walls will be insulated but interior walls will be empty. (most likely)
If the old cable is attached somewhere you might fish a new cable down and around the interior wall. An electricians fish tape would be handy or a string with a weight.

Have ya thought about naming the mouse Mr Jingles??
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Old 09-01-2021, 02:53 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies to my original post. Since pulling new coax through our trailer was impossible, we decided to run a new coax cable on top of the roof from tv antenna to the radio antenna hole in rear of trailer. Pull the radio out inside the trailer and there is the new coax. The new cable was secured in four places on roof.
Don't know how long a coax outside in the elements will last but if I have to replace again the task will be pretty easy. TV works great now.
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Thanks for the replies to my original post. Since pulling new coax through our trailer was impossible, we decided to run a new coax cable on top of the roof from tv antenna to the radio antenna hole in rear of trailer. Pull the radio out inside the trailer and there is the new coax. The new cable was secured in four places on roof.
Don't know how long a coax outside in the elements will last but if I have to replace again the task will be pretty easy. TV works great now.
Thanks again.
The new coax on the roof outside should last for years same as it does when cable company runs cable outside on pole and buildings ... same for cable running from satellite dishes with outside runs before entering a building.

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Can you splice it maybe if you cant replace it?
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