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Old 05-05-2009, 10:27 AM   #11
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Those of you with the fridge vent in the way, it looks to me like the 3 foot (est.)aluminum "mast" that raises up the antenna could be bent to conform with the vent, if it isn't right on top of the vent upon lowering. I wouldn't think that would interfere with the signal.....just a thought....I wouldn't want to climb up un the roof every time I went camping, A.) not too safe; and B.) might make roof leak; and C.) not designed for that!
Myself, I bought my unit for EASY and convenient camping trips! Randy
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:57 AM   #12
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My antenna comes down right beside the fridge vent.
If I put on the Wingman it will come down on top of the vent.
I'd have to put a SERIOUS bend in my mast to make it miss.
I'll either live with it or turn my mount clockwise about 15 degrees one day.

I don't like adding any extra steps to setup and take down either but we do watch
the tele most nights before bed and very few of the parks we visit have cable.
In the "old days" we could put up with a snowy picture but on digital, you either have
it our you don't.
When the analog signals all stop I think there will be lots of folks out in the fringe areas
that will suddenly find they have no signal they can use.
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I know exactly what you mean!! Those annoying "digital freezes" as I call them make me change the channel every time! I did notice that on the base of the antenna, it has 2 metal "nesting" tabs that the mast drops into upon lowering. That does seem like it would work to turn the whole shebang a little one way or another to allow clearance of the vent. Good Luck, and HAPPY CAMPING!! Randy (PS...I'm going up on top to see if the wingman could possibly mount to the LEFT side for you guys with this problem.) Will post result later... Randy
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(PS...I'm going up on top to see if the wingman could possibly mount to the LEFT side for you guys with this problem.) Will post result later... Randy
No way. I looked.
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Me too ... No way ... My antenna was mounted closer to AC than Randy. I have traded one email with Winegard Tech help about another solution.

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Me too ... No way ... My antenna was mounted closer to AC than Randy. I have traded one email with Winegard Tech help about another solution.
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Please let us know what they say about this issue!!!
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This is their response ...

You can remove the last element and will still get much of the UHF signal boost. This is not something we recommend but in some cases it is the only option.

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Old 05-13-2009, 11:42 AM   #18
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That's a thought.
In my case I'd have to remove 2 of the elements which pretty much negates the
gain of having it.
Guess I'm stuck removing my booster each trip. At least until I turn my antenna
mount some day.
Thanks for the reply!
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