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Old 01-31-2013, 01:37 PM   #1
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Winegard Wingman Question

Guess my question is if any of you guys have used some thing like a
"Winegard RV-WING Wingman White UHF Booster TV Antenna"



they are to attach right to our "Crank up" attenna.


do they make that much of a difference?????


or no?

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Old 01-31-2013, 01:47 PM   #2
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I added the Wingman, and it does a great job. That pesky pixalation disappeared on many of my channels. The Wingman will make your TV antennae more directional, though......you have to "dial" in your antennae.
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I also added the Wingman and it does improve the reception. I added the Winegard Sensar Pro Meter to help me locate the strongest channels and "dial in". As you rotate the antenna the meter gives you a strength readout so you can determine where to point your antenna. Pretty easy to install (in other words, if I could do it anybody can).
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:02 PM   #4
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I added the Wingman to my antenna as well....as for an install it does not get much simpler than adding this to the wing. As others have said it will help to pull in channels that were previously hard to get.
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I assume that when you crank the antenna down flat on the roof, the Wingman doesn't touch any of the other roof components, like the AC?
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:55 PM   #6
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I assume that when you crank the antenna down flat on the roof, the Wingman doesn't touch any of the other roof components, like the AC?
Ahhhh.....several members have had that problem. You need to have about 10" of clearance on the non-post side of your antennae for the Wingman.
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I assume that when you crank the antenna down flat on the roof, the Wingman doesn't touch any of the other roof components, like the AC?
That depends on where your AC unit, or any other vent, is in relation to the antenna. Step 1 of the instructions say to 'allow at least 10” of clearance between the Sensar and the nearest obstruction or the edge of the roof.'

It took me longer to climb the ladder and get on the roof than it did to install the Wingman. A great mod IMHO.
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I added the Wingman, and it does a great job. That pesky pixalation disappeared on many of my channels. The Wingman will make your TV antennae more directional, though......you have to "dial" in your antennae.
Ditto! For the price it is worth trying. It made a big difference with my beach camping. Before getting it I was always getting up to adjust the picture many times a night.

Now, maybe I have mine installed on the wrong side of the tt. It hangs over slightly the edge of the TT. Now I am wondering it it should be on the other side where it will rest towards the middle instead.
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That depends on where your AC unit, or any other vent, is in relation to the antenna. Step 1 of the instructions say to 'allow at least 10 of clearance between the Sensar and the nearest obstruction or the edge of the roof.'

It took me longer to climb the ladder and get on the roof than it did to install the Wingman. A great mod IMHO.
I just picked up the new 2013 Windjammer I ordered. It came with the out-of-date Sensar III instead of the current Sensar IV for some reason. I was really disappointed, then I read the comments about clearance.

I thought maybe Forest River had to install the old III because of clearance issues. Just climbed up to look and there is nothing on that side of the antenna when it's retracted into its cradle.

Guess I'll have to update mine now too with a Wingman. Would have been simpler if Forest River used current Winegard antennas. Seems like we shouldn't have to still update brand new trailers.
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I tried the wingman and didn't see any real difference. To me my Kingman "JACK" antenna does a MUCH better job pulling in stations for the cost.
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