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Old 02-01-2017, 04:07 PM   #1
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King Jack Antenna on 2017 Forester

We picked up our new 2017 Forester 2861DS on January 17th. We're still going through everything and have a question regarding the antenna.

The brochure for the Forester states that it includes a King Jack antenna and a brochure picture of the interior of the Forester shows the antenna with the built-in signal meter lights. Here is a link to the antenna on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/KING-OA8201-A...k+king+antenna

In our unit, the interior base plate that has the handle you use to rotate the antenna does not have the signal meter lights. The holes are there but there is a white sticker covering the holes so I'm assuming the antenna does not have the built-in signal meter.

Has anyone else run into this? Does your antenna have the signal meter and lights? Did someone just forget to install ours?

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Old 02-01-2017, 04:23 PM   #2
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I would contact KingConnect in MN and ask them if they build a model (possibly for the RV industry) that does not include the built in signal meter.

Often times companies will build a specific (less expensive model) for OEM's.

Here is a link to their *CUSTOMER SERVICE* page.
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Sorry, can't answer your question, but I installed a King on my last RV and loved it. Wish I had one on my new RV. These Omni antenna's are junk. Enjoy your new RV.
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Have you checked on the roof to ensure you have a King antenna and not something else?
They could have changed what is supplied since the brochure was printed.

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Have you checked on the roof to ensure you have a King antenna and not something else?
They could have changed what is supplied since the brochure was printed.

Rick

Good point.

Yup, it is a King antenna.
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Old 02-01-2017, 05:10 PM   #6
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Are you saying there is no knob to rotate the antenna?

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Try contacting Elkhart Warranty, 55135 C.R. 1, Elkhart, IN 46514 Phone (574) 206-7600.
Jesse Balch is a Parts Administrator, for the mid-west USA. Email address jbalch@forestriverinc.com, phone number, (574) 206-7624.
Mike Jankowski Manager is a Warranty Administrator, for the mid-west USA. Email address mjankowski@forestriverinc.com, phone number, (574) 206-7625.
You will need your VIN number. You should be able to find out what was installed.
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Has anyone else run into this? Does your antenna have the signal meter and lights? Did someone just forget to install ours?

Thank you.
In answer to your question, we took delivery of our 2017 2861DS last August and it does have the signal meter and lights. I find it very useful, hope you get this sorted out.
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Our early build 2017 GTS has the signal strength meter. You might want to PM Joshua Cavitt and ask him for a definite answer....
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On mine the signal booster switch has to be on to get the LED lights to come on. There is also a small switch on the side of the panel for the LED's to turn the power on. The booster switch supplies the 12V power for the antenna
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