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Old 09-18-2013, 09:54 PM   #1
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Anyone else dissatisfied with rooftop TV antenna?

So, wondering if anyone else has issues with their rooftop TV antenna?

We have a 2014 Georgetown and it came with a TV antenna that you don't wind up or down, it is supposed to be multidirectional and super duper, but even when it's parked/stored, we can't get any local channels. Got only 3 tonight. We are parked close to a building and perhaps that's why we can't get better reception?

Has anyone replaced their rooftop TV antenna?

And while I'm asking about antennas.....the radio antenna is pretty shoddy too. Can't seem to get radio stations either!

And yes, I've turned on the TV booster when I use the TV antenna.
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:58 PM   #2
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So, wondering if anyone else has issues with their rooftop TV antenna?

We have a 2014 Georgetown and it came with a TV antenna that you don't wind up or down, it is supposed to be multidirectional and super duper, but even when it's parked/stored, we can't get any local channels. Got only 3 tonight. We are parked close to a building and perhaps that's why we can't get better reception?

Has anyone replaced their rooftop TV antenna?

And while I'm asking about antennas.....the radio antenna is pretty shoddy too. Can't seem to get radio stations either!

And yes, I've turned on the TV booster when I use the TV antenna.
What Georgetown model do you have?
Have you turned on the roof top antenna amplifier? You said you did.
Have you changed the multi switch to roof antenna?
Have you changed the TV source in the TV menu?
Radio station? Its a TV antenna only.

If it fails to work I would check the antenna coax connectors to see if they look good or they have any plastic left on the center conductor. You can take it back tot he dealer and have them check. Its still under warranty
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:14 PM   #3
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Sorry cant help ya there. We dont have a TV.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:19 PM   #4
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go to the over the air site at FTC and see what you should be picking up and where And if you are not then problems.


What is the brand of the antenna and does it rotate. A antenna signal meter would help.

http://www.antennapoint.com/#__home

http://transition.fcc.gov/mb/engineering/dtvmaps/
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:21 PM   #5
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The omnidirectional round TV antenna on our Georgetown performs very poorly, even with the antenna amplifier on. I think probably every RV TV antenna is a compromise.

I'm considering mounting a RCA Ant 751 (available from Amazon for about $50) on the rear ladder when we are staying for a while at an RV park. It is a small outdoor residential TV antenna. Obviously, the antenna would be taken down when driving.

The RCA antenna gets good reviews, and is a directional yagi antenna, so it needs to be aimed at the TV transmitter. Mounting the antenna temporally on the rear ladder when parked also provides an easy hook-up by utilizing the cable TV input connector inside the electrical cord compartment.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:42 PM   #6
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Iggy, the tv is working and booster is on, input is right, only found 3 channels tonight and previously found maybe 5 when parked in same location.

The rig is a 2014 GT 328T. I forget the name of the tv antenna. It's the type that you don't wind up or down. And aside from the booster button there doesn't seem to be any other power switch. Just irritated I can't get more over air local channels.

Sorry I asked another question in this question. I was saying the radio antenna is equally unresponsive.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:59 PM   #7
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I improved my tv reception with this

Winegard RV-WING Wingman White UHF Booster TV Antenna : Amazon.com : Automotive
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:26 AM   #8
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when we picked up our 2012 378ts from grass valley California the antenna beat the roof all the way home, got home that was the first thing that came off, scrape guy picked it up. Went with satellite done deal. Pete
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The one on the Georgetown is a Winegard Omnidirectional and looks like this.
Winegard RoadStar Antenna

I have had issues also and it seems NOT to be a great antenna.
Anyone have any suggestions on a good omnidirectional to replace this one?
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When I ordered my 2013 GT 350TS last year, I specifically asked for the crank up antenna. They installed the roadstar anyway. They didn't hook the cables correctly throughout the coach since I noticed that not all tvs were getting the same channels. The tv in the bedroom doesn't get any channels (usually) and the tv midship gets only a few channels. The front tv is hooked up correctly. I have it on my list to get fixed when I take it back to the FR factory next month.
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