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Old 10-25-2015, 07:12 PM   #511
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Good news KDHfan. Glad that's straightened out now. Stressful...

Let me ask a question. I don't THINK I'm an idiot. There's still time to prove that either way I suppose... I can't get the TV to receive any over the air stations. Can't say as I've ever tried it. Booster in on. All cables are tight. Even took the booster wall plate off and tightened all 3 connections. Not sure why there are 3! Anyway, TV is on TV (coax) input and set to AIR. Scan shows zero channels I suppose it's possible there are none in this area but doubtful.

What am I forgetting?


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Old 10-25-2015, 07:22 PM   #512
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Good news KDHfan. Glad that's straightened out now. Stressful...

Let me ask a question. I don't THINK I'm an idiot. There's still time to prove that either way I suppose... I can't get the TV to receive any over the air stations. Can't say as I've ever tried it. Booster in on. All cables are tight. Even took the booster wall plate off and tightened all 3 connections. Not sure why there are 3! Anyway, TV is on TV (coax) input and set to AIR. Scan shows zero channels I suppose it's possible there are none in this area but doubtful.

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... Or try to bypass the booster and see if that works. I don't like those things.. So if they're boosting noise

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Old 10-25-2015, 08:05 PM   #513
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Potential new Apex owner/Apex 288BH info

288BHS antenna doesn't raise up/down.
I have noticed that the antennas in these things aren't the best, but no worse than my previous two campers. Boost should be on for over-the-air channels and off for cable.
TV ---> AIR ----> SCAN... That's all there is to it, really. This past weekend was the first time I actually got mine to pick up more than two channels over the air.


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Old 10-25-2015, 08:59 PM   #514
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288BHS antenna doesn't raise up/down.
I have noticed that the antennas in these things aren't the best, but no worse than my previous two campers. Boost should be on for over-the-air channels and off for cable.
TV ---> AIR ----> SCAN... That's all there is to it, really. This past weekend was the first time I actually got mine to pick up more than two channels over the air.


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The antenna on my 2013 288bhs raises and lowers. There are lots of differences in just the two model years. I feel like mine is a beginner apex. No led lighting.. No nose light, hand crank jack, the belly is exposed from about the axles back. I still love her though.

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Old 10-29-2015, 09:50 PM   #515
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I could have sworn somewhere in this thread was the part number for the bulb under the stove hood. I must have dreamed it. That or using a phone to surf the forum is a bad idea. It was the only non-LED bulb in our camper and it died this week.
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Old 10-29-2015, 10:00 PM   #516
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I used 921's to replace mine, but no guarantees yours is the same. Seems ours are more different than alike

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Old 10-30-2015, 04:37 AM   #517
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I used one of these, http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00EKM...21+194+13-5050

I also replaced the porch ligh with led, that ones a non led also.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008X...RHL&ref=plSrch
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Old 10-30-2015, 09:57 AM   #518
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Ordered! Thanks!


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Old 10-30-2015, 10:27 AM   #520
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The cable fittings were pretty horrible and loose also, not good in the digital world! This is why i changed out every single one!

Sad thing is, i just sold my apex locally. Just too much going on with our new house, i didnt wanna see it sitting on my lawn not getting used like it should. Nice guy, i had him read this whole thread! Hopefully he will join and post here!
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