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Old 10-12-2016, 02:44 PM   #1
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KING Jack is Standard on Cedar Creek Fiver Line

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KING Jack is Standard on Cedar Creek Fiver Line

October 12, 2016 by RVBusiness Leave a Comment

KING announced that its KING Jack will now come standard as the exclusive over-the-air (OTA) digital HDTV antenna on all new Forest River Cedar Creek fifth-wheels, including the Champagne Edition, Cottage, Hathaway Edition and Silverback Edition.
“As more and more OEMs better understand what a game-changer the Jack is for mobile OTA applications, the more they want to make it a core feature of their products for RVers,” said Jeremy Buckmeier, KING’s national sales manager for OEMs in a press release. “The Jack is a high-quality, innovative product — which makes it a perfect fit on each of the Cedar Creek models.”
The KING Jack offers RVers a wealth of features including a wider reception range, superior UHF reception, easy antenna rotation, and a compact, aerodynamic design that is 70% smaller and requires less roof space than traditional RV antennas.

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Old 10-12-2016, 03:25 PM   #2
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News to me and thanks for posting. Guess I'll have to look into what this critter can do.

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Old 10-12-2016, 03:51 PM   #3
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We had one on our old SOB. Loved it. I'm hoping this change is effective immediately and will come on our new one.

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News to me and thanks for posting. Guess I'll have to look into what this critter can do.
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Old 10-12-2016, 04:07 PM   #4
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Had the bolt on version on my old SOB. It went on the original mast. Not real sure if it was much better than the batwing or not. I put it on because my old batwing rattled so much in the wind. It took care of that.
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Old 10-12-2016, 04:22 PM   #5
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IMHO you're getting a good antenna. We're happy with our King Jack, its much better than the old bat wings we've had over the years...and you don't have to remember to crank it down!

A couple of things we learned:

If you have a problem with intermittent signal, or the signal completely randomly dropping, take off the cover on your ceiling and check the coax connector to the electronics module. The connection in ours was loose and it caused weird, random reception issues. The hint this is a issue will be the signal strength lights will either be off, flickering or dim.

Using the signal strength lights on the antenna base is a pretty good way to set your antenna. But using the signal strength meter in your TV's software, while rotating the antenna, will really help you pick up a particular station. We had over 30 channels "discovered" at Goshen using our King Jack. Some were a bit intermittent but that is pretty darn good for fancy "rabbit ears".

Our particular antenna install does have one interesting "gotcha". The directional arrow on the turning knob is 180˚out of phase. When the arrow is facing the front of our coach the antenna is pointing to the rear. This was the source of some interesting conversations between the DW and I at Goshen when I was outside telling her which way to orient the antenna to match the units parked around us! The knob is "keyed" so you just can't remove it, turn it around and re-install it. I had the FR service techs look at it during the FROG rally and the only solution they could offer was to replace the unit under warranty. Since it works well, and doesn't leak, and we know it is backwards now , we elected to leave it alone...
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Old 10-15-2016, 06:36 AM   #6
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I didn't realize for a long time I was pointing our Jack antenna incorrectly. The antenna itself is arrow shaped but the arrow should point away from the signal and the flat side of the antenna toward the signal. Seemed kind of anti-intuative to me. The King Jack is pretty directionally forgiving but it does work better once I figure out which side is the front of the antenna.

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