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Old 05-16-2016, 08:21 AM   #11
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Provided that there is room below your omni, many have updated to a King Jack directional antenna and used the existing roof penetration, coax and dc power. You will have to drill through the liner and attach the rest of the Jack.
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Old 05-16-2016, 08:26 AM   #12
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There are many good antenna's on the market that a person can retrofit to the existing hole in the roof.
This may not be the case if you have one of the standard knock off batwing antennas ( See attachment) as they only have a small ( <1/2") hole in the roof itself and do not have a hole in the ceiling as they are fixed and do not have a rotating mechanism.
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Old 05-16-2016, 08:32 AM   #13
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I'm looking at the King Digital HDTV antenna. It's the smaller one that doesn't need to be lifted but rotates 360 degrees. Anyone familiar?
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Old 05-16-2016, 08:38 AM   #14
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Right. My 335DS has the same problem. Another poster responded that he had replaced the fixed omni with the Jack and used the existing hole, cables, etc. Even FR has dropped the omni in favor of the jack for this model year.
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Of course...right after I buy the 2016 model with the Omni. Lol
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Old 05-16-2016, 08:45 AM   #16
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The junk Con CA_2500 fixed omni antenna uses a small hole (<1/2")in the roof only for the coax. There is no hole in the ceiling. The King Jack ( a much better antenna) requires a 2 1/2" hole in the roof and a smaller hole in the ceiling. Position is critical as you do not want to damage AC ducts or wiring in the roof.


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Right. My 335DS has the same problem. Another poster responded that he had replaced the fixed omni with the Jack and used the existing hole, cables, etc. Even FR has dropped the omni in favor of the jack for this model year.
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Old 05-16-2016, 09:01 AM   #17
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The junk Con CA_2500 fixed omni antenna uses a small hole (<1/2")in the roof only for the coax. There is no hole in the ceiling. The King Jack ( a much better antenna) requires a 2 1/2" hole in the roof and a smaller hole in the ceiling. Position is critical as you do not want to damage AC ducts or wiring in the roof.
Correct. On most installations, the Omni is on center line and the ceiling ducts are left and right of centerline. Of course, the installation of a Jack is not trivial, however, in replacing an Omni it appears to be straightforward.
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If anyone does the king jack replacement, let me know how it goes.....video looks pretty straight forward-but no project ever goes like the video(at least for me).


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Do you have the Furrow system in your camper? If so try putting it on auxiliary and then see if the channels will program.
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Do you have the Furrow system in your camper? If so try putting it on auxiliary and then see if the channels will program.

This furrion system is not very user friendly......I will have to try that at some point


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