Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-19-2013, 01:04 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
1l243's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 465
Jack TV Antenna

Has anybody replaced their Omni Directional TV antenna with a Jack Antenna? I would require drilling a big hole.

King Controls OA8200 WHITE White HDTV Jack Antenna with SureLock Single Finder : Amazon.com : Automotive
__________________

__________________
1l243 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 01:25 PM   #2
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1l243 View Post
Has anybody replaced their Omni Directional TV antenna with a Jack Antenna? I would require drilling a big hole.

King Controls OA8200 WHITE White HDTV Jack Antenna with SureLock Single Finder : Amazon.com : Automotive
I just replaced the head itself. BTW, if someone wants a batwing antenna (factory) if they pay the shipping, I will send it to them free. It's just wiretied to the back bumper now.
__________________

__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 01:38 PM   #3
Denver, CO
 
garbonz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 1,905
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
I just replaced the head itself. BTW, if someone wants a batwing antenna (factory) if they pay the shipping, I will send it to them free. It's just wiretied to the back bumper now.
How does the JACK work? does it improve reception??

Inquiring minds want to know. I see another project in my near future...
__________________
2007 Chevy 2500HD Classic LBZ Duramax/Allison (Stock)
2005 Bigfoot 1500C8.2 AWESOME
garbonz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 02:00 PM   #4
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by garbonz View Post
How does the JACK work? does it improve reception??

Inquiring minds want to know. I see another project in my near future...
I was sitting in Thousand Trails Orlando and got 35 or 36 channels with the batwing and changed to the Jack and never moved anything and got 84 or 85 channels. I works great for me and is a lot smaller.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 02:11 PM   #5
Denver, CO
 
garbonz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 1,905
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
I was sitting in Thousand Trails Orlando and got 35 or 36 channels with the batwing and changed to the Jack and never moved anything and got 84 or 85 channels. I works great for me and is a lot smaller.
Awesome input... I be ordering one NOW>>>
__________________
2007 Chevy 2500HD Classic LBZ Duramax/Allison (Stock)
2005 Bigfoot 1500C8.2 AWESOME
garbonz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 04:06 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
1l243's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 465
The Bat Wings already has a crank up knob but the Omini's don't so there will be a little more owrk involvled.
__________________
1l243 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 06:26 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
tomjsas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Northern Colorado
Posts: 508
I got this one, King Controls Jack TV For Free OA8000 VHF UHF Amplified TV RV Antenna (OA-8000), and just replaced the batwing part. Took me all of 10 minutes and works great. Get much better reception. I could use the Wingman extension on my normal antenna due to the position of the A/C, but this fits fine.
__________________
Tom
Pull-Rite 16K Super 5th
2014 Rockwood Signature Ultra-Lite 8289WS
2011 Chevy 2500HD - DuraMax (Just over 5000 miles now!)
Nights camped in 2014 - 21
tomjsas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 07:58 AM   #8
SYE
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
SYE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Burton, MI.
Posts: 4,116
I switched it out on my last camber to the Jack and I was able to almost double the amount of channels that received, I liked it very much!!! It was easy to operate as well. The changeout was a bit difficult on mine due to rotted wood on the roof but other than that it was great. The only thing other than what came with it was a Jack Mounting Plate and it was an extra 20 bucks.
__________________
Scott & Vicki
2018 Silverado 3500HD Dually 6.6L Duramax/Allison
2018 Columbus 366RL 1492 Edition
Camped 2012 19, 2013 110, 2014 129, 2015 97
2016 93, 2017 79 Nights Camped 2018 4 nights reserved
SYE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2013, 09:44 PM   #9
Love My Sunseeker
 
DXSMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 788
what do you all think of the Jack compared to Batwing? I am staying on the Washington Coast at a place I've been to before. I'm getting channels I didn't use to get on the batwing. But on the other hand, channels I used to get on batwing I am NOT getting on JACK. And, some channels that came in great on batwing are fading in and out on JACK. But then again, on the Washington Coast, I sometimes feel my Verizon signal and my JACK TV signal goes in and out with the ocean tides........

I had a BATWING on my previous RV. My new RV has JACK. I like it, but sometimes miss the batwing. I will be traveling to some places that I went last year, I'll do some more comparisons.
__________________

__________________
JJ only, my cat went to Rainbow Bridge July 2015

I love my Sunseeker, when I'm on a trip I don't wanna go home!!!"

Total days camping each year: AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!
DXSMac is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:03 AM.