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Old 07-13-2011, 07:24 PM   #1
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Jack TV OA 8201 antenna install

Done deal. Replaced the Jensen omnidirectional TV antenna with a Jack TV antenna. Mounted it right over where the Jensen was. It was only a 2 beer job, pretty easy.

Step 1: Follow the supplied directions

Really that's the easiest way I could tell you to do it, they're well written. Can't tell if it's any better or not at home. We can get a ton channels using vice grips and a clothes hanger here. Our campground this coming weekend doesn't have cable so I'll report back next week.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:33 PM   #2
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Here's a link to the directions http://www.kingcontrols.com/userfile...2011-11-10.pdf
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Looks good. Keep us posted on how the antenna performs.

The problem I would have with my 303RKS is the location inside the tt. (see pic) I would have to do some remodeling of the center cabinet above the tv since the Jensen is directly above and inside the cabinet.
Otherwise I would have to relocate the antenna location, which I really don't want to do.
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:13 PM   #4
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I had about 5 feet of extra coax stuffed in the ceiling. The new antenna base has a slot in it to run the coax through if it's coming in externally. The hole in roof was only about 3/4" in diameter for the coax to go to the jensen. You could seal the hole around the coax and mount your antenna back further. That section of coax would just be laying on the roof. You could always cover it with that eternabond tape to hide it a little if you wanted.
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:16 PM   #5
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Is the top of that cabinet just the ceiling? If so you could you mount the control knob inside the cabinet.
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That would probably be better than tearing up the cabinet. Like you said, just use Dicor around the hole then Eternabond everything.

I'll have to think on this awhile. If I decide to do it I'll only get one chance at it, right?
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Jason, how tall is the antenna?

I'm glad it was only a 2 beer job, I'd hate to see you fall off the trailer .
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Is the top of that cabinet just the ceiling? If so you could you mount the control knob inside the cabinet.
Yeah it is and that's another possibility. What size is the Jack ceiling mount?
The cabinet is shallow and measures 21˝" wide by 8" deep.

P.S. Just went out for a quick look. Just from eye balling it, the Jensen looks to be centered over the doors of the cabinet. Would I be able to "offset" the Jack about 4" so the ceiling mount would fit sideways inside the cabinet? That is if it will fit at all.
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Jason, how tall is the antenna?

I'm glad it was only a 2 beer job, I'd hate to see you fall off the trailer .
just shy of 1 ft.
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Yeah it is and that's another possibility. What size is the Jack ceiling mount?
The cabinet is shallow and measures 21˝" wide by 8" deep.

P.S. Just went out for a quick look. Just from eye balling it, the Jensen looks to be centered over the doors of the cabinet. Would I be able to "offset" the Jack about 4" so the ceiling mount would fit sideways inside the cabinet? That is if it will fit at all.
the base of the Jack is quite a bit larger than the base of Jensen, you may be able to move it that much, tuff to say. The inside piece is about 4X8". You can mount this piece any direction you want, it doesn't matter.
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