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Old 03-24-2015, 09:13 PM   #1
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Tv Antenna

What are you using for an antenna? We have freedom rockwood pup. I would prefer something that does not call for drilling holes if possible. Help???
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Old 03-25-2015, 10:12 AM   #2
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I use a digital TV antenna. The same kind for your home TV. It's just a flat black box. It's mountable but I just set it on the table. It picks up all the local/HD channels for free. I picked up mine at walmart for $40.00. It works good in our Freedom 2280.
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I wonder how those digital antennas work out in the west, in camping areas far from civilization. Might have to do some research....
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They have a range typically around 40-60 miles from a large city or TV/news station.
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Old 03-27-2015, 11:28 PM   #5
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I picked up a Winegard like this from Costco for under $50 and it works great at the house. Don't have a TV small enough to take camping in the PUP but have thought about it for some longer trips.

Amazon.com: Winegard FlatWave Amped Indoor Amplified HDTV Antenna (FL5500Y): Electronics

To find out what kind of reception you might get, or what kind of antenna might work best for your destination, you can use the maps tool at: TV Fool

You'll likely have to enter coordinates for your camping spot but you can get those from google maps (choose your spot, then click "what's here" and it'll give you lat/long).
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Thanks for that website. I was shocked to find that some of the, middle of nowhere dispersed sites in Shoshone NF and Sawtooth NF actually have reception. Sawtooth only two stations, but still....
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Purchased a Philips indoor/outdoor antenna about to test it out in few. The wife purchased a 19" seiki TV from hhgregg for $65, nice little TV has good picture, we used it last week for the first time. Will post results on knew antenna tonight.
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Back when I had the Rockwood 1610 I used a boosted digital tv mounted on a pole made of pvc plastic pipe. The two sections split and fit in my front-mount storage box. It was held to the side of the camper by Velcro and bungee cord, attaching to the pop-up hold down latch and the top of the awning. Rotation was manual by reaching out the door and swiveling the pipe as needed.
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Has anyone tried the new Winegard 'RAYZAR'? Looking to upgrade from my Winegard 'SENSAR' antenna. Rof not having to lowerather like the idea of not having to lower the unit, I tend to forget :-)
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