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Old 01-23-2013, 04:08 PM   #1
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Can anyone answer the question as to why the Manufacturers are still putting regular TV antennas on the campers instead of Digital Antennas such as the Sensar IV from Wineguard. My old camper that I just traded in received 45 channels where it sits. My new camper, parked in the same spot, only receives 4 channels. I had the Sensar Iv antenna in the old camper, the new one has the Sensar III.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:35 PM   #2
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Good question. You have my attention I will look into this for Columbus
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:41 PM   #3
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Can anyone answer the question as to why the Manufacturers are still putting regular TV antennas on the campers instead of Digital Antennas such as the Sensar IV from Wineguard. My old camper that I just traded in received 45 channels where it sits. My new camper, parked in the same spot, only receives 4 channels. I had the Sensar Iv antenna in the old camper, the new one has the Sensar III.
It is going to end up the cost. The sensar 4 is high deff. and is twice the cost. You can check the other questions and debating on high diff TV on this issue at another thread.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:03 PM   #5
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Well if they are putting Hi DEF TVs in them, they should put the proper antennas to go with them
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:11 PM   #6
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There is no such thing as a high def antenna. That is just advertising lingo. Any quality antenna will pick up digital HD signals.
I would check to make sure the amplifier is on, should see a green light on the coax outlet. Also make sure all the connections are tight. In my trailer I had to tighten all of them.
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I think they are talking about the UHF boosting antenna elements.
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Even a 1978 whatever with a roof top antennae will pick up digital signals. The TV needs to have a digital tuner to translate the signal.

They add ons such as the Winegard Wingman help pull directional signals, as does the Jack replacement head.
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On my last camber I went through 3 antenna's in 5 months. I ripped off the first 2 by staying at parks that were not big camper friendly and the trees branches ripped them both off. Sensar III, and the Sensar IV. The third antenna that I put on was the Jack, I really liked that one it did a little better then the Sensar IV but it was a real pain to mount because all the wood where the other antennas were was all busted up, I installed it and I got about 50 channels with that on. The other disadvantage to the Jack is it sits up taller that the Sensar antennas. But it worked great.
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I catch digital channels just fine on my 2012 Crusader. It has the standard crank antenna, not a high end aftermarket antenna. You may want to ensure that your digital TV settings are correct and your antenna boost is on.
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