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Old 04-22-2012, 05:13 PM   #1
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Couldnt help ourselves.....

Soooooooooo we got our new Rockwood a month ago and have had it out once already with quite a few more trips planned. After being out we compiled a little list of things we wanted. Since the tax man deposited a little something something in our account this week we decided to go on a little road trip to the Camping World in Jersey today. Got a few goodies like a new 7.5 x 20' awning mat, bumper hatches, foldable trash can for the outside kitchen as well as some protect all and some other little things. Oh and who could forget the Winegard Wingman! Now I know that Camping World isn't the cheapest but we just couldn't help ourselves!! That is all, just wanted to share.


On a side note, they had a 20' flagpole by Camco. The damned thing was "on sale" for $179.00!!! WOW!!! So I want a retractable flag pole that I can stick under the front jack and was wondering where others had gotten there's and what they paid.
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:37 PM   #2
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sounds great!
What are bumper hatches?
and I keep hearing about winegard wingman but what does it do?
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:02 PM   #3
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sounds great!
What are bumper hatches?
and I keep hearing about winegard wingman but what does it do?
Bumper hatches are doors that you put on the ends of the rear bumper that stay closed so you can store your sewer hoses in them.
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...set-of-2/34416

The wingman is a signal booster. That's the best way to describe it. http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...-wingman/44021
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:07 PM   #4
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Bumper doors! Perfect... Just today, we noticed the caps were loose wanting to fall off and I was wondering how I was going to prevent them from falling off. Thanks for sharing, we'll be getting those too.

Wingman, signal booster? We have a signal booster in our TT. Is that the same thing?
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Wingman, signal booster? We have a signal booster in our TT. Is that the same thing?
The Wingman is supposed to improve the digital signal to a Winegard Sensar antennae. We did notice that stations don't "pixelate" as bad when we added the Wingman.

You need about 10" of clearance on the non-post side of your antennae for the Wingman. Some members here have bought the Wingman, only to find out their antennaes are too close to a vent or AC unit.
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:16 PM   #6
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Bumper hatches are doors that you put on the ends of the rear bumper that stay closed so you can store your sewer hoses in them.
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...set-of-2/34416

The wingman is a signal booster. That's the best way to describe it. http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...-wingman/44021
Wingman is an attachment for the existing antennae. It is suppose to enhance the reception. Do a forum search and there is a plethora of information on it.
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and I keep hearing about winegard wingman but what does it do?
http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ster-9994.html

Also read the links to other threads.
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The Wingman really shines in fringe areas of reception. I loved having the Wingman on our last trailer but alas, I don't have enough clearance by bathroom vent cover to use one on our new Silverback. I'm thinking about replacing the Wineguard antenna with a JACK antenna.
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Does anyone have a hard time storing the Rino Hose in the bumper? I can't seem to get mine past the collar at the end. Is there any other storage ideas out there. I put mine in a plastic container right now but am looking for some sort of outside storage.
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My rhino hose fits but I have to turn it a certain way, jiggling it to make it fit
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I have a friend who hung two 6" PVC pipes transversely under his camper, behind the rear axle using metal straps like an HVAC tech might use. . One end of the pipe is capped and glued, the other has a screw-on end like an inspection access to a sewer pipe.
Keeps his dump hose in one, fishing poles in the other.
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Soooooooooo we got our new Rockwood a month ago and have had it out once already with quite a few more trips planned. After being out we compiled a little list of things we wanted. Since the tax man deposited a little something something in our account this week we decided to go on a little road trip to the Camping World in Jersey today. Got a few goodies like a new 7.5 x 20' awning mat, bumper hatches, foldable trash can for the outside kitchen as well as some protect all and some other little things. Oh and who could forget the Winegard Wingman! Now I know that Camping World isn't the cheapest but we just couldn't help ourselves!! That is all, just wanted to share.


On a side note, they had a 20' flagpole by Camco. The damned thing was "on sale" for $179.00!!! WOW!!! So I want a retractable flag pole that I can stick under the front jack and was wondering where others had gotten there's and what they paid.
You could put the Wingman on top of the 20ft flag pole for better recept. Youroo!!
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I have to tell you that in my opinion, storing the sewer hose in the bumper is a terrible idea. The wet hose will rust the inside of the bumper and you can't see it. The rust will act like sand paper every time you put it in and take it out. Eventually your hose will get pinhole leaks and ruin it.
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Understood Herk. Will look for other options.
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You could put the Wingman on top of the 20ft flag pole for better recept. Youroo!!
The Wingman is not a stand alone device. It has to be attached to the Winegard Sensar antennae.
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The Wingman is not a stand alone device. It has to be attached to the Winegard Sensar antennae.
While true, I think it was a joke...
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Bumper doors! Perfect... Just today, we noticed the caps were loose wanting to fall off and I was wondering how I was going to prevent them from falling off. Thanks for sharing, we'll be getting those too.

Wingman, signal booster? We have a signal booster in our TT. Is that the same thing?
Drill a hole through the top of bumper, through the cap to the bottom, run a piece of heave wire through the holes and bend the wire on both ends. Been working like a charm for us.
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Wingman, signal booster? We have a signal booster in our TT. Is that the same thing?
I think you are confusing the amp powersupply and switch with a signal booster. Here is some infpormation that explains what that wall plate and the Wingman actually do.
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I have a friend who hung two 6" PVC pipes transversely under his camper, behind the rear axle using metal straps like an HVAC tech might use. . One end of the pipe is capped and glued, the other has a screw-on end like an inspection access to a sewer pipe.
Keeps his dump hose in one, fishing poles in the other.
I did that. I have threaded caps on both ends. I can store the hose, fittings, cleaning wand, etc in it.
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The DH drilled a small hole into both the bumper and the covers and puts a long nail or cotter pin in the hole, can't loose the caps now.
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