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Old 08-15-2018, 10:14 AM   #1
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Fixed Antenna on Champagne 38EL

We are considering mounting a fixed DISH antenna on top of our rig. When I climbed on top of the roof and looked there is a decal that says 'drill beneath here to mount King antenna'. I will contact customer support but I thought I would ask here as well: must it be a King antenna or can I mount this one, which is a Wineguard:?

https://www.amazon.com/Winegard-SK-1...nna+roof&psc=1
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Old 08-15-2018, 10:46 AM   #2
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They are wired for a King which means that two cables come from the King to two separate dish receivers, one in the Living room and one in the bedroom which feeds the exterior through a modulator. If you use the Winegard, then you can only feed one receiver which I'm sure would be the main in the LR. You could use either Dish or Directv. I would guess you could find a way to connect the two wires. In 2018 CC intended for you to use The King. I assume you have three TVs that are operating off your air antenna?
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They are wired for a King which means that two cables come from the King to two separate dish receivers, one in the Living room and one in the bedroom which feeds the exterior through a modulator. If you use the Winegard, then you can only feed one receiver which I'm sure would be the main in the LR. You could use either Dish or Directv. I would guess you could find a way to connect the two wires. In 2018 CC intended for you to use The King. I assume you have three TVs that are operating off your air antenna?
Thanks for the information. I actually have only two televisions as I took the outdoor one out and put a stereo in there. Do you have any recommendations for a good King fixed antenna?
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So customer support indicated they believed either antenna would work. I did notice that the Winegard antenna is wired for up to three televisions.
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Old 08-15-2018, 06:54 PM   #5
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Point to consider... campsites with tree cover in the southern facing exposure, or camper that requests a shaded spot might not be able to get a satellite signal with a fixed dish or even one that can rotate on the roof.
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So customer support indicated they believed either antenna would work. I did notice that the Winegard antenna is wired for up to three televisions.
The Traveler has to have a third wire (power) in the pre-wire. I doubt CS was correct about this particular antenna. As mentioned by the other poster, the King tailgater can be used as a portable to give you more location possibilities. If you decide to make it permanent, they offer a kit that will let you mount it on the roof.
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What sh1pper said... the King gives you the best of both. The roof mount (hardly noticeable flat profile) the King can be attached and ride in a permanent fashion, or if site demands more precise positioning it easily unhooks to be moved to another location. You just screw on the extender cable. Don't forget your ladder!
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