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Old 10-07-2018, 08:48 PM   #1
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2019 Rlds265 Antenna

Hello my name is John and I just bought a 2019 rlds265. Has a antenna on it with two flexible rabbit ears. Is anyone familiar with this antenna ? Is it good ? Should I get a different one ? Just trying to get some information on it. Thx. John .
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Old 10-07-2018, 09:53 PM   #2
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Have no idea what brand of RV a 265rlds is nor what kind of antenna you're asking about without brand and model number.
Your RV information isn't listed in your profile.
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I suspect its a Surveyor 265RLDS, but I’ve never heard of a FR camper using an antenna with flexible rabbit ears. I agree that a picture will be helpful.
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Yes, it's a Forest River Surveyor 265rlds. Trying to upload a picture.
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Is there a brand name on that antenna? It looks more like a wifi booster antenna but I’ve never seen either a TV antenna or a wifi booster antenna that looks like that.
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Old 11-02-2018, 09:37 AM   #6
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I have the same antenna on my new 2019 surveyor 247 BHDS and cant find any info on it. Curious to find out more myself.
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I have the same antenna on my 2019 243RBS, I was told by Surveyor warranty dept. that this is a omni directional TV antenna and they're suppose to start using them on all models. Not sure of that though. I don't believe it works as well as other antennas.
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I have the same antenna on my 2019 243RBS, I was told by Surveyor warranty dept. that this is a omni directional TV antenna and they're suppose to start using them on all models. Not sure of that though. I don't believe it works as well as other antennas.

It looks like an external wi-fi booster antenna. Onmidirectional tv antennas are very poor in fringe areas and usually have ranges less than 35 miles.
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It looks like an external wi-fi booster antenna. Onmidirectional tv antennas are very poor in fringe areas and usually have ranges less than 35 miles.
That’s about right on the range, I get about 30-40 mills reception on a good day
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Well that's got to be a new low for FR, it must have been cheaper than the Winegard Omni antennas that also didn't work all that well. Nothing beats the Batwing with the Wingman installed on it.
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Old 11-07-2018, 09:36 AM   #11
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Yes, it's a Forest River Surveyor 265rlds. Trying to upload a picture.

Here's what I found out on the antenna, FR gets them from a supplier called Patrick/Quest Audio Group. Who in turn they tell me they get them from a company called Continus. They say it's an RCA antenna for RV's; model #CA1000B, an omni-directional. In my opinion they don't seem to work as good as the Bat Wing antennas of other brands. My dealer also didn't know anything about them.
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Old 11-07-2018, 01:06 PM   #12
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Wow. Thanks for the info. I am always curious about things with no labeling on it.
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Wow. Thanks for the info. I am always curious about things with no labeling on it.

Took me several phone calls to FR, and the other suppliers and part of an afternoon, like I said I don't believe they work as good.
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Hello my name is John and I just bought a 2019 rlds265. Has a antenna on it with two flexible rabbit ears. Is anyone familiar with this antenna ? Is it good ? Should I get a different one ? Just trying to get some information on it. Thx. John .

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Thanks for the information. Now I can tell my salesman what it is.
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I gave up on there antenna, everyone I have ever talked to has the same view marginal performance. I solved the problem, I purchased a 69.00 digital out door antenna from Best Buy and three 5' antenna section. I bung cord the first 5" section to the trailer ladder at. The top and the add the two other section. That gives me about 22" off the ground. I will get every available station with in 70 miles. Add another section and I can reach greater distance.
I have seen a rig like this on a telescopic flag pole that would give you more services.
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I have the same antenna on mine, I had no clue what it was, no owners manual. Nothing other than two coax connectors inside, one for the antenna and one for park cable..I'm not even sure if it works, no tv yet.
I can't find it on the continu.us website, maybe it was discontinued.
Since Amazon sells it for $58, it must be a real deluxe, premium antenna.
https://www.amazon.com/Omnidirection...ronics&sr=1-26
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