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Old 08-10-2019, 10:26 PM   #21
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our original antenna has never been worth a hoot, ... have abandoned it and gone to the setup shown in the photo, ... $25 antenna from Walmart mounted on a 24' painters pole from Lowe's, the difference is amazing, ...
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our original antenna has never been worth a hoot, ... have abandoned it and gone to the setup shown in the photo, ... $25 antenna from Walmart mounted on a 24' painters pole from Lowe's, the difference is amazing, ...

So do you just plug the new antenna into the cable connection on the side of your trailer?
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:10 PM   #23
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The Winegard Sensar IV is the best RV antenna bar none.
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:28 PM   #24
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So do you just plug the new antenna into the cable connection on the side of your trailer?

No, I abandoned the original antenna and it's whole system, meaning I quit using it but did not remove or alter anything, ... the new antenna comes with it's own amplifier and rotatory motor, ... so I mounted it's amplifier inside and then ran a cable from it to the propane hatch inside, and from the outside, I run the cable from the antenna to the propane hatch to get the signal inside the trailer, ... that allows me to get the cable inside the trailer without having to make another hole thru the wall, ... this setup works great for us, ... maybe the pics below will help, ...
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:44 PM   #25
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I don't know what make or model it is, but my 2005 Lexington has an antenna that looks like a flying saucer, and it works pretty darn good....
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Old 08-16-2019, 05:40 AM   #26
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our original antenna has never been worth a hoot, ... have abandoned it and gone to the setup shown in the photo, ... $25 antenna from Walmart mounted on a 24' painters pole from Lowe's, the difference is amazing, ...
I have been thinking of doing the same thing. Where do you plug the coax in?
The cable outlet?
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Old 08-16-2019, 08:41 AM   #27
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I have been thinking of doing the same thing. Where do you plug the coax in?
The cable outlet?
see post #24, ...
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Old 08-16-2019, 08:06 PM   #28
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Best RV antenna

We have a 2019 Forrester with a 360 antenna. We were able to pick up a bunch of stations when parked next to our daughter's home. With previous RVs which had batwing antennas we had no reception.
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on the Rockwood we just sold the reception was excellent it was a 2019 ... I think the newer models may have improved?
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Always check your coax connections. Mine were all loose from the factory.
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Careful to judge the quality of an RV Antenna by how many stations you pick up. I used an RF field strength meter at the roof of the RV where the "Saucer" antennas are installed and took measurements with those antennas, replaced those with the Winegard Batwing w/wingman and it blew everything else away in RF signal strength. The round or whatever new antennas were created for the RV industry at their request to simplify install and lower cost. Take one apart sometime and you find a piece of wire or a simple circuit board with copper strand running around on it. Most will work fine in very strong signal areas where Transmission towers are not very far away. Take one out to the boonies with trees and hills then see how well it works. The Batwing will pull signal where the others will get you nothing but a black screen. If you camp in the suburbs all the time you won't need anything more than those round things. If you camp in the sticks good luck with those.
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Old 08-19-2019, 07:48 PM   #32
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I have the Continu.us Omni antenna and it outperforms my neighbors King Jack, hands down. He was so impressed with my T.V. reception that he ordered one from Amazon to replace his King Jack:

https://www.amazon.com/Continu-us-Om...omotive&sr=1-1
Our previous trailer had the Winegard Sensor w/Wingman, and it worked great! We found the Continu.us antenna that came on the current TT roof to be junk. I know it was working because energizing the booster enabled radio reception. It also boosted the tv reception from no signals to useless garbled signals. Good thing we go camping to camp, not watch reruns on tv.
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Interesting on your King replies, have had one for now 8 yrs and works amazingly. Does need to have signal booster on. However that said I like the batwing style for using my cover but no issues to date with the cover and the King.
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Old 08-20-2019, 02:27 AM   #34
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Here's the one that came with my Trailer.

https://www.rvautoparts.com/RS-3000-...xoC7-QQAvD_BwE

Wasn't expecting much but it was a huge improvement over my previous trailers TV reception here at home (Which had a winegard batwing with wingman add on). About 10 more channels and some of the ones that would previously drop out are solid now. Still thought as is suggested, let's see what it does out in the boonies when further away from the transmission antenna's. And darn if it didn't do better there as well at a couple of parks where I was previously lucky to get 2 of the 4 broadcast channels, I got all four!

Now I'm not ready to crown this thing the new champion but for a "I don't have to crank it up or rotate it or remember to put it back down before I drive off" stationary disk antenna, I've found no reason to change it out as of yet.

At home I get solid signal from some Dayton Ohio stations that are listed on antennaweb.org as 43 miles from my home. A couple of the Dayton stations are in and out. All my locals in Cincy which are 11-14 miles away are solid, strong signals. So functional range is likely somewhere between there and 30 miles, depending on terrain, light of sight, etc.

Just defending the little flying saucers as there may be some that don't perform well but this one has impressed me a year in enough to leave it be. I do agree the winegard sensar is prob the best all around in all circumstances RV antenna. It's what I was planning on replacing the "what the heck is that little disk thing" with until I found it's pretty decent too.
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Careful to judge the quality of an RV Antenna by how many stations you pick up. I used an RF field strength meter at the roof of the RV where the "Saucer" antennas are installed and took measurements with those antennas, replaced those with the Winegard Batwing w/wingman and it blew everything else away in RF signal strength. The round or whatever new antennas were created for the RV industry at their request to simplify install and lower cost. Take one apart sometime and you find a piece of wire or a simple circuit board with copper strand running around on it. Most will work fine in very strong signal areas where Transmission towers are not very far away. Take one out to the boonies with trees and hills then see how well it works. The Batwing will pull signal where the others will get you nothing but a black screen. If you camp in the suburbs all the time you won't need anything more than those round things. If you camp in the sticks good luck with those.
My stock antenna on my 2019 Rockwood 5th wheel picks up with clear picture Tampa 70 miles north and Ft Myers 45 miles south ... I am in Florida and it is Flat... Picking up 2020 tomorrow and I expect the same ...
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We have a 2020 Grey Wolf with zero tv signal at home in the city or out camping. How do you by pass the tv antenna thatís on the roof and buy one that works? Itís pouring today and just to have something is better than nothing. Thanks!
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I have been thinking of doing the same thing. Where do you plug the coax in?
The cable outlet?
I've done almost the exact same thing as fella10 - traditional tv antenna mounted on a pole attached to the ladder. I just don't have pictures yet.

To keep things simple, I'm just connecting the coax off the antenna to the connector on the side of the coach. (Same one you'd use if you're at a site with cable tv.) Just like with a cable tv hookup, don't forget to turn off the amplifier inside the coach (presuming that kind of setup.)

I'm in Dover FL and most towers are ~15 miles South of me. Went from ~30 channels with lots of pixelation on the junky horseshoe crab Continu.us to almost 60 with the home built rig.

Pretty easy to set up, not super costly, and didn't have to drill any holes in a brand new roof either!
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NOT something we should have to do to a New RV !!!
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We have a 2020 Grey Wolf with zero tv signal at home in the city or out camping. How do you by pass the tv antenna thatís on the roof and buy one that works? Itís pouring today and just to have something is better than nothing. Thanks!
Have you checked the antenna booster button, to see if it's working?
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my 05 Lexington GTS has a 'flying saucer' antenna and it seems to do quite well

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