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Posted: 06/13/17 04:47pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In my new to me 1990 Fleetwood Flair my TV antenna works very poorly. I cannot find a selector switch between over the air TV and cable. I had the same type batwing antenna on my last trailer which worked excellent that had a selector switch. Parked in the same exact place, now I receive terrible reception. I haven't tried hooking up to cable yet. Anyone know if there is a hidden selector switch or have any suggestions to improve both over the air and cable reception. I would imagine without a selector switch the signals would interfere with each other.
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Posted: 06/13/17 04:59pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There should be a small red button where the cable from the tv plugs into the wall. This is the booster used while using the ota antenna.

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Posted: 06/13/17 06:20pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Try replacing the cable from the batwing to the entrance connection, a liitle contact cleaner wont hurt.I just did that on my 2004 class a. Doubled the amount of stations I could pivk up

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Would look at coax. Mine quit working in the middle of a trip. Turned out was bad spot in coax where it entered the square tube used to elevate the antenna. Ran new and now it is zip-tied to outside of square tube instead of making the tight turn to enter and exit the tube.


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With a 1990 model the booster (if it has one) may be faulty. I'd look for that first.

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