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Posted: 11/12/17 09:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a stationary antenna on top of our TT. It sits about 8 inches off the roof. What would you all suggest for a better antenna replacement,that does not require a lot of work,but would improve reception. Thank you

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1Longbow wrote:

We have a stationary antenna on top of our TT. It sits about 8 inches off the roof. What would you all suggest for a better antenna replacement,that does not require a lot of work,but would improve reception. Thank you


If it looks like a flying saucer then most anything is an improvement. The best is the Winegard Batwing antenna but this requires drilling a hole in the roof. It's not hard but you have to have a bit of knowledge about what you are doing.
Winegard makes a dome style antenna called the Rayzar Automatic which has a directional antenna inside and could likely be installed without running any new wiring.


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No this one has 2 wings ,that stick out front to back .About a foot and a half on each side,and is non rotational.

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Does it look like this?
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A good replacement for it may be a King/Jack Antenna

It only needs a fairly small 2 1/4 inch hole in the roof,which may already be there,watch the install video.


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My guess is that you don't currently have much of a hole if that's the type of antenna you have installed. If that's correct I will stick with the Rayzar recommendation. If you have the room and you either have a hole or don't mind drilling a hole then the Winegard Batwing is still, by far, the best available antenna.

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Sounds like the thing I have - which is very poor performing compared to the Jack.

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It doesn't move at all.


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Imaichabod,
Yep thats what we have

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I will say this once again
THE BEST TV antenna made for RVs in the USA is the Winegard sensar IV

Add to that the Sensar Pro to replace ye old wall plate and it gets truly impressive. That is the ONLY antenna I suggest.


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I've got one of those Ommidirestional(space ship) antenna that I mounted on my Casita Trailer, and it picks up more channels then the Winegard (crank up)that's on my Motor Home.

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Hay Capt., come over to my house with your trailer and we can run a controlled test of your Omnidirectional antenna and my Batwing. I think that either your batwing is one of the old dipole with out a pc board in the head or there is some other problem with yours.

To the OP, in my never to be humble opinion, if you want good TV reception in your RV, install a Winegar Batwing. It is easy to do if, you want to learn and have the time. Look for a Youtube video on the installation of a batwing. Other than that, camping only where there are full hookups is you only choice and even that isn't always great.


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