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edatlanta

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Posted: 01/04/20 05:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mine leaked on my bed twice. After the first leak lubed it, after the second leak I removed it with a different antenna and threw the batwing in the trash. No problems since.


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Posted: 01/04/20 05:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

edatlanta wrote:

Mine leaked on my bed twice. After the first leak lubed it, after the second leak I removed it with a different antenna and threw the batwing in the trash. No problems since.


Since the Batwing with Wingman attachment is the best built-in RV OTA TV antenna, I would not recommend that as a solution to the OP's problem.


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
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If it’s on the 2009, I would go ahead and replace the worm gear and elevating gear- worm gear comes with new quad o rings and wave washers.
Well under $20.


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Chris Bryant wrote:

If it’s on the 2009, I would go ahead and replace the worm gear and elevating gear- worm gear comes with new quad o rings and wave washers.
Well under $20.
Yes it's a 2009. Perhaps just lubing will work but I won't really know until it rains while traveling again and I'm not to keen on unnecessary repairs on the road especially in the rain.

Looks like I should make it home in a week and then replace the seals and make sure the coax boot is intact and lube.

Thanks for all the input.


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Posted: 01/04/20 05:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Throwing a Batwing in the trash? Really? What "different antenna" did/are you now using thats better than the batwing?
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Batwing needs to be lubricates at least once/year


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Winegard has that blind arc.

The blind arc didn't matter in the analogue days, so there it is. Luck of the draw whether your RV site puts you in the blind arc for the direction you want with digital.

What you want is a truly 360 degree arc AND good digital Omni solves that, but only at short distances from the stations.


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YES, I used some spray water resistant silicone and it fixed it. That was two years ago on the Oregon Coast...lots of rain.

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Posted: 01/05/20 05:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BFL13 wrote:

Winegard has that blind arc.

The blind arc didn't matter in the analogue days, so there it is. Luck of the draw whether your RV site puts you in the blind arc for the direction you want with digital.

What you want is a truly 360 degree arc AND good digital Omni solves that, but only at short distances from the stations.


The only thing accurate about this post is the part where you say the omni antenna only works at short distances from the stations.
There are NO DIGITAL frequencies, only UHF and VHF. That was true when analog programming was broadcast and it's still true today.

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Posted: 01/05/20 05:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OK, to be accurate, I will just say my Winegard has that blind arc. There are stoppers on the roof part so you can't rotate it all the way around either side, leaving a blind arc. YMMV.

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Ours leaked a couple years ago. I just bought the repair kit and installed it. Quick job and it solved the leak. It comes with a new shaft that may need to be cut to match the thickness of the RV roof.


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