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JoeH

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Posted: 01/05/20 06:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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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While the antenna is directional it's not very narrowly directional and doubtful that a limited blind arc has any practical effect once aimed.


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CA Traveler wrote:

While the antenna is directional it's not very narrowly directional and doubtful that a limited blind arc has any practical effect once aimed.


I have been frustrated by that, which is why I mention it. With the OEM batwing, you can use the back side of it on the reciprocal for some stations, but with the requirement to point the front exactly at the station, that doesn't work.

I have a Jack on the Winegard mast now, and the Jack has a front side. Same problem with the blind arc. The Wingman yagi sure looks like it would too. Anyway, just my luck to park so the station I want is in the blind arc. Too bad, so sad.

I tried that yagi I posted about that rotates 360 on the Winegard mast, and it did great for that, but it is too fragile to use as an RV permanent roof mounting, so back to the Jack.


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Bill.Satellite wrote:

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.


I never used it anyway and tired of the leaks. I can't get on the roof due to vertigo, so that sucker had to go.


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mchero wrote:

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


I don't use any OTA antenna, I'm totally satellite. I put up an omnidirectional antenna that is fixed and doesn't leak mostly to plug up the hole. I don't remember if the coax is attached to it or not, but I think it is.

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