TV Reception Assistance Thingy
I recently had one of the Winegard "Batwing" antennas with built-in amplifier installed on my Minuet 6.0 Metre. It is my second such installation as my dealer also installed one on my '64 Overlander a little over two years ago. The one thing that I have been cautioned about regarding these antennas is that one should monitor the roof near where the ends of the "Batwings" are in the lowered position as they have been known to vibrate against the roof skin to the extent that a hole results - - so far with over two years on the Overlander there is no evidence of the problem.
The reception with this setup has been fantastic, and the amplifier definitely earns its keep as it has a tremendous impact on the quality of reception especially in fringe areas. The other feature that I have really appreciated with these two new installations is that the kit included a new 12-volt outlet along with the amplified outlet for the antenna. I have had the opportunity to visit with owners who have the original antennas who tell me that the Batwing on my coach pulls in the channels better in the fringe areas - - I can't attest to this as both of my coaches were missing their antenna masts when they were purchased.
Good luck with your project!
Kevin D. Allen
WBCCI (Lifetime Member)/VAC/Free Wheelers #6359
1964 Overlander International/1999 GMC K2500 Suburban (7400 VORTEC/4.11 Differentials)
1978 Argosy Minuet 6.0 Metre/1975 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible (8.2 Liter V8/2.70 Final Drive)