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Old 04-24-2003, 01:39 PM   #1
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Satellite Antenna

I wanted some type of satellite antenna system for our newly purchased TT. We have an automatic seeking antenna system on the motorhome, but wanted something less $$$$. I opted to install a roof-mounted Winegard crank-up antenna with digital elevation read-out. This unit really works!!!! Once you find the proper elevation/angle (per your local ZIP code) just turn the handle until the digital read-out matches the elevation (in 1 degree increments and easy to 'fudge' between). Then rotate the antenna into the proper direction. Takes less time than the auto antenna system for proper alignment.

Price was a lot cheaper using Camping World 800 number or Web site than at the store.

Just wanted to let folks know there is really a RV accessory that works.


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Old 04-24-2003, 08:07 PM   #2
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Don, did you replace the Wineguard batwing antenna, or add it as an additional?

Hows that Freightliner working out as a tow vehicle?

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I removed the bat-wing antenna - I just use satellite TV (also have cable connection if cable was available)

Freightliner is wonderful!!! Just returned from our winter in S Texas with truck/trailer, so this was the first long trip (well, only 600 miles). Set the cruise control on 60 and let 'er go. You should of heard the comments on CB: "Man, did you see what just went by", etc. A lot of fun.

I've had no problems with the truck at all so far (about 1,500 miles on it since purchase). Oil useage about 1 qt -- --.

Just rec'd my owners manual today from Freightliner, now I can find out more about the on-board computer, etc.

I think my truck was the hit of the Region 9 Rally in Harlingen as MANY folks took pictures of it and we had 6 or more folks knock on the trailer to ask questions/see the truck.

I'm looking forward to our summer trips to Utah, Northern AZ, etc. Should not have any problem pulling the grades!!

I contacted Airstream via email and asked if I should use the equalizing bars or not. Response was they are not needed, just hook up and go (of course using chains, brake cable, power cord).

Trailer pulls VERY smooth (but that is a hallmark of Airstream, isn't it?) ---- bumps are smooth as the truck air ride does a wonderful job of leveling out the bumps and does not transfer the road shock to the trailer. I placed a lot of "stuff" around the inside of the trailer to check how the ride would effect "stuff" (books, magazines, etc). Everything stayed in place. Next I'll try the dogs water dish - see if water will spill or not.

Still working on the trailer - general cleanup, etc. I attemted to operate the 'fridge on propane, but could not get it to work. Works fine on 120 vac. Might need to pull the burner and check for wasp nests, etc.

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