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Old 04-15-2004, 12:09 PM   #1
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Was looking at your photos and noticed your replaced antenna. I need to replace mine, could you tell me where you bought yours and how I could order one.

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Old 04-15-2004, 08:46 PM   #2
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Camping World carries the Winegard Sensar Batwing antennas with a regular price of $119, sale price of $110 and a CW member's price of $99. You can also find these at many other RV stores because they are widely available. You might also do a yahoo shopping search and find a good price. Good luck.
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Craig,
Gosh, I thought it would be a hard to find item like most everything I have been replacing to date. Thanks so much for the info. Will start searching tonight.

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Silverlassie,

One of the things to pay attention to is the fact that the antenna comes in two models. One is a standard antenna, the other is an Amplified model. the Amplified models will pull in far away stations very well. The standard ones will work, but the boost is better. They will cost a bit more and require you to run the wires through the ceiling. If you want to just replace it with the bat wing then go for the un-amplified version.
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Hi! Brett,
Think I will stick with the standard, the amplified sounds nice but running wires through the ceiling would end up on the bottom of "the long list" just trying to replace the broken and worn out right now. Thanks! though for the thought and information.

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Brett,
You beat me back to Silverlassie's post on the Winegard antenna. I just checked your water heater response where you recommended www.rvcatalog.com and went to the site. They have some good prices and an explanation on the different Batwing antenna models. I'm still a little confused about which Batwing model I have since the PO ran a short cable through the outer skin and then through the vent to the inside. I do not have any of the amplified wallplates so could I assume I have an unamplified head?
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David,

I am remembering your pictures you posted and I would say that yes, you have an un-amplified one. The Amp is in the head of the antenna, the power form the booster plate goes to the amp via the coax that connects it to the antenna.

If you want to be sure yours in not an amplified version you could look for a model number on the head and see if it is or is not amplified. If it is the amplified version all you need to add is the wall plate to make it work.
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I put one of those Winegard Sensar Batwing antennas in my coach last spring, and I did not have to run any wires for the amplifier at the mast. I did have to provide 12 v at the coax connector inside the trailer, but it was next to a 12 volt power receptical anyway, so that was no problem.

They are, as noted, remarkably effective.

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Mark,

The big difference is that you already had the coax in the walls. davidz and silverlassie still have the 300 ohm wire due to the vintage

I replaced mine on a 76 MH and I pulled the center sheet to get the new wire run. It was a learning experience
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Ah, I misunderstood. I thought the issue was running wires for the amplifier, not the coax itself.

I'm not one to disassemble my coach on a whim, but I believe in this case I'd haul out the cordless drill and rivet tool. The run isn't that far, and the results are startlingly better.

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Brett,
Is that what that wire is ? Just kidding...

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I'm not one to disassemble my coach on a whim, but I believe in this case I'd haul out the cordless drill and rivet tool.
I have seen the pictures I am gonna have to disagree.

All you wanted to do was replace a light fixture, right?
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Mark,
Better yet, sell me your 25' so I don't have to do the extra work to get mine working like it should.
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I have seen the pictures I am gonna have to disagree.

All you wanted to do was replace a light fixture, right?
Busted.

The photo below is from my family room just moments ago. Looking pretty good, I think.

We ARE going camping this weekend though!

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