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Old 11-12-2017, 02:37 PM   #43
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I have heard both good and bad, more bad, about the winegard white disk TV OTR antenna airstream is using on newer models vs the crankup batwing thing.

has anyone or a couple of AS tested the difference between batwing and disk say at the same campground side by side so to speak.
Our first trailer was a 2015 Sport 22. Had the crank it up batwing style. Worked great in places in lesser populated areas such as Maryville MO northeast of St. Joe/ Kansas City, or in Melvern KS southwest of Topeka or Council Grove Kansas further west and south of Topeka.

Our newer 2017 has the white disk and we definitely get fewer channels in the same campgrounds (sometimes the same site).
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:30 PM   #44
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The white disk is not a great antenna. I recently spent a week camped in Grapevine, TX... north-central area of the DFW Metroplex, where most of the TV transmitters are in Cedar Hill about 26 miles away. I think it's because my trailer was oriented such that the AC unit was between the dumb disk and the towers, but even with the amp on the signal was unsatisfying... at least the park had decent cable, not the dumbed-down 4:3 downconverted junk many campgrounds provide as an "amenity." I was there by myself for work, I don't generally watch much TV in the trailer but thought I'd have a decent selection up there.
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This is what I used to replace the original antenna .

Oh and I replaced the Dometic A/C with a Coleman Mach 8 .
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Old 11-18-2017, 12:42 PM   #46
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google hooverman.

that is what i have a home. the are flat and go up vertical .
it is easy to make a folding hinge so that they lie flat on the roof
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Old 11-19-2017, 08:41 AM   #47
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Thanks, that looks like a good solution, except that it would be very difficult to access it up on the high roof.
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Old 11-19-2017, 03:18 PM   #48
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The Winegard "batwing" crank up antennas are still available new from RV stores and online for about $100 : Here's a direct link to Winegard
http://www.winegard.com/sensar

and here's a retailer https://jet.com/product/detail/14049...BoCuJcQAvD_BwE
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that is one cool antenna. mostly for home use seems to me. Not sure I would want that on top of roof flying down the road at 60 mph and have it fly off.. that would be a BUMMER..


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google hooverman.

that is what i have a home. the are flat and go up vertical .
it is easy to make a folding hinge so that they lie flat on the roof
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:24 PM   #50
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the hoover man lying flat should not be any more of a wind load that other antenna. i might have a lower cross section than a bat wing
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