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Old 03-31-2015, 05:31 PM   #15
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Here's a couple.
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Old 03-31-2015, 05:59 PM   #16
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Thank you! Anything inside the trailer? Crank handle?
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:12 AM   #17
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Thank you! Anything inside the trailer? Crank handle?


This is just very simple swap of the antenna head. Unscrew the wire, pull two pins and retainers and reverse. In my case did not have get on the roof.
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Old 04-01-2015, 08:25 AM   #18
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Now I am a little confused. I thought he King was a swing up and rotate device.

On the 2015 we have a static disc thing that does not move.

As such I assumed I would need to remove the old one and cut a whole into the main cabin for a crank handle/rotating arm thing.

Am I confusing things here?
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Old 04-01-2015, 08:41 AM   #19
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This seems to back up what I thought, there does need to be a hole cut through to the main cabin for it to work.

Better Broadcast TV Picture Quality

Looks like I will put this on the list for the dealer to do. The one thing I will not do is cut holes in the Airstream, it was a request from the wife!
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:00 AM   #20
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Besides turning on the amplifier switch I have found using the signal strength meter located in the menu of the tv lets me improve the direction of stations to get a better signal. Thanks for the heads up on the new antenna from wineguard, I was thinking of upgrading to it as the worst part of the new technology is that the smart tv only records channels with enough signal strength in the pointed direction but misses the stations in a different direction. By waiting to use the find stations program in the evening, I usually discover more stations.
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:46 AM   #21
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I've placed 3 Jacks on '15 air streams


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Old 04-01-2015, 10:48 AM   #22
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Sorry, phone has a mind of its own!!!!

I've placed 3 Jacks on new Airstreams. The existing hole for the flying saucer antenna needs to be enlarged to 2" and continued thru to the inner skin. No big deal really.


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Old 04-01-2015, 11:36 AM   #23
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Thanks Lewster.

Maybe when you are back in Hood River you can show me how!

I am such a wuss when it comes to cutting holes in this thing....
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Let me see if I am understanding this correctly.

The King Jack Antenna is not omni-directional. If I want to install one on my 2015 Flying Cloud, I would need to build a device to be able to turn the antenna from inside the trailer.

Am I reading the information correctly, or did I miss something?

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No, the roof mount model comes with an 11" mast and a base, along with an axle that runs thru the 2" hole in the roof.

There is a base plate that mounts to the ceiling with the locking rotational knob and the signal meter and amplifier.

Simply connect to the existing coax that has 12VDC running thru it via the existing wall box.


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There is also a mast mount model as shown above if you have the old Wineguard crank-up mechanism.


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Replacement Part #

May I ask for someone to provide the part #, or a link to the Amazon Web page that has the correct one I should order please? Too many choices on the Amazon page.
I have the old Winegard crank up on my 2010 28', and boy would I like to replace that monstrous thing with this new item. From what I gather, I do NOT have to worry about the antenna amplifier, but can simply swap the old with the new. Chief makes it sound too simple to NOT make this upgrade. Watching a pixelated picture is awfully annoying. Chief or Lewster, please? Many thanks!
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Old 04-01-2015, 01:42 PM   #28
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We have the standard Winegard Sensor crankup antenna Airstream installed on our 2014 Classic.

Can the existing WineGard head:
(Winegard Sensar RV TV Antenna)

be replaced by a King Jack HDTV antenna head
(KING Jack HDTV Antenna |)

and gain any better reception?
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