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Old 03-02-2014, 09:40 AM   #1
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I am looking at the Wineguard RS-3000 over the air antenna. Has anyone out there have had any experience with either install or use? I want to install it on 42' coach?
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:57 PM   #2
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Here are the instructions how.
http://www.winegard.com/kbase/upload/2452249.pdf
Available at: Winegard RS-3000 Roadstar 3000 Series Omni-Directional Digital Antenna White Trailer Camper RV

My only concern is it can easily be snagged by a tree branch since shielding it behind an AC would interfere with reception.
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Old 03-02-2014, 03:01 PM   #3
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I would recommend AGAINST an omnidirectional antenna. It will work well if you can see the TV towers, else, it simply does not have the range.
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I'll second wa8yxm, directional will give you much better service over omni. And raising it up a bit to clear the mentioned 'roof blockage' is also going to serve you with better reception.

Which one? Hard to go wrong with Winegard. If you're not in a rush, they're supposed to have a new electric raised option, vs hand crank, coming out. If that is important to you.

Also take the time to read up on the added signal strength gizmo's available, they can also make a difference in fringe areas to pull in the best signal you can...

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We changed out out Wineguard antenna to the Jack. Picture is clearer and seems to draw in more channels.
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My RV came with the Wineguard I live in a rural suburb of Los Angeles and can only pull in one channel. If I didn't have my Direct TV HD dish I would be looking for something better, as I have not had good luck with it out on the road either.
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We changed out out Wineguard antenna to the Jack. Picture is clearer and seems to draw in more channels.
I'll bet you replaced the coax too.
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My RV came with the Wineguard I live in a rural suburb of Los Angeles and can only pull in one channel. If I didn't have my Direct TV HD dish I would be looking for something better, as I have not had good luck with it out on the road either.
Years ago I attended a lecture on dairy farm .. er.. Waste disposal shall we say (You know, Political Speeches, Also known as B...)
You see, growing up as I did on a dairy farm.. i've shoveled tons of that stuff. But back to topic.

Most of the TV transmitters near LA are congreated, Likely in 2 or 3 spots. but there was a farm who had a rather large pile of .. That stuff... And the FCC ask him to top it off because TV signals were being blocked by the pile.

The speaker expressed the opinion that many TV shows coming out of Hollywood were getting through that pile just fine. (Can't say as I disagree with him).

It may be your RV can't see over the man made hill.
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I see quite a few happy reports about the Antennacraft Mini-state antenna. It's directional but the rotating element is inside a sleek housing.

AntennaCraft HDMS9100 Programmable Direction Memory Mini-State TV Antenna (HDMS9100) from Solid Signal
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Double down on the Jack, works great for us.
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