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Old 09-15-2015, 11:10 PM   #15
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Be careful removing the TV, it is VERY heavy. Two person job.

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Old 09-16-2015, 03:41 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by StanDonna View Post
We just bought a 2004 Coachmen Cross-country 372DS and so far we love it. Everything works, but we can't get tv over-the-air with the Winegard Batwing antenna. I've checked the 12vdc going into the Winegard Video Distribution Center (Model VS5312A) and it and the coax connector at the antenna both show 12vdc. I bought a new amplified Batwing antenna from Amazon and installed it. No signals at all. I even ran a new coax from the Video Distribution Center Antenna coax input to the antenna. TV works with DVD player and when hooked up to cable in an RV park. I'm beginning to think that it's the Video Distribution Center. However, I'm a little reluctant to buy a new one if it's something else. Does anyone on here have any other ideas? Could the Video Distribution Center send 12vdc up to the antenna and still be bad and just not passing the TV signal? Thanks for any help. Stan
Hope your TV problem works out. Mine the PO when he took out his VCR and other equipment he just hooked up the cables with no regard as to function. Took me a while to figure it out but I took advantage of a stormy night to hook up my vcr and play a video for a picture signal then went on trying to figure out how to reconnect the cable and got it together. I had to use the digital converter to get the picture though.

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Old 09-16-2015, 03:50 PM   #17
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I had the old analogue tv's when i bought my motorhome and had the converter boxes for them. That worked horribly.
Yep, finally ended up getting new TV's in the stick house and MH just because of that!
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Old 09-16-2015, 08:02 PM   #18
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I too replaced both analog tube tv's. I had tied the converter, it work most of the time. I now have removed the old tv's and installed new flat screen tv's. I no longer need the converter and I am working to replace the BOMB soon.

I also purchased two blue ray players, one for the front tv and one for the rear.

I suspect my coach will get better gas mileage since I removed those old heave tube TV's.
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Old 09-16-2015, 10:52 PM   #19
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Hi All,

New TV works beautifully with the OTA antenna/Video Distribution Center. I got the old heavy TV out with my son-in-law's help. Now, hopefully tomorrow I can mount the new TV. Thanks again for everyone's suggestions and help. Stan
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Old 09-17-2015, 07:18 AM   #20
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Hi All,
I hooked up the new TV and it works beautifully which says that the antenna/distribution box works fine. It was just the Analog TV that couldn't show the pictures. I got the old TV out and now just have to mount the new TV. Thank you everyone for the helpful suggestions and ideas. Stan
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Old 09-19-2015, 06:34 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by TurtleKent View Post
Bypass the video distribution box, run coax directly from the batwing to the TV... then you will know.
Very bad advice. Very bad. The antenna has what is called a mast-heat amplifier.. This unit needs battery voltage to operate. The voltage is provided by the distribution box or wall plate (Which is also a distribution box) if you bypass it then the antenna WILL NOT WORK. at least not properly.

Most likely cause is in the first response.. Wrong TV.

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