Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-15-2015, 11:10 PM   #15
Senior Member
Arch Hoagland's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Clovis, CA, USA
Posts: 6,502
Be careful removing the TV, it is VERY heavy. Two person job.

2004 Monaco La Palma 36DBD, W22, 8.1, 7.1 MPG
2000 LEXUS RX300 FWD 22MPG 4020 LBS

Don't know where I'm going, spose I'll get there anyway.
Arch Hoagland is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-16-2015, 03:41 PM   #16
Senior Member
AlanTerry's Avatar
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 192
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.

Good luck to you.

Alan & Terry

AlanTerry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2015, 03:50 PM   #17
Senior Member
Mr_D's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 31,293
Originally Posted by gemini5362 View Post
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!
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2015, 08:02 PM   #18
Senior Member
golfpgb's Avatar
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Posts: 263
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.
1999 Bounder 34J, V-10, F53 chassis, Banks Power System, Safe T Plus Steering Control.
golfpgb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2015, 10:52 PM   #19
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 8
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
StanDonna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2015, 07:18 AM   #20
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 8
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
StanDonna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2015, 06:34 AM   #21
Senior Member
wa8yxm's Avatar
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 23,955
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.

Home is where I park it!
wa8yxm is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Freightliner chassis M2 Biz class truck/RV No rear AIR Bag AIR ! Chatham Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 4 06-26-2015 06:18 AM
Chassis Air Problem-Chassis Will Not Air Up! tiffin43qrp Tiffin Motorhomes Owners Forum 8 09-30-2014 09:56 AM
Manually inflating air bags - Leaking front manifold? customfab Country Coach Owners Forum 14 09-25-2014 09:18 PM
Air Bag Valving Leaking? customfab iRV2.com General Discussion 3 09-24-2014 07:28 AM
Fill air tanks by alternate means Terry W. Fleetwood Products Owner's Forum 1 07-05-2014 02:13 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:54 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.