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Old 09-09-2017, 06:36 AM   #1
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I need a replacement Batwing

Hi everyone. So driving along the CG road, my Batwing hooked a branch (yes was laying down flat)and BROKE the main component of the Batwing. (see pic). i only use OTA tv and have the batwing/wingman/LNA200 booster.. all works well enough for us, have been happy.
anyone who has upgraded away from the batwing to another want to sell or donate their old batwing???
Sorry of this is the wrong place to ask..
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I replaced mine , and have the part here ; but shipping coast to coast , would be a bit pricey .

Replacement was with a King model , I'll post the info off the box later when I dig the box out of the basement of the coach . King is compact and gives much better reception . 5 min install.

EDIT; Found this online CW has them for $43.
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I recently replaced my antenna and used another from the OEM, but this time it had the built in batwing. I forget where I bought it but it was cheap.
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Here you go, you can buy an updated replacement here:
Buy Winegard Sensar Antenna
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Old 09-11-2017, 04:21 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone for your offers and help. Looks like used batwings are available, but shipping will be more than a new one or darn close. i'll take mine off, see if I can fix/weld/repair it on the cheap. We kinda like the decent reception i've been getting with that combo.

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The same thing happened to mine in a state park in Wisconsin last year. (and that was after questioning at check-in if there is plenty overhead clearance for my rig). They lied; then denied.)

But when I got home, I decided to try a repair. I thoroughly cleaned up the area squeaky clean, and bought some JB Weld. I loaded it up with JB, then sistered a piece of heavy gauge U-channel I had laying around, also with JB. When it cured, I dressed it up with a flay file and painted it.

So far, it is still holding up fine. Give it a try. Nothin to lose.
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I got the same, one thing i would say the king get much further channels however at distance you will need to adjust the direction. The batwing pretty much either got the channel or not and direction made little difference.

I like the king because we go to the lake and with the batwing we got 2 stations with the king we got 8(all major networks) but some where weak and you have to adjust the direction to the channel.

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I replaced mine , and have the part here ; but shipping coast to coast , would be a bit pricey .

Replacement was with a King model , I'll post the info off the box later when I dig the box out of the basement of the coach . King is compact and gives much better reception . 5 min install.

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I got the same, one thing i would say the king get much further channels however at distance you will need to adjust the direction. The batwing pretty much either got the channel or not and direction made little difference.

I like the king because we go to the lake and with the batwing we got 2 stations with the king we got 8(all major networks) but some where weak and you have to adjust the direction to the channel.

just my 2 cents
My experience with my batwing, which has a Wingman element on it, is far superior to the King or "Jack" antenna. It's been on our motorhome forever, and over all the years (I've owned it since 2003), it never ceases to amaze me with the number of channels it pulls in.

A typical example of this was just a few weeks ago, we were staying at the Pax Navy recreation center, with a group of fellow Winnie owners. They all have newer rigs, and all but the one who was using satellite, had the King, or Jack (not sure the difference). We pulled in solid signals from over a dozen stations. The nearest TV broadcast tower was just over 69 miles LOS. No one else in our group could receive anything on their TV.

I like the bat. YMMV.
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