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Old 08-07-2013, 11:48 AM   #589
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I agree. Good point Bruce!

But I've seen others with the old batwings extended in the parks when I couldn't get any signal out in the middle of nowhere. They were getting some signal, not much, but I got nothing.

I do believe the batwing/Sensars do work better farther out, they are bigger and pick up a lot more of the far away signals than the Jack does. Butthe Jack picks up a lot more channels than the Sensar did in town for me.

This is the Jack I put in....
I have the squatty one and I'm satisfied with reception. Never got less than 2 channels and that's generally all I need for news/weather. DVDs are my preferred watch.
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:08 PM   #590
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I agree. Good point Bruce!

But I've seen others with the old batwings extended in the parks when I couldn't get any signal out in the middle of nowhere. They were getting some signal, not much, but I got nothing.

I do believe the batwing/Sensars do work better farther out, they are bigger and pick up a lot more of the far away signals than the Jack does. Butthe Jack picks up a lot more channels than the Sensar did in town for me.

This is the Jack I put in....
With my old Sensar batwing i could get 3 channels clear enough to watch and at that the picture wasn't that great. First scan lat night pulled in 22 channels, repositioned and scanned again; 26 channels found and there's only 31 in my region! I'm pulling channels in from as far out as 37 miles. And as a big bonus the picture is as good or not better than the Dish is!
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:40 PM   #591
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Well, Razzman, I am glad to hear that. I have no actual proof, because I believe my trips to outer limit places that the cable wasn't properly hooked up.

But time will tell for me. I'm thrilled with my Jack in town, used to get 8-10 channels and now I get 28-30...
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The batwing on my 5er was getting intermittent/snowy reception. Found the coax at the antenna head was 2 1/2 turns loose.
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Replaced the black seal for my slide out. Also got a lube, oil, filter, spark plugs and wires. It had a a hesitation while driving. New spark was all it needed.
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Old 08-11-2013, 06:30 AM   #595
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Winegard RoadStar Omni HDTV Antenna - White - Winegard RS-3000 - Over-the-Air Antennas - Camping World

We recently purchased this antenna to replace our old bat wing. Never have to worry now to remember to crank the old one down. We get many more channels and the pic is great. On the ceiling inside where the holes were for the old crank up one, we placed a new sleek smoke detector. Looks great! We love this now and use the air antenna more than the sat tv.
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Winegard RoadStar Omni HDTV Antenna - White - Winegard RS-3000 - Over-the-Air Antennas - Camping World

We recently purchased this antenna to replace our old bat wing. Never have to worry now to remember to crank the old one down. We get many more channels and the pic is great. On the ceiling inside where the holes were for the old crank up one, we placed a new sleek smoke detector. Looks great! We love this now and use the air antenna more than the sat tv.
Pictures! Post a pic of the new smoke detector and the RS-3000 if you can! Thanks!

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Old 08-12-2013, 12:30 PM   #597
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So, my son decided to rework the bedroom in his (our old) rv.

Took all the cabinets/closets out and tore the ceiling down to fix water damage from leaking roof (new EPDM down now). We took out luan and foam insulation. Jacked up one roof beam. Dried the room out for a day with a space heater on high.

Added a steel angle brace on the roof beam, foam insulation back in and new luan on ceiling. Came out nice and looks good. We will wallpaper to finish. Took part of a side wall down and replaced with new luan. Planning to wallpaper the entire room.

THEN, we turned the queen bed from front facing to side facing. Orginally had a short queen - replaced with full queen - no room to walk around. We dismantled and rebuilt the base to accomodate the mattress. Still have under storage. Added a small shelf/ledge alnog the rear wall, a few inches taller than the mattress with 2 outlets in it.

Planning to re-install ceiling mounted cabinets after wallpaper is completed.

Sorry, no pictures. We spent all out time working. Will try to get a few as it sits now and then after wallpaper and cabinets.
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One less "set-a-bout"

"Set-a-bout's are the things you get out of storage or unpack when parked and put away again for travel. Every one of these I can stabilize for travel makes camping more enjoyable. Now the pump soap bottle is fixed in place.
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Better use of storage

Two of our wall cabinets are only a couple inches deep. Things guaranteed to fall out when opened. I finally settled on a wood dowel. Just drill hole on each side, flex dowel to insert. Cost under $1 and five minutes max.
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Two of our wall cabinets are only a couple inches deep. Things guaranteed to fall out when opened. I finally settled on a wood dowel. Just drill hole on each side, flex dowel to insert. Cost under $1 and five minutes max.
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Thanks for the idea Chuck! I've installed bungee cord bought by the yard across the front of some cabinets (secured with cup hooks). The dowel looks cleaner and much faster.
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Lights under the top Bunk bed to light the seating area.
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