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Old 11-09-2015, 10:04 AM   #1
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Replacement of RV TV antenna.........

Hello everyone:
I have on my Nash 2004 the original TV antenna that just went Kaputt,I live in a rural area in Fl and this morning I went to our regular RV parts dealer (a small one).I did inquire about my original antenna and they suggested a new one.The name is KING Jackl,($60),kingcontrl.com.Have any of you had any experience with this new brand? or should I go with the original one,which I might have to get from
Camping World..........Many thanks in advance for your advice and time to replying,araucano.
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Old 11-09-2015, 10:54 AM   #2
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Replacement RV parts

FYI, I have been able to find almost everything I need from Amazon, and almost alway free shipping. Camping World would be my last resort. I needed front leveler spring and they indicated they would have to inspect and the shipping would be about $50.00. Don't think so!!!!!! After checking online with Winnebago parts listing and crossferencing with HWH I located the springs on Amazon for $35.00 for a set and free shipping and they were delivered with four days. This is just an example but there a lot of options and you can save lots of money.

TV antennas are list on Amazon also.

Good luck
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Old 11-09-2015, 05:44 PM   #3
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Not to derail but how did the spring replacement go? My fronts are weak so I will be replacing them over the winter.
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Old 11-09-2015, 06:33 PM   #4
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King Jack is hardly a new brand - King is a major electronics concern (started in the satellite tv business) and they have been marketing the Jack antenna for several years. The Jack works fine, though one can argue that Winegard's current Sensar and Rayzor antennas are at least as good or even better.

I'm curious how an antenna "went kaput". Unless it collides with a tree branch or some such physical damage, there is almost nothing in a tv antenna to give out. Chances are you have a bad coax cable connection, or maybe have lost 12v power to the antenna (it has an internal amplifier). RV roof antennas typically last 25-30 years unless damaged by accident.
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Old 11-09-2015, 06:36 PM   #5
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Have the King Jack on our Winnie and am very happy with it. In our driveway with our old MH, we got NO reception at all. With the new rig, I am getting 16 channels. There may be some other equipment factors involved that I don't know about, but, to me, the antenna is great.
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Old 11-09-2015, 06:40 PM   #6
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Look at the HD View 360 by Antennacraft !
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My King on my '15 is mounted only 10-12" off the roof. A King mounted on the extending arms of the BatWing works much better. I put sheet metal reflectors on the back side of my King to increase reception.
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I agree with Fiesta that you replace your antenna on the crank up arm as it raises it over vents and A/C shroud. But they do make one that mounts directly to the roof and is about a foot high. That is a good choice for those who tend to forget the antenna is cranked up.
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Monkey Run: I had the springs replaced and the leveler(jack) works great. I have ordered three more sets for a complete replacement.
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We are not big TV watchers, but the King Jack works great for us -- when we are within 35 miles or so of a metropolitan area. When out in the "sticks" we have to use the satellite to get news and weather. For us, the Jack doesn't do jack outside of a pretty close proximity to a TV tower. Ours is flat mounted on the roof of the MH (is not on a bat wing).

Having said that, we prefer the Jack over the satellite when within range. And it consumes far less power than The Trav'ler.

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