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Old 05-06-2022, 03:16 AM   #1
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OTA antenna power lift

my recent purchase 03 magna resort 42. PO installed dish sat and took out the controls for the antenna power lift, recommendations on finding one or what can i do other than not use. thanks all
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Are you asking about the crank-up Winegard antenna? This is an exploded view of a Winegard Sensar crank-up RV antenna.
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Some of the YT techs say this is a part prone to failure that you are better off replacing with a more modern product...

Good luck!

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Old 05-06-2022, 07:49 PM   #4
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It is probably the Concord Electric antenna by Braund which has not been available for at least a decade.

Mine was a Tree Snagger and the plastic internal gears tended to fail. I removed it in about 2006 and sealed the hole.

The Wingard is a better reception unit but not electric controlled. The Wingard also lays flat on the roof. The Concord did not.

I installed the Wingard Bat Wing antenna. That required a new hole in the roof to allow the interior crank to mate with the antenna mast.

I doubt there are any parts available. The Controller might be on a rig in one of the CC junk yards.
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Some of the YT techs say this is a part prone to failure that you are better off replacing with a more modern product...

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I just purchased the wineguard razar unit from Amazon to replace our whole TV antenna setup...will update the forum when I install.

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ok i thought that would be the answer to replace. thanks
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How is the Winegard Razor working for you?
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How is the Winegard Razor working for you?
Dunno yet. Haven't camped anywhere near a metro area. Will be near a metro area tomorrow and will update.

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We had one of the first Winegard RAZAR's installed. And at the same time, since I also wanted a raisable mast to attach WiFi and Cellular Antennas to, we had the Sensar IV installed too! Set up as A/B to antenna feed.

This allowed us to compare the two back to back...

Short of it? (Yes, I can be short - at times!):

The RAZAR HD Dome supported very well 95% + of the time. Easy operation, easy to tune to a specific channel, if the 'default search' was not ideal for a specific channel.

The few times the RAZAR HD would not pull in the channel we were looking for, we would try the Sensar IV. I can think of at least three times with our Allure, that the Sensar IV allowed us to watch a Football game, that we would have missed...

So different being digital vs analog, it's basically 'It works, or it does not!'. Vs the old analog would allow you to attempt to watch a show thru the snow.... of poor/weak reception!

And note: In the Allure, our primary path to TV was via Winegard Trav'ler feeding Direct TV. So it was when we were parked in a location that could not sniff a satellite, and sometimes when we wanted local channel content we could not access via Direct TV.

IMO, if no need for having a raisable mast to attach other antennas to - the RAZAR is a KISS way to go (And never need to worry about the Antenna being up, when leaving a campground!!!) - a bonus!

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Dunno yet. Haven't camped anywhere near a metro area. Will be near a metro area tomorrow and will update.

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Update.....quite happy...FYI our RAZAR HD is mounted on the Winegard raised feet mount to get it slightly above the awnings but below the maxxfan shrouds .

The unit sensed 20 antenna streams and TVs found 70 (front) and 77 (bedroom) channels of Live OTA channels off the antenna..

The OTA is more of a backup for us as we use Elons Starlink for our internet connectivity and an IPTV streaming service (15K channel's incl USA locals) for regular TV and other stuff (work, Prime, Netflix, Plex etc).

The park cable passthrough function is nice to have if we are truly nowhere but can connect to the wire.

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