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Old 03-15-2014, 09:30 AM   #1
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Maximum Omni Directional TV Antenna

We recently purchased a new Crossroads, Hill Country series RV. The rooftop antenna is an Omni Directional TV Antenna. We were camped approximately 45 miles from San Antonio, Texas and had no reception. I made sure the booster switch was on and did a scan for channels.
My question is. Has anyone else had problems with the stationary Omni Directional TV Antennas?

The antenna on our old rv was from Winegard and we were always able to get reception from 4 to 8 stations.
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Old 03-15-2014, 10:00 AM   #2
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The omni directional antennas don't do well at all. I am always thinking about other options.
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Old 03-15-2014, 03:16 PM   #3
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Mine doesn't work as good as my old crank-up antenna. Someday hope to find something better.

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Old 03-15-2014, 03:22 PM   #4
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Is that the fixed round one that kinda looks like the Starship Enterprise? If so, I am not that impressed with mine also.
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Old 03-15-2014, 05:02 PM   #5
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Check on Amazon, I think Jack has a replacement for that on also
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Old 03-15-2014, 06:31 PM   #6
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I think I might have to upgrade my Directv.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:26 PM   #7
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They are terrible unless you are really close and I mean really close to the source. 45 miles might pick it up, but won't hold it. Unfortunately, we have a limb go through out roof and had roof replaced and while they were at it, had they replace that piece of crap with the Jack antennae. With as many people on here who recommend that, you would think someone from Crossroads would take the hint and make it standard. Have not been able to try it out yet, but another local dealer said they have installed many and have had not one complaint.
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:31 AM   #8
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My 2011 Crossroads had the piece of junk flat dish. My 2013 that I now have has the Wingard batwing antenna, Crossroads did listen and learn. At least on the Cruisers.
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:40 AM   #9
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My 2011 CR Cruiser 31 RK had the same unit and I had it replaced before we took delivery.
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Old 03-16-2014, 01:59 PM   #10
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We have the same problem. We did not go with a Jack antenna because of the cost and having to get it installed is probably costly. We winter in Florida so we bought an antenna for $50 at the flea market and attached it to the ladder with a pole and clamps we bought at Lowe's. It works great and cost little, but we have to take it down when we leave. On the road we are not in need of TV reception as we are busy with other things. If we wanted better reception on the road we would probably consider a Tailgater with Dish Network and get a lot more programming, but then you are also looking at an ongoing cost.

I have attached a picture. You can see the antenna sticking out at the back of the unit. It's the one on the right and looks like it is coming from the middle of the awning.
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I had a crank-up Winegard on the TT I used to have, and I liked it. It worked very well. I have the omni-directional batwing on my SF270BH. A Jack would be useless for me because the antenna is in the living room area, and I would need a step ladder to aim it. Hopefully someone will come out with a roof mounted antenna that is motor driven for 5th wheels.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:27 AM   #12
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Mine works just fine. Never had a problem. Reception great for both indoor/outdoor TV sets.
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http://www.winegard.com/kbase/upload...0Operation.pdf I was afraid to look at the price!

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I had a crank-up Winegard on the TT I used to have, and I liked it. It worked very well. I have the omni-directional batwing on my SF270BH. A Jack would be useless for me because the antenna is in the living room area, and I would need a step ladder to aim it. Hopefully someone will come out with a roof mounted antenna that is motor driven for 5th wheels.
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:59 AM   #14
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I'll check into that.
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