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I removed my bat wing antenna and replaced it with the Road Star RS2000. During an extended road trip I was not able to receive over air programming while others around me were receiving multiple channels. With help from campground technicians we checked the continuity of the coax cables. All checked OK. We were not able to determine what the problem was. The trailer is currently at Camping World in Chattanooga for service, including their testing for the antenna. Since this antenna is omni-directional, and has a signal booster, I am at a loss as to why it doesn't perform.
Has anyone else experienced this problem? Do I have a defective antenna? Should I go back to the bat wing type that the trailer came with?
Good morning Roadway,
How did everything check out at Camping World? Any issues found?
If not, I would suggest calling Winegard technical service at 800-788-4417. They can help you troubleshoot the issue and figure out what is going on.
In terms of RoadStar vs. Sensar, the Sensar is a longer range antenna and will in most cases be able to receive channels that they RoadStar may be unable to fully receive. Obviously the RoadStar also has advantages being that you do not have to rotate the antenna to find the exact channel you wish to watch.
Got the trailer out of the shop today. They tested the TV antenna and found it to be OK, They did find a bad coax connection on the roof. Corrected and tested OK for them. I won't be able to try it until we go camping again in the spring. We live in the mountains and don't get over air signals. We use Dish Network. If it dosn't meet my expectation I will put the bat wing back on. Then I'll have two. (Does that mean twice as many channels?? )
That would be nice, wouldn't it! 2 times the channels with 2 times the antennas. I can only tell you that from my own personal experience we replaced our antenna (not a Winegard) with the Roadstar with disappointing results. We then removed that and installed the Sensar and we have never been happier!
One of the biggest considerations with the new digital TV service (Mostly UHF vs. the previous VHF) is that height is might. The Sensar will give you that while the Roadstar will not. If you do re-install a Batwing (Sensar) be sure to get the Sensar IV which has the built in Wingman for the very best UHF channel reception.
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