RoadTrip MiniMax Ultra-Compact In-Motion Satellite TV Antenna

Burlington, Iowa – (Nov 16, 2009) – Winegard Company introduces the RoadTrip Minimax ultra-compact in-motion RV satellite TV antenna.  Named for its MINI size and MAXimum signal reception, the Minimax has a 20” diameter footprint, the smallest on the market, and delivers powerful performance with a new antenna design and a high-gloss, rounded dome.

“The Winegard RoadTrip Minimax is truly the smallest, best-performing in-motion satellite television antenna on the market,” said Aaron Engberg, director of mobile products, Winegard Company.  “And we’ve kept the price-point low, at just $1,299.00, to appeal to a wide range of RV owners. This product offers incredible value for the price.”

The antenna is fully automatic with one-button on/off control located inside the RV making it a no-hassle, simple to use system. DVB technology enables the antenna to lock onto signal fast and accurately and automatically toggles between satellites while parked or driving down the road. The antenna views a single satellite at a time but supports two receivers so you can watch different programs on two TVs at the same time, as long as the programs are located on the same satellite.

Satellite providers and programming options include:

DISH Network® standard and HD -- 110º, 119º and 129º

DISH Hybrid standard and HD -- 110º, 119º and 61.5º

Bell TV® standard and HD -- 82º, 91º

DIRECTV® standard only – 101º and 119º for KU-band viewing only.

Receivers and programming sold separately. Viewing HD programming requires an HD-ready TV and an HD Receiver, sold separately.

Wall switch, power and coax cables are included. Designed for permanent mounting, the antenna comes with feet attached for quick and easy roof-top installation. The Winegard RoadTrip Minimax antenna also features a panel mount for easy cable connections.

RoadTrip Minimax Models:

RT8000T – RoadTrip Minimax In-Motion, white dome ($1,299.00 MSRP)

RT8035T – RoadTrip Minimax In-Motion, black dome ($1,299.00 MSRP)

RT8000S – RoadTrip Minimax Stationary, white dome ($899.00 MSRP)

RT8035S – RoadTrip Minimax Stationary, black dome ($899.00 MSRP) 

RoadTrip Minimax in-motion antennas are now shipping and join the stationary Minimax models previously launched in August 2009.

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About Winegard

Winegard Company has been manufacturing quality television and radio reception products for more than 55 years. Headquartered in Burlington, Iowa, Winegard enjoys a worldwide reputation that is based on many industry “firsts,” including the all-channel “Yagi” TV antenna, 82-channel antenna, antenna mounted preamplifiers, antenna amplifiers, the anodizing process, perforated aluminum satellite antenna and the RV television antenna, among others.

Winegard Company currently manufactures and markets four distinct product lines:

Mobile Television Reception Products: Recreational vehicle, truck, marine, and automotive applications. Digital and HD satellite TV antennas ranging from manual crank-up models to fully automatic stationary and in-motion systems with GPS/DVB. DTV and HDTV bi-directional and omni-directional over-the-air antennas. Ground Antenna Mounts and Accessories.

Satellite TV Antennas and Mounts: Residential antennas ranging in size from 46 cm to 1 meter, including mounts and accessories.

Over-the-Air DTV/HDTV Antennas: DTV and HDTV VHF/UHF/FM TV Antenna Systems, Distribution and Preamplifiers, Power Supplies and Accessories.

Telemetry: Medical and Data Antenna Systems, Distribution Amplifiers, Power Supplies and Accessories.

For consumer technical product questions, contact Winegard Customer Service at 800-288-8094 or visit; for additional downloadable press releases and images, visit Winegard's online pressroom, at

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