Dave Solberg

TV Antenna for RV Options

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If you’re like us, you feel better having the option to watch TV when you’re out on the road. Having weather and traffic updates is crucial for certain parts of the country, and you never know when you’ll be traveling during a big game. Depending on how much you use your TV antenna for RV while exploring the world, you might choose to upgrade your antenna equipment to get a better signal and make TV a little easier.

There are a number of options available to RVers looking to get the most out of their TV, from portable add-ons to fixed implements. It’s important to determine which TV antenna for RVs is right for your viewing habits and your specific RV model. So in this video, to help you decide on the optimal equipment for your setup, we walk you through the range of options you might have when shopping for a TV antenna for your RV.

Buying a TV Antenna for RV

Are you looking for weather and traffic in a pinch or round-the-clock access to cable? Do you need portable and lightweight or can you swing a mounted unit that finds the signal automatically? What about a particularly favorite channel? These are all considerations that should be addressed when you’re shopping for a TV antenna for RVs.

To demonstrate why it’s important to tailor your equipment to your unique needs, Dave Solberg talks about the various classes available of TV antenna for RV and explains the ideal setup for each. You’ll learn what separates a portable window-mounted unit from a roof-mounted dish that searches for a signal without you having to move a finger. If you’re in the market for a TV antenna for RVs, here are the tips and know-how you need to buy the right TV antenna for your RV.

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    • Customer Service

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  1. mountainmanccpa

    I think I know the answer to this question. Is the Pathway model the only option for Satellite reception?

    • Customer Service

      Dear John,

      Thank you for your patience. In response to your question-

      Winegard actually makes many different models for satellite reception. They have roof mounted, portable and tripod mounted ones. I will post a link below to their website that covers a variety of options. I hope this helps!


      RV Repair Club Technical Expert

  2. Jim Johnson

    Staying put for a season? Many RV Parks are 35plus miles from TV towers. Many built-in RV antennas cannot handle fringe locations.I bought a compact home antenna with a 70plus mile range and sectional antenna mast, and hardware to non-destructively attach the mast to my RV’s rear bumper. I connect the home antenna with RG6 to to the RV’s cable port and turn off the built-in antenna’s amplifier. I literally get dozens more stations and my total cost was under $80. It takes about 30-45 minutes to erect and aim or dismantle and store. I’ve got several other people in the park considering doing the same thing.

  3. Gary

    RF transmission from TV Towers is still directional and can be fine tuned by turning the antenna. Many stations moved to UHF frequencies which require the Wingman add on to the old batwing antennas which is tuned to UHF frequencies.

  4. Kenneth

    This is a great video, but a couple he didn’t give the name of the company manufacturing the antenna. Would have been nice to have, maybe.

    • Customer Service

      Hi Kenneth. Thanks for visiting the RV Repair Club site and the kind words on the video.
      The name of the company is Winegard, one of the most popular antenna companies in the RV business for many years. You might be familiar with the old style “Batwing” that has been a staple for over 30 years and they have a new lineup of antennas that are stationary which means you don’t have to worry they are standing upright when you take off! Check out the other videos on the Razar lineup on the site.

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