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Old 11-16-2010, 06:03 PM   #1
Happycamper4556
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Unhappy poor radio reception

Hello I'm just a new member of this site.I'm very impressed at all the help that is available out there from other Keystone owners.Last year we bought a 2009 Cougar 278RKS.We really love it,the first winter up here in Saskatoon Saskatchewan the lino in the kitchen area just all cracked and curled up.I tell you that this was a scary site for me and my wife.We contacted our dealer about the issue,they had us take to them as soon as the snow was gone and they repaired it just like new,now we are going back into winter so we will what takes place in the spring.we ahve a problem with very poor radio reception though,you pretty near have to be sitting on the radio station to get any.I was wondering if anyone has had that problem and what was done to fix it.We are planning to be permanent rvers starting next spring after we sell or home.This site sure will come in handy.I also plan to install two six volt batteries in the trailer,we have purchased a Solar generator with 4 15 panels to make 60 amps to keep the batteries charged up.We ahve used it on just one 12volt it works fine
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:45 PM   #2
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First, welcome to the forum Happycamper4556. Secondly, friends of ours have the identical unit to your 278RKS and noticed that it did not come with an AM/FM aerial which is usually mounted on the roof. There is no place to mount an antenna on his unit, consequently he also has very little, if any, reception. You might want to check to see if you do in fact have an antenna or an antenna mount on your roof.
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:31 PM   #3
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Question Happycamper

hi and thanks for getting back to me.I do have an antenae on the top of our trailer.I was wondering if I maybe could fasten one out the side of our unit.
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:52 PM   #4
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hi and thanks for getting back to me.I do have an antenae on the top of our trailer.I was wondering if I maybe could fasten one out the side of our unit.
Perhaps the problem you are having then might be the result of a poor or non-existent connection between the aerial and the AM/FM receiver? Before installing another antenna on the side of your unit, you might want to check out the connection.
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:39 PM   #5
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On our old trailer we weren't getting very good reception from the antenna that was mounted on the side of the rig. The radio was in the same cabinet as the TV so I added a co-axial splitter to share the signal coming to the TV from the batwing antenna on the roof. Big improvement . If your radio isn't the problem and all you need is a better signal, you might want to give it a try. The feed from the batwing also has a signal amplifier.
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