Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×

Go Back   Keystone RV Forums > Keystone Fleet | Keystone RV Models > Travel Trailers
Click Here to Login

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-30-2018, 01:55 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Wapello
Posts: 4
antenna upgrade

I'm sure this has been discussed before but unable to find the thread. I have a round antenna that does not raise up. Would like to upgrade to a better antenna. Not interested in getting a satellite dish. Thanks
tuber12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2018, 04:10 PM   #2
Willie & Bev
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Newburgh
Posts: 70
I'll be watching this for a solution. We have the same antenna and need to upgrade. I'm thinking of fabricating a bracket either from the rear bumper or off the frame and using an antenna and mast that can be removed and hauled in our truck bed.

Willie & Bev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2018, 05:57 PM   #3
Site Team
chuckster57's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Modesto
Posts: 14,365
Depends on where the antenna is mounted. If it’s above a cabinet, your options are very limited. If not then you could remove it from the roof and install a rotating antenna. I just today did a “ get ready” on a toy hauler that had a Jack King Omni directional antenna. I was surprised at how it did, you may want to check them out.

2012 Copper Canyon 273FWRET being towed by a 1994 Ford F350 CC,LB,Dually diesel.
Airlift 5000 bags, Prodigy brake control, 5 gauges on the pillar.Used to tow a '97 Jayco 323RKS.

Now an RVIA registered tech. Retired from Law enforcement in 2008 after 25+ yrs.
chuckster57 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2018, 06:18 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Georgia
Posts: 104
Before investing in a new antenna, have you tried a different television? I've been told that our problem is the crummy tv provided with the camper. We're going to try a tv from our house to see if that's the problem.
Beth and Joe
2017 Keystone Bullet 248RKS
2013 Ram 1500 HEMI
XTeacher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2018, 06:32 AM   #5
Frank G
Senior Member
Frank G's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Dade City
Posts: 1,039
X2 on the King jack directional antenna with built in signal finder.
2021 Surveyor Legend 19rble
2017 Laredo 325RL
Travelers Rest Resort
Frank G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2018, 10:43 AM   #6
Junior Member
vanillagorilla's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: TIFTON
Posts: 17
i installed and king jack on my springdale 303 and it was a huge difference from the batwing antenna. nothing but good things and especially with the directional signal finder
2013 FORD F250 6.2L
vanillagorilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2018, 11:58 AM   #7
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Coldwater, Mi
Posts: 386
Correct me if I’m wrong but my understanding of why the “batwing” antennas are not so good, is because a few years ago when they moved over to all digital signal put most new digital channels in the UHF signal range. The batwing were designed for VHF. So you would need the UHF antenna add-on in order to get good signal today. The King Jack is still better though and that’s what I picked up for my rig. I left the old crank/up on the trailer and simply mounted the king to it, so I can get my King Jack higher and still turn it to improve reception.

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

2014 Keystone Bullet Premier 22RBPR
2017 Chevy Colorado (Baby Duramax)
Propride P3 Hitch
chartrand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2018, 11:02 AM   #8
Junior Member
MaxxBB's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Zionsville
Posts: 2
+10 on the King Jack Antenna - Unfortunately when I bought ours, I didn't know there was a version that already came with the signal finder. We purchased the Sensa Pro unit and just replaced the factory booster unit behind the TV in the rear living space. We use the factory Winegard raising antenna to mount the Cell Booster antenna and the Rogue Wave WiFi antenna.

2014 Bullet Premier 30REPR
2104 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn
MaxxBB is offline   Reply With Quote

antenna, upgrade

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Keystone RV Company or any of its affiliates in any way. Keystone RV® is a registered trademark of the Keystone RV Company.

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.