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Old 06-29-2020, 07:35 AM   #1
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174BH TV Antenna

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Just got my 174BH and am enjoying learning all about this fun little camper as well as all the mods people are doing. I just mounted a TV to the wall and was wondering about the digital antenna that the TT is equipped with. The instruction manual is of little if any help when it comes to this. Is it the black shard fin looking thing on the roof? Is there power run to it? Does the coax connection under the 12V DC tv power feed directly to it? any info would be helpful, thanks!
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Old 06-29-2020, 08:16 AM   #2
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Hello!

Just got my 174BH and am enjoying learning all about this fun little camper as well as all the mods people are doing. I just mounted a TV to the wall and was wondering about the digital antenna that the TT is equipped with. The instruction manual is of little if any help when it comes to this. Is it the black shard fin looking thing on the roof? Is there power run to it? Does the coax connection under the 12V DC tv power feed directly to it? any info would be helpful, thanks!
It is the ray looking thing on your roof. It does feed to the coax cable by the sink. There is a button on that outlet that turns on the amplifier. It's best to find the forward direction of the antenna and then mark it on the turn knob as it's not marked and you never know where to turn it to face a tower. There are many apps that will find tower locations so you can point the antenna that way and run a scan. Mine seems to work fairly well and I can often get enough channels that I can keep up with the news.
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Old 06-29-2020, 08:21 AM   #3
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It is the ray looking thing on your roof. It does feed to the coax cable by the sink. There is a button on that outlet that turns on the amplifier. It's best to find the forward direction of the antenna and then mark it on the turn knob as it's not marked and you never know where to turn it to face a tower. There are many apps that will find tower locations so you can point the antenna that way and run a scan. Mine seems to work fairly well and I can often get enough channels that I can keep up with the news.
Thanks for the post. I saw in the manual that there is a knob to turn to adjust its direction, but I can't find that anywhere in the camper.
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Old 06-29-2020, 09:11 AM   #4
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Thanks for the post. I saw in the manual that there is a knob to turn to adjust its direction, but I can't find that anywhere in the camper.
On the ceiling by the bathroom door
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Old 06-29-2020, 05:16 PM   #5
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On the ceiling by the bathroom door
It appears I don't have one, I think I might have a crappier, omni-directional antenna. Oh well, I'll test it out in the next week or so.
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It appears I don't have one, I think I might have a crappier, omni-directional antenna. Oh well, I'll test it out in the next week or so.
Do you have a pic of the antenna?
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Old 06-30-2020, 02:33 PM   #7
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Do you have a pic of the antenna?
Canít find any info on it.
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My guess is that that's not an antenna
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Old 06-30-2020, 02:48 PM   #9
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Maybe post a pic of your entire roof layout
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Old 06-30-2020, 02:57 PM   #10
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Maybe post a pic of your entire roof layout
Itís raining out, but will try to post later. The only other things up there, however, is the AC unit and the vents do not sure what else it could be.
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Old 06-30-2020, 03:19 PM   #11
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Looks like an over sized antenna on a car. Perhaps a new design for RV antennas
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Old 06-30-2020, 03:25 PM   #12
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I've seen a post stating it was a non directional antenna made by Steiner. The poster didn't seem to have any luck locating information either.
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Not the best pics, but you can see whatís on the roof.
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I've seen a post stating it was a non directional antenna made by Steiner. The poster didn't seem to have any luck locating information either.
This.

The antenna is omnidirectional and will have about a 30m radius. If you're wanting to get channels and are away from radio towers when you camp, consider upgrading to to a better antenna you can aim.

I'm not an antenna expert by any means, but a quick google search says Winegard Sensar IV is the best.
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Old 06-30-2020, 04:16 PM   #15
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Mystery solved! Thanks everyone for the info!
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