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Old 03-20-2012, 01:39 PM   #1
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Hell all I'm new to this site so hopefully I'm following the rules correctly lol. We just bought a 2012 32bhds jayco jayflight with the outdoor kitchen! Man we are excited. Just stinks bc we live In ny and our campground doesn't open untill may. So we will have to wait to use it. But my question is about the tv antenna and digital tv with coverts and all that. there are new digital flat screen TVs mounted to the walls. Will I need a converter box to use the antenna? Or is this a plug and play type of thing? Trying to get all my ducks in a row before our first trip! And cable is an option but 60 a month so I want to be able to use this instead. Thanks!
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:55 PM   #2
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The new TV's are digital ready. No converter box needed. Only limit will be your location and antenna direction.

Welcome to the forum. Sure would hate to be limited to one CG.
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I don't mind one campground. We have about 10 campers between good friends and family all lined up near each other. We also have decks off the campers. Theres a flat fee of 1k a yr but they also store the camper for winter . We have an accord and a new jetta so this is best for us. Down the road one of us will upgrade our car to a truck and pull the trailer. As for now we are content not moving and scratching it! Lol
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And thanks for the tv tip. I just hope I get a signal! If not I'll just have to watch DVDs.
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You probably have a signal amplifier where the TV connects too. Did they show you that during your walk-through? If so, use it... it can make a big difference in TV over the air reception.
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:46 PM   #6
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My 12 volt jack has a button to push to turn on the power to the antenna. I also purchased a "wingman" to help bring in digital signal. It does help.
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You are good to go. Sorry, I forgot to mention the AMP button.
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Agree with tlhdoc, a Wingman will help with the signal. It took me longer to climb up on the roof than it did to attatch it. Link to youtube video:
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Hell all I'm new to this site so hopefully I'm following the rules correctly lol. We just bought a 2012 32bhds jayco jayflight with the outdoor kitchen! Man we are excited. Just stinks bc we live In ny and our campground doesn't open untill may. So we will have to wait to use it. But my question is about the tv antenna and digital tv with coverts and all that. there are new digital flat screen TVs mounted to the walls. Will I need a converter box to use the antenna? Or is this a plug and play type of thing? Trying to get all my ducks in a row before our first trip! And cable is an option but 60 a month so I want to be able to use this instead. Thanks!
Well.... there is always a (just out recently) Dish Tailgater. It is a fully automatic (translate: no dish aiming) portable dome. Cost me $450 complete with a receiver. Turn it on in the spring, turn it off in the fall. No monthly charges when off. I have Dish at home, so it's only $7 a month when on. Takes 5 minutes to take outside and hook the tv cable. Turn it on, go have coffee, ten minutes later I have HD TV. Just a thought.

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We also have a 2012 32bhds. Great choice! We get plenty of channels with just the standard antenna. Remember, you are camping!! We're hoping to play more Uno and Phase 10 instead!
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