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I Can't Get Any TV Channels In My RV, How Come?

by Scot
(Palatka, Fl, 32177, USA)

I have a 2004 R-Vision Trail Bay. So since I cannot pick-up any channels on my TV's which are only a few years old do I need to have a bigger antenna put on my trailer or do I need a digital converter box?

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ANSWER: Greetings Scot thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.

I am happy to say that you have come to the right place to get all of your answers. I can tell you that you are not alone with your TV problems. Ever since the digital TV changeover a lot of RVers are experiencing TV woes. I have received so many questions from RVers about TV problems that I have dedicated a whole section of our website to answer these questions called Digital TV Tips For RVers.

Let me refer you to the answers I gave to the questions below. Once you read these answers you should be well on your way to fixing your own TV woes.

Does Our RV Need A Digital TV Converter box?

Does A Winegard Crank Up RV Antenna Work With A Digital TV (DTV) Converter Box?

How Do I Install A Digital TV Converter Box In My RV?

How Can We Improve The Digital TV Reception In Our RV?

I hope that the information above has answered all of your questions.

Do you have any suggestions or comments on this topic? You can add them to this page by clicking on the "Click Here To Post Comments" link located near the bottom of this page.

Happy RVing

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KZ cable Channel search fixed
by: Anonymous

Through this post I discovered that the power boost button had to be turned off to scan cable channels. I went a whole year without cable in our RV. Now it scans and finds Channels every time ! Only press or turn on the power booster if your scanning Air channels without cable connections only.

Hope this helps

Still no tv
by: Anonymous

Ok so we tried to hook up cabke to our 2017 keystone hideout did channel search withour booster on btw absolutly no channels so went and got a box hooked it up only one channel now what should i do?

Comment from RVING Al: Try using the box with antenna booster on.

Try this
by: Anonymous

I had this problem until one person at a KOA campground told me to turn off my antenna booster. She showed me in my RV where it was. I didn't know i had one. It's usually right where your TV that came with your RV's power is plugged in. There is a little button to push to turn off this booster which if you are only going to use 'Air" channels and not use the cable channels at the RV park works great. After I turned it off I was able to change the setting on my TV to 'cable' and do a channel search. Hope this helps

by: Ken

Have a 2016 Arctic Fox25y and I'm not Abel to get any TV. When we are not home we call drictv and they was not able to help. Can anyone tell me. How to fix the TV?

Digital reception
by: Anonymous

The picture for digital television is much better than the analog, but its signal is more sensitive and your current antenna may not be able to do the job.
I assume that most campgrounds are not very close to the transmission station antennas so you will have to get something stronger to pick up the signal.

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