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Maintaining Your RV's Winegard Crank Up TV Antenna

This maintenance is a good do-it-yourselfer job

Maintaining Your RV's Winegard Crank Up TV Antenna

By Alan Wiener
Editor: Everything About RVing

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I know that a lot of RVers go camping to relax and get in touch with nature. I also know that a lot of RVers also like to stay in touch with the rest of the world by watching TV in their RVs. Many RVers get TV by having a satellite dish on their RV, But others including some of the satellite viewers use their RV's trusty Winegard Crank Up TV Antenna to receive local TV stations near their current camp site.

Did you know that these crank up antennas need some basic maintenance at least twice a year so that they will operate properly and also preventing them from creating a water leak in your RV?

This maintenance is a good do-it-yourselfer job. All you will need is a pair of channellock pliersneedle nose plierssmall SAE hex wrench set and a can of silicone spray.

By the way unless you want to be climbing up and down the ladder to your RV's roof several times I would suggest that you have a second person inside the RV to operate the crank for the antenna. That 2nd person will also need the small SAE hex wrench set to remove and reattach the antenna crank handle for one of the maintenance steps.

The video below will walk you through all of the maintenance steps.


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IMPORTANT REMINDER: Only use Silicone Spray and not any solvent based lubricants such as WD-40 as it will damage the antenna cranking mechanism and can also damage RV rubber roofs.


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Now that you have taken care of the routine maintenance on your RV's Winegard crank up antenna, this would also be a could time to check the connections on all of your TVs, Video Switchers, etc. A loose connection can cause your TV not to receive a proper signal from your RV's antenna or Satellite Dish. This is very important because with digital TV signals you either get them or you don't, there is no in between.

I hope that this information has been helpful to you. If you have additional questions about your RV's Digital TV equipment you should visit our Digital TV Tips For RVers Page where we have the answers and troubleshooting tips that will help you improve your RV's television viewing experience.

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