Galway Girl Posted March 3, 2022 Share Posted March 3, 2022 I've been on the road for the last 6 months, and about 2 months ago our HDTV antenna failed. I did some troubleshooting and even called Winegard who helped me troubleshoot the issue to either the actual Antenna Head...or...the cable to the antenna head. The symptom appears on the POWER amp head in the attic. When you turn on the HDTV antenna by pushing the switch the light stays on a fraction of a second and goes off. This means the power unit isn't working so "no TV signal". The manual indicates that light going off indicates a short to ground on one of the three amplifier leads or the antenna. So I removed all leads, turn on the AMP...light stays on. Try again with each lead - and the one to the on roof HDTV antenna made the light go off. So the issue is either at the antenna or the lead from the antenna to the amplifier. In this case, as part of the call Winegard graciously sent me a replacement antenna, but since they didn't have the Original Roadstar RS3000 the sent me a very different Winegard 360. The unit has sat at my house until today when I started preparing for the repair. I unpacked the new Wingard Air 360 Antenna and went to look at the installation difficulty. Here's what the new unit looks like laid next to the old unit. This was when I noticed that the actual antenna I have doesn't resemble the Wingard RS3000 as listed in my manuals...but instead I have a Magnadyne RVTV-W2 ....which wasn't installed until the 2020 model year. (So I must have had one installed in place of the RS3000). WINGARD ANTENNA - no Plastic Shroud on bottom: The Magnedyne appears to be what I have on my roof: So, I called Magdadyne and found they only have a few of the WHITE model that was originally on my trailer in stock. They stated their antennas had a 1 year warranty, so I would need to double check that it's not a cable issue (like a screw through the jacket) first...but likely I needed a new antenna. The Magnadyne rep told me they don't carry that older model because they've redesigned how the base connects and it now has a set screw on the mounting shaft and a floating cover. But he also said they don't carry them in WHITE, only black. So...I went ahead and ordered the exact match for the one on my trailer. White with the plastic shroud. The rep told me that the unit detaches by twisting the top (very hard to do he says) and the plastic retainers will unclip. Then reverse the process to put on the new antenna....(or simply unscrew the 4 screws that hold the base down on the original unit and reinstall sealant.) Once I receive the new Magnadyne unit, I'll start the project and add the process photos to this thread. Craig Short Hull 505 - Galway Girl 1 1 2019 Elite II (Hull 505 - Galway Girl - August 7, 2019 Delivery) Tow Vehicle: 2021 F350 King Ranch, FX4, MaxTow Package, 10 Speed, 3.55 Rear Axle Batteries Upgrade: Dual 315GTX Lithionics Lithiums - 630AH Total Inverter/Charger: Xantrex 2000Pro BLOG: https://4-ever-hitched.com Amazon Oliver Outfitters Guide: https://amzn.to/2mAAgPO Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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