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DMitch
06-09-2011, 06:16 PM
Was never really happy with my TV reception over the air. Today I replaced my Antenna Tek TV Antenna with a new Winegard Wingman Sensor. What a difference, can't believe the difference in the number of stations received and picture quality. Would recommend this change to anyone having antenna problems.

JohnDar
06-09-2011, 06:21 PM
Did the same, replaced the antenna head completely. Can't say we get more stations in northern Michigan, but they are clearer and don't pixelate nearly as much. Still a problem if there are storms in the area, though. I think we're north of the major transmitters.

Dragoon
06-09-2011, 08:56 PM
Was never really happy with my TV reception over the air. Today I replaced my Antenna Tek TV Antenna with a new Winegard Wingman Sensor. What a difference, can't believe the difference in the number of stations received and picture quality. Would recommend this change to anyone having antenna problems.

Did you replace the head or the whole assembly?

JohnDar
06-09-2011, 09:07 PM
Did you replace the head or the whole assembly?

You need to replace the entire head with the Sensar IV version. You cannot just get the Wingman attachment since it will not attach to the AntennaTek head. You do not have to replace any of the lift mechanism or supports, however. The pins that hold the head to the mast are the same and in the same positions.

DMitch
06-12-2011, 10:55 AM
Well......... The one little point that I failed to mention was, I smashed the old one OOOOPS. LOL. So I had to replace the entire antenna. But It was very easy. Found the best price at streetsideauto.com with free shipping.

pegmikef
06-12-2011, 01:32 PM
JohnDar or DMitch, do you have a model number (e.g., rvw400) on that antenna. I just did a cursory search on winegard wingman sensar and came up with a big laundry list of models with prices from 19 to a couple of hundred dollars. Thanx

goldenbetty
06-12-2011, 01:42 PM
That would be very helpful. I'm thinking of the same thing. We need a model number. Seems like an easy install too. Just remove and replace. Right?

WilmanJim
06-12-2011, 04:17 PM
Camping World on sale.

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/winegard-sensar-iv-integrated-amp-replacement-head-only/50012

pegmikef
06-12-2011, 05:20 PM
Camping World on sale.

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/winegard-sensar-iv-integrated-amp-replacement-head-only/50012

It says it has a range of up to "55 miles with the wingman attachment." Does it include the wingman? I don't know anything about these so I can't tell by just looking at the picture. The model number of this one is RVW 205. Is that what I'm looking for? Thanks

WilmanJim
06-12-2011, 06:05 PM
If you have the Antenna Tek that Heartland used then yes it will replace the head. It includes the Wingman attachment and has the Amp built in it. Just crank the old one up and remove the cable connector and remove the pins that hold the old one on and reverse to install. That simple.

If you need the whole Antenna then you will need this one.

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/winegard-sensar-iv-dtv-hdtv-antenna/50011

Jim

goldenbetty
06-12-2011, 08:49 PM
I'm buying mine tomorrow.

JJnLilly
06-13-2011, 06:54 AM
Replaced mine as soon as I brought the '11 home. Not sure I noticed all that much difference, but I had purchased the newer head for our old 5'r and removed it and put the OEM on back on before the trade. One of the pins is a bit tricky to get in, but it works.