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mjltigger

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today we picked up our new to us PVC and unlike the old one it has a TV fitted.

we stopped for lunch on the way home and I powered it up and tuned it in. Not a lot of channels found and the ones that were found didn't work..

Not been home liong and tired so probably can't do a lot now but where do I start looking...

On the roof is an aerial like this one

http://www.jacksonsleisure.com/caravan-and-camping/vision-plus-status-330-digital-caravan-tv-aerial/

although I can't remember if the box in the cupboard (which just has one red light on it) said digital or not so I presume if it doesn't say digital then it is an old analog one.. if that is right (hope one of you clever folk know) then do I need to change the booster or the whole thing?

Are these any good? If I start spending money on it will I end up regretting it...

and BTW not having had a TV in the old van I have no idea if we will ever watch it.. just seems a shame to have something in the van that doesn't work..
 

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Yes status make a directional one which is much better!

Pity you are not in France as i will be removing mine in 2/3 weeks this one
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And will be selling it at around £30!

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Yes status make a directional one which is much better!

Pity you are not in France as i will be removing mine in 2/3 weeks this one
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And will be selling it at around £30!

from what I can see I don't think I would be able to just take the old one off and put this one on though.. I presume it needs a fairly massive hole through the roof...

I might just stick a chromecast on the telly instead...
 
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hmm.. thanks all for your help.. I don't fancy drilling the roof but perhaps when I speak to the chap about the shower fitting he can do it for me at the same time..
 
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Avtex STH3000 approx £40... Indoor, stick anywhere

I went from iffy 7 or so channels via the omni roof aerial to 232 !!!
:D (y) :D

http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/threads/tv-bracket.108288/page-2

fab thank you... I presume you have to re-position it each time you stop but at least the TV would work... do you have yours in a panel van or a coachbuilt - I wonder if a panel van adds to the challenge..

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I presume one has to retune too as one moves from one transmitter's coverage to another... I've downloaded a neat phone app which points to the nearest (y).

I have a coach built, whether its relevant I know not but I think the improvement from 7 on outside aerial to 232 via the indoor mounted Avtex... is.

The Avtex also comes with brackets to mount it outside.
 
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