You can easily upgrade your old antenna at an affordable price
Replacing the Sensar IV with an amplified version
It is easy to set up
Questions & Answers
Will it fit an 18 year old winegard mast when it comes to installation instructions?
I had mine fitted to a 1996 model 5.
This antenna is a digital converter antenna that decodes the signal from a non-digital TV to a digital TV?
There is no difference between this newer antenna and the old factory Winegard antenna except that this was enhanced to yield better reception of Digital Signals. It is still necessary to use the set-top box even if your TV does not have a digital tuner To receive digital broadcast, you need a set-top box.
Can you recommend the best way to determine if your antenna is defective? Is there a definitive test you can perform?
A quick visual inspection would be the "best guess," it's pretty simple, and finally (assuming you have the SensorPro, you should get one if you didn't when you bought the antenna) a sweep of signals in an area where they are known to exist.
Selected User Reviews For Winegard 24130 RVW-205 Sensar IV with Wingman - Replacement Head Only, White
As part of the unit I bought, everything was The unit has been mounted to the roof, the cable has been connected, and I've used the unit
| Sep 29, 2020
It is important to know when things aren't perfect
I bought this RV antenna and the associated booster to improve the reception in my older RV because I could not receive the reception that my neighbors received. Installed a temporary antenna to my existing antenna and connected everything with a little better reception, but there was a problem. As soon as I contacted Winegard support, they responded immediately. I tested my unit following support's instructions and discovered the voltage required for it to work properly did not come from one of the ends of the cable. Rescan for channels after putting a new end on the cable. Perfect! Thanks a lot for your help! The reason why I would buy again from Winegard is because you learn more about a company when their product doesn't work the way it should and they help you right away. The Winegard team and the Winegard support have been great.
| Oct 10, 2020
An older (2005) Winegard bat wing was used to create this great replacement
Installing this software could not be simpler! The new one is much lighter than the old one it replaced (from 2005). It works great with the new Winegard Sensor Pro My home in Weymouth, MA, is getting 40 channels. The exact distance you will have to walk depends on your location, along with whether or not there are many trees or obstructions. Here's an update! Having gone through the mess of coax cables behind my tv and where my Harman Kardon AVR is (we used to have direct TV) I removed a 1GHz splitter that the antenna cable was connected to (the other coax cable was going nowhere! 3) and 2 x 1ghz F type female to female coax extenders (I purchased a 3ghz F type because I needed it). That stuff has been taken out of the loop, so I now have Additionally, I replaced the coax running from the antenna to the receiver. The first thing you need to do is go inside your rig and locate the antenna Take off the handle with an allen wrench (keep the handle, since the spring will break out of the handle) then the "tube part" will slide out, and a hole will appear. I was right there with my cable. I just pulled the coax down and noticed that the outside coax was connected to my inside coax with an f type adapter. I made a small hook out of a metal close hanger and straightened out the hook part of it. RG59 coaxial cables were used for the outside of the network. Beat up cables weren't cool! Due to the fact that it just went straight down from the antenna, it was only about 7 feet long. As a result, I changed it to RG6 and a 3ghz f It is possible that you are as lucky as I was to replace the old beat up coax in your roof antenna if the rise handle and rotator are under the Lastly, I wrapped the silicon tape with self sealing silicone tape.
| Apr 24, 2021
It seems to work well
A few days later, we received a replacement antenna head for our 5th wheel, replacing a broken one. Our selection of channels has increased by about 8 compared to before. I was able to replace it without a hitch. It took me just a minute to remove the two pins from the old head, remove the old head, put the new head in place, and reattach the pins. While I could have used the old pins, I chose to use the new ones because the old ones were broken. A ladder was necessary to climb to the RV's rooftop, which was the most challenging part. Had the coax cable not already had 12 volts at the end, it might have taken a bit longer to hook that up, but since it was already there, all I had to do was My main concern was that the nose on the front of the antenna might not fit properly when stowed due to the fact that the old antenna didn't have one. Although it turned out to be fine for him, it could be a problem for someone else if there is something else on the roof interfering with it.
| May 06, 2021
The installation process is simple enough You need to turn just right
I purchased this to replace my Winegard II on my 10 year old car RV that's over 20 years old. The installation process is simple enough Turn off the boost before you begin. The center conductor has 12 VDC on it, so make sure you don't touch While I was up there, I decided to grease the lift gears and the worm gear. It was impossible to receive any channels with the old antenna before I removed it. I got five channels with the new one an hour later! The Wingman on the new antenna helped with the UHF channels, I guess. It doesn't get better with the VHF signal either. Well, that's the way it is. For the extra channels, I'd still buy the box again. It's important to mention that I'm in a Texas state park in the middle of a TV wasteland. We don't get many channels. It is common for TV broadcast towers to be 50 miles or more from the local area.
| Jun 09, 2021
This is an excellent condition
The newer technology I'm using will be more efficient and effective. Despite being 20 years old, I live in a Motor home with only 36K miles on it that is in excellent condition. The newer technology I'm using will be more efficient and effective. My initial reaction to this product was disappointment, I mean as far as I can tell it's a plastic product, but ok let's see how it turns out. it, and I found it really easy to do so. I've set up at Barefoot Bay now, and I'll be gone for a few days At the Pittsburg, TX Marina, I could not pick up a signal, and I mean nothing at all. As soon as I installed the new product, I was shocked at how well it was received. I had 7 channels which were fine, and 3 of them It was definitely worth the money and as always, the shipping was top-notch. It was a pleasure to bring the new Winegard RFL-500 I have a 342 SensarPro White TV Signal Strength Meter but it's not connected yet, so I'll let you know how it works. Having 20 years of difference in technology can have a profound effect on everything around us. All in all, great product and I received it prior to the delivery.
| Dec 05, 2020