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Old 02-08-2016, 08:49 PM   #1
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Smile King Controls OA8201 Black Jack Antenna with Surelock by King Controls

this spring we are looking at a King Controls OA8201 Black Jack Antenna with Sure lock by King Controls to replace the factory one put on in 2013 has any one had one installed on any type of RV of any class if so how well did do? did it improve reception ? on hurt it? would like to know they make a replacement head that would go on the current one it better option ? like some feed back

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Old 02-08-2016, 09:05 PM   #2
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It does make a difference - a big enough difference for us that we bought one for the house as well. Easy install. You may need their mounting plate, you may not depending on the roof line/slope where you will mount it. You will need to drill a bigger hole for it and also a second hole off the side of the bigger hole. Lots of self leveling sealant.
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Old 02-08-2016, 10:07 PM   #3
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You don't need to buy the entire unit... you can simply buy the antenna head portion, and install it on the retractable arm you already have.

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I love the Jack, it isn't up there catching the wind like the old crank up mast.

The hardest part of the install is removing the old sealant. I found that if I heated it up some it would come of much easier. I used one of my plastic body moulding removal tools to scrape the old stuff off, if you use a metal scraper, you should round off the corners so you don't cut the roof membrane.

I used their mounting plate for the simple reason that it covered all of the old holes from the mast antenna. I only had to enlarge the hole that the rotator goes through for me install.

A definate improvement in reception.
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Being 12-14" tall that brings the toyhauler up to 14' 5" over all height.

Isn't that a concern.
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Being 12-14" tall that brings the toyhauler up to 14' 5" over all height.

Isn't that a concern.
There was no change in clearance on my install, the Jack is down slope from the centerline, so it's no higher than the AC.
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You don't need to buy the entire unit... you can simply buy the antenna head portion, and install it on the retractable arm you already have.

You can, but you still have remember to crank it down and also the entire unit has the built in signal strength meter.
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Being 12-14" tall that brings the toyhauler up to 14' 5" over all height.

Isn't that a concern.
Mine is no taller that the AC units. The AC units are included in your overall height specs.
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A couple of views to show that the height is not a concern.
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You can, but you still have remember to crank it down and also the entire unit has the built in signal strength meter.
Yeah, well... no problem there for me. I keep a placard velcroed in front of my slide out switches. The bedroom slide doesn't come in until the antenna comes down, since I can't get to the crank with the slide in. And, I already had the Windward SensorPro Signal Meter.




Also, I like like the taller mast, as it's a good mount for my even taller WiFi repeater antenna.



But, that's why it's nice to have options... as we all have different needs & priorities.
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