So you are aware, it has a directional antenna in it, thus is why it needs to move. A directional antenna is more powerful than a standard omni antenna as it can “listen” in one direction like if you cup your hand around your ear. (You can hear more in the direction you are facing. Get it?)
It will then automatically point itself into the direction that has the most frequencies. As such, when you then go and run a channel scan on your TV, you will likely get the best results. Thus automatic. It will also show you the direction it had seen other frequencies and with a simple press of search, it will move to the next direction if you wanted to try another TV scan. It can also fine tune the direction if you would like with left and right rotation buttons.
I won’t get into all the install stuff in this post for you can see that in the video if you wish. But I will say it comes with everything you need to do a clean install even if you are removing a crank up style antenna! You will need Dicor Self Leveling Lap Sealant however. Which you should be carrying with you anyways in case you need to fix something on the roof.
All in all, now my entire roof seems to be Winegard! Well, for TV and data that is. (Satellite Dome, Trav’ler DISH, ConnecT V2, and now the Rayzar for OTA reception.)
Amazon Link: Winegard Rayzar
NOTICE: The LIFT for the Rayzar is something that was only being supplied to manufacturers (OEM) so their is no SKU for it yet to order on-line from. However you can order one directly from Winegard at this time.
Model: MT-7500, Cost: $50.00 Retail
You will have to call 800-288-8094 or email help @ winegard.com to get in a direct order.
5/16/19 – Note that the new after market part number is MT-8500 and you will be able to find it on Amazon at some point which will surely be at a lower price. So sure to search for it… CLICK HERE TO SEARCH
Here is the LONG video I did. I talk about what it is, do the inside install and show the before and after, and then go up on the roof to do the install itself replacing the old antenna. Hope you like it.
Any info on a source or price to acquire the roof stand-off piece? It doesn’t appear to come with the antenna… Thanks
I just added the info to the blog post. This is so very new their is no SKU for it yet. However you can order one directly . Model: MT-7500 Cost: $50.00 retail. You will have to call 800-288-8094 or email help @ winegard.com to get in an direct order.
Were you aware a bunch of us on the Tiffinrvnetwork used angled aluminum attached to the existing legs on the roof for the old OTA antennae to support the Winegard Rayzar? No need to remove the old legs and all that sealant and then add new holes to the roof.
Nope. Was not aware. But a nice idea as long as it is stable. :)
Yep, very stable. It’s been up there a couple of years now.
Great video. I’ve been thinking of upgrading my system to the new Rayzor unit also. Some of the reviews I read are not to kind. Seems there have been issues with the unit. Has the newest model been updated? And do you know the frequency range?
Hi…I did speak with Winegard on the issues I had also read about. It seems that they did have a batch of motors from the supplier. However they are standing behind them which of course is great. I am sorry to say I do not know the Freq range. But I can assure you, they would surely cover the HDTV OTA spectrum. Does not make sense to make a HDTV antenna that would not and I am not aware of the FCC releasing or issuing anymore frequency spectrum for OTA.
Hi Dave, Have you had any issues with your 8500 after the install. I would like to add it to my Tiffin but have my concerns as others have. Thanks
Hi….8500? Not sure if that is thew Rayzar as I have never heard it called that. :) But I have not had any issues with it. Concerns?
Replacing my current antenna with one of these. Current is mounted next air conditioning unit and off to the passenger side of the coach. Would placing the unit in a more open area of the roof be beneficial?
Yes. If it is next to the A/C then that is acting a a shield if the HD signal is coming from that direction.