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Im puzzled about my B class Great West Van

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I have a 2005 Great West Van with a TV and a dvd player. Behind the tv is a push button selector with 3 inputs and an outlet to the tv. One of the inputs is from the dvd player. Another input is from a cable connection beside the water fill. The third input is a mystery because there is no antenna on the roof of the van that I can see.....Any thoughts?

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That 3rd input would likely have been from an OTA antenna .

But , being as that is not your case , You get to use it for which ever add on you'd like . ;)

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11 hours ago, Jimalberta said:

I have a 2005 Great West Van with a TV and a dvd player. Behind the tv is a push button selector with 3 inputs and an outlet to the tv. One of the inputs is from the dvd player. Another input is from a cable connection beside the water fill. The third input is a mystery because there is no antenna on the roof of the van that I can see.....Any thoughts?

I owned a small travel trailer once which had the TV antenna built into the roof/ceiling.  I would wager that your RV has an antenna if it came with a TV.

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A 2005 would not have a TV antenna for digital TV, so even if you find it has a hidden antenna, it might not work very well.

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35 minutes ago, chirakawa said:

There's no such thing as a digital TV antenna.

Old over-the-air RV TV antennas were optimized for VHF channels, which no longer exist, and not the UHF channels that digital (HDTV)  over-the-air channels now use.  I added the extra piece to my batwing antenna to make it pull in HDTV better, but the short 5" one that came with my USB TV tuner card does just as well.  I also picked up an amplified TV antenna that fits in a window and it does even better.

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19 minutes ago, Bill Joyce said:

Old over-the-air RV TV antennas were optimized for VHF channels, which no longer exist, and not the UHF channels that digital (HDTV)  over-the-air channels now use.  I added the extra piece to my batwing antenna to make it pull in HDTV better, but the short 5" one that came with my USB TV tuner card does just as well.  I also picked up an amplified TV antenna that fits in a window and it does even better.

I agree that an antenna needs to be capable of receiving uhf signals.  In fact, the FCC states that a TV antenna needs to be capable of receiving both vhf and uhf.  I would agree.  I replaced my batwing with a Jack antenna which favors uhf, and no longer receive two stations as well as I did with the old batwing.  The other stations actually got a better signal.

Here's the guide from the FCC, dated March of 2017.  http://transition.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/dtvantennas.pdf

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