Originally Posted by markopolo
I'm 99% sure your antenna (‘Hide-A-Tenna’) is built into the fiberglass roof. It was on my '04. I think it is a simple dipole antenna.
Yes, you can add an external antenna. I'm thinking about adding a Winegard Sensar IV with a Wingman. Look at Winegard here: http://www.winegard.com/sensar/index.php
You'd have to drill a hole through the roof and run the coax cable etc.
Try the built-in one first. A signal amplifier might help.
I looked to replace the antenna signal amplifier on my last 2 trips to the USA without success.
The one screwed into the inside wall of the entertainment unit, looks like a small splitter of
some sort, with a 12VDC power supply wire that disappears into the wall plate with the 2 cigar
lighter outlets. I've tested the hot wire and it has power, but I don't see any difference in signal reception with or without it in the circuit from the built into the roof antenna. I couldn't find a
similar shape/sized one to try, but found plenty of antenna boosters that looked like light switch
wall plates. I decided it wasn't worth continuing the search.
Some folks have had good results with those inexpensive amplified directional antennas you
can get at Radio Shack or Walmart, but they seem to mostly require AC power which would require
shore power, generator power, or an inverter.