King, a Minnesota company that builds antenna systems for the RV industry, has introduced new antennas for Dish and DirecTV satellite services that can be mounted on an RV roof or remain portable.
Craig Bartyzal, vice president of sales for King, said portable antennas have the advantage of flexibility and have been gaining popularity because they are cheaper, avoiding roof installation costs. Nevertheless, some RVers prefer the convenience of a permanently mounted antenna that does not require additional setup upon arrival at a campsite. The new antennas, Bartyzal said, address the cost issue of a roof-mounted system by making installation simpler and the labor time shorter. Whether you want the antenna on your RV roof or the ground, Bartyzal said, “We believe these new antennas provide an affordable option for both.”
The new King Tailgater works exclusively with the Dish pay-TV service. It has a suggested retail price of $379. The King Quest antenna works with DirecTV SD programming, but the buyer can separately purchase a controller to make the system compatible with Dish HD and Bell TV services. The King Quest has a suggested retail price of $549. For information, visit kingconnect.com.