Just my 2 cent worth (and it may not be worth half of that).
I installed the Winegard Roadstar 2000 a few years ago. I've really been quite pleased with it. I live in San Antonio, TX. San Antonio is about 160 miles from Corpus Christi, TX. Last year a friend of mine had a hunting lease almost exactly halfway between San Antonio and Corpus Christi. I parked the Casita there for a few days and was pleasantly surprised that I received both San Antonio and Corpus Christi television channels. Since it is omni directional I didn't have to get up and rotate anything when I changed channels. I think I'll keep it. The Roadstar 2000 required me to drill 6 small rivet holes in the roof, and 1 small hole for the coax to run in through. Like others, I ran the coax in just behind the bathroom door, and ran it through the storage cabinets to the "entertainment corner". I bought a rubber plug at Radio Shack to seal around the coax hole and siliconed it good. Not a leak one in 3 or 4 years. I also siliconed the aluminum rivets in the mounting holes.
As for mounting the Sensar III, I don't particularly enjoy cutting holes in the roof either, but as
for structural support, it doesn't seem to bother the Casita factory to cut that big ol' Fan-Tastic fan hole does it?
On a side note, we don't actually get to use the antenna that much. Most places now have cable ready spots. But when they don't, it's sure nice to have.
I just got through installing a 15 inch LCD TV that hangs from the bottom of the storage cabinet. Bast Buy has them and they run on 110 volts transfromed down to 12 volts. I bought a cigarette lighter plug (male) yesterday and now I can run it directly off of 12 volts. Now when I stop for that sandwich I can watch TV while I eat. Here is a picture of it running off of 12 volts:
By the way... I live just outside the city limits of San Antonio. The television picture that you see here is from the Winegard Roadstar 2000 parked under a tree with the Cover Giant cover over the entire trailer (hence the grey material outside the windows).
Edited by frosin, 16 March 2008 - 10:24 AM.