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Old 06-21-2020, 05:37 PM   #1
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I have a 2020 Thor class C and I notice the wineguard 2.0 is sending out a WiFi signal. I do not use it and I have satellite for the tv. It must be using some 12v power to send out the signal. Is there a way to shut it off.
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Old 06-21-2020, 06:12 PM   #2
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Thor has them wired directly so they are on all the time and I believe the fuse also controls other items but you can look at your wiring to see if that is the case.

If you are never going to use it to boost public WiFi or use the HD antenna, you can crawl on the roof and if I remember there is a switch there.
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I have a 2020 Thor class C and I notice the wineguard 2.0 is sending out a WiFi signal. I do not use it and I have satellite for the tv. It must be using some 12v power to send out the signal. Is there a way to shut it off.

I haven't been able to fine one. I opened mine up after my sim card fried. Only way to turn it off is with the barrel switch for hole rv in our unit.

I did find a switch in cabinet that turns off HD TV Receiver inside the winegard
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Ah maybe I will take the cover off and wire nut the input leads. I’m not sure how much power it puts out as I do a lot of dry camping and no need to have it powered on.
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I haven't been able to fine one. I opened mine up after my sim card fried. Only way to turn it off is with the barrel switch for hole rv in our unit.

I did find a switch in cabinet that turns off HD TV Receiver inside the winegard
The Winegard Connect 2 4G LTE does not have HD TV capability. If you have the Connect 2 4G LTE your HD TV is coming from a separate antenna because there is not one in the Connect 2.

The connect 2 has 3 High gain WiFi antennas and 2 High gain 4G LTE antennas. That is what is shown in MacDaddy's attached pic.

Winegard makes an Air 360 HDTV antenna which looks like the Connect 2's dome but they are not the same.
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Old 06-21-2020, 09:25 PM   #6
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The Winegard Connect 2 4G LTE does not have HD TV capability. If you have the Connect 2 4G LTE your HD TV is coming from a separate antenna because there is not one in the Connect 2.

The connect 2 has 3 High gain WiFi antennas and 2 High gain 4G LTE antennas. That is what is shown in MacDaddy's attached pic.

Winegard makes an Air 360 HDTV antenna which looks like the Connect 2's dome but they are not the same.

If it isn't in there, Thor did a heck of a job hiding it. I only have Radio antenna on the roof and the winegard.

I have the winegard HD TV antenna booster wall plate in one of the over head cabinets.

https://www.rvupgradestore.com/v/vsp...296-Manual.pdf

There are 2 black antenna wires in the bottom of the winegard clipped down.

When I pick it up from the shop tomorrow, will ask where it is.
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Old 06-21-2020, 10:03 PM   #7
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The Winegard Connect 2 4G LTE does not have HD TV capability. If you have the Connect 2 4G LTE your HD TV is coming from a separate antenna because there is not one in the Connect 2.

The connect 2 has 3 High gain WiFi antennas and 2 High gain 4G LTE antennas. That is what is shown in MacDaddy's attached pic.

Winegard makes an Air 360 HDTV antenna which looks like the Connect 2's dome but they are not the same.

My ConnecT 2.0 that came standard from Thor has an coax cable running right into the unit. I have to assume it is for Over-the-Air TV because there is no other antenna on the roof.

A few weeks ago I was putting Eternabond tape on every seam, joint and mount. There were two cables coming out of the roof going into the dome as I recall.... one was the power cord and one sure looked like Coax.

I have nothing else on the roof other than the A/C units, vents and solar. I canít imagine where else the TVís would get signal.

Maybe Thor has a special model from Winegard that combines the WiFi, 4G and HDTV.
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Maybe Thor has a special model from Winegard that combines the WiFi, 4G and HDTV.
My Connect 2 4G LTE does not have a coax cable connector that I have seen or is listed displayed in the manual.

Maybe Thor does get a special unit and that may be why you do not have a power switch but my unit does.
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Old 06-22-2020, 12:08 AM   #10
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Mine gets over the air tv also without my satellite. So it must also be a tv antenna.
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Mine gets over the air tv also without my satellite. So it must also be a tv antenna.

I get the same on 3 tv's

Just scan on each TV! While in FL, outside the villages, we got 50 so channels.
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Old 06-22-2020, 01:31 AM   #12
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Army dude, you got Robbed!! Haha!

Their tech support is a freaking nightmare!

I do love the product when it works! I have unlimited till Nov!

Suppose to get our 2020 RV back tomorrow! 5 out of 7 months in the shop!
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Their tech support is a freaking nightmare!

I do love the product when it works! I have unlimited till Nov!

Suppose to get our 2020 RV back tomorrow! 5 out of 7 months in the shop!
Actually, I got what I paid for. Winegard Connect 2 4G LTE with power switch, separate HDTV antenna, and separate Winegard Direct TV Satellite.

If your system is a Thor special system good luck with getting it replaced after the warranty expires. Only place that will be coming from is a Thor dealer.

Here is a pic of my roof, taken with my drone, that shows all of the individual components. The small black spot in front is my Sirius antenna.

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Actually, I got what I paid for. Winegard Connect 2 4G LTE with power switch, separate HDTV antenna, and separate Winegard Direct TV Satellite.

If your system is a Thor special system good luck with getting it replaced after the warranty expires. Only place that will be coming from is a Thor dealer.

Here is a pic of my roof, taken with my drone, that shows all of the individual components. The small black spot in front is my Sirius antenna.

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Hey Dave.....

There is also the Air 360+ that you can get directly from Winegard that is an HD TV antenna, 4G HotSpot and WiFi Gateway.

https://winegard.com/industry/recrea...360-plus-black

There is an optional module that adds the 4G and WiFi capabilty and it can be installed under the dome (or inside the coach). I'll bet I could easily take the existing coax and power cable and buy a 360+ with the 4G/WiFi without having to go back to Thor.

Although the Thor unit does seem to be a cleaner design. I'm betting Winegard has a 5-year exclusivity agreement with Thor and then the they will offer the same model to the general public. They probably got around it by adding the module to make the 360+.
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The OEM version of the Connect2.0 that Thor installs INCLUDES the OTA antenna. Any Connect2.0 bought outside the Thor OEM channel will NOT have an OTA antenna.
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