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Winegard introduces RoadTrip® Minimax™ ultra-compact satellite TV antenna

BURLINGTON, Iowa – (Sept. 14, 2009) – Winegard Company introduces the RoadTrip Minimax ultra-compact roof-mounted RV satellite television antenna. A perfect combination of the Winegard 12” RoadTrip Antenna and the Carryout® Automatic Portable Antenna! The RoadTrip Minimax is the most powerful, reliably-performing antenna in the sleekest, smallest housing possible.

Its ultra-compact size, (15” high x 20” diameter and just 13.5 pounds) requires minimal roof space, while the enhanced antenna design, coupled with a high-gloss rounded dome, provides maximum signal reception.

The fully automatic one-button on/off stationary antenna is equipped with DVB technology for fast, automatic satellite acquisition. The RoadTrip Minimax antenna can view one satellite at a time and features automatic toggling to switch between satellites seamlessly while parked. It supports two receivers so you can watch different programs on two TVs at the same time, as long as the programs are located on the same satellite.

“The Winegard RoadTrip Minimax is truly the smallest, best-performing satellite television antenna on the market,” said Aaron Engberg, director of mobile products, Winegard Company.

“And with an amazing low MSRP of $899.00, it’s an incredible value for RVers, proving once again that Winegard is the low cost leader.”

RoadTrip Minimax delivers all standard and HD programming for DISH Network® (110º, 119º and 129º) and Bell TV® (82º, 91º). Viewing HD programming requires an HD-ready TV and an HD Receiver, sold separately. For DIRECTV® subscribers, the RoadTrip Minimax provides standard DIRECTV programming. Not compatible with Ka-band satellites.

Power and coax cables are included, and mounting feet come attached for quick and easy roof-top installation. The Winegard RoadTrip Minimax also features a panel mount for easy cable connections.

RoadTrip Minimax Models:
RT8000S – RoadTrip Minimax Stationary, white dome $899.00 MSRP
RT8035S – RoadTrip Minimax Stationary, black dome $899.00 MSRP

RoadTrip Minimax antennas are now available so contact your local dealer or Camping World Supercenter today!

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About Winegard

Winegard Company has been manufacturing quality television and radio reception products for more than 50 years. Headquartered in Burlington, Iowa, Winegard enjoys a worldwide reputation that is based on many industry “firsts,” including the all-channel “Yagi” TV antenna, 82-channel antenna, antenna mounted preamplifiers, antenna amplifiers, the anodizing process, perforated aluminum satellite antenna and the RV television antenna, among others.

Winegard Company currently manufactures and markets four distinct product lines:

Mobile Television Reception Products: Recreational vehicle, truck, marine, and automotive applications. Digital and HD satellite TV antennas ranging from manual crank-up models to fully automatic stationary and in-motion systems with GPS/DVB. DTV and HDTV bi-directional and omni-directional over-the-air antennas. Ground Antenna Mounts and Accessories
Satellite TV Antennas and Mounts: Residential antennas ranging in size from 46 cm to 1 meter, including mounts and accessories.

Over-the-Air DTV/HDTV Antennas: DTV and HDTV VHF/UHF/FM TV Antenna Systems, Distribution and Preamplifiers, Power Supplies and Accessories.

Telemetry: Medical and Data Antenna Systems, Distribution Amplifiers, Power Supplies and Accessories.

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