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10 Easy DIY Halloween Decorations for Your Motorhome

Who says you can’t celebrate Halloween on the road? These simple crafts allow you to take the fun of Halloween with you anywhere. You can put out a simple jack-o-lantern, but why not go all out? It’s easy to do that with these decorations, which you can make with a few simple materials. In fact,… Read more »

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Don’t Miss Our New KING OmniGo Installation Video

Installing your KING OmniGo omnidirectional over-the-air (OTA) antenna has never been easier with our latest animated video guide. The video provides step-by-step instructions for the installation process from start to finish. We also include real-life demonstrations to show you just how easy it is to set up a KING OmniGo antenna. KING OmniGo is a… Read more »

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KING Antennas a Huge Hit at Clemson University Tailgate

Clemson University tailgating events are some of the largest and most spirited tailgates in the country. Southern Living Magazine even crowned them the “Best Tailgate in the South” in 2012. Last month, KING Tailgater and KING Quest antennas were spotted all over the tailgate in Clemson, South Carolina for their Fighting Tigers football team. The… Read more »

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7 Festive Fall Campfire Recipes

Fall has some of the most distinctive food of all the seasons. Why not enjoy some of your favorite fall dishes over the fire? We’ve scoured the internet to bring you the best campfire recipes to try on your next camping trip this fall. Spiced Pumpkin Chai Is it even fall without an abundance of… Read more »

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13 Unique Alternatives to Tent or RV Camping

Most people have camped in a tent, trailer, or RV before. Have you ever considered camping in something a little unconventional? We’ve put together a list of unique approaches to camping complete with specific campgrounds that offer these accommodations. Tree House Camping  Tree houses were built and inhabited by humans beginning up to 40,000 years… Read more »

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7 Tailgating Recipes You Need to Try This Season

The 2017-2018 NFL season kicks off next week, which means tailgating season is about to be in full gear. Why not add in a few new sides to liven up your party? Here are some irresistible recipes that are sure to please any crowd. Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels  Easy, no mess buffalo recipe that your friends… Read more »

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How to Make the Most of Your Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend is the last long weekend of the summer for many, not to mention what most consider to be the last unofficial weekend of summer. Don’t have plans for the weekend? This list of activities will help you make the most of summer while it’s still here. Visit a State Park  Many state… Read more »

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The Outdoor Lover’s Guide to the 2017 Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair is the second largest state fair in the US and one of the most exciting annual events in Minnesota. For you attendees who also love all things outdoors, we’ve put together this handy list of outdoor recreation-themed activities you won’t want to miss at this year’s fair: Adventure Park You can… Read more »

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KING Partners with REV Group and DISH to embark on RV road trip throughout local campgrounds, businesses and events

KING, known for its innovation and commitment to provide premium entertainment, wherever life takes you, has partnered with DISH and REV to again fulfill that promise. The companies have embarked on the “DISH Nation Tour,” a two-week road trip across the U.S. to educate consumers about premium RV television. Led by DISH Senior Vice President… Read more »

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How to Plan the Perfect Fall Camping Trip

Fall is right around the corner and camping is one of the best ways to enjoy the season. Planning your perfect fall camping trip doesn’t have to be difficult. When you get down to it, camping in the fall isn’t all that different from camping in the summer. But here are some seasonal factors you… Read more »

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6 RV Apps to Make Your Trip Run Smoothly

Vacationing in an RV is an awesome way to explore areas far and wide. Here’s a list we put together that will make your next RV trip even better: 1. AllStays: Camp & RV – Tent Camping to RV Parks We would be remiss to not include the most popular camping app of all time on… Read more »

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Why Do We Camp?: A Short History of American Camping, Part 2

Last week we discussed the history of camping in America from the Civil War era to the end of WWII. To wrap this series, let’s look at camping from immediately following the war, all the way to the new millennium. The postwar era proved to be a period of massive growth for the camping industry.… Read more »

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Why Do We Camp?: A Short History of American Camping, Part 1

Camping is one of America’s favorite past times with nearly 40 million now camping every year at hundreds of thousands of private and federal campgrounds. Today, we’ll look at this fascinating history and examine how camping has changed over the last few centuries. For the most part, camping in the US has evolved from a… Read more »

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KING Helps Make Young Boy’s Dream a Reality

Today, we are excited to share the story of a young boy whose wish came true thanks to donations to the Make-A-Wish foundation from Camping World and several of their partners, including KING. Kolton’s family received a Jayco Travel Trailer and many great camping items, including a KING RV Media Bluetooth Speaker with a built-in… Read more »

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How to Plan the Perfect Spring Camping Trip

  How to Plan the Perfect Spring Camping Trip Spring is a wonderful time to go camping, but as the weather can be unpredictable, it is important to be prepared. Despite the extra work to make certain all bases are covered, camping in the spring has many benefits. After being cooped up inside for the… Read more »

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KING Aftermarket Regional Sales Manager

Marc Lubker Joins KING Team as Aftermarket Regional Sales Manager KING, a leader in the mobile satellite and OTA antenna market announces the addition of Marc Lubker to the KING team in the role of Regional Sales Manager – Aftermarket (Southeast and Southwest Regions). Long-time Field Consultant for The Coast Distribution System in the Southeast… Read more »

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Which is the best travel trailer cover for me?

  Which is the best travel trailer cover for me? There are different types of travel trailer covers. Which one is right for you? Here are some tips to get you started in the right direction.   Pick material according to weather conditions There are different types of covers that should be used for each… Read more »

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KING Jack named exclusive OTA antenna for Keystone Springdale and Summerland

BLOOMINGTON, MN—KING, known for its innovation and market presence with over-the-air TV antennas in the luxury fifth-wheel segment, is bringing its industry-leading Jack antenna to two more Keystone travel-trailer series. The KING Jack will now come standard as the exclusive over-the-air (OTA) digital HDTV antenna on all new East Coast orders of the Springdale and… Read more »

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How to use the KING SureLock Signal Meter

How to use the KING SureLock™ Signal Meter When you’re trying to relax, you don’t want to waste time waiting for the channel scan on your TV.  Before you hit that scan button, use the KING SureLock signal meter to make sure your antenna is aimed in the best direction for TV signal. Keep in… Read more »

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KING Jack named exclusive OTA antenna for two Keystone product series

BLOOMINGTON, MN—KING, known for its innovation and market presence with over-the-air TV antennas in the luxury fifth-wheel segment, is bringing its industry-leading Jack antenna to two more Keystone product series. The KING Jack will now come standard as the exclusive over-the-air (OTA) digital HDTV antenna on all new orders of Keystone’s Alpine and Avalanche luxury… Read more »

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The Art You See Here Was Made by a Member of the Family

The Art You See Here Was Made by a Member of the Family Rory King is the head woodworker at KING. He spends most of his time at the back of the warehouse, constructing desks, pegboards for accessories displays, and other functional works of art. Most everyone around the office knows who he is and… Read more »

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Get free TV in your Palomino Columbus camper with the KING Jack

KING Jack named exclusive OTA antenna for Palomino Columbus BLOOMINGTON, MN—KING, known for its innovation and market presence with over-the-air TV antennas in the luxury fifth-wheel segment, is bringing its industry-leading Jack antenna to yet another Forest River product. The KING Jack will now come standard as the exclusive over-the-air (OTA) digital HDTV antenna on… Read more »

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KING Jack named exclusive OTA antenna for Cedar Creek line of fifth-wheels

KING Jack named exclusive OTA antenna for Cedar Creek line of fifth-wheels BLOOMINGTON, MN—KING, known for its innovation and market presence with over-the-air TV antennas in the luxury fifth-wheel segment, is strengthening its relationship with Forest River’s Cedar Creek line of fifth-wheel RVs. The KING Jack will now come standard as the exclusive over-the-air (OTA)… Read more »

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KING Announces New Exclusive DISH offer with REV

KING Announces New Exclusive DISH offer with REV KING, known for its product innovation and market presence, announces a new satellite TV option, exclusive to REV customers across all of its brands and models. REV will begin offering KING’s Tailgater – a fully automatic, portable HD satellite antenna – with a DISH Network programming package… Read more »

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KING donates obsolete parts to Northland Community and Technical College

KING donates obsolete parts to Northland Community and  Technical College BLOOMINGTON, MN—KING, a leading manufacturer of mobile satellite TV antennas known for their innovation and great product design, makes a donation to the robotics program at a community and technical college in Northwestern Minnesota. Earlier this month, KING donated a several pallets of parts used… Read more »

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Cedar Creek launches KING Tailgater install option with two DISH receivers

Cedar Creek launches KING Tailgater install option with two DISH receivers   BLOOMINGTON, MN—KING, known for its innovation and market presence with over-the-air TV antennas in the luxury fifth-wheel segment, announces that Cedar Creek will now offer its KING Tailgater with two DISH receivers as an install option on future models. The Forest River-owned fifth-wheel… Read more »

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How To: Prolong Your RV Battery Life

How To: Prolong Your RV Battery Life There are plenty of reasons why you would want to prolong your RV battery life. The fact is, most RV batteries only last two to three years, but if you perform routine maintenance, you can double the life of your RV batteries. For starters, become familiar with your… Read more »

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KING Earns 1st Place–Product of the Year at 2016 RVAA Executive Conference

KING Earns 1st Place–Product of the Year at 2016 RVAA Executive Conference KING scores big again with their new RV Bluetooth weatherproof speaker & awning light. This innovative new product earns 1st Place for PRODUCT OF THE YEAR at the 2016 RVAA Executive Conference in Chicago, IL. “We are ecstatic for our RV Media product… Read more »

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How to get the most out of the Great American Trucking Show

How to get the most out of the Great American Trucking Show It’s not all cowboy hats and rope tricks down in Dallas, Texas. Each year, in August, you’ll find over 100,000 truckers have swarmed the scene for the Great American Trucking Show. And if you’re a full-time over-the-road trucker, you would be hard pressed… Read more »

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Meet the people behind the scenes at KING

Meet the people behind the scenes at KING Take a behind the scenes tour through the eyes of our friends at Ferguson Advertising when you watch this YouTube video about KING. In this video you’ll hear input from Craig Miller (CEO), Sam Shuster (Executive Vice President), and Scott Wilken (IT Officer). Meet the team, and learn why… Read more »

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KING announces exclusive Jack OTA agreement with Winnebago

KING announces exclusive Jack OTA agreement with Winnebago BLOOMINGTON, MN—KING, known for its innovation and market presence with over-the-air TV antennas in the RV segment, is strengthening its relationship with Winnebago and its growing line of towable RVs. The KING Jack will now come standard as the exclusive over-the-air (OTA) digital HDTV antenna on all… Read more »

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5 Ways to Find the Perfect Micro Camper for Your Adventure

5 Ways to Find the Perfect Micro Camper for Your Adventure Whether you’re looking to get away for the weekend, or you’re going to give full-time frugal living a shot, these micro campers will make you want to leave it all behind and carve out your own adventure. And you’ll still be able to bring a little… Read more »

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Clear Lake Bait & Tackle Presents Fall Yellow Bass Bonanza This September

Clear Lake Bait & Tackle Presents Fall Yellow Bass Bonanza This September Yellow Bass Bonanza is just around the corner. The 2016 Fall tournament will be held on Sept. 18. Yellow Bass Bonanza decided to offer a little warmer event to partake in yellow bass fishing. If it’s anything like the winter event, this will be… Read more »

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How to Make your Motorhome Irresistably Fun

How to Make Your Motorhome Irresistably Fun Let the wind guide your Winnie toward the midwest this July and set up camp at WIT Club’s GNR in Forest City. RV’ers from the four corners of the U.S. are traveling to Iowa to spend a week at the largest RV rally in the country. If you have an issue with your… Read more »

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13 Weird Roadside Attractions You Need to See on Your Next Trip

13 Weird Roadside Attractions You Need to See on Your Next Trip So, you’re planning a road trip and you don’t want to see the Grand Canyon or Niagra Falls, or any of the run-of-mill awe-inspiring natural wonders of the world. You’re looking for something different, something strange perhaps, a tourist attraction that the kids… Read more »

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Celebrate Memorial Day at Tree Town Festival

Country music, camping, and technology all come together in perfect harmony during Iowa’s annual country music concert. Over 10,000 campers are estimated to attended this year’s Tree Town Festival in Forest City. Vince Neil, of Motley Crüe kicks off the concert, starting Thursday night. Miranda Lambert and Sam Hunt take the stage Friday, Jake Owen… Read more »

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Camping World Grants Wishes, Shares Gift of Mobile TV

Camping World Grants Wishes, Shares Gift of Mobile TV KING partnered with Camping World and the Make-a-Wish Foundation to give the gift of mobile TV to RVing families in the Golden, Colorado area.   Four families saw their wish for camping trailers fulfilled last week, as Camping World donated four Jayco trailers to the cause. The… Read more »

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How it Works: Global Positioning Systems (GPS)

How it Works: Global Positioning System (GPS) Today’s technology is peppered with extraneous features, or so it seems. Almost every app on our phones has ties to a Global Positioning System (GPS), asking us to “allow location” whenever we try to make a Facebook post or find directions to a local restaurant. You may be wondering how GPS… Read more »

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What Type of Tree is That? 10 Topiaries Found in the Wild

What Type of Tree is That? 10 Topiaries Found in the Wild Arbor Day (April 29) is only 10 days away! Now that it’s nice out, why don’t you take the kids on an educational outing through your local nature trail to celebrate? You might not be aware of this simple fact, but there are… Read more »

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Our First Commercial is on its Way

Our First Commercial is on its Way We’re proud to announce Minnesota Bound has aired the first commercial for our KING Tailgater satellite TV antenna. You can catch it on the next episode of Minnesota Bound, on KARE11, this Sunday. Fear you’re in too remote of a locale to see the show? KARE11 has affiliate stations outside of the… Read more »

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22 Shrewd Space-saving Solutions for Simplified Living

22 Shrewd Space-saving Solutions for Simplified Living Being a full-time RVer can be tough. One day you’re buying groceries for a lunch-time snack, and you think you have everything under control, then you arrive back at the camper to find you’re run out of space for the food you just bought. Sometimes traveling entails finding a… Read more »

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Behind the Scenes: Forest River launching KING Jack offer on RVs

KING Jack named exclusive OTA antenna on two more Forest River products BLOOMINGTON, MN—KING, known for its innovation and market presence with their over-the-air TV antennas in the RV OEM segment, is strengthening its relationship with one of the RV industry’s largest manufacturers, entering into an agreement to have its KING Jack product come standard… Read more »

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10 Apps to Keep Your Kids Entertained on the Road

10 Apps to Keep Your Kids Entertained on the Road When we were kids, we played travel-sized board games during road trips. Remember the magnetic chess set that easily folds up into a tiny brown box for ultimate portability? Today, kids aren’t satisfied with flipping around a plastic toy, precariously placing marbles into holes in a water… Read more »

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‘Good Things Utah’ Will Make You Want a KING Product

‘Good Things Utah’ Will Make You Want a KING Product   KING is on TV! We were featured on ABC Channel 4’s “Good Things Utah” show last month alongside other must-have RV accessories. While KING was featured, front-and-center, on the show, they didn’t have time to discuss all the great features of this first-of-its-kind product.… Read more »

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RV Tradeshows for the Month of March

RV Tradeshows for the Month of March Spring is on the horizon, ah–the season of tradeshows. Tradeshows are a goldmine for new camper vans, RVs, and other recreational vehicles. So, when you’re picking out a new motorhome to take on the camping trip this year, why bother driving around to different dealerships? You can take a… Read more »

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What You Need to Know About Organizing Coax Cables

What You Need to Know About Organizing Coax Cables   Whether you’re rushing to stow away your extra coax cables, or you’re in the habit of keeping your TV stand sloppy, you should never ever bend a coax cable beyond a 90°. Take a hint from YouTuber, Ham Nation, and use the “over/under” method for coiling… Read more »

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On the Road: These 10 Veggies Save Time and Space

On the Road: These 10 Veggies Save Time and Space Don’t have a place to park your garden? Bring it inside the camper! Don’t throw your veggies away, try regrowing them so you can enjoy them again and again. Here are some replantable vegetables and different options for containers that fit perfectly–and save space–inside your RV… Read more »

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22 Exciting Parks to Visit in the New Year

22 Exciting Parks to Visit in the New Year When you think about all of the places your family could go this year, how many of them are national parks? Make your next sightseeing plans soon, so you can squeeze in these exciting landmarks. Some of these are tourist attractions, but others are a bit more obscure.… Read more »

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New KING Portable Satellite Antenna Carry Bag

New KING Portable Satellite Antenna Carry Bag The KING Portable Satellite Antenna Carry Bag conveniently protects and stores your KING Tailgater or Quest antenna when not in use. Features: Zippered Storage Bag for KING brand portable satellite TV antennas* Carry handles and backpack straps Internal storage pockets for satellite receiver, remote control and cables Foam… Read more »

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The all NEW tri-pod accessory for KING satellite antennas

The all NEW tri-pod accessory for KING satellite antennas The KING Tri-pod Mount allows you to elevate your KING Portable Satellite TV antenna for best line of sight to the satellite while protecting your antenna from moisture on the ground. Features: * Elevates height of KING Tailgater and KING Quest Satellite TV Antennas * Protects… Read more »

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KING earns BEST NEW ITEM at the 2016 Northern Wholesale RV Show

KING earns BEST NEW ITEM at the 2016 Northern Wholesale RV Show KING’s all NEW RV Bluetooth weatherproof speaker & awning light gets voted BEST NEW ITEM at the 2016 Northern Wholesale RV Show. “It is a first of its kind device for the RV/travel trailer market and we are all really excited about it”,… Read more »

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Win a Vexilar!

Win a Vexilar! Show us a picture of your Tailgater in-use out on the ice for a chance to win a Vexilar ice fishing flasher. ($319 value)   The Vexilar FL-8SE Genz Pack w/ 19° Ice Ducer is most popular among serious fishermen. The three-color sonar flashers shows weak targets in green, medium targets in orange,… Read more »

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KING Selects Bob Barra as VP of Sales

KING Selects Bob Barra as VP of Sales Industry veteran Bob Barra selected to lead KING sales team   Bloomington, MN – Bob Barra, former Senior Vice President of Sales for Stag Parkway, joins KING as Vice President of Sales. “We are excited to have Bob join us as a key member of the KING team… Read more »

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KING Scores Big Again at CES

KING Scores Big Again at CES FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 14, 2016 The KING Tailgater was named a 2016 CES Innovation Award Honoree. The radically redesigned, category-leading KING Tailgater portable satellite TV antenna was honored for its best-in-class technology and sleek industrial design. “It was hard to top our original, award winning, best-selling Tailgater design,… Read more »

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The Inside Scoop on Icefishing in Red Lake

The Inside Scoop on Icefishing in Red Lake At KING, we live the lifestyle of our customers. Our team is comprised of RVers, weekend campers, and devout fishermen. Randy Nelson, KING’s director of purchasing, is our icefisherman-in-residence. He has his very own icehouse that he takes out once the lake freezes. “My fish house is… Read more »

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KING is going to Tree Town country music festival in May

KING is going to Tree Town country music festival in May Spring can’t come soon enough for KING. While we’re waiting for the next snow storm to sweep over the state, we’re making plans to attend the Tree Town Music Festival in May. Forest City, Iowa is home to Winnebago’s largest factory in America. Right across… Read more »

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Super Bowl 50: Here’s What We Know So Far

Super Bowl 50: Here’s What We Know So Far Football fans, you know you’ve been following your favorite teams like a hawk. Some of you are even going the extra mile and hosting your own tailgating parties. Do you know who will make it to the last game of the season? There are still two… Read more »

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Introducing the All-New RV Bluetooth Outdoor Light & Speaker

The all NEW Bluetooth Weatherproof Speaker & Awning Light to be released in 2016 from KING Models: RVM1000, RVM1001, RVM2000, RVM2001   Bloomington, MN – KING announces an all NEW RV Bluetooth weatherproof speaker & awning light that is unique to the RV Market. Add this high-quality, weatherproof speaker to your RV or travel trailer… Read more »

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2015 Ice Fishing Show Celebrates the Spirit of the Hunt

2015 Ice Fishing Show Celebrates the Spirit of the Hunt Whether you’re new to ice fishing or you’re a seasoned veteran, the St. Paul Ice Fishing Show has all the best bargains on augers, digital fish finders, and more. Guest speakers will also host seminars and showcase tricks of the trade for anglers of all skill levels.… Read more »

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Tiny Houses or Motorhomes… Which is Best?

<< Back to Blog Tiny Houses or Motorhomes… Which is Best? There’s a trend surging in the mobile home forum for debate… which is best? Tiny houses or motorhomes? Each of these options have their own basis of appeal, so it depends on what you want from your house on wheels. If you’re wary of… Read more »

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How to Keep Warm When You’re Winter Camping

<< Back to Blog How to Keep Warm When You’re Winter Camping Not quite ready to put away your camping gear for the season? Don’t let the cold weather deter you, get out there and enjoy winter from the frontlines. When you wake up in the mountains, peer out of your tent and see the… Read more »

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21 Trails in Minnesota You Must See If You Love the Outdoors

<< Back to Blog 21 Trails in Minnesota You Must See If You Love the Outdoors Now that the weather’s cooling down, why not take a trip down a nature trail? Before the snow comes to shoo us back into our warm houses, we should take advantage of the fall weather, see the sights of the… Read more »

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SERVICE BULLETIN 01-15

<< Back to Blog SERVICE BULLETIN 01-15 Earlier this year, DISH began an effort to convert most of its satellite TV signals from QPSK encoding to a new 8PSK format. The new signals allow more content to be streamed through the same bandwidth and provide greater utilization of satellites, although these signals cannot be decoded… Read more »

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Experts Share Advice on How to Winterize Your RV

<< Back to Blog Experts Share Advice on How to Winterize Your RV Travel journalist Mike Wendland made a step-by-step educational video to show you how he flushes the system to allow for proper storage of his RV during the snowy season. One of the more comical comments contributed to the conversation comes from Alan Heath,… Read more »

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The best work is done when control meets creativity

<< Back to Blog The best work is done when control meets creativity The marketing team at KING single-handedly generates ideas for ads, brochures, flipbooks, and packaging while they organize and implement the most streamlined way of producing branded materials with an innovative flourish. On the surface, it may seem simple, but behind the scenes… Read more »

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New Removable Roof Mount Fixture from KING

<< Back to Blog New Removable Roof Mount Kit from KING For semi-permanent installation of the KING Tailgater or Quest on the roof of an RV Bloomington, MN – Designed for RV and travel trailer roofs, the KING Removable Roof Mount Kit allows for permanent roof mounting of your KING Tailgater or KING Quest antenna,… Read more »

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The Latest Football Scores are Here

<< Back to Blog The Latest Football Scores are Here Whether you have RedZone from DISH or NFL Sunday Ticket from DIRECTV, you’re bound to miss a play every now and then. Stay in the loop with the latest scores on these handy websites and you’ll see highlights, hard-hitting plays, and instant score updates online.… Read more »

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KING Releases Quick Release Mount for Portable Antenna

KING Releases Quick Release Mount for Portable Antenna KING portable antenna mount works in concert with the KING Tailgater and KING Quest satellite TV antennas   Bloomington, MN – Watching TV in a long-haul truck or an RV has now become even simpler with KING’s new Portable Antenna Mount. The bracket is designed for ultimate… Read more »

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23 Cabins to Die For

23 Vacation Cabins to Die For Want to get away for the weekend? Are your nights filled with dreams of distant cabins? For those who are sick of being strapped to the office chair during the day, take a break during lunch. Then, sink into aspirations of owning your own cabin in one of these bucolic locales.… Read more »

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KING employees push each other toward success

KING employees push each other toward success Some employees have been here for years, while others are just getting their feet wet in the satellite TV antenna business. Regardless of experience, each individual working for KING makes a difference and in turn, they help push the entire company toward success. Randy Nelson, Director of Purchasing… Read more »

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Bloomington Ski and Snowboard Swap Oct. 9-11

Bloomington Ski and Snowboard Swap Oct. 9-11 Who doesn’t like a good, old fashioned swap meet? Get a head start on the 2015-2016 downhill ski and snowboard season this weekend, at the new Hyland downhill chalet in Bloomington, Minn. From Oct. 9-11, swap out your ski and snowboard gear and support global youth programs at… Read more »

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Minnesota natives bring their insider skills to the workplace

Minnesota Natives Bring Their Insider Skills to the Workplace Shawn Primrose, Customer Service & Repair Technician Part customer service representative, part repair technician, Shawn Primrose is 100 percent helpful when it comes to assisting customers with their products. “Sometimes you have to maintain the positive vibe and make sure they understand we’re here for them… Read more »

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4k is the New Thing in TV and it is Here to Stay

4k is The New Thing in TV and it is Here to Stay If you’re wondering why everyone’s talking about 4k, then you have a little catching-up to do. Last year, curved TVs was the topic on the lips of movie buffs the world over, but now, it’s 4k’s turn to stir things up. We’ll… Read more »

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THIS IS HOW YOU WATCH THE BIG GAME IN STYLE IN YOUR RV

This is How You Watch the Big Game in Style in Your RV “We have fallen in love with mobile satellite TV,” says Gail Cummings If you could travel all over the country, and still be able to follow your favorite football teams, how would you watch the game in your RV? Take a hint from RJ… Read more »

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Engineers use 3D tech to Make Latest Products

Engineers Use 3D Tech to Make Latest Products At KING, personnel use the latest innovations in technology, including top-of-the-line software and hardware. Though they focus more on the hands-on side of engineering, this department finds that using the Stratasys 3D printer is advantageous in the overall workflow of some of the more time-consuming projects. At the… Read more »

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What is the difference between azimuth and elevation?

What is the difference between azimuth and altitude? The hardware inside your antenna is quite complex. The antenna must point in a certain direction, ascertained by a pinpoint in the sky where azimuth and elevation meet. When a satellite antenna moves to the left or right, that is the azimuth, or X-axis, plane of view. When the… Read more »

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Brakebush Transportation adds KING Mobile Satellite TV and DISH In-Cab HD Entertainment to their Fleet

Brakebush Transportation adds KING Mobile Satellite TV and DISH In-Cab HD Entertainment to their Fleet By Michael R. Schwersenska, CTP September 14, 2015 Westfield, WI – Locally owned Brakebush Transportation, a value-added processor and shipper of great tasting chicken products, announced that they will add high-definition TV from DISH to its fleet of trucks using… Read more »

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19 Tailgating Tips to Make the Most of Football Season

19 Tailgating Tips to Make the Most of Football Season Everyone has their own opinion about how a tailgating party should go. Some set up at night, camp out, then tailgate all day during the game. Maybe you tailgate for a couple of hours, then go find your spots in the stadium, to come back after the… Read more »

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What is the best camping app for my phone?

What is the best camping app for my phone? There are so many companies with their own apps, you may at times feel lost in a sea of technology. What happens when you find that you’re literally lost? When you’re in need of a camping spot nearby, there must be an app for that, right? Camp Finder… Read more »

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12 Colorful Ways to Explore the Outdoors This Fall

12 Colorful Ways to Explore the Outdoors This Fall What causes leaves to change their color during the Fall? According to the Department of Natural Resources, chemical compounds alter the color pigment of leaves as they get colder. Chlorophyll, carotenoids, anthocyanins, and tannins are responsible for producing the reds and yellows we associate with the season. There… Read more »

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Being Busy Isn’t a Bad Thing | KING

Being Busy Isn’t a Bad Thing | KING Arielle Seorum, Administrative Assistant [su_pullquote align=”right”]“I love to talk. The more I talk, the more I learn.” – Arielle [/su_pullquote] Arielle is a relatively new employee for KING. She has been the face of the front desk for the last six months and she’s happy with her position… Read more »

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Check Out Our Updated Jack Antenna Manual

KING Jack Antenna Manual It can be tricky to try and install your own antenna, so we’ve provided the Jack antenna manual for anyone who would like to see the proper process. Want to know how easy it is to install the HDTV OTA antenna? Watch our new animated video for step-by-step instructions. There are two types… Read more »

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2015 Football Season Starts in September

Football Season Starts in September Football is right around the corner! With the first week of preseason games complete, NFL teams around the country are shifting into high speed for the 2015 football season. There are just three preseason games left, but if you’re wondering how the teams who have already played are doing, we’ve got you… Read more »

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Enjoy the People You Work with – KING, Where Everyone Matters

Enjoy the People You Work with – KING, Where Everyone Matters Nicole Myers, Repair Administrator This year, Nicole has been given a promotion with the added opportunity to take on the managing role for the repair sector. She has an astounding capacity for memory, and it shows in her ability to recite all of the… Read more »

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WIT Rally 2015 Recap

WIT Rally 2015 Recap Couldn’t make it to the WIT Club rally in Iowa? Check out our YouTube video and feel like you were there! To give you the gist of it, pinwheels spun in the wind while people with a touch of wander lust brought their Winnebagos to the midwestern state of Iowa for… Read more »

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Travelers Unite in Wisconsin for FMCA 2015

Travelers Unite in Wisconsin for FMCA 2015 The state capital of Madison, Wis. saw a sea of RVs swarm the parking lots around the Alliant Energy Center last week. Members of the Family Motor Home Coach Association (FMCA) parked side-by-side and spread their awnings wide to bask in the community spirit that permeated the summer… Read more »

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“From Cruise Control to Satellites” – Keys to KING’s Success

From Cruise Controls to Satellites – Keys to KING’s Success It’s a little-known fact that KING used to make cruise controls for semi-trucks. Now that they specialize in satellite TV antennas, there are still a few members of the staff who have been with KING throughout its many evolutions. Matt McCoy and Darcy VanNevel are… Read more »

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Tumblr: 15 Nature Blogs

Are you itching for a summer time vacation? Willing to settle for a lunch time distraction? Take a trip down a nature trail, vicariously, with this list of 10 Tumblrs to follow. Featuring everything you want to see from rich Redwoods to lakes, to camp fires, and mountains, follow these blogs and start exploring. Nature Blogs… Read more »

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WIT Rally Starts Today!

WIT Rally Starts Today! Thousands flock to Forest City for Winnebago Rally The Winnebago International Travelers (WIT) Club is hosting its annual Grand National Rally (GNR) in Forest City, Iowa from July 21 – 25 this year. RV owners from across the country are going to the rally to bond over accessories, games, seminars, and exhibits catered… Read more »

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“Be a Palm Tree”, Part 2 – Keys to KING’s Success

“Be a Palm Tree”, Part 2 – Keys to KING’s Success “Be like a palm tree in the face of adversity,” are the wise words of Joe Voight, who was featured in the first part of the production operations series. Shipping receivers Greg Cumber and Andy Foster find joy in the challenge of pushing themselves… Read more »

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“Be a Palm Tree” – Keys to KING’s Success

“Be a Palm Tree” – Keys to KING’s Success Now that you’ve heard from the executive team and sales crew, take a peek inside the lives of shipping and receiving personnel here at KING. There is an unspoken credo that the shipping team lives by and it is to “be like a palm tree.” Read… Read more »

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How Satellite TV Works

How Satellite TV Works Satellite TV can seem like a mystery to some people. With megabits of data floating from your service provider to space, and back to your dish again, it may be difficult to envision a simple way for it to work. Imagine being invited to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory to see a little boy split… Read more »

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KING Hires Veteran Consumer Electronics Executive as CTO

KING Hires Veteran Consumer Electronics Executive as CTO Bloomington, MN — KING, known for their innovation and great product design, has recently strengthened and expanded its product development team.  KING has hired Scott Wilken as its Chief Technology Officer. Scott brings a wealth of consumer electronic product development and technology management experience to KING. “We couldn’t… Read more »

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RJ & Jill Love Their KING Jack!

KING Jack Review Full-time RVers RJ and Gail have recently installed their very own KING Jack antenna and they are thrilled to have access to so many free HDTV channels, in comparison to what they received from their previous over-the-air antenna. Take a look at this happy couple’s testimonial that explains in thorough detail the cardinal directions in… Read more »

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4 Wisconsin RV Rallies in June

4 Wisconsin RV Rallies in June Looking for a place to call home while you’re on the road this summer? We have compiled a list of four different RV and camper van rallies that you can attend during the month of June.   Wisconsin RV Rallies Like-minded individuals flock to a veritable oasis of friendly faces… Read more »

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Sharing the Dream, Part 2 – Keys to KING’s success

Sharing the Dream, Part 2 – Keys to KING’s success In Part 2 of our sales series, we’ll highlight two key players in KING’s salesforce, Dan Colaes and Craig Bartyzal, who work tirelessly to make sure dealers and customers alike understand how our antennas bring HD shows and movies straight to your TV, wherever you… Read more »

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Ron Won KING swag!

Ron won KING swag! Ron Humphress of Berlin, Md. claimed a box of KING swag as the second-place winner in our Memorial Day Contest. This is what he had to say about his prized gift set: “I’m really excited to use these KING mugs in our camper. I’ve been wanting to get some heavy-duty mugs,… Read more »

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KING Offers RV Friendly DISH Satellite TV Activation

KING Offers RV Friendly DISH Satellite TV Activation Bloomington, MN – KING, a leading manufacturer of mobile satellite TV antennas, now makes it easier for RV owners to get DISH pay TV service for their RV. “While our automatic antennas make it very easy to receive satellite TV signals, a common complaint we hear from… Read more »

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Sharing the Dream – Keys to KING’s success

Sharing the Dream – Keys to KING’s success Intro: At KING, we value our personnel. There is a bond between departments at KING that allows us to share ideas in innovative ways and we have fun at work! From invention to production, our teams connect on a regular basis to ensure our customers’ investment pays off.… Read more »

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20 TV Shows About the Great Outdoors

20 TV Shows About the Great Outdoors

20 TV Shows About the Great Outdoors While you’re stuck inside waiting for the next seasonal fishing, hunting, or mountaineering tournament to begin, take your mind on an adventure with these 20 TV shows about the great outdoors. (Shown in no particular order.) Nat Geo Wild What started out as a magazine in the mid-1800s is now… Read more »

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Enter to Win a KING Jack!

Share KING with your friends & family over the holiday weekend and you could win a FREE KING Jack, signal finder, and KING gift set! ($100 value)  en Fill out the form on our Facebook page to enter for a chance to win your very own KING Jack over-the-air antenna. Take TV anywhere you go, whether… Read more »

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Dish For My RV Satellite Finder

Dish For My RV Satellite Finder This app allows you to visually locate satellites 110, 119 and 129 in the southern sky prior to setting up your KING® Tailgater® or DISH® Tailgater. Simply download the app from the App Store, allow the app permission to access your device’s camera, and point your device toward the southern sky.… Read more »

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Tenacity and Team – Keys to KING’s success

Tenacity and Team – Keys to KING’s success Intro: At KING, we value our personnel. There is a bond between departments at KING that allows us to share ideas in innovative ways and we have fun at work! From invention to production, our teams connect on a regular basis to ensure our customers’ investment pays… Read more »

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KING Products Now Available at Your Local Cabela’s

KING Products Now Available at Your Local Cabela’s Ever miss the big game because of a hunting trip? Or miss a fishing trip because you want to watch the big game? Why choose? When heading into Cabela’s to pick up your gear, grab a KING Tailgater for DISH and take your favorite shows and sporting events… Read more »

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KING Blog | Weekly Newsletter

Wondering what’s new in the trucking industry? Or how about the latest tricks for tying a solid knot when you’re out camping? When you subscribe to the KING weekly newsletter, you’ll not only get insight into the company, we’ll also send you relevant news that you can use on your next adventure! So, what are… Read more »

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Gateway is a Lakefront Getaway Spot

Gateway is a Lakefront Getaway Spot As part of the KING photo-blog series, we’re exploring local spots for the best biking, hiking, and walking paths to embark upon this spring. Adventurous types will find that the Gateway State Trail covers these three activities and also offers a stunning lakefront view. If you find yourself touring the USA… Read more »

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KING, Where Everyone Matters!

KING, Where Everyone Matters! At KING, we value our personnel. There is a bond between departments at KING that allows us to share ideas in innovative ways and we have fun at work! From invention to production, our teams connect on a regular basis to ensure our customers’ investment pays off. To do this, we match up the creatives with the… Read more »

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Snakes Takes: Jake Plummer Talks with Celebrity Guests on Weekly Podcast

Snakes Takes: Jake Plummer Talks with Celebrity Guests on Weekly Podcast “Whether it’s a debate or conversation, in the likeness of my old buddy Pat Tillman, who loved to spark people’s thoughts and get them talking and speaking and thinking about themselves and other things, I’m going to try to do that. I’m going to… Read more »

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KING Facility Tour Featured on Made in Bloomington TV Segment

KING Facility Tour Featured on Made in Bloomington TV Segment KING will be showcased on the television show, “Bloomington Today” as a “Made in Bloomington” segment video presentation. It will air on the City of Bloomington government television channel TBC 14 in early May (no dates yet). It will be shown throughout the day for… Read more »

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GoTailgater Brings You the Epic #GRILLINGSELFIE Contest

GoTailgater Brings You the Epic #GRILLINGSELFIE Contest What are you doing this weekend? Are you meeting friends at the campsite, or will you host a backyard BBQ? Whatever you decide, GoTailgater is currently running a contest to see who will get the most votes for their grilling photos, so check them out! These are just a few of… Read more »

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Take a Hike! Through Afton State Park’s Prairie Landscape

Take a Hike! Through Afton State Park’s Prairie Landscape You can hear the trees knocking together in the wind, like they’re talking about the new visitors this season. The winds are blowing and yurts are popping up throughout the camping grounds at Hasting, Minn.’s Afton State Park. Hike the trails and witness the peacefulness of… Read more »

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KING is an Award-Winning Satellite TV Antenna Company

KING is an Award-Winning Satellite TV Antenna Company Since our start in 1985, we’ve been constantly improving ourselves for the better. This is why we say KING is “Simply better, by design”. With the launch of our KING Quest and KING Tailgater, we just had to keep the momentum going by redesigning our website and… Read more »

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Fort Snelling is Sanctuary for Sightseeing in Spring

Fort Snelling is Sanctuary for Sightseeing in Spring Historic Fort Snelling, located in St. Paul, Minn., will be reopened on May 23, 2015. History buffs and hiking lovers alike may flock to the scene once spring is in full swing. With miles of nature trails to explore along the Mississippi River, it would be hard… Read more »

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Visit the Pipestone Quarries For Free This Weekend

Visit the Pipestone Quarries For Free This Weekend As you may know, our main KING facility is located in the beautiful city of Bloomington, Minn. There are a number of national parks around the state — not to mention the 10,000+ lakes! — so it would be hard to choose one over another when you begin to… Read more »

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KING Launches New Website and Mobile App

KING Launches New Website and Mobile App KING is excited to announce a new website. KING has shifted its website address from kingcontrols.com to kingconnect.xymmetrix.com. “Changing our web to kingconnect.xymmetrix.com better reflects our company identity. KING makes products that keep people connected when on the road,” said Sam Shuster, Executive Vice President. “The change also… Read more »

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KING Introduces Dual Purpose Satellite TV Antennas

KING Introduces Dual Purpose Satellite TV Antennas Next-generation automatic satellite TV antennas combine the best of portable and roof mount designs for improved versatility   Bloomington, MN – To take better advantage of sales volume derived from its portable satellite antennas while offering improved ROI for its dealer and distributor partners, KING is introducing two… Read more »

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Welcome to the New KING Website

We’ve recently transformed our website to better suit your needs and now we’re giving you access to the latest news in the industry, too! While you click and explore to your hearts’ content, we invite you to follow our blog to be the first to receive updates about the latest KING products, stay informed on upcoming events, and… Read more »

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Yamamoto designs KING packaging, receives GD USA award

Yamamoto designs KING packaging, receives GD USA award Minneapolis agency Yamamoto proudly announces recognition from Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) for excellence in packaging design with a 2015 American Package Design Award. Celebrating creativity, technical skill and emotional impact in design, the award highlights Yamamoto’s work on product packaging for consumer electronics brand KING. The honor… Read more »

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KING Expands Sales Team to Better Serve RV Dealers

KING Expands Sales Team to Better Serve RV Dealers Veteran RV sales professionals hired to further support KING’s expanding dealer base   2014 was a great year for KING, a leading supplier of mobile TV antennas to the RV industry.  The company shipped more products and had its highest revenue than any other year in… Read more »

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