Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-14-2006, 11:03 AM   #1
4 Rivet Member
 
Chuckles's Avatar
 
1983 31' Airstream310
Iwerne Minster , Dorset. UK
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 270
Arrow TV Antenna on Classic Roof

I have one of these folding antennas on the 310, that is operated from a single up-down switch. From what I gather they were common on late 70's and early 80's motor homes.

Click image for larger version

Name:	Ant down.jpg
Views:	120
Size:	4.9 KB
ID:	24670 Click image for larger version

Name:	Ant up.jpg
Views:	108
Size:	6.1 KB
ID:	24671

Does any one know where I can purchase the spares, in particular the gears as mine have broken beyond repair or even pattern making. I also need to convert to 75 ohm impedance/cable. Any thoughts on that.

It seems to work OK otherwise apart from dirt on the switch.

I would be interested in buying a second hand Antenna if some one has thrown theirs out.

There will be the trouble of shipping it to the UK,although there are contacts in the USA That have offered to help in the shipping department.

Thank you in advance
Chuck
Dorset UK
__________________

__________________
Chuck
Dorset UK

Don't take life so seriously.... it is not permanent!
Chuckles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2006, 11:42 AM   #2
2 Rivet Member
 
1989 37' Airstream 370
Hastings , Minnesota
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 63
Blog Entries: 1
Antenna

The antenna that you have is a Braund. They are made in Michigan. The ones that go up and down no longer exist.
You can buy a manual one that bolts right on. You also can buy a gear kit for approx. $9.00 at any Camping World store.

Pat370
__________________

__________________
Pat370 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2006, 03:56 PM   #3
4 Rivet Member
 
Chuckles's Avatar
 
1983 31' Airstream310
Iwerne Minster , Dorset. UK
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 270
Thank you PAT 370, I did look up Camping Worlds web site and could not find any reference, also they are not very helpful when ordering from overseas.

I did find the Braund site though, and written to them so keeping fingers crossed....

At least now I know what brand (Braund) it is - sorry couldn't resist that!
__________________
Chuck
Dorset UK

Don't take life so seriously.... it is not permanent!
Chuckles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2006, 01:52 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
noiva's Avatar
 
Chesapeake , Virginia
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 626
Images: 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chuckles
Thank you PAT 370, I did look up Camping Worlds web site and could not find any reference, also they are not very helpful when ordering from overseas.

I did find the Braund site though, and written to them so keeping fingers crossed....

At least now I know what brand (Braund) it is - sorry couldn't resist that!
Chuckles, In addition, the model is called a Skyliner, and you just may find a set of gears still available at one of your local (hopefully) RV parts stores. They were excellent antennas, but the gears will eventually break no matter how careful you are. There is supposed to be a cover over the gears, and that helps a little. Be sure to put lots of silicone dielectric paste on the gears if you get another set. You'll need a set of snap ring pliers to remove the antenna support posts to replace the gears. Buy all the sets they have - if you plan on keeping the antenna . Have you tried Camping World's Technical Service department? They are usually very helpful with things like this. 1-800-622-6264.

Best,
__________________
Tim
1987 30P
2003 Suburban 2500
AIR # 5648
noiva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2006, 04:12 PM   #5
4 Rivet Member
 
Chuckles's Avatar
 
1983 31' Airstream310
Iwerne Minster , Dorset. UK
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 270
Tim, thanks for that. I will try Camping world again and see what happens.

I did get a reply from the Braund site (service@barkermfg.com) and they say they have.... "THE DELRIN GEAR BUT DO NOT HAVE DRIVE GEAR..." As I see no reference to gear names in the airstream manual I have asked for an explanation and also if the drive gear will be available later.
I will keep you all posted on that one.

PS Just rang Camping world - No-Go; nothing left in stock
__________________
Chuck
Dorset UK

Don't take life so seriously.... it is not permanent!
Chuckles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2006, 04:16 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
StingrayL82's Avatar
 
San Angelo , Texas
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,250
Images: 37
Weren't these electric antennas also available on the first Excella 500's? I thought I saw it as an option in my 1971 Excella brochure. I'm in Arizona right now, so I don't have access to my sales brochures.

Frederic
__________________
Frederic
1971 Sovereign International - SOLD

2004 F-350 King Ranch

AIR # 8239
EX-WBCCI # 8371
StingrayL82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2006, 04:27 PM   #7
3 Rivet Member
 
Alden Miller's Avatar
 
1993 34' Excella
, Maryland
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 205
Images: 2
I'm interested also!

Chuck, let me know what you find out. I am interested in repairing my antenna also. Mine will go up and down but once it rotates past a certain point it won't return without a trip up onto the roof.

I looked at the gears and one of them seems to be missing a tooth. I can't remember which one without going back up on the roof right now but I'd be interested to hear what you find out.

-Alden
__________________
1993 34' Excella 1000
2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Diesel
(No it doesn't have a HEMI in it)
Alden Miller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2006, 04:30 PM   #8
Rivet Master
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 1,313
Images: 4
Chuckles, you will see that I live a couple of hours from you, but keep my Airstream in the USA, where the roads are wide, and the State Park campgrounds are wonderful, (and all the kids are above average! - don't you listen to Prairie Home Companion??). Both parts of the Skyliner gears come as a kit. I purchased my spare kit for about £5 from http://www.marksrv.com/antenna.htm
They will post items very promptly, in my experience.
It would be worth buying an extra kit as a spare. The only tricky part of the replacement is withdrawing the small steel rod that passes through the gear, provided, as recommended above, you have some circlip pliers.
If the remainder of the antenna is in poor condition from corrosion and UV degradation, you might consider replacing it with the ubiquitous "batwing" antenna. The Skyliners are no longer available.
Alden, I hope this is of assistance to you.
Nick.
__________________
Nick Crowhurst, Excella 25 1988, Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins Diesel. England in summer, USA in winter.
"The price of freedom is eternal maintenance."
nickcrowhurst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2006, 04:33 PM   #9
3 Rivet Member
 
Alden Miller's Avatar
 
1993 34' Excella
, Maryland
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 205
Images: 2
Hold on...

A google search turned up a place that might have the parts.

http://www.marksrv.com/antenna.htm

Says they have replacement gears for about $9.00.

-Alden
__________________
1993 34' Excella 1000
2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Diesel
(No it doesn't have a HEMI in it)
Alden Miller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2006, 06:59 PM   #10
Rivet Master
 
noiva's Avatar
 
Chesapeake , Virginia
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 626
Images: 46
Chuckles,

Looks like you have some good leads. Sorry about C.W., but that part hasn't been made in a while. Many RV parts places, usually dealerships with a parts department, carry the gear kits. Should be still some around. I'll run up to my local place tomorrow, and get one if they have any left - IF that's something you'd like for me to do. Then I'll let you know and we can PM to make arrangements to get it to you, if you like. The two gears are generally called a "worm gear" - which is a straight tubular gear that runs on the base. As Nick said, the metal pin in that one can be a little tricky, but I've replaced it enough that I'm sure you can do the same. The other gear is usually called the "lift gear" and is a half-circle type affair that raises and lowers the antenna when you turn the worm gear from inside the MoHo. I have no idea which gear they're calling a DELRIN, but there aren't but 2 gears, so it really doesn't matter. By the way, sooner or later the gears chip like Alden described. I've never found a way to stop that in the 23 years I've had rigs with that antenna.

Hope this helps.
__________________
Tim
1987 30P
2003 Suburban 2500
AIR # 5648
noiva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2006, 07:25 PM   #11
2 Rivet Member
 
trevisgardne's Avatar
 
1973 31' Sovereign
Maryville , Tennessee
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 85
Images: 19
I have the same ant in my 73 Sov. It is manual.
__________________
trevisgardne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2006, 07:31 PM   #12
Rivet Master
 
noiva's Avatar
 
Chesapeake , Virginia
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 626
Images: 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by trevisgardne
I have the same ant in my 73 Sov. It is manual.
Yeh, I'm not sure what some posts mean by electric, unless they're talking about the antenna booster on the wall inside. I've never seen a Skyliner with an electric lift, if that's what folks are referring to, but I guess anything's possible.
__________________
Tim
1987 30P
2003 Suburban 2500
AIR # 5648
noiva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2006, 09:24 PM   #13
Rivet Master
 
Melody Ranch's Avatar
 
1956 22' Flying Cloud
1953 32' Liner
1955 22' Safari
Valley View , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 3,960
Images: 78
Send a message via Skype™ to Melody Ranch
I got it

I have a complete antenna and the gearing mechanism at the base. I will send it to you if you need it. Anyone listening in....I need a complete antenna assembly that mounts on the front of the older Airstreams. Raises vertically then folds out. Controled from the interior.
RC
__________________
Melody Ranch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2006, 09:38 PM   #14
Rivet Master
 
Chaplain Kent's Avatar
 
1994 30' Excella
Currently Looking...
Milwaukee , Wisconsin
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,934
One of the first things I did after bringing Chummy home was to take of the TV antenna and it still sits here. I just hate the way they look and never watch TV. Chuckles, Brit TV is awful why do you want a TV antenna?
__________________

__________________
Chaplain Kent
2015 Coachman Freedom Express 19RBS, Chummy IV- Ford Excursion- 7.3 Turbo-diesel
Chaplain Kent is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Safari VS. Classic Questions kkrogh Our Community 24 12-20-2005 12:10 PM
Amplified Antenna Connection smily Airstream Motorhome Forums 10 09-03-2005 04:25 PM
TV Antenna lead fdx753 Audio, Video & TV 14 04-27-2004 09:45 PM
Roof AC units Questions FrankR Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 15 07-22-2002 02:35 PM
Where do you suppose they put the antenna jack -'73 safari ? Chuck 1969 - 1973 Safari 14 06-13-2002 12:34 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.