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Old 08-16-2002, 06:45 PM   #15
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Actually the base and the mast are OK. Just loose on the body of the trailer. The entire mast and base will pivot around in a circle.

If I have to remove the interior panel to tighten it. I am going into uncharted waters. Then I prefer them (beers) real cold.

Is that the needed step? Or when I remove the mast will it expose a screw head?

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Old 08-16-2002, 06:49 PM   #16
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My antenna mast is like the picture(s) above.

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Old 08-16-2002, 06:50 PM   #17
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Action,
If your mount is like mine in the pictures, loosen the screw horizontal to the ground that goes through the ball. Take the ball and mast off. You will see another screw that screws toward the inside of the coach. It is an easy job if the first screw comes out easily.
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Old 08-16-2002, 06:56 PM   #18
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Thanks,

That screw was corroded and I sprayed rust penetrant to it a couple of months ago and then other things on the trailer got my attention. So I'll check it this weekend. Maybe with a little luck I can get that mast off. It's only 36 years old.

What I have been doing when I travel is to tuck the mast under the rock shield. This keeps the antenna from flopping around. The rubber is a little cracked.

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Good luck. Believe it or not, the rubber on the new mount could be slipped over my new mast and slipped into position after cutting off the old rubber. Maybe the company listed on my packaging or Airstream has the replacement rubber part by itself?
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Old 08-17-2002, 04:21 PM   #20
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The antenna I have is just a block of round rubber. Like a gromett. With 3 machine screws through it. I'll cut it open. I may need those beers. David I assume that you made that rock shield, looks good. How did you fasten it to the window frame??
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The aluminum rock guard was on the trailer when I bought it. It doesn't have a manufacturers name on it so I guess someone had it fabricated. It uses a 1/8" thick L shaped aluminum bracket and then a piano hinge is riveted in place on the underside of the bracket and on the underside of the 1/8" frame of the guard. They then riveted an alum. sheet over the frame.
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The L frame bracket was 48" long but the piano hinge was shorter. Shot of frame underneath.
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The same pins that secure the guard closed for travel are the same one used to keep the alum. rods in position when it is open. A solid rod fits inside another aluminum rod then holes are drilled crosswise for the open position.
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Exclamation Antenna & [Rock guard]

Must have been an aircraft worker that did that job. Havn't seen any Al. hinges around. It is very clever and will last forever. I had thought of making one myself 'cept it would look like an F 105 and may even fly. I once worked at Republic Aviation. Thanks for the pix, now I have some ideas of proceeding, when if!!

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That would be interesting, a swept wing design that replaces the awnings and could add lift to the trailer. Hmmmm, we would have to add flaps to control it.
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