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Old 08-15-2002, 09:11 PM   #1
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Unhappy Antenna Mounting

Been here before. Got a rubber antenna mounting block about 2" OD AND three screws holding it to the skin. Turn the screws and apparently they are stripped on the other side?? Only solution I see is "cut the rubber" Anyone done that?? Suggestions??
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Machine screws were used to mount that antenna, that have nuts on the back side.

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Old 08-16-2002, 01:02 PM   #3
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niftypkg,
I know we discussed this before on my '77 with the small ball mount and spring but no antenna. I saw a ball mount at an Advanced auto parts store here in Tullahoma. It looks like the same mount and everything. I am going to take measurements over the weekend and see if I am right. If so, all I will have to do is loosen the side screw holding 1/2 the ball mount to the other and replace the other side with the new 1/2 ball, spring and antenna shaft. Naw, it can't be that easy can it? I'll let you know.
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Yes it is that easy. I had a damaged antenna mast on my 1981 Excella motorhome. I replaced the mast with one from a local auto parts store. The half ball mated with the one on the side of the motorhome exactly, even used the screw from the new one.

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Great, something easy for a change.
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niftypkg,
This is what my antenna mount looks like.
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Smile Antenna mount

Thanks for all the help. Andy says that the antenna is held in place with three manchine screws. Which means that the nuts are turning on the inside when I turn the screws and they won't turn out. I bought an antenna mount at RS, but it's for a CB-don't know the difference! The only one I could find with a side ball mount. Not keen on removing the panel on the inside to get at the nuts. Oh! Happy days.
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Loose antenna

Hey guys,

I have the same antenna, and it is in one piece. (not broken However it is loose between the antenna base and the body of the coach.

So I get from your posts that I have to remove an interior panel to gain access to tighten the mount?

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That antenna is still available from Airstream.


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That's awesome.

How do I remove it?

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Success guys and it was simple, at least for my application since there were no nuts on the inside.
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I used the old base, new phillips screw, new ball/spring and mast.
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If the base still looks good, I would replace the mast only. That should take about 2 minutes, unless you want to partly remove an interior panel.
Then you should have a couple of beers handy, you know, just for moral support.


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Andy,
That is why I crossed my fingers that I could find a match for my antenna. It sounds like niftypkg has a different antenna than mine. Action, does yours look like mine or does it have 3 screws like a mini CB ball mount?
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