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Old 05-29-2009, 12:03 PM   #1
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Mystery Holes

I'm restoring a 1963 Tradewind, Ohio manufacture in case that might be important. Adjacent to the front window, curbside, are two-quarter size holes. Each of the large holes has a couple of small holes next to them. One of the holes is about half way up the side of the window, the other is about a foot below the window. It seems like the holes are too big and too far apart to be related to a radio antenna. I'll probably just rivet a patch over each of them. But, if I can figure out what they were for it might be neater to find the correct replacement widget. I'm guessing they were for either a flag pole standard or maybe a TV antenna assembly.

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Old 05-29-2009, 12:10 PM   #2
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The photos at will help you. My guess is holes for the antenna mount.


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Old 05-29-2009, 12:55 PM   #3
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The pic below, from vintageairstream, would be consistent with the hole locations on my trailer. Does it look like TV?

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Old 05-29-2009, 01:31 PM   #4
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Yes, TV antenna.

P.s. The unit has a swivel, operated from inside the trailer by a small handle similar to the window operator. One hole is for the handle and the other is for the wires.
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