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Old 08-09-2014, 01:31 PM   #15
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I wish I had one of these for the house. I get better reception and more channels in the AS.
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Old 08-09-2014, 01:31 PM   #16
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I've often thought of replacing the TV antenna with something for the WiFi, but like others on here, I am concerned for the re-sale value. Better to add than replace or remove I think.
Well, the plastic on the old antenna had all died in the Arizona sun anyway, and there's really not a call for old style TV reception devices any more, so I thought I'd move on = as it were.
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:24 AM   #17
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I took mine off my Caravel. The plastic mount was all but gone on the outside. This in turn amounted to an inch and a half hole in the roof.
Resale value will only affect the person that buys it at the estate sale after I am gone.
I will however admit it looked pretty darn cool when it was cranked up.

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Old 08-10-2014, 11:00 AM   #18
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My thoughts exactly!!

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Old 08-10-2014, 05:41 PM   #19
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Some of the 2015 models have what looks to be a frisbee on a stick for the television antenna in place of the fold-up contraption. After some feedback gets posted, I might replace our fold-up for the frisbee. Who knows, I might be able to put another solar panel there in that extra roof spar or a satellite dish.
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Old 04-01-2015, 01:30 PM   #20
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Hi everyone.

Has anyone removed their crank up TV antenna? I'm thinking I'm not ever going to watch network TV while camping, and the antenna might as well be gone before it gets caught on something and ripped off or blown off in a storm.

How much of the antenna should I remove, ie leave the base? What should I use to plug the hole in the roof?

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The experts sayÖ"Lose the Antenna!"Ö.Well my friends stopped by to see me again, hadn't heard from them since that night they hovered over our tent in Minnesota (all explained in another thread). I told them about your problem, and they said to ditch that old antenna. They all wished they could shed their unsightly protrusions, but they're permanently attached. Told me the only interesting things they've picked up over the past few years were some of Hillary Clinton's e-mails. {Artwork compliments of my Buddy Joe.}
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Old 04-01-2015, 02:13 PM   #21
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I have old style crank up works exc. but do not take tv any more, rather set by fire with friends and yak drink ice tea no booze except rare suds. Bill
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Old 04-01-2015, 03:26 PM   #22
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I have old style crank up works exc. but do not take tv any more, rather set by fire with friends and yak drink ice tea no booze except rare suds. Bill
Yes Sir, a good Iced Tea is better than any TV in my book.
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Old 04-01-2015, 04:37 PM   #23
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Lately I have been watching METV and RETRO in the trailer. Some great old shows on. Early Doctor Who and British TV Sherlock Holmes. Excellent entertainment. I replaced my old stock antenna head with a King Jack Sensar Head. Most areas I can get twice the number of channels than previously.
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Old 04-01-2015, 05:52 PM   #24
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the round disk looking ones are likely"The UFO" an excellent omnidirectional antenna we have had them on our last boat and two different Toyota MH at least twice as many channels as the standard original received while parked in our yard,the one on the boat would get 9 channels with the mast down horizontal about 7ft above the water in the canal.
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:18 PM   #25
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Hmm, we have had 2 other trailers before the AS and ordered them with TV antennas for resale value BUT we have never had a TV in them

So our '69 Tradewind came with this funny looking aluminum thing dangling on the roof .

So I decided it presented a significant danger to the roof , squirrels, nesting birds , fuel milage and most importantly eye appeal. Besides its so last century.

So I upgraded to this . But alas its still catches the wind and low flying squirrels
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HF antennas have gone the way of 8 Track and VHS. I still use mine for FM. and the kids always ask what it's for. (It's a Top Secret directed particle beam assembly. Never look at it directly, and if it points at you, RUN.....) It also serves as a perch for songbirds.
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I removed mine so I could put an extra solar panel on the roof!
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