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Old 02-23-2014, 09:28 PM   #1
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Anyone know if a Jack Antenna will work on 1987 soveriegn?

With or rewiring or major electronic work. In other words for the wiring impaired!?

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Old 02-23-2014, 09:50 PM   #2
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It worked well for me. I think the black ones look better on silver campers.
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:13 PM   #3
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The Jack antenna works great. I installed one on my 66 Tradewind. See Dan's '66 Tradewind Improvements thread, posts 20-22, in the Tradewind section.

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Old 02-23-2014, 10:30 PM   #4
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We put one on our '89 and love it! It works great and picks up more than the old one, and no more cranking! It's also much easier to aim. We were so pleased with it that we put another jack antenna on our '86 as well. It's an excellent product.
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:44 PM   #5
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I installed one in my Bambi II. If I recall correctly, it needed a 12v wire, as well as a coaxial cable wire run from the box (which is installed directly under the antenna, on the roof, inside) to wherever you are going to have your hook-up for your television. Then you have to have the 12v wired in with your 12v system. The 12v is for a signal locator on the box on the ceiling that lets you know how strong the signal is. It's not hard to install, but you have to be able to run the wires. It works great (and I agree r carl that the black probably looks better--I have white & plan on painting it silver if it ever warms up here!)
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:26 AM   #6
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We bought the black yesterday at the RV show in Greensboro, NC. The wiring is only thing that concerns me. I'm sure between the hubby, PiggySu, we can figure it out. With the two boys in the camper, who are readers, ya still gotta have tv once in a while!! Thanks for the replies! This is the best site ever.

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Old 02-24-2014, 09:12 AM   #7
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It works great (and I agree r carl that the black probably looks better--I have white & plan on painting it silver if it ever warms up here!)
Mine is sob white, so I also need to paint it silver. I am going to make sure that I use the Fusion paint recommended by Skatiero because it works so well on plastic.

Glad you got one OP. Installation and wiring is pretty simple.

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Old 02-24-2014, 09:56 AM   #8
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After a shaky start with the company, I finally got the Jack to work. In my neighborhood, I pick up 30 channels and one Analog. If you need assistance from the company, I would suggest you start right off talking to a supervisor---there is one particular salesperson that does his best to make the transaction iffy. What I like most is that the worry of leaving the antenna up is no longer a requirement. Good luck.....
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In both cases with mine the 12v power is already at the receptacle on the wall for the old cover plate that had a power receptacle in it. It just plugged right into the new jack cover with board on it. Just FYI you don't have to run 12v to the antenna on the roof. I pulled a new rg6 cable from the wall receptacle to the roof antenna so I know its utilizing that cable for power to the roof signal strength monitor. In my case it was easy except I created more work for myself by pulling new cable up the ceiling. I am just picky and wanted to replace the old cable with rg6 for less signal loss.
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I wonder if there's enough metal in silver spray paint to affect reception. In the short term I'm not personally worried, I bought a white Jack for my Argosy renovation project but I was thinking the next project will probably be silver...
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So do these mount where there original antenna was? This is the first ive heard of this brand. Sounds like some real positive feedback here!
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So do these mount where there original antenna was? This is the first ive heard of this brand. Sounds like some real positive feedback here!
There are 2 mounting options. Either a complete replacement of the original antenna, all the way through the roof, or just the "head" of the JACK antenna replaces the "Yagi" style head of an older antenna (or I guess the batwing of a newer one) on top of the mechanism that'll raise/lower the head to get the antenna up higher.

I like the full-replacement style, in part because neither of my trailers has any of the original mechanism left, and in part because you don't have to lower it, the JACK is stout enough and I suppose aerodynamic enough to stay in place while you travel.
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Were do I find the tradewind section?
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