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Old 09-04-2019, 07:48 PM   #1
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Mushroom antenna is very loose

I was on the roof of my 2018 27 FB today and noticed that the mushroom/flying saucer TV antenna is very loose and shaky in the connection between the short mast and the white disk. Has anyone noticed this on theirs? Is it normal? I am afraid this thing will shake itself loose and turn into a real flying saucer while on the road.
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Old 09-04-2019, 09:24 PM   #2
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No it's not normal. The base of the antenna screws into a fitting. One way or another, yours has come loose,. You need to tighten it down.

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Old 09-05-2019, 04:24 AM   #3
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Bob, Do you happen to know how to tighten it down? The four bolts that connect it to the roof and tight and well sealed. It is where the base/mast meets the plastic disc that is loose. I cannot see any way to tighten it. Also, any idea who makes this antenna?

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Old 09-05-2019, 09:28 AM   #4
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Bob, Do you happen to know how to tighten it down? The four bolts that connect it to the roof and tight and well sealed. It is where the base/mast meets the plastic disc that is loose. I cannot see any way to tighten it. Also, any idea who makes this antenna?

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I always *assumed* it was made by Winegard. The Roadstar 3000 is fairly similar. There are a lot of outfits that make similar units. No idea how it is put together.

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Old 09-05-2019, 10:24 AM   #5
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My mushroom antenna does the same thing and has always been loose. I remember calling someone at one point who told me it was normal.
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Old 09-05-2019, 10:36 AM   #6
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Mine is loose too

And I too donít see any way to tighten it. Feel like iím going to snap it off when I wash it. Hope someone has the answer
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Old 09-05-2019, 10:57 AM   #7
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I was on the roof of my 2018 27 FB today and noticed that the mushroom/flying saucer TV antenna is very loose and shaky in the connection between the short mast and the white disk. Has anyone noticed this on theirs? Is it normal? I am afraid this thing will shake itself loose and turn into a real flying saucer while on the road.
I have the same issue. The base/stem is well secured to the roof but the saucer is very loose. I didn't want to mess with it when I was up there, plus I was focused on resolving a solar issue. Nonetheless, TV signal is fine and I've put nearly 1000 miles of travel on it since I noticed.
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Old 09-05-2019, 11:26 AM   #8
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That is normal for those antennas. In assembly, the top (mushroom part) merely presses down onto the stem until it snaps into place. The base is secured to the roof first. Not sure about you but I hate this antenna. Gets very poor reception. I have had others right next to me get twice the number of channels than this one does with another brand of antenna.
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Old 09-05-2019, 12:06 PM   #9
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Is there a way to use hardening marine silicon are the connection to reintegrate the parts? When I had my boat it was useful in many similar applications. We have the same unit. Safe travels from 6955.
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Old 09-05-2019, 12:20 PM   #10
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Screw it.

I have at 19' that had the same issue. A Winegard.
The black plastic part has a slip ring in it, that slips in a groove of the metal mast. Can't be tightened.
BUT what I did was drill two small holes, 90 degrees to one another through the plastic into the metal mast. Use a blunt nosed screw, and screw into each hole. I also used plastic washers. You don't have to use much torque to keep it tight. You don't want to crush the antenna. Do not use a sharp pointed screw, as it may chafe the cable.

No more movement!
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Old 09-06-2019, 11:43 PM   #11
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I replaced mine with a King Jack directional antenna. It works much better. The disk antenna appears to be factory sealed. Mine was a little loose too.
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Old 09-07-2019, 05:29 AM   #12
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I don't even know why they bothered to put the thing on, they are worthless, you would be better off with "rabbit ears"
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Old 10-21-2019, 09:02 AM   #13
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Similar issue. The mushroom spins freely on the mounting post. TV reception seems reasonably adequate, though, so hoping - as others have said - "it's normal."
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