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Old 03-05-2008, 06:48 PM   #1
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old fashion tv antenna

Where can one find a new old fashion rv crank antenna?
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:01 PM   #2
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Not from our rig! We still use it on every trip! (Actually,it's kind of fun to watch the faces of the folks in rigs around us when I go out to set up the wicked-looking thing.)

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Old 03-05-2008, 08:43 PM   #3
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Not original but kinda close.

eBay Motors: WINEGARD RV-7020 Dipole TV Antenna Trailer Camper LOOK! (item 190189723836 end time Mar-11-08 15:01:27 PDT)
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:47 PM   #4
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I plan to remove the TV antenna from my '77' Minuet this summer. You would be welcome to it when that happens. It does need the crank up gear replaced and some of the other plastic parts are badly aged. I camp to get away from the TV and phone and traffic and ...
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:22 PM   #5
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I don't know that they had 'crank up' antennas for the mid '60s and before. My '66 has the FOLD-UP kind as in my pictures. The picture showing it deployed does telescope up much higher. I was limited with the coach under the canopy. Nope, don't want to part with it. It works great.
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Old 03-16-2008, 07:50 PM   #6
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Crank-up Antenna

On our '74, we have a hand crank antenna and have recently found a source for parts. The antenna was made by Barker Mfg co. of Battle Creek originally, and the model was the Skyliner.

Rvshop.com has parts for it made by Braund and also by Barker. I am not sure if you could make an entire new assembly from parts they carry or not, but if you do happen to acquire an older unit, they carry a lot of parts. They have gears, legs, base casting, head and legs, drive shafts and handles.

Good luck with your search.
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:33 PM   #7
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You might try the scrap yards such as Colwell in MO. Otherwise, they show up occasionally on EBAY or you could post a wanted ad on this site or the VAC site for free. Sometimes you see them at a Region or International Rally. My 63 had a fold up antenna as original equipment. It sort of works, if we are close enough to a TV station.
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:58 PM   #8
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I don't know that they had 'crank up' antennas for the mid '60s and before. My '66 has the FOLD-UP kind as in my pictures. The picture showing it deployed does telescope up much higher. I was limited with the coach under the canopy. Nope, don't want to part with it. It works great.
My í67 Trade Wind has an the same Braund crank up as my í83 Excella. The Excella need new plastic gears, but they are readily available. Inexpensively, donít fall for the ones for sale on the classifieds. I have a set, but am waiting till I rent scaffolding to replace my roof AC. Iíll replace the gears then.
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Cool parts

if you find some parts let me know i need the screw gear on mine. Its got teeth missing and if i can just replace it that would bee nice.
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:21 PM   #10
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if you find some parts let me know i need the screw gear on mine. Its got teeth missing and if i can just replace it that would bee nice.
Hi oslow,

What a good lookin’ Excella!

I got mine for RVshop (BRAUND GEAR KIT (Rnd. Leg) at RVShop.com) mainly because they differentiated between the square leg and round leg versions. I have the round leg versions. I have also found them at Vintage Trailer supply Vintage Trailer Supply - Vintage travel trailer parts and supplies!, don’t know which version but they are very friendly people. Today I would call and ask them, but it was only a couple of dollars difference. They also have a very cool cap, see my Public Profile photo http://www.airforums.com/forums/memb...eld-17830.html. Also a good source for other parts, such as Vulkem, etc… Also found some at Mark’s RV Marksrv.com rv antenna page, but they were outrageously expensive at $14.75.

The extremely expensive, $40+, ones for sale in the classifieds have disappeared, thank goodness.

This antenna works great for HDTV! I have a Dish HD DVR, but the Little Rock locals via Dish are not Hi Def. It will, however, record via the antenna. I get great locals using my Braund Skyliner, could not be any better.
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Our Braund antenna is original and works quite well after replacing a worn bit of cable. Some METALWAX cleaned it right up, too.
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:37 AM   #12
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Me, too!

Okay, I've decided I'd like to install one of the fold-up TV antennas that was original to my trailer. The problem is, of course, that I have ZERO parts associated with it. Nothing but patched holes in the skin where mine was ripped off by some PO.

If anyone has extra parts for this lying around somewhere, I'd love to take them off your hands.

I have a 1963 Overlander, and I guess it originally had a Braund fold-up antenna? I'm not even certain.

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try this:
RV Antenna - Winegard RV3090/RV7090 on Sale
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Old 01-30-2010, 12:52 PM   #14
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Hi DLB, thanks for the link, but I'm actually looking for a vintage one, an identical replacement for the one that was on my trailer when it was originally purchased in 1963.

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