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Old 01-16-2011, 03:21 PM   #15
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Hey SilverHoot,
Please keep us informed how your fix goes. I have similar antenna issues.

When you get it apart could you please post photos of how it goes together (ball joint, mount, antenna wire)?

I tried to remove mine, starting with the allen screw, and it felt like I was twisting wires inside...so smart enough to STOP for now.

Thanks, Walter
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:07 PM   #16
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The three rusty looking screws at the base are the way to remove the antenna. They appear to be sheetmetal screws. The allen head screw is to adjust the angle of the antenna. When you remove the three screws the whole thing should pull out slightly from the body of the trailer. Make a new gasket; caulk it; reassemble it with new screws. You should be good to go.
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:51 PM   #17
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Hey SilverHoot,
Please keep us informed how your fix goes. I have similar antenna issues.

When you get it apart could you please post photos of how it goes together (ball joint, mount, antenna wire)?

I tried to remove mine, starting with the allen screw, and it felt like I was twisting wires inside...so smart enough to STOP for now.

Thanks, Walter

I'll take some pics tomorrow.
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:53 PM   #18
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The three rusty looking screws at the base are the way to remove the antenna. They appear to be sheetmetal screws. The allen head screw is to adjust the angle of the antenna. When you remove the three screws the whole thing should pull out slightly from the body of the trailer. Make a new gasket; caulk it; reassemble it with new screws. You should be good to go.
The screws are not sheet metal screws, but machine thread and have nuts on the interior I'll post pics tomorrow.
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Old 01-16-2011, 08:17 PM   #19
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????????

Wow! That surprises me. Will wait for the pics.
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Old 01-16-2011, 08:45 PM   #20
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I think I have seen a similar antenna that is available from Radio Shack for about $30. I believe it is a CB antenna. I am not sure of how well it would work for FM reception. Shown below is the antenna on a 63 Globtrotter. So one option is just to replace the antenna with a new one.

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Old 01-16-2011, 10:11 PM   #21
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Not exact but this may help:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f450...osy-53414.html
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:25 AM   #22
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Gasket Material

Silverhoot, I went to the local auto parts place (O'Reilly's) and purchased a 4" x 6'" gasket and cut it to fit (package had 2 sheets of neoprene rust colored rubber gasket) If you need it thicker just use both sheets. Use the antenna baseplate to get the outer dimension of the circle. The inside hole should be obvious once the old gasket is removed. Drill the three mounting bolt holes thru the gasket slightly smaller than the new stainless steel bolts (for more leak prevention) and butter both sides of the gasket and bolt threads with vulkem or parbond before reinstalling the mount to the trailer. Then install a new stainless steel locknut with (Locktite) threadlocker. Boom done! No leaks then! I used this gasket on my new door handle from InlandRv at Andys' suggestion and it has worked with no leak for 5 years now! Hope this helps. Ed
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Old 01-17-2011, 02:48 PM   #23
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Wow! That surprises me. Will wait for the pics.
I decided to go with an internal antenna and patched the existing hole.
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:33 PM   #24
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Great. Thanks for photo. Mine has same bolts on outside.
How was the antenna wire/cable attached?
How did you access the nuts (does this mean I have to remove an interior wall panel)?
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Great. Thanks for photo. Mine has same bolts on outside.
How was the antenna wire/cable attached?
How did you access the nuts (does this mean I have to remove an interior wall panel)?
The antenna wire had a ring terminal that attached to the threaded stud and was secured with a nut.

The nuts were inside of the wall between the interior and exterior skins. Mine is very near the front window and near where panels meet and are riveted, so it may have been possible to get to the nut without removing the panel. Maybe just some rivets and pulling the panel back for access. I'll have to go and look at some old pics...Just looked and mine had a cable outlet cover that could be removed for access.
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Sometimes you can access the back side of the radio antenna, by going thru the speaker hole, that was in some models.

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