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Old 01-07-2012, 06:34 PM   #1
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Question Roof crank up antenna wire goes where ???

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Roof antenna removed in favor of a Wingard flat round one on 3 legs, but where does the attenna wire from the old crank up antenna end up inside the trailer ????
Searched around, but no obvious atnnenna wire sticking out anywhere inside the trailer.
I would like to use it to pull the coax and antenna power wire back up thru the roof...
Thanks for any input !!
The old antenna is available to anyone seeking to be original !!

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Old 01-07-2012, 07:05 PM   #2
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1978 Argosy 27 trailer, w/ rear bath
Roof antenna removed in favor of a Wingard flat round one on 3 legs, but where does the attenna wire from the old crank up antenna end up inside the trailer ????
Searched around, but no obvious atnnenna wire sticking out anywhere inside the trailer.
I would like to use it to pull the coax and antenna power wire back up thru the roof...
Thanks for any input !!
The old antenna is available to anyone seeking to be original !!

BC
It should be right next to a 12 volt outlet. which looks like a cigarette lighter outlet.

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Old 01-07-2012, 07:13 PM   #3
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If yours has an entertainment area it would be there. Usually there is a wedge shapped white box that has a 12V cig plug and a two pronged socket for the antenna connection.

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In my Argosy, it was in an off-white wedge shaped box (3x4 inches) under the window that was above the fold-out table.
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:20 AM   #5
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Even if it is in the off-white wedge shaped box (and it probably is), it still may not be obvious that it is the antenna connection. They used a special two pin plug that plugs into two small (less than 1/8") holes next to the 12v outlet. Check the link for photos, there's even a closeup of the plug in the wedge shaped box.
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:32 PM   #6
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I would like to use it to pull the coax and antenna power wire back up thru the roof...

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When you find it I doubt that you will be able to use it to pull a coax back up through the roof, unless it is very very close to the roof entry point. But, anything is possible.
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When you find it I doubt that you will be able to use it to pull a coax back up through the roof, unless it is very very close to the roof entry point. But, anything is possible.
In my Excella, it was coax all the way from the antenna to the wedge shaped box. There was an adapter that converted the coax to the old flat type wire connected to the two little holes for the two pin plug. I just disconnected the adapter and drilled a hole for the coax.
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Thanks folks, it was behind the temporary apt size fridge the previous owner has installed in front of it.
So, after disconnecting the box from the wall, I found that there are two flat 300 om type antenna cables atached to the 2 pin connector holes.
One must go to the roof antenna / area , but where does the other one end up ??
I see no other obvious inside or outside connection or wire.
Perhaps a hidden outside campground antenna connection I haven't found?
Thanks again for the guidance..
Still looking for a rear sink top replacement, original type if possibe.
Otherwise, I will have to install a drop in replacement after cutting out the old , cracked one.
Last big item on the refrbishment parts list !
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Thanks folks, it was behind the temporary apt size fridge the previous owner has installed in front of it.
So, after disconnecting the box from the wall, I found that there are two flat 300 om type antenna cables atached to the 2 pin connector holes.
One must go to the roof antenna / area , but where does the other one end up ??
I see no other obvious inside or outside connection or wire.
Perhaps a hidden outside campground antenna connection I haven't found?
Thanks again for the guidance..
Still looking for a rear sink top replacement, original type if possibe.
Otherwise, I will have to install a drop in replacement after cutting out the old , cracked one.
Last big item on the refrbishment parts list !
BC
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The other wire goes to a TV outlet, in the bedroom.

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Old 01-12-2012, 09:50 AM   #10
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My '74 Argosy has the same flat wire cable going from the antenna box inside to the roof top antenna. There is not a second cable in my trailer. But when I wanted to install a coax cable for use in RV parks. I found it very easy to route the new coax thru the floor vent behind the refer. I can now connect to the cable television jack when they are available in the RV parks. Maybe the PO did a similar thing with a piece of flat wire television cable.
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Well, I scoured the bedroom areas, and NO 2nd TV cable anywhere.
It goes up the wall alongside the one to the antenna area on the roof, then disappears. Maybe it will turn up someday. No need for a TV connection in the bedroom anyway.
For now anyways, I am replacing the wall box with a Weingard round antenna power supply and connection faceplate.
It has a connection for a second cable that will be run to a outside coax connector for cable tv hookup at a campground.
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