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Old 03-04-2008, 09:01 AM   #15
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My antenna mount wasn't the most elegant, but I simply mounted a steel plate on the one end of the TV antenna and use a magnetic mount Sirius antenna -- I then ran the wire down the front of my Bambi and in through the window. I actually did the same thing with a Cell antenna. I used some narrow plastic cord hiding conduit (double face tape mount) along the window to hold the wires stable. After two years of traveling with antennas mounted lower on the side of the trailer I found that the Bambi sides just interfered with the signal too much. By mounting the steel plate on the TV antenna I am always above the metal sides of the trailer and can even raise the antenna if I want. Reception is much better and more consistent.

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Old 04-01-2008, 02:05 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by lewster
Why Not?

They have to run the antenna wire for the car stereo inside, so if you send them the antenna and the wire, they should be able to run that also. The only problem that I see is that the magnetic antenna will not sick to the aluminum.

You might want to opt for a marine antenna that gets mounted to the roof instead of the car antenna. Just neds to have the wire run inside and placed by the stereo.

If they won't mount the antenna, just send the cable and have them bring it up at the same location as the radio's antenna and you can mount the antenna yourself!
Well - as it turns out - we will have our AS shipped with the Sirius unit that Airstream installs. The model is compatable with the the antenna and power feed that's in my TV. All I need to do is swap out the cradle in my TV (for $9.95) and the new unit will work in both the trailer and the TV. My dealer threw in the Sirius package at no charge when I was placing the order. So, how could I go wrong?

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