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Old 03-11-2012, 07:55 PM   #15
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There is a gear in the base which was stripped on mine. I think the local trailer supply had the replacement. Do you have the Skyliner off the roof yet?
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:00 PM   #16
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I have not removed it from the roof as of yet. I think that is where I need to go from here. Rain in the forcast next few days, so maybe all that oil will do something by the end of the week.

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Old 03-12-2012, 09:53 AM   #17
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When you pull the handle down a pin in the shaft engages the gear that raises and lowers the antenna, when you push the handle up it engages the base of the antenna allowing for it's rotation.
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I bought new gears, base plate, wire, spring, bearings, and shaft last year from the manufacturer, Braund Mfg, now a Div. of Barker Mfg. Co Barker_Home
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:46 PM   #18
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Thanks for that info. I think I will drop the shaft down and out and see if I can get some penatrating oil in from that direction. I got the shaft out a couple days ago by pushing up on the shaft and removing the upper spring pin. The lower pin is in place. When I turn the crank counterclockwise it locks into something but won't turn. I'm starting to wonder if the PO put a screw in someplace or something like that to prevent it from turning.
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