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Old 02-10-2003, 07:31 PM   #1
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TV Antenae 79 Soveriegn

The TV antenae on my unit is original. I tried to lower it this past fall and it felt like something stripped. As I turned the crank, the antenae would not lower. Fortunately I didn't have to tow it very far for storage.

The trailer is stored 500 miles from me and would like to know what parts might be required to fix it.
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Old 02-10-2003, 07:44 PM   #2
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Gordon,

Do you have a Skyliner or a batwing?
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Old 02-10-2003, 11:05 PM   #3
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Gordon,
You most likely have the Skyliner and have stripped the plastic gears. They don't last forever. You need the plastic worm and worm gear and they are still available as a kit.
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Gordon,
I am in the process of replacing the gears on our Skyliner antennae. Just waiting on the weather to clear. I ordered a new kit from Marksrv.com for $6.07 that fit perfectly. The only problem so far is trouble removing the stainless steel pin that holds the worm gear. Having to drill it out with a special hard tip bit.
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P.S. I saw a kit like the one I ordered sell on ebay last month for $24.00 plus shipping. You got check around.
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Thanks everyone.

It's the Skyliner.

Does the whole unit have to be removed in order to repair?
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You do not have to remove the entire unit. Just remove the round clips that hold the main round hinge pin and the pin that holds the worm gear. New clips come in the kit as well as worm gear rolled pin. Basically, just replace everything that comes in the kit. There's a drawing on the back of the package that shows how everything comes apart.
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Thanks very much for your help fellas.

I'll sniff around and find a kit.
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Old 02-11-2003, 03:59 PM   #8
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Tree got mine

A low hanging branch pulled my skyliner sideways and stripped the gears (after towing 300 mi to home I brushed a tree limb in my driveway when I pulled in!).

I just ordered the gear kit. So I don't have to remove anything from the inside at all? It installs from the roof on the outside?

Also, I have put a 75 ohm converter on my amplifier. There are three leads coming out of the amplifier - the little converter has two leads - which two of the three on the amplified are the "for sure" connections? I never have gotten this antenna to work for much, so I must be doing something wrong.

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I found the kit first try ($9.99 Canadian) where I buy all my parts to keep this A/S operating. They usually have be to be ordered in. I was truly surprised. So surprised I think I''ll have a beer.
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Better wait until the antennae is repaired before having the beer. Or just have the beer and forget the antennae.
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Dan

The antennae and trailer is 500 miles north of Winnipeg. I see the wind chill there tonight is close to -50. I shall have that beer now.

I won't get there till mid May.
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