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Old 03-19-2014, 08:11 PM   #1
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Questions on tow rating and roof antenna

I have a 97 33" Dolphin F53 gas.

Anyone know the maximum weight of a towed vehicle with all four down?

Second problem...

The roof antenna mount broke and I don't have the manual. Anyone know what model antenna they put on these? Pics attached of the broken part.
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As for the tow rating... just find your GVWR and GCVWR listing that should be posted inside your coach. Subtract the two....that's the tow rating.

Can't help you with the antenna....sorry.

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Old 03-20-2014, 09:40 AM   #3
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From your first picture, it appears to be a winegard. Not sure what the second picture is. There is a worm gear that raises and lowers the antenna and there are replacement parts available. We got ours at camping world. Not expensive and an easy fix.
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^^ X2 ^^ looks like a winegard. Same thing happened to me couple years ago. Had to replace the whole unit.
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Looks like a plastic Winegard Sensar? But with a broken base, you need the entire unit because you probably can't get just the base.
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Old 03-20-2014, 01:35 PM   #6
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Here is a link to the Manual with Parts List for your Antenna.
https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?...=WordPdf&wdo=1


Here is a link to your Brochure

National RV 1997 Dolphin Brochure

It says you have a Class III hitch which is rated for 5000 pounds.

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Old 03-20-2014, 04:25 PM   #7
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You have two answers on the tow rating.. The first one was likely the better answer, though it might be teh second.

The proper answer is the lesser of the following two
The 5,000 pound HITCH rating
and the Max Combined Gross Vehicle Weight less the actuall weight of the RV loaded for travel with full tanks (Fresh water and fuel, You may leave the waste tanks empty)

NOTE that the fully loaded RV may weigh LESS than the Max GVW of the RV alone. (or more if you overload).
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Thanks for all the help!

I sent those pics to Winegard and they said that model is obsolete and parts are not available.
Wife wants to install one of those new low profile fixed antennas so I'll look at that.
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Thanks for all the help!

I sent those pics to Winegard and they said that model is obsolete and parts are not available.
Wife wants to install one of those new low profile fixed antennas so I'll look at that.
I've been looking at the Jack Antenna for a while now and this is the lease expensive I've found. I'm not sure what the shipping is if your not Prime because I am.

Amazon.com: King Controls OA8200 White Jack Antenna with SureLock: Automotive


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