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Old 11-03-2012, 01:10 PM   #1
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We have a 96/97 Fleet wood Flair and the coaxial cable that goes to the antenna broke above the roof line. Has anyone changed the cable?
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:24 PM   #2
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I have 96 Fleetwood Pace Arrow, I'm about 90% sure mine has a connector at the base with a short cable on up the antenna. Sure yours isn't the same, of course I'm 3rd owner so it could have been changed. Mine is also just standard coax so if you don't have the connection above the roof you can splice a std coax connetor on the broken end.
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The roof antenna has only about a 6' section of coax attached, so any connector in the ceiling will be close to the crank location. If your antenna doesn't have a connector buired in the sealant above the roof, and there is no access into the roof cavity near the crank, you may have to remove the antenna to replace the cable. Drop any vent trim or skylight trim close to the crank and have a look around, you may be able to see the connection. Good Luck.
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The old cable is pretty deteriorated but I think I can salvage enough to add a connector near the base. I'm trying to avoid removing the base plate.
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Remember to use outdoor rated connectors, and tape things up well.
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Remember to use outdoor rated connectors, and tape things up well.
And use shrink tubing with a little sealant at each end.
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We have a 96/97 Fleet wood Flair and the coaxial cable that goes to the antenna broke above the roof line. Has anyone changed the cable?
It is a snap to change,, The hard part is getting at the roof-level connector (you got to dig through all that caulking around where it meets the roof.

At that point there will be a bulkhead connector (Also known as a "Through Wall" or in this case "Through Roof" connector.

You do not need to dig into the RV at all, the only wire you replace is what you can see up on the roof.

When you are done some Dicore (NOT the self leveling kind) to seal it up again and you are good as new. better in fact.
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OK, I'll have to get back up there and take a good hard look see. I couldn't see any bulkhead connector last time, just sealant. That's why I was dreading having to remove the base plate on a 15 yr old roof
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I have an 03 Itasca 35' class a and the lead appears to go thru sealent and below the roof. I don't see any connector other than at the antenna itself. Mine is broken at roof level and I am not able to pull any up. Arrrrgggghhh!
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