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Old 09-04-2006, 02:44 PM   #1
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I have a fuctioning antenna on the MH but it is marginal and the original (1994). Is it worth a hundred bucks and the work to put on a newer antenna? How much work is it to replace an existing antenna?
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I have a fuctioning antenna on the MH but it is marginal and the original (1994). Is it worth a hundred bucks and the work to put on a newer antenna? How much work is it to replace an existing antenna?
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Old 09-04-2006, 03:15 PM   #3
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Unless you are referring to an antenna that has more functions or amplifiers than to bring signal into your MH radio, it makes no difference how old it is... if it is functioning that only thing that would improve the signal to your radio would be an in-line amplifier.

Antennas don't wear out... they break, or the lead between the mast and the radio may get damaged or broken and no longer carry signal, but neither the antenna nor the lead "wear out." They have to suffer physical damage in order to cease functioning.

I hope this helps.
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Old 09-04-2006, 06:33 PM   #4
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Thanks for the answer. I should have said that the antenna is for the TV. Does your answer still apply?

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Old 09-05-2006, 01:28 AM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Daveb PT:
have a fuctioning antenna on the MH but it is marginal and the original (1994). Is it worth a hundred bucks and the work to put on a newer antenna? How much work is it to replace an existing antenna?
Dave </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The downlead would be one of the first things to go. They wear out over time just from exposure to the sun. Once the jacket gets porous and water starts to saturate it the reception will deteriorate.

Just make sure you have turned on the signal amplifier first before assesing the antenna. It could also be just a faulty signal amplifier too.

Physical replacement should be fairly easy if you are replaceing a Wineguard with a Wineguard as the mount should be the same. All you would have to do is disconnect the handle and the hold downs inside the coach, disconnect the coax, slide the old out, the new in and reconnect everything. The hard part would be replacing the coax.
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Old 09-05-2006, 06:34 PM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Daveb PT:
Thanks for the answer. I should have said that the antenna is for the TV. Does your answer still apply?

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Yes, my answer still applies, and Neil's is even more complete now that you've specified the TV antenna.

Hope you find the problem OK.
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Old 09-10-2006, 03:53 AM   #7
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Hi I had a loose cable on My 5er and it was acting up.I tighten it up wow that was all it needed.Check the ends for water or rust etc.also.Good Luck Bushman
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Has anyone replaced the gears in a Winegard TV antenna...The model with the two 'airplane' type wings on the roof that droop down on the ends. Don't know the model number...cranked it up with some difficulty, but could only get it about 2/3's the way back down.

Went up on the roof to fine the plastic 'rack' gear all torn up! I just got a replacement gear and the matching worm gear and shaft...

What am I looking at to take it apart? I guess I'll have to remove the crank from inside and lift the whole ***'y out through the roof - right?

Thanks for the help.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Mexray:
Has anyone replaced the gears in a Winegard TV antenna...The model with the two 'airplane' type wings on the roof that droop down on the ends. Don't know the model number...cranked it up with some difficulty, but could only get it about 2/3's the way back down.

Went up on the roof to fine the plastic 'rack' gear all torn up! I just got a replacement gear and the matching worm gear and shaft...

What am I looking at to take it apart? I guess I'll have to remove the crank from inside and lift the whole ***'y out through the roof - right?

Thanks for the help. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If you do not have your manual any more you can download one from Winegards web site:

http://www.winegard.com/mobile/pdf/2452013.pdf


It contains the following instructions:

ELEVATING SHAFT & WORM GEAR ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE
NOTE: It is not necessary to remove rotating gear housing from base plate or remove antenna from
roof to replace the shaft & worm gear assembly .
Step 1: Lower antenna to travel position. Loosen set screw on elevating crank, remove crank, spring,
directional handle.
Step 2: Remove top retaining ring from top pin holding top elevating tube in rotating gear housing and
remove pin.
Step 3: Remove plastic plug from top of rotating gear housing, disengage elevating gear, remove elevating
shaft assembly .
Step 4: Lubricate worm gear assembly on new elevating shaft assembly with spray silicone lubricant,
make sure wave washer, flat washer and quad ring are on lower bearing and insert assembly in housing.
Step 5: Reinstall plastic plug in top of housing. Gears will mesh automatically once elevating crank is
turned.
Step 6: Replace directional handle, spring and elevating crank. Make sure set screw contacts flat surface
on shaft before tightening.
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