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Old 03-10-2014, 11:47 AM   #15
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I have a RED idiot light on my dash that will warn me that the ANT is still up.

However, just in case if that RED light bulb were to ever blow I also use a RED plastic Chip Bag Clip which clips to the antenna handle when it is down. Once I raise the antenna, I remove the RED clip and clip it to my keys hanging in the ignition switch.

When I start the engine the RED clip reminds me to lower the antenna and once that's been done the RED clip goes back onto the antenna handle until the next time.

I have never had a senior moment with the antenna ever.

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Old 03-10-2014, 12:10 PM   #16
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I have a red tag with a dummy key attached hanging on the antenna crank. Antenna goes up, key goes in ignition switch. Can't start engine until key is removed. Even I can't miss that.

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Old 03-10-2014, 12:31 PM   #17
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Put a set of keys you need on the antenna when you put it up. You can't leave without getting the keys and therefore putting the antenna down.[/QUOTE]Works for us as well
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:34 PM   #18
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Well, I had already learned about the tv antenna, but had to relearn with the new automatic satellite antenna !!!!

It takes 110v to stow it the normal way....Stopped for fuel and a NICE guy came by to tell us !!! If I had pulled through THAT fuel stop, it would have taken it out

THANKS whomever you were !
Had 40 miles to go before we stopped for the night and were REALLY watching clearance signs the rest of the way...

I learned it's no taller than 15'3" because we went under one that low !
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Old 03-10-2014, 01:01 PM   #19
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Also remembering to lower the vent cover before you leave the campground when rain is predicted.......... you are not an RVer !
So true, almost did this at the RV storage, thus I've been drilling on Maxxair vent covers, 2 more to go

Wow, I'm enjoying this RV stuff, this has to be the best toy I've ever had!!!
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:03 PM   #20
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we use a large clip on the air brake dump plunger. I like the key in the air or fake key in the ignition but I might want to turn on the key while parked and would most likely not put it back and run the antena into the overpass
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I used that one before...Got a certain finger used as a response.
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:48 PM   #22
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I too use a clip on the antenna crank. Clip goes on steering column mounted shift lever when antenna is up. Has worked for me..........so far.
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The DW and I have found the perfect solution to avoid these types of mishaps. 5 months ago we decided she would do the walk around inside of the MH and I would do the outside walk around. So far we are batting 1000!!!!! But keep in mind we live in Ohio and the MH hasn't left the driveway in 6 months!

Good luck and when you become the expert please let us know how we can be too!
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