Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-29-2011, 08:28 PM   #1
Member
 
jamesvinton's Avatar
 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Huntley, IL
Posts: 75
TV Antenna

Just pulled my first "NEWBIE" mistake. I took off without lowering the TV Antenna. Hit some low hanging branches and I think it is really broken. Have to climb up there tomorrow and check. ANyone eber replace a crank up TV antenna on a bounder? HAve it done by the dealer? Do it yourself? Need advice!! Won't forget again!!

Jim
__________________

__________________
jamesvinton is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-29-2011, 08:42 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Martind4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Marshfield, WI
Posts: 433
Did the same thing earlier this summer, felt really stupid since I should know better. Replacing the whole thing was the best option for me, the parts would have cost more than a new antenna.

The process is relatively easy, just follow the installation instructions that come with the new antenna, I didn't snake in new coax, the old stuff was fine and there was a connection just under the old antenna. I sealed the new antenna with butyl tape and finished with Dicor self leveling sealant on the edges and screw heads. The whole thing took about an hour to remove/replace with new.

Good Luck.
__________________

__________________
Denny, Connie & Shadow (former barn cat made good)
2000 Itasca Horizon, Cat 3126B, Freightliner Chassis
Martind4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2011, 08:49 PM   #3
Member
 
bigdale's Avatar
 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 85
I tie a ribbon too my steering wheel to remind me of things to check before i move the coach.
__________________
Amateur Radio Op/Crappie Fishin Fool
1991 Cross Country Sportscoach 32 ft. Homebase Indiana
bigdale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2011, 08:50 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
njs42's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Federal Way, Wa.
Posts: 2,901
CW has a bright day glow sign which I hand from my visors asking Have you lowered your antenna? Also some people hang theri keys from the antenna crank---can't leave without knowing it is up.

I havenever driven off with my antenna up----but my 50 amp cord is much shorter than normal----ran over it -----twice. I hang the sign there to remind me that I am plugged in at home.
__________________
I do all my own stunts
03 Dolphin LX 6355, Workhorse W22, 8.1 vortec, 04 CR-V, Blue Ox, Brake Pro----Norm, Barb and
Doc(He's a PhD)
njs42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2011, 08:57 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 28,452
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigdale View Post
I tie a ribbon too my steering wheel to remind me of things to check before i move the coach.
I hang the keys from the crank, haven't driven off with it up since and I still have the original antenna with NO repairs!!
__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2011, 09:31 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
ronspradley's Avatar


 
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 1,624
Did that in Florida CG a few years ago. Moving from one campsite to another. Who would have thought there would be a tree between the two sites............. All I had to replace was a plastic gear that was easily accessible. I have read that there are now replacement heads for digital cable so maybe that is what you need to look for, depending on what you broke............good luck................ronspradley
__________________
1993 Gulfstream Sun Voyager DP 30'
200 HP Cummins B5.9, 4sp Allison AT542
Toad 1998 Honda CRV, 2006 Honda CRV
Life's too short to drink cheap beer.
ronspradley is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2011, 09:38 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 38
TV Antennea

If I were to have to replace my TV antennae, I'd get one that will bring in all the stations. I think the brand name is Jack and it mounts on any system. Just research it on the web.
__________________
sunshineOH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2011, 05:49 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: western wa.
Posts: 539
put in on your check list.
__________________
2007 NRV DOLPHIN LX 6342

WORKHORSE W-22
cannon man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2011, 07:30 AM   #9
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Traveling the lower 48
Posts: 2,450
You will want to see what damage has been done. Did it tear off and the interior pieces fall into the coach? If so, you likely would be better off buying a complete new antenna. No need to replace mounting part on the roof but you can install the new parts into the base and you will be back in business with an antenna that will get you all of your programming.
If you did not tear the thing up you may have just broken the plastic gear that raises and lowers the antenna and/or possibly the worm drive gear that is located under the black plastic hexagonal cap on the roof. If the antenna and arms are fine you can but the individual parts for very little money. Let me know if you need more help. If you need more info, post pictures if you can.
__________________
Bill Adams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2011, 07:41 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
HD4Mark's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Coastal Campers
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Marathon, Florida
Posts: 2,894
Haven't taken off yet with the antenna up but I can see how it would be easy to do. Our rig has a buzzer and dash light marked antenna that goes off every time you start up. That makes it easy to ignore. So why do you suppose RV manufacturers have not come up with a true ignition switch powered alarm that only goes off when you have actually left the antenna up? I would think a simple 12V powered magnetic type switch would do the trick.
__________________
Mark & Nancy
2004 Winnebago Vectra 40KD
Shep dog, R.I.P. Kenzie dog Toad 2015 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler
HD4Mark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2011, 07:50 AM   #11
SRT
Senior Member
 
SRT's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Head of the Lakes, Minnesota
Posts: 575
Luckily our motor home came with lights for the antenna and jacks. Too bad there wasn't a light for the shore power cord. Ripped off the plug and tipped the outlet post.
__________________
FMCA# 266040 HRRVC# 84109
2000 32' HR Vacationer w/Banks
'98 Subaru Outback 5 spd toad
SRT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2011, 08:23 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
mikf's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 532
just received my JACK antenna from CW yesterday. so when I get it installed no more cranking up and down. I did not forget to put mine down, but I think it is getting weak. I can park right next to another rv and they get more channels then me. I know the amp is working because when I turn it off I loose evey thing. even if it does not improve my reception, no more cranking up and down, plus it has leds to tell you which direction the best signal is comming from.
__________________
mikf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2011, 01:57 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
wa8yxm's Avatar
 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 22,792
First: The antenna is in many parts.. Assuming a winegard "Sensar"

If the damage is just to the "wings" Simply bend 'em back in shape. they are "solid" metal (There is a hole in the center of course) and contain no electronics.

If the damage is to the HEAD (IE: Wing tore off) then you need to replace the head, you can use another Sensar (I'd go with III) or a Jack Antenna from King Controls. Easy job,

First: TURN OFF the antenna at either the wall plate or the box of many buttons (Turn off the power light) then go topside and disconnect the coax from the head. .Then pull two pins.. that's all. and lift it off, replacement is reverse.

If the damage is to the lift arms.... Then you will need new lift arms. .It is still and easy job but without the instructions in front of me I can't tell you how to proceed save to start by getting new lift arms.

If the gear got stripped... Likewise.
__________________

__________________
Home is where I park it!
wa8yxm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
antenna



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New! King Controls "The Jack" Off-Air Digital Replacement Antenna Warpath Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 57 06-01-2015 05:01 PM
Winegard Sensar Antenna Maintenance wlf00 Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 2 07-24-2011 07:42 PM
Tropi-Cal antenna question gajpurdy National RV Owner's Forum 2 05-19-2011 08:40 AM
Winegard Automatic Portable Satellite TV Antenna BigRedLancer Gear and Product Discussions 0 10-24-2009 05:59 PM
Projects, Sirrus, GPS Antenna, Fan-Tastic Model 6600 w/ Wireless Remote DriVer Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 14 07-04-2007 11:48 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.