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Old 04-15-2008, 08:42 AM   #1
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I have a 2004 discovery with a noisy Crank up antenna and satellite dish when traveling down the road. Does any one have a solution for this other than replacing them.

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Old 04-15-2008, 08:42 AM   #2
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I have a 2004 discovery with a noisy Crank up antenna and satellite dish when traveling down the road. Does any one have a solution for this other than replacing them.

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Old 04-15-2008, 10:44 AM   #3
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What type of noise? I had knocking and banging traveling down the road which I corrected it took awhile to figure where it was coming from but I found it the antenna
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:55 AM   #4
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How did you fix it?
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:59 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 goodrich1:
How did you fix it? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Chuck, welcome to iRV2.

Our motorhome came from the factory with self-adhesive foam rubber strips attached to the underside of each end of the wings where they might come in contact with the roof.

If you think that's where the noise might be coming from and not from a loose pivot mechanism, go up on the roof and measure the gaps under the wings, stop by your nearest home improvement center and buy a length of weatherstrip a little thicker than the gap, and stick a piece on the underside of the wings.

There is also a rubber bumper under the center post of our antenna. Yours may be missing. A piece of foam rubber weatherstrip will probably help there, too. Same for the satellite dish. Anything that is just touching or almost touching the roof can vibrate against the roof when you are underway. The idea is to have a little compression of the rubber weatherstrip when everything is in the down position.
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Same as paz said weather stripping on blades and rod
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Thanks, I will try that and let you know.
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:37 AM   #8
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I installed strips of Eternabond to the roof where the antenna laid down onto the roof, this helped protect the roof from the antenna, and also cushioned it when down. The worm gear on the antenna gets worn out, and this raises the antenna slightly to a spot on the gear that is not as bad worn.
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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 Hillbilly2:
I installed strips of Eternabond to the roof where the antenna laid down onto the roof, this helped protect the roof from the antenna, and also cushioned it when down. The worm gear on the antenna gets worn out, and this raises the antenna slightly to a spot on the gear that is not as bad worn. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You can get a worm and elevator gear set from Wineguard for less than $20 and have that puppy like new again. Just add the lubricating of the antenna mechanism to your maintenance schedule and these parts should last longer next time.

Check out the online line manual, at the link below, which should be simular to yours:

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