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Old 01-25-2021, 07:52 PM   #1
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27N roof

I'm looking at a 2106 Itasca Sunstar 27N. What are these 2 things in the photo? Seems there should be a cover over the hoke in that black square? Thanks
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The round item is the dashboard radio AM/FM antenna, it's mast is broken. The broken part unscrews from the base and can be replaced. Part costs under $ 20.

The rectangular item that has a small black plastic square in the middle is the Sirius XM Sat Radio antenna. There is a Sirius XM receiver behind the dash and you should be able to select Sat on the dash radio and tune to Sirius XM channel 0 and perhaps another channel or two and see if it's working. To get more channels you have to subscribe.
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Thanks. Here's a better photo of the area in question:
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Yes it is Sirius antenna but why so much gook to hold it on. Mine is on just by the sticker on the back.
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Yes it is Sirius antenna but why so much gook to hold it on. Mine is on just by the sticker on the back.
But why was it removed in the first place? To me, it looks more like something added and removed by a previous owner who might not have known what he was doing.
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Yes it is Sirius antenna but why so much gook to hold it on. Mine is on just by the sticker on the back.
My Vista built in December, 2015 also has a large application of lap sealant around the Sirius XM Antenna like in your photo. The wire exits the side of the antenna and wire passes thru about a 1/2" hole near the antenna - because the connector is already on the end of the wire so the hole has to be big enough for the connector to pass thru. All that said, yes they could have applied less than they did. But every Winnebago I have seen looks like that. Don't sweat it. Not a problem.
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Thanks for the reply. I'm a nervous mess. I have never bought anything used other than a cheap car one or twice I'm my life.
I don't know for sure but I'm thinking the owner removed both antennas because he kept it covered. That's probably why the front protective film has mold growth behind it.
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The flat Sat antenna would not bother a cover and I'm sure it was not removed. The radio antenna that is used is flexible plastic and gets brittle, and eventually breaks. From your photo that shows a broken off stub, it's broken NOT deliberately removed.

I've had to replace mine a year ago. Here's a link to a replacement - someone can get on the roof can replace in than 15 minutes ...

You un-screw the broken stub, un-screw the antenna from the base of the replacement, and put it on. Throw away the base of the replacement and the old stub. Done.

Link: Flexible Mast Antenna
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The flat Sat antenna would not bother a cover and I'm sure it was not removed. The radio antenna that is used is flexible plastic and gets brittle, and eventually breaks. From your photo that shows a broken off stub, it's broken NOT deliberately removed.

I've had to replace mine a year ago. Here's a link to a replacement - someone can get on the roof can replace in than 15 minutes ...

You un-screw the broken stub, un-screw the antenna from the base of the replacement, and put it on. Throw away the base of the replacement and the old stub. Done.

Link: Flexible Mast Antenna
Ok, I thought that was a hole in the middle of that black patch. After reading your post, I looked at the image more closely and see that it actually appears to be something plastic sticking up a tad over the sealant. Makes sense now.
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