I forgot to lower my winegard sensor antenna prior to traveling. It will not crank up nor can it be raised manually via the roof. It is just lying flat on the roof. Surely, some members must have experienced this dilemma. If so, would appreciate some help on how to restore its function.
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Thanks. I'm now aware that I must do something like you suggest. However, I wonder if someone out there may know if this can be fixed without any new parts. For example, removing the two pins holding the antenna in place and putting it in the up position.
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Yep! I have a key ring that is just big enough to slide over that handle. It goes up there whether I put the antenna up or down.
Sounds like something got bent. I have seen parts in some campgrounds, but most likely you will need a trip to an RV dealer or store.
Wayne MSGT USMC (Ret) & Earlene (CinCHouse) RVM14 (ARS: KE5QG)
Lexi - Goldendoodle
2015 Winnebago Tour 42QD - 2020 Lincoln Nautilus Reserve
It is what it is, and then it is what you make of it.
A couple of new parts($20) and about 20 minutes. Don't ask how I know this. If you are already camping I think you can just go up on the coach and pull the stripped gear and shaft then use a bunge cord to hold it up.
On my old rig that happened and I took it apart and put it back together and it worked. No sure what I did but it worked. Next time I did it ( must of been someone else driving) I had to get parts from a RV Store.
Just to add to the list of people who have driven with the antenna up. I drove from Banff to Jasper in Alberta CA. it is about 180 miles and 70 mph. When I got to the campground the owner asked if I always drove with it up? Heres your sign. It still worked perfectly as new.
Bill & Nancy
2019 Essex 4579
New Stanton, PA
I have a clothspin that goes on the steering wheel when the antenna goes up and back on the crank when it comes down. I also have one for the coffee pot and printer.When all the pins are off the wheel it is good to go.
I drove out of the campground with the antenna up on the 5'er I was towing. Wondered why I noticed the overhead electric line swaying in the side mirror. Campground lady chased me down carrying my batwing head and none too pleased. What was she upset about? Her wire was fine. My antenna was not. The arm still cranked up and down fine minus the head. Since I broke the mount points off the head, I had to buy a new one.
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