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Old 02-01-2016, 08:54 PM   #11
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Here is a dumb question did your Seneca really come with an antenna. I was told the stub on the drivers mirror was for CB only of course I have not found an other antenna.
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Old 02-02-2016, 04:21 AM   #12
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That stub is used for both CB and am/fm via a duplexer device under the dash. (Its just not a very good CB antenna.)

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Old 02-02-2016, 05:20 AM   #13
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tjbroussarrd, your statement kind of insinuates the antenna is a good am/fm radio antenna. I've not had those results. I'm a talk radio junkie and think the reception is at best marginal. I'm thinking it has to do with the bulk of the overhead queen bunk on the Seneca. Just started playing with the outside TV and radio on the Seneca and wondering what and where the radion antenna is for that radio. Has anyone explored that??
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You are probably correct...

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tjbroussarrd, your statement kind of insinuates the antenna is a good am/fm radio antenna. I've not had those results. I'm a talk radio junkie and think the reception is at best marginal. I'm thinking it has to do with the bulk of the overhead queen bunk on the Seneca. Just started playing with the outside TV and radio on the Seneca and wondering what and where the radion antenna is for that radio. Has anyone explored that??
Most likely correct as I primarily use XM Satellite, and rarely am/fm. Seems as though the height and the combo antenna is marginal across all of the bands: am/fm/cb.

I listen to the external am/fm often on the side of the Seneca. In that case, I found that the installer had not unwrapped the FM wire antenna, merely left it balled up. There is no other antenna for that side radio, only the white wire plugged into the antenna jack much like the home stereos. I unrolled it and straightened it out as best I could, dramatically improving the reception on the external fm radio.

Hope that helps clarify the issue,
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Old 02-02-2016, 06:41 AM   #15
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We've been our Seneca since the beginning of October. Lots going on with LIFE and move to the truck. Just now getting "relax time" enough to even think of the outside entertainment system. Yes, I did check it out on PDI/ "shake down walk thru", but now seriously getting in to this.

So Terry, did you take out the outside radio to find the AM / FM (thinking FM antenna) was wrapped in a ball?
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We've been our Seneca since the beginning of October. Lots going on with LIFE and move to the truck. Just now getting "relax time" enough to even think of the outside entertainment system. Yes, I did check it out on PDI/ "shake down walk thru", but now seriously getting in to this.

So Terry, did you take out the outside radio to find the AM / FM (thinking FM antenna) was wrapped in a ball?
Yes. The Sony radio quit responding to the volume knob, staying locked mid range. I removed the radio to replace with another, found the radio antenna wire. In the time that I had the radio out on my bench, totally off power, I gather the memory battery died. Just before I went to install the new radio, I tried the old one more time and it worked fine. I straightened out the antenna wire at that time. It has since acted up once, but just worked fine this weekend.

Long answer, but may help someone else.
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Old 08-08-2016, 05:48 PM   #17
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I just had a tree eat my antenna on my 2015 Jayco Seneca anybody have an idea were I can get a new one?
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Freightliner might be your best bet if you plan to stay stock.
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Yes, it would be nice to know the brand of the stick antenna. This is the first I've herd of a CB/radio antenna. I do know it takes a special CB antenna for any type vehicle that has a lot of fiberglass. Boats, and recreational vehicles. I have looked at these antennas eBay, and they are rather costly. Some are pretty long in length. Before I knew about the special ground antenna I bought a regular 4ft.cb antenna,and yes it did hit the side of the overhang. I cut a small piece of foam, wrapped it around the top of the antenna. I never did get the SWR adjusted correctly. I kinda gave up on it, then one day I noticed the antenna had broken completely off! Oh well! My radio reception I think is pretty much normal with the antenna that came with the Seneca. Maybe a hand held portable CB would be the best.
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