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Old 05-19-2014, 10:41 AM   #1
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Radio antenna touching shed roof

I ask this in someone else’s thread and felt I shouldn’t have hijacked their post, so I will ask it here. The top of my radio antenna (not TV antenna, it is cranked down) touches the roof of the shed I keep it stored under. So while it is parked the antenna is bent a little. Not bad, the antenna is only about an inch taller than the roof. I am thinking with it being a thin radio antenna and having the spring base that it shouldn’t hurt anything. But after reading another thread asking about lowering the RADIO antenna, it has me second guessing myself. Any opinions on whether this my cause an issue in the long run?
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:54 AM   #2
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I wouldnt think that it would hurt anything its just like a car antenna but if its like mine you can get a ladder and loosen the screw on the base and tilt it down a little. but like I said there is a spring at the base so I dont think it is a problem.
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:18 AM   #3
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Dont worry about it... with the spring base it wont hurt the antenna or the roof...
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:14 AM   #4
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I keep my radio antenna pointed to the rear of the trailer at about a 30 degree angle. You'll get good reception and won't doink your shed roof and you'll never have to mess with it again.
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Old 05-20-2014, 04:33 PM   #5
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I put mine down for the winter and never bothered putting it back up. I don't listen to the radio very often though.
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:21 PM   #6
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I keep my radio antenna pointed to the rear of the trailer at about a 30 degree angle. You'll get good reception and won't doink your shed roof and you'll never have to mess with it again.
Thanks for the idea. I just did the same to mine this evening.
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:02 PM   #7
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When I winterized it two years ago, I tucked the tip of antenna into the refrigerator roof vent to keep it from pushing up on the cover. Well, it is still tucked into the vent and just fine. Also, the radio function is not affected.
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