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Old 06-10-2012, 08:28 AM   #1
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New source of frustration

On our rig, I find that after towing at highway speeds on almost every trip, my roof mounted radio antenna has wrapped itself under the ladder at the back. I have tried adjusting the antenna angle but for some reason, it still finds a way to get under the ladder rail?
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:19 AM   #2
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Not sure exactly how it's doing this, but would it be possible to stretch a wire or bungee cord across the ladder in some way to prevent the antenna from getting underneath ?
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:46 AM   #3
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It's worth a try. Just have to be careful to step over it on the way down.
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Make it something bright that you can see easily, so you don't trip on it. Like a hunting orange bungee.
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:37 PM   #5
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I readjusted my antenna straight back to put the cover on the 5er and just left it that way.
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:01 AM   #6
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Does the radio get better reception? Maybe it's a feature. Is the antenna loosening up. I noticed on our old trailer the antenna was loosing its spring but this shouldn't happen on a newer trailer. Add it to the repair or replace list while it's still under warranty.
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:06 AM   #7
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Nothing is loose. After this leg of the trip, it did not do it. I think I must be hitting a low branch enough to slap it back. Still monitoring it.
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:21 AM   #8
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I think that it's a squirrel. Since the antenna looks like a Jedi Light Sabre, maybe there was just a squirrel trying to grab it to join his friends?

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