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Old 08-16-2017, 05:16 PM   #1
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On my Jayco trailer I have the same antenna that every one else does. I have a tail section that goes on it to help with reception that I had on my other trailer but the way this antenna closes I can't use it because it will hit the air conditioner. My question is, can I take just the wing off the antenna pole and put it on the other way so it faces out instead of inwards so I can use the tail extension to get better reception? I hope you can understand what I'm trying to say
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Old 08-16-2017, 05:24 PM   #2
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Can you slightly turn the ant before putting it down? I can't remember if the mounting was direction specific.
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Old 08-16-2017, 08:02 PM   #3
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My BATWING antenna on my 5th wheel looks like this...


When i get ready to lower it down I always rotate the antenna to its docking position first. Then when I lower it down it sets on a angle strip that keeps the antenna from moving around when in travel more...

I too can lower it down and hit my roof mounted air conditioner if I don't go to the docking position first...

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...My question is, can I take just the wing off the antenna pole and put it on the other way so it faces out instead of inwards so I can use the tail extension to get better reception?
If your antenna is like what is shown in RoyBraddy's picture, the antenna's lift arm only allows the BATWING to be mounted on the one side.

I would try to find a different docking position where you can lower the antenna so the BATWING doesn't hit the A/C unit.

Note sure if that's possible, but it's worth a try.
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All Jayco's do not use the same antenna, any longer. My antenna is the Winegard Rayzar.z1. It will rotate, but will not raise or lower. It is a fixed 7.5" to 8.5".

And unlike my last trailer, my 23RB also has a separate whip radio antenna.

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On my Jayco trailer I have the same antenna that every one else does. I have a tail section that goes on it to help with reception that I had on my other trailer but the way this antenna closes I can't use it because it will hit the air conditioner. My question is, can I take just the wing off the antenna pole and put it on the other way so it faces out instead of inwards so I can use the tail extension to get better reception? I hope you can understand what I'm trying to say
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I had the same problem on another rig. Someone gave me the addition. It was useless anyway. Made the antenna much to directional. Every time I changed channels, the antenna would have to be moved and rescanned.

Took it off and good riddance!
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If your antenna is like what is shown in RoyBraddy's picture, the antenna's lift arm only allows the BATWING to be mounted on the one side.

I would try to find a different docking position where you can lower the antenna so the BATWING doesn't hit the A/C unit.

Note sure if that's possible, but it's worth a try.
Exactly like the one in his picture. When I put it down it lays right next to air conditioner, I can't see any way to lower it in another position. I had this trailer for 5 years and I had the extension just taking up space from my other trailer so I thought MAYBE there would be some way but I guess not. We usually have cable TV in most of spots but since I have it I thought I might try and use it. Thank all for the information.
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