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Old 05-05-2012, 06:29 AM   #1
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Should antenna rotate 180 degrees?

I'm in the second week of my maiden voyage and have an antenna question. In my previous motorhome I could rotate the antenna 180 degrees in each direction to basically in effect get full 360 degrees rotation.
With my TT the antenna rotates about 3 notches clockwise and about 5 notches counter clockwise so I don't even get 180 degrees rotation in total.
I'm thinking this is a warranty issue, that it should rotate half way in each direction.
Any comments?

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Old 05-05-2012, 06:59 AM   #2
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Should rotate further. If it is not all the way up then it might catch on the arm/guides that will hold it in place on the roof.
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:11 AM   #3
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...I'm thinking this is a warranty issue, that it should rotate half way in each direction. Any comments?
Get someone to rotate the dial inside while you are on the roof watching. There may be a simple obstruction, like some excess caulk, preventing full rotation.

If it's simple, you could fix it yourself and save the fuel it would take to haul it in.
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:15 AM   #4
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Make sure while you are on the roof checking it you remove the plastic plug at the base and spray some silicone in there to lubricate the worm gear, don't forget to put the plug back in. Also spray silicone around the base of the antenna. this should all be in your manual.
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:18 PM   #5
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If you have the standard batwing antenna made by Winegard, it will not rotate 360 degrees. Not sure how many degrees it will rotate, but it does not go all the way around.
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