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Old 03-04-2013, 01:39 PM   #1
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Roof top antenna bouncing

Has anyone come up with a solution to stopping the roof top tv antenna from bouncing and thumping on the roof? Just got back from a trip from NY to FLA and ran into very windy conditions during most of the drive. The tv antenna bounced almost continually thumping on the roof over my head as I drove.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:04 PM   #2
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Has anyone come up with a solution to stopping the roof top tv antenna from bouncing and thumping on the roof? Just got back from a trip from NY to FLA and ran into very windy conditions during most of the drive. The tv antenna bounced almost continually thumping on the roof over my head as I drove.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I presume you are speaking about the Winegard hand crank antenna? If so, I placed a rubber/vinyl cane tip under each end of the batwing. The cane tips were fastened to the roof with Dicor roof sealant. Works great and a cheap fix for the noise. Just snug the antenna down until you feel resistance in the hand crank.
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I was wondering what to use and was thnking of foam rubber or some other sort of padding. But I like the idea of using the cane tip. Thanks.
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If I recall correctly, Herk posted a picture of how he put down a pattern of Etrnabond where his antenna would sit to protect his roof.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:26 PM   #5
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Change the bat wing antenna for a Jack. Smaller and works better and not nearly as susceptible to wind.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:37 PM   #6
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Or, just raise it enough so it doesn't hit anymore. Not too much of course, but it works.

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