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Old 07-31-2014, 08:57 AM   #1
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Can't Rotate TV Antenna

We have a new LaCrosse 327RES and on our third trip but only first time to use the TV antenna. After we crank the antenna up I am unable to rotate it at all.

It's been raining here in Colorado and will hopefully dry out enough this afternoon so I can look at and hopefully just lube it.

Any suggestions would be appreciated before I climb up there?


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Old 07-31-2014, 09:15 AM   #2
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Just checking. You have rotated it before, correct. I ask because it does take some getting use to to rotate the antenna. It's not very intuitive in the beginning.
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:56 AM   #3
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This is a new trailer and it hasn't been rotated as far as I know but, we have had another trailer so we do know how to operate it. My guess is that it's just frozen and needs to be lubed.
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We had the same issue on our 5er when we got it new. After getting on the roof and checking things out it turns out someone got a little dicor happy and had applied some where they shouldn't have on the antenna. A razor blade and a few minutes of my time cleaning it up and all is well now. I'd hop on the roof and see if you don't have something similar.
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:14 PM   #5
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You know you have to pull down the spring loaded turning knob right?


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Old 07-31-2014, 12:49 PM   #6
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You know you have to pull down the spring loaded turning knob right?


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Yes. This is a new trailer but we are not new to trailers.
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:52 PM   #7
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Yes. This is a new trailer but we are not new to trailers.
Ok just checking!

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Old 07-31-2014, 02:15 PM   #8
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The dicor sounds like a pretty good culprit. I'll be sure to take a blade up with me later.
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My flagstaff was the same way the first time. I just kept gently rocking the knob back and forth (only moved about 1/8 inch) after a minute it popped loose and have never had a problem since.
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Old 07-31-2014, 04:30 PM   #10
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Same Problem

Same with our's when new. When you get on top you will see the "caulk" that has run over on the part that rotates. With a razor knife separate the flange from the part that rotates. Easy fix
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Had that problem after ours had worked for over half a year. Looked like some of the Dicor may have balled up and got into the antenna. Couldn't move it even after cleaning and lubing it a little. Finally got my wife to hold the knob down while I manually moved it back and forth a few times. Sucker popped right out after a minute and works great now.
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:02 PM   #12
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Well folks we have a winner, and it was the dicor. It was very noticeable that they were very liberal with it all over the roof. it took a few seconds to cut it loose and it rotated freely.

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