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Old 11-23-2015, 11:17 AM   #21
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Thanks! I guess I'm not the only one with radio issues! I'll try a different antenna.
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Old 11-23-2015, 11:49 AM   #22
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With the help of a coax to f connect adapter I tied my radio to the tv anntena. Works pretty good now.
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Old 11-23-2015, 12:29 PM   #23
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Know nothing about the Mercedes roof !!!
All I do know is our Sunseeker has a Radio antenna on the roof,,,
That I believe would work Great for the unit in the dash !!!
Coachmen Prism, and many other similar motor homes (MH's), are built on a Mercedes Sprinter base. All of them have taken the usual Sprinter antenna off the front roof, because of the configuration of the MH. The roof antenna is replaced by the Mickey Mouse inside antenna, which doesn't provide good reception.
Look at a non MH Sprinter (many ambulances, delivery vans, etc.), to see what I mean.
Now you know something about the Mercedes roof!!!
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Old 11-23-2015, 02:55 PM   #24
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I rec'd my 48" sectionless whip antennas today so I ran out and installed 'em.

Rear DUAL radio is not very good quality...signal improved 3X.

Front radio/entertainment center improved at least 4X.

Remember...all I care about is AM radio. Obviously FM reception will improve markedly with these however I don't listen to RAP. Maybe a bit of NPR.

All I did was unscrew the RubberDucky and attach the whip with a small clamp. It's ugly...works quite well for the investment. I consider the issue fixed.

For transport I'll loosen the phillips head screw and drop the antenna parallel to the roof.
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Old 11-24-2015, 11:42 AM   #25
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48" whip antennas.

Also mounted the Winegard UHF concentrator...it worked well in other MH...
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Old 11-24-2015, 11:50 AM   #26
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The lighted antenna on the windshield is useless! Keeps falling down! I think I'll just remove it. I bought a new antenna and I'm curious to see if it works any better! (can't be worse) Thanks!!
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Old 11-24-2015, 12:28 PM   #27
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It's easy to see if it will work better. Simply purchase a "normal" outside mounted whip antenna, get access to the back of the Jensen radio in the dash, unplug the existing antenna, and plug in the new one while holding it outside. If your reception is improved (mine was much improved), install the outside antenna permanently, and cut off the rinky dink tape antenna.
Access to the back of the radio is a little hard, but not too much. You have to remove several pieces of fascia.
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