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Old 05-15-2012, 08:21 AM   #11
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Ok take arm off .
Measure up say 10 inches and cut at 45 degrees.
turn piece cut off and weld to obtain a 90
Measure 5 inches cut another 45
Turn piece and weld to obtain another 45.
Antenna still lays flat.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:21 AM   #12
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Double dog leg

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Old 05-15-2012, 08:48 AM   #13
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Or you could leave it up all the time. I've seen people traveling down the hiway with the antenna in the raised position. Some even go as far as adding a small sun roof later!

Sorry, couldn't help myself!

Seriously though, I've see the cranks for the antenna in bedrooms far away from a tv. Always wondered why. Now I know; no place on the roof to put it!
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:58 AM   #14
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I think the double dog leg is a great idea. If I were in that predicament, that is what I would try 1st, even before my previous idea of angling the antennae differently on the roof.

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Old 05-15-2012, 09:10 AM   #15
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There should be enough room to install a Jack.
It could also be mounted reversed if needed.

There is also a Winegard circular digital antenna that has a much larger UHF loop and does not turn.

Winegard Roadstar RV Antenna RS-2000 VHF UHF FM Signals on eBay!

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Old 05-16-2012, 12:01 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by f1100turbo View Post
You know if you found a good aluminium welder just take off the antenna arm and weld an offset in it so its further further from the a/c .
a dog leg if you will.
prolly cost you $20.00 bones.
A good thought.....but. Assuming the time to remove and install the lift assembly, the cost of the welding plus the cost of the "Wingman" attachment I'd be money and effort ahead buying and installing the Jack antenna head. If only Forest River put some thought into the initial design/lay-out of the roof mounted requipment.........!!!

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antenna, led pad

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