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Old 10-24-2015, 06:51 PM   #11
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Originally I used the standard little square antenna and mounted it as far forward as I could on the top edge of the left front fender. I bought touch up paint and painted it white to match the fender color. It worked rather well, but was not perfect. If we parked facing due north, the cabover blocked the signal.

I found an indoor antenna that I had purchased for an XM receiver that I used indoors. It is about three inches square and has an adjustable angle on it. It does not need to be on a metal surface. I used velcro to stick it to the bunk material in the front of the cab. I elevated it about 45 degrees. It works great. Occasionally, we park in a spot where the signal is not good. I just pull it up and move it until the signal is usable. We don't use the bunk for much except storage, but it is easily moved if needed. No holes through the roof or anywhere else.


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Old 10-25-2015, 01:59 AM   #12
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Our 3171 has the Jensen radio with Sirius radio. Get a great signal in town but a few weeks ago out dry camping away from any town and couldn't get any signal. Why? Anyone know ?
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Old 10-25-2015, 09:58 AM   #13
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Used to have Cab Over Campers that we used on out pick-up trucks,,, I installed a radio antenna on the passengers side near the front,,, when we had the Camper on the truck the antenna clipped to the truck antenna with a alligator clip,,, worked great,,,
I am guessing they no longer make those ??? So we very seldom ever turn the radio on,,, because the reception is so poor,,, even after the factory replace the original one !!! All they had to do when they built the Sunseeker was hook the dash mounted radio to the antenna on the roof !!! DAU !!!
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Old 10-25-2015, 10:21 AM   #14
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Our 3171 has the Jensen radio with Sirius radio. Get a great signal in town but a few weeks ago out dry camping away from any town and couldn't get any signal. Why? Anyone know ?

Your antenna works best when it can "see" the satellite. If it is under tree cover, or close to a cliff or tall buildings the signal will be interrupted or at least weakened.
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Old 10-25-2015, 08:23 PM   #15
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Your antenna works best when it can "see" the satellite. If it is under tree cover, or close to a cliff or tall buildings the signal will be interrupted or at least weakened.
We were out camping in an opening, no trees or buildings around. Did I read correctly from another thread the Sirius antenna is in the roof near the TV antenna?
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I would rather have my antenna on the hood or fender well rather then on the roof. Get nervous when someone is drilling into my motorhome.

How tall is your antenna?

The antenna is a puk style low profile can't see it looking out the windshield
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The antenna is a puk style low profile can't see it looking out the windshield
Could that be the little square thing on the dash next to the windshield ???
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It's about twice the size of a silver dollar and is magnetic. There are devices that send a signal from the receiver to the rigs radio antenna. I tried that and it didn't work near as well as just using the receiver normal magnetic antenna.
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Could that be the little square thing on the dash next to the windshield ???

The one on the dash is very similar, but it is the antenna for the GPS.


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About 1 a half inch square,,, held in place by Velcro ???
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