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Old 03-22-2014, 06:29 AM   #21
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Hi I have a 2014 Forester 3051s and I also have horrrible to nonexistant am&fm reception. I asked my dealer and he said that they have had quite a few complaints from both Sunseeker and Forester owners. So this is not a bad antenna or poor ground problem, it is a design problem. Their only suggestion was to see if there was a more powerful antenna, aftermarket, to try. So does anyone know if something is availabe as a direct replacement that could overcome the uppercab overhang.

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Old 03-22-2014, 10:21 PM   #22
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It's not just the Magnadyne unit. Mine came with a Jensen and as I mentioned earlier, it's not so great on either AM or FM. I have a little Sangean portable AM/FM/Weather radio that kicks the heck out of the RV radio as far as picking up stations, so I use it all time in camp.
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:29 PM   #23
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I noticed our antenna looks shorter than a regular van. Likely because of the front cap... I'm pretty sure it's partially explains the reception.
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:32 PM   #24
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We use the stock Ford antenna. Just make sure it is screwed in tightly. At shows, when its slow I like to unscrew them and use them as a sword. Maybe I was distracted and left a few loose.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:41 PM   #25
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Antenna was tight, but there was some cotton candy on it. Must have been some party Mr. C
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:47 AM   #26
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Understanding the design and placement of the antenna is problematic with class C MH, the overarching question is what is the best way to improve the reception?
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:54 AM   #27
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Best way to solve the problem is to hook up to satellite radio.
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:11 AM   #28
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Best way to solve the problem is to hook up to satellite radio.

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Old 03-26-2014, 11:41 AM   #29
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In class C units, the cab over is the problem with the cab fender mounted antennas. Before I purchased my 2860DS with the specially ordered cab antenna to be placed on the coach roof during the build, I had a 2300 with the identical problem. I experimented with the stock fender antenna placement. Moving it away from under the cab over made a big improvement, hence my special order to put the antenna on the coach roof on the 2860.
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:37 PM   #30
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I have similar poor radio reception on our 3051 & Magnadyne radio. Sometimes can't even pick up WJR 760AM 30 miles north of Detroit! I've concluded that the problem is caused by fender-mounted antenna being shielded by the class C cab. The outside radio works much better (roof-mounted antenna). I purchased a "Y" adapter antenna cable and plan to try tapping the vehicle radio into the roof-mount antenna. Not sure how to route the cable between the O/S radio and the vehicle radio.....a project for summer!
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