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Old 05-14-2014, 04:46 PM   #31
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That seems like the best solution
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:55 PM   #32
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Poor reception with a factory roof mounted antenna on a Solera, with a magnadyne M4 radio. Not sure how you could improve the reception. Your right about Sat. Radio. But throwing money at a problem usually, not always, seems to cure a problem. Just wish I knew if its the radio's selectivity, or the antenna, roof mount location issue.
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:31 PM   #33
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I agree my new Jenson has limited reception. Where has
anyone placed a roof mounted antenna and got great reception?

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Old 05-14-2014, 08:59 PM   #34
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Having been an old car stereo installer for years, I have found the reason for poor reception is usually a combination of the following.

Inferior antenna. Cable or extensions that may have been added. Poor ground plane especially on antennas that maybe mounted in non metallic panels. Having an antenna below the height of an overhang should not have an adverse affect on reception.

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Old 05-18-2014, 08:25 PM   #35
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I have a 3050s with the fender antenna and I get horible reception. Is there a alternative to replace the antenna? Add one on the roof would seem logical but a impossible to imagine how to wire? Any thoughts?

Yes, our new 3050S has terrible FM reception as well. Wonder why they would not have tied it into the roof antenna. I'm sure the Coach overhang has a lot to do with this problem. Maybe using a splitter for the roof antenna is an option as long as the lead is not hard to find..

We haven't activated our XM yet, so we'll see how that turns out.
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Old 05-18-2014, 09:16 PM   #36
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Brian,

Way doesn't FR tie the dash radio with the radio antenna
that is on my roof? I have the outside entertainment center

That radio seems to have great reception.

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Old 05-19-2014, 09:18 AM   #37
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Why that is
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:54 PM   #38
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Because 100% of units get the dash radio, so 100% of the units get tied into the chassis antenna. Only a small percentage get an outside radio, so to try and have them tie into that antenna and add another connector and more wiring from the dash is asking for other troubles
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:28 AM   #39
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Brian

have you looked into installing a roof top antenna
on all your rigs?

The other thing I noticed while driving my 2015 in
the rain, opening the door and the rain pours
in on the inside of the door! You do have a small
rain gutter extender how about a longer one?

Just an idea

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The new cap design pushed the gutter back. looking at a longer one. i looked at other mfg.'s and they're not running any gutter.
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