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Old 05-21-2014, 08:11 AM   #41
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thanks for being on top of the situation

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Old 05-25-2014, 08:29 AM   #42
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The cab overhang on class Cs really kills AM reception, FM not as bad, but since most of my listening is on AM, on my new build 2860DS I paid the extra $$ to have FR put my cab radio antenna on the coach roof. Big improvement in AM reception.

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Old 05-25-2014, 01:20 PM   #43
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smart move on roof antenna

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Old 07-13-2014, 08:58 AM   #44
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Radio Reception - BAD

Not only does Forest River continue to use the fender mounted antenna under the cab on the Ford E-450,,, I believe they cut 10 to 12 inches off !!!

The sad thing is they will not admit the antenna could be the problem ???
They went as far replacing our Magnadyne system,,, still not much better !!!

There is a perfectly good antenna on the roof for the outside radio,,, if they would just hook the dash radio to that,,, they could make several thousands of Class C owners happy !!!

Does any know of any type antenna that would work,,, under the cab ???
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Old 07-13-2014, 09:14 AM   #45
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Can we some how connect the fender mounted antenna
to the roof mounted antenna?

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Old 07-14-2014, 01:19 PM   #46
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We can't really cut the antenna...that is what comes from Ford. It could possibly be a shorter antenna as an option but if you look at the units when they come from Ford, that is the antenna that is on them.

As for tying into a roof mount antenna, It's probably not all that simple. You have to get from the dash, down and over to where the outside TV is. The roof mount antenna for that system probably feeds straight down that wall into the back of the radio. You could certainly pull the radio and a speak, try to fish an antenna wire down under the unit and then back up into the dash.

Do they make a Y-adaptor for radio antennas?
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Old 07-14-2014, 01:20 PM   #47
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They sure do...
Amazon.com : Antenna Y Adapter 1 Plug to 2 Jacks Motorola Type : Vehicle Audio Video Antennas : Car Electronics

Or not...if it all connects together at the male plug, you could put this behind the outside TV, plug the roof antenna in, then run another antenna wire from the dash into the 2nd half of the Y??
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:25 PM   #48
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I have a 2012 model with the standard Jensen JRV 210 radio and short antennae. I have not noticed any problems with reception. Because of this post I just checked using the seek function and have 45 strong FM stations with the RV while inside a steel pole building garage. The dash radio seems to work as well or better than the outside radio. I think the problem may be more with the newer radios than the short antennae.
Not sure about the newer Jensens but based on the posts in this forum the Magnadyne system seems to have a lot of issues.
The 210s are still available new for less than $200 so they aren't too costly to replace the current units but may require some mods to work with the newer entertainment system configurations.
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Hey BC that Amazon ant. Y isn't prime... LOL

Yea my 2014 2860DS is OK in town but might as well forget about it on the road. Hopefully the Local switch is in Local I didn't check that yet!
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:13 PM   #50
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sparky, same with me on the road, limited stations on fm.
What do you mean Local I

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