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Old 03-19-2014, 12:13 AM   #1
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Do all RV antennas rotate?

My new 2014 Salem 31BKIS does not appear to have a rotating antenna. Am I missing it somehow or is this correct?
I've yet to get up on the roof to look closer, but is see nothing inside to adjust rotation so far.
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Old 03-19-2014, 02:16 AM   #2
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Can't speak for the Salem, but on my Catalina, after cranking up the antenna, there is a circle just above the crank that pulls down and can be rotated.
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:03 AM   #3
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My new 2014 Salem 31BKIS does not appear to have a rotating antenna. Am I missing it somehow or is this correct?
I've yet to get up on the roof to look closer, but is see nothing inside to adjust rotation so far.
Depends on which antenna you have installed? which one is it?....Some do and some don't. If it's a winguard they do but has to be raised first. Then they also have these 6" mushroom type that do not. Got a picture or model # that might help.
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:04 AM   #4
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Check to see if it is stuck or hung up in the mechanism. Mine would not rotate after i cranked it up. I believe the dealer found some caulk or gray putty tape stuck to the antenna when they sealed it on the roof.
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:43 AM   #5
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You might have one like mine, which is an omnidirectional antenna that is permanently mounted and has wings that ride about 8 or 10 inches above the roof. It can't be cranked up and down or rotated. I have been very pleased with it, by the way. Came from the factory on my 2013 Surveyor.
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If it is an omni-directional antenna, the answer is “no.” If you're not sure what an omni-directional antenna looks like, do a search.
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:42 AM   #7
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It must be an Omni because I haven't seen any crank inside whatsoever, I'll get a ladder tonight and take a look up there. It looks like it's permanently stuck up so it sounds like it's probably an Omni directional.
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Old 03-19-2014, 01:48 PM   #8
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Post a picture of it. If you see aluminum on the antenna, it will be one thatbraises and rotates. If is roundnor oval( most likely whitebplastic) it will not

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Old 03-20-2014, 03:02 PM   #9
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Its an omnidirectional....I personally don't have much luck with mine.

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