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Old 11-26-2013, 04:53 AM   #1
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Sirius antenna ripped roof

I just thought that I would post a couple of photos of my slide roof where they installed the antenna on my #8289WS. They have a metal plate that holds the antenna in place then cover it with the roof. It creates a bump and when the unit go's in and out it rubs on the seal. I did not notice it because of the slide covers. It something that people should keep an eye on. I'm sure if I didn't have slide toppers I would have had a pretty bad leak. So a heads up if your unit came with the factory installed Sirius radio.
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:46 AM   #2
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Glen,that is just backwards from our XM/Sir ant install. Our plate is on Top of the Rubber roof. Youroo!!
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:52 AM   #3
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Glen,that is just backwards from our XM/Sir ant install. Our plate is on Top of the Rubber roof. Youroo!!
I think it's a bad install, when I contacted the dealer he said that is how they install them on the slide. I put some roofing materials back over but I changed the direction to go with the movement then against it. All they did was poke the wire straight up through the roof and attached it to a metal plate but did not cover the plate. So I covered the plate to. I never new it was up there until someone told me where they where located on this model. So I climbed up on a ladder an I would be damned that it is located under the roofing material. So everytime I open and close that slide it has to go under the top seal. Now this is really dumb. I have to take the unit in for some service work in January so I'll have them look at my repair. I sent the same pictures to FR and my dealer and that is what they told me to do or they would do it. I said send me 4' of the material and I will do it myself. You are right it should have been installed like you pointed out. Is your antenna under the roof material? or just out on the plate? Now the pictures are gone that where posted.
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MINE IS ON The---------------

Mine is on the main roof right next to the TV antenna, fact of it is mounted above the bathroom ceiling light.
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Mine is on the main roof right next to the TV antenna, fact of it is mounted above the bathroom ceiling light.
Sid< is yours under the roof material or just attached to the metal plate? being installed on the slide it has to be under the roof material.
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Glenn,everything is on top of the roof, metal plate then the Magnetic ant.I can lift my ant.up off the plate. Your slide install seems very Odd,where and how they did it? Youroo!!
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That has got to be the dumbest place to install that antenna, EVER. The slide seal will eventually grab that antenna and rip the roof (especially in cold weather when the seal is stiff).

FR needs to own up to that repair regardless of warranty, IMO.

If it HAD to be on the slide, perhaps a bracket at the top of the wall (clear of the topper) would have been better.
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That has got to be the dumbest place to install that antenna, EVER. The slide seal will eventually grab that antenna and rip the roof (especially in cold weather when the seal is stiff).

FR needs to own up to that repair regardless of warranty, IMO.

If it HAD to be on the slide, perhaps a bracket at the top of the wall (clear of the topper) would have been better.
I just got off the phone with the dealer, FR said that because the antenna wire is 12' it has to go on top of the slide, because my entertainment center is in the slide. I installed the esterbond going north to south in stead of the east to west sideways that they had it. I moved the antenna to the center of that 12x12 metal and put the tape from the edge of the slide to about 8" past the antenna, hoping that the sweep will be on top of the tape past the edges before it gets to the antenna under it. They told me to keep an eye on it. Atleast I'm on record with it now, but how stupid is that? My dealer will look at it next time I take it in. I did mention the bracket, he said that might work but it would have to face up. So he said we look at it then. Thanks for the info from everyone.
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