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Old 01-29-2014, 08:27 PM   #1
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Jack Antenna

I am not finding out much information on installation of the Jack antenna on a Work And Play. My concern is the construction of the roof of the work and play. It is aluminum skin over thin Luan which I think just runs down the center of the roof. It is not a walk on roof. I want to replace the Omni Directional saucer type antenna that came with the 30WR with the Jack antenna. The Jack anteanna is not just simply bolted to the roof but a hole is drilled though to the inside so it can be turned from inside the RV. I would put the Jack antenna in the same spot as the Saucer antenna...

If anybody has any experience with this I would like to hear it.
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Old 01-30-2014, 12:54 AM   #2
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I am not finding out much information on installation of the Jack antenna on a Work And Play. My concern is the construction of the roof of the work and play. It is aluminum skin over thin Luan which I think just runs down the center of the roof. It is not a walk on roof. I want to replace the Omni Directional saucer type antenna that came with the 30WR with the Jack antenna. The Jack anteanna is not just simply bolted to the roof but a hole is drilled though to the inside so it can be turned from inside the RV. I would put the Jack antenna in the same spot as the Saucer antenna...

If anybody has any experience with this I would like to hear it.
I installed one on my 2000 Cardinal. After I repped of the other 2 antenna's I realized I had a leak, after further investigation, I realized all of my wood on the roof was rotten, so I bought the mounting plate for the Jack antenna, the mounting plate was big enough to cower the rotted wood. I did not have to drill the hole since the wood was rotten but it looked real simple, I sealed it with the lap sealant and it was a done deal. And the reception was much better than my Winegard's that were on it. I hope this helps!!
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I installed the Jack antenna as a replacement to a windguard. I just changed the head. I went from receiving 2 channels to receiving 14 a my home. I have tried it at a campground with out raising it up and it received channels. The Jack is not as directional as the old windguard.
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