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Old 08-18-2016, 01:38 PM   #11
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Almost. An old man in the park waved me down and pointed up. Was much appreciated.
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Old 08-18-2016, 01:43 PM   #12
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I have several RED "Remove Before Flight" Streamers and one goes on the antenna handle when it goes up.

Like this, but red Plane Sights PSRBFS1007 12.25" Reflective Remove Before Flight Warning Streamer at SkyGeek.com

Have longer ones on my X-Chocks and the pins to my cross brace stabilizers.


I saved a guy while I was walking my dog from leaving very early one morning with his awning out. Whole family in the truck and about to pull out. True story ...
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Old 08-18-2016, 02:05 PM   #13
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We have these hanging off of the antenna crank and command hooks throughout the trailer (shower door, closet door, water heater panel, etc.). Before we leave, we count these and ensure we have the correct number. If not, we look to see what we missed.

https://smile.amazon.com/789Keychain.../dp/B01DN3Y8T4
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Old 08-18-2016, 02:15 PM   #14
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With my memory not what it was, I always feared driving off with the tv antenna up. I managed to do that this year and busted the plastic gear. It was not expensive or hard to fix. Embarrassing for sure.

After many months of heavy thinking I came up with a cheap and effective solution:

Hang my keys on the crank handle when I put it up. When I need my keys crank it down.
I do something similar. I put a clothespin on my antenna crank. If I raise the antenna, I put the clothespin on the gear shift. If the clothespin is on the gear shift when we get ready to leave, it reminds me the antenna is still up. Worked so far for the past 10 years.

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Old 08-18-2016, 02:19 PM   #15
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We have these hanging off of the antenna crank and command hooks throughout the trailer (shower door, closet door, water heater panel, etc.). Before we leave, we count these and ensure we have the correct number. If not, we look to see what we missed.

https://smile.amazon.com/789Keychain.../dp/B01DN3Y8T4
YES! Those are the ones I have inside as well. I have the long ones for outside. Thank you, I could not find the link quickly. That will go right into the Herkbrary.
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Old 08-18-2016, 02:22 PM   #16
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I love the idea of the keys. You know you can't forget it that way! And, yes, I can see the "Where are the keys" question coming to mind! I do the same thing at home when I have something in the fridge that I need to remember to take with me somewhere. First time my DH saw my keys in there, you could tell he had a bit of fear that his wife was losing it!
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Old 08-18-2016, 03:47 PM   #17
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RV Dealer recommended this and it works great! When the antenna is up, put it on the rear view mirror. When the antenna is down, put it on the antenna crank.
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My rig came factory with a red antenna indicator light in the overhead cab area. When antenna is up, and ignition is on, the red light is ON.
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Old 08-18-2016, 04:02 PM   #19
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X2 on having to replace the tubes once..short trip home and the antenna caught a tree.. love the Truck key Idea.
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Of course we have. Just once though, caught it just before getting up on the interstate highway.

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