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Old 05-12-2020, 08:38 PM   #1
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Metal coil antenna

Our RV has one of the metal coil antennas like 2' long on top. We put a cover on the RV and it ripped a hole through the cover. When I went up to look, the pressure of the cover making the antenna bend down looks like it's pulling up at the base with the sealant.

1) any good ways to solve this? Can you remove the long antenna part when you want the cover?
2) Ang good replacements with shorter antenna?
3) would it be a good idea to remove that antenna and seal over with lap sealant? We most likely will just use our phones for music.

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Old 05-12-2020, 08:45 PM   #2
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Usually radio antennas with the coil spring has a ball at the base with a screw you can loosen to lay it down. Sometimes they do have the upper whip you can unscrew with pliers.
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If not using the radio I'd just remove the adjustment screw and put the upper part of the antenna, spring and all, in "storage". If you ever trade or sell just reinstall.
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If not using the radio I'd just remove the adjustment screw and put the upper part of the antenna, spring and all, in "storage". If you ever trade or sell just reinstall.
Exactly, my previous HTT had this antenna and I simply loosened the ball set screw and folded the antenna flat. Then I put the cover over the trailer.
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