Originally Posted by BGoose
Thanks for the reply. It appears that there is a lot of discussions on how bad the outside antenna is on many Rockwood trailers. I have completely removed the radio and the antenna is jacked on the bottom right hand corner of the radio if you are facing the back of it. I removed the outside antenna and now I just have an antenna wire laying behind the radio which seams to be working better than when connected to the outside antenna.
The main problem with a lot of these antennas is the lack of a ground plane. Most automotive antennas are intended to be mounted to a metal surface which is the "ground plane" of the antenna, but most RV antennas are screwed into non-conductive fiberglas, so they don't work well. There is a thread somewhere about using a splitter to tie your radio into your TV antenna, which is supposed to improve reception.