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Old 08-14-2014, 07:04 AM   #1
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Sirius antenna on roof

I was up on the roof of my new Adventurer and was checking out the Sirius antenna. I don't recall having any cable exposed on my previous WGO View. This does not seem correct to me as the cable is just waiting to get snagged by something...anyone have a similar installation?
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Mine does not look like that. All you can see on mine is the square black antenna.
Sloppy install.
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:56 AM   #3
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Wow, looks like they designed a little lake bed around that. Mine is mounted underneath the front fiberglass cap. No holes in the roof.
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Mine does not look like that. All you can see on mine is the square black antenna.
Sloppy install.
Yep agree...if you can get me a photo that would be great if possible.
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Old 08-14-2014, 09:34 AM   #5
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Here is mine - square black. And a few twigs I see.
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Old 08-14-2014, 10:29 AM   #6
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And, btw, when at the factory for work during GNR tech said she found a small leak around the antenna and fixed.
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Old 08-14-2014, 10:39 AM   #7
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The standard Sirius antenna is intended for magnetic mounting on a car roof. On a fiberglass roof it needs to sit on a steel plate about 9 x 9 inches to provide a ground plane for best reception. I went with a Sirius Marine antenna which has the ground plane built in. In any case that is a sloppy installation, there does not need to be any cable visible.
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That is actually really shoddy workmanship - I would worry not so much about the wire but water being trapped around the antenna which has the potential of seeping into the sub structure.
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I'll be bringing the coach in next week for a few warranty issues so just wanted to make sure that the installation of the sirius antenna was not the way it should have been installed.
I don't recall my previous sirius antenna being installed on a metal plate and it worked great but will definitely ask about it.
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Old 08-14-2014, 11:37 AM   #10
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This looks like an old GPS antenna to me.
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