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Old 02-19-2012, 02:41 PM   #1
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Advice please, what would you do?

So, our original bat wing antenna flapped it's self to death on the 8 hour trip home from picking it up. So we had to remove that and put in a new one. Picture number one shows how it would look if it was mounted over the original hole. (meaning no additional holes would be drilled) Or pic number 2, with the antenna in more of a straight angle but would require filling old holes and making new ones.
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:06 PM   #2
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Humm, I'm a "fewer holes the better" kinda person... especially on the roof which gets every drop of water. So, with that in mind... I'd go original holes. YMMV
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Humm, I'm a "fewer holes the better" kinda person... especially on the roof which gets every drop of water. So, with that in mind... I'd go original holes. YMMV
+1 Practicality over aesthetics every time.
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I am with Donna - the fewer holes in the roof the better! Also note that if you put it up as you show in the 2nd photo you are increasing your over all height of the trailer a bit. May not be a big deal but it may be enough to stop you from storing it undercover someplace in the future.
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Old holes can be filled / fiberglassed easily enough. The higher position would level the antenna possibly reducing the flapping and improving reception so, IMHO #2 would be better.
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:40 PM   #6
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That is the same antenna I went with , and I know the inside mount should be on a flat surface. If you go in the old hole the inside would be very hard to mount. It would cut into the wind much better on the flat and the antenna might last longer . Better to glass in the hole a start fresh.

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Old 02-19-2012, 04:41 PM   #7
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I like the way Dave is protecting his identity here!
I see you Dave.

Shelly

Yo could also build a wedge shaped part from some non rotting material to cover the hole and provide a flat,level surface for the new one.

I use a high tech composite material all the time to do these sort of things.....cutting boards!

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Old 02-20-2012, 08:49 AM   #8
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Thank u all for your thoughts. We are still trying to decide. Ed, it was actually cold out so he wasn't hiding. But he got a chuckle out of your post. My computer went down right after I posted these so that's why it took me so long to reply. On our way to sioux city to get my wireless router checked out. This is posted via droid.
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