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Old 01-25-2015, 08:06 PM   #1
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radio antennae question

Hello,

Another question. I installed a car radio/CD player in my 13' Burro and need to install an antennae. I am hesitant to cut a hole in the roof if I can get away with it. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-25-2015, 08:43 PM   #2
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I installed a side mount on my Scamp-right behind the door.
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Old 01-25-2015, 09:08 PM   #3
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A previous owner had installed a universal mount car antenna on the roof of our Uhaul. Wire comes into the upper cabinet area. No leakage problems but I've since removed the antenna mast but left the base. When I installed a TV antenna I made a mount that bolts to the bumper to avoid making holes in the fiberglass. I don't know how a low mount radio antenna would work.
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Old 01-25-2015, 09:12 PM   #4
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I installed a Terk FM50 interior antenna in the cabinet above my radio / CD player
The cost was about $30. It improved our reception from practically nothing to acceptable
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:55 PM   #5
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I bought an 18" automotive antenna and put it in the cabinet. Works a lot better than the tune trapper that I paid $35 dollars for.
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Old 01-27-2015, 12:39 AM   #6
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Mount the antenna inside the trailer, fibreglass has only slightly higher radio frequency permeability than air and will not impede the radio signal at all.



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Old 01-27-2015, 09:38 AM   #7
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I did a new stereo install in our Casita last summer. I also didn't want to drill a hole in the shell for an antenna. The solution was a Jensen AM/FM dipole. I attached to the inside of the cabinets and I've been very pleased with it. It's out of sight, works well and was cheap. I found it for around $10 shipped on Amazon I believe.

JENSEN 6ft. Two-Piece AM/FM Dipole Antenna
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I did a new stereo install in our Casita last summer. I also didn't want to drill a hole in the shell for an antenna. The solution was a Jensen AM/FM dipole. I attached to the inside of the cabinets and I've been very pleased with it. It's out of sight, works well and was cheap. I found it for around $10 shipped on Amazon I believe.

JENSEN 6ft. Two-Piece AM/FM Dipole Antenna
I used the same antenna in my 17LD and tucked the wires along the carpeting at the back of the rear overhead cabinet. Worked quite well.

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Old 02-04-2015, 09:36 PM   #9
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Scamp owners may have trouble with an interior antenna. The multi-layer foil in the insulation does atenuate radio signals. Other brands may be OK, but I'm not familiar with their insulation, if any.
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