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Old 06-15-2019, 08:23 PM   #1
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Batwing Antenna won't turn

I have a 2018 Windsport 34J and the batwing antenna no longer turns. Is this a simple fix and how should I go about it?
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:34 PM   #2
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doing this from a foggy memory. Have a Four Winds Thor 23U and had trouble turning the antenna rotor. It was almost impossible to turn. Took it apart, the inside rotor assemble which was pretty easy. The stem was too long, so cut it down slightly which allowed for it to engage. You may find the turn assemble rotor needs some adjustments like mine. Best Wishes
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:54 PM   #3
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Hi, assuming there is no gear damage in the batwing TV antenna, you are actually supposed to lubricate the seal and gears at least yearly I believe. You should find this frees up the rotation gears as well (so less force required to rotate the assembly). I am guilty of not doing this enough on my own coach as it requires going up on the roof and doing a little disassembly of the antenna base. I do a yearly inspection of the roof, but not yearly lube on the antenna. The manual should describe this maintenance process.....but I am sure there are You Tube videos that also show how to do it. A little info attached FYI



https://www.loveyourrv.com/lubricati...rv-tv-antenna/
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Old 06-16-2019, 11:30 AM   #4
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Correction

I probably shouldn't have called it a "batwing". It is the new single wing style that Thor has gone to. When I push up on the handle it doesn't engage the gear anymore to turn the antenna.
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Old 06-16-2019, 03:03 PM   #5
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Check wwha Rdine wrote that's exactly what I had to do.
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