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Old 07-20-2019, 02:41 PM   #1
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VEGAS/AXIS replace radio antenna?

Our 2016 VEGAS stubby radio antenna rubber is breaking down completely..

Has anyone else had this issue and what great solutions have the experts in the forum come up with?

So far GORILLA TAPE has been my friend, but don't think this is a really good solution...
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Old 07-20-2019, 03:05 PM   #2
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It's a very simple inexpensive $4 to $12 fix. It's a crescent wrench and an Amazon search worth of difficulty.
I suggest one about an inch taller than the rv so if it taps a ceiling at slow speed, you'll know to back out before you damage anything.
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Old 07-20-2019, 03:24 PM   #3
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I broke mine a few years back on a low branch. It broke the rubber coating, but the metal antenna inside was still good. I purchased a 20mm shrink wrap for fishing rods from Amazon (they only had red when I bought it) cut a piece off , slipped it over the antenna and shrunk it with a heat gun. It has worked fine for two years. The red one gives the additional advantage of knowing which RV is mine from a distance.
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Old 07-20-2019, 04:16 PM   #4
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This should work. I used it on my ACE.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074N52YJP...ing=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 07-20-2019, 04:56 PM   #5
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This should work. I used it on my ACE.
Did you mean to include a link or picture?
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Old 07-20-2019, 05:13 PM   #6
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Did anyone replace their antenna? I want to add the XM antenna to the roof. I was thinking about pulling the new antenna wire up to the roof with an extra string and then pull the old antenna wire back to the dash board.
trying to avoid removing all the trim and trying to get the antenna wire under the dash
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Old 07-20-2019, 05:40 PM   #7
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Did you mean to include a link or picture?
Whaaat? You don't see the link?

























Yeah, I forgot to include it but was still in the timeframe to edit my post.
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Old 07-20-2019, 06:31 PM   #8
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Did anyone replace their antenna? I want to add the XM antenna to the roof. I was thinking about pulling the new antenna wire up to the roof with an extra string and then pull the old antenna wire back to the dash board.
trying to avoid removing all the trim and trying to get the antenna wire under the dash
I actually put our XM antenna under the matress on the drop down bed...

Works great and no holes!
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Old 07-20-2019, 07:41 PM   #9
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I actually put our XM antenna under the matress on the drop down bed...

Works great and no holes!
Did the same with our Axis and it worked great no matter the direction we were driving. No additional holes in the roof or wires is a good thing!
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Old 07-21-2019, 02:41 AM   #10
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Did the same with our Axis and it worked great no matter the direction we were driving. No additional holes in the roof or wires is a good thing!
True, except for buildings and overpasses we haven't had a drop out while on the road...
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I broke mine a few years back on a low branch. It broke the rubber coating, but the metal antenna inside was still good. I purchased a 20mm shrink wrap for fishing rods from Amazon (they only had red when I bought it) cut a piece off , slipped it over the antenna and shrunk it with a heat gun. It has worked fine for two years. The red one gives the additional advantage of knowing which RV is mine from a distance.
GREAT IDEA! Hadnt thought of the heat shrink tape. ALWAYS look for a reason to use it, too.
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Old 07-21-2019, 02:45 AM   #12
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This should work. I used it on my ACE.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074N52YJP...ing=UTF8&psc=1
So was this a "unscrew" the old and "screw on" the new?
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Old 07-21-2019, 06:19 AM   #13
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So was this a "unscrew" the old and "screw on" the new?
Yes.
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Old 07-21-2019, 05:52 PM   #14
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I broke mine a few years back on a low branch. It broke the rubber coating, but the metal antenna inside was still good. I purchased a 20mm shrink wrap for fishing rods from Amazon (they only had red when I bought it) cut a piece off , slipped it over the antenna and shrunk it with a heat gun. It has worked fine for two years. The red one gives the additional advantage of knowing which RV is mine from a distance.


Same here, shrink wrap is excellent for this purpose.
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Old 07-24-2019, 01:52 AM   #15
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My antenna is broken. I will try the Shrink wrap. You guys come up with some great solutions! Thanks.
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Old 07-24-2019, 09:30 PM   #16
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My antenna is broken. I will try the Shrink wrap. You guys come up with some great solutions! Thanks.
Sounds painful.... seek medical attn. LOL.
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