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Old 03-14-2021, 08:07 PM   #1
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Radio ant. replacement

Was wondering if anyone has replaced their radio ant. with a compatible or can recommend a better ant. Mine has been attacked by the FL sun I suppose, not that it was a good ant. originally.
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Old 03-14-2021, 08:47 PM   #2
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Replaced the broken one on our rig two years ago with a standard stubby (12" or so). No substantial improvement in dash radio reception - but definitely no loss either. Check your local auto parts store or search Amazon for "stubby universal antenna" and take your pick.
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Old 03-14-2021, 09:02 PM   #3
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Did it just screw on or did you have to replace the whole thing feathers and all
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Replaced the broken one on our rig two years ago with a standard stubby (12" or so). No substantial improvement in dash radio reception - but definitely no loss either. Check your local auto parts store or search Amazon for "stubby universal antenna" and take your pick.
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Old 03-14-2021, 09:31 PM   #4
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A "universal" antenna will come with the adapter that will allow you screw it onto the OEM base. The universal I got from Amazon had the adapters but I didn't need to use any of them.

Something like this should work:

https://www.amazon.com/AUTOHAUX-Univ...dp/B07RQJHF2Q/
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Old 03-14-2021, 10:04 PM   #5
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Thanks a bunch for the info. Saves me an extra trip back up there.
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Old 03-14-2021, 11:00 PM   #6
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A "universal" antenna will come with the adapter that will allow you screw it onto the OEM base. The universal I got from Amazon had the adapters but I didn't need to use any of them.

Something like this should work:

https://www.amazon.com/AUTOHAUX-Univ...dp/B07RQJHF2Q/



Yep. If the description of "universal" doesn't immediately fit your connection or have adapters to do so - send or take it back. Just don't get ambitious and get one so long that it whips and breaks in the wind. 12 to 18" is plenty for a mounting already 12' off the ground. Any reception problems after that are on the radio - not the antenna. (are you listening, Axxerra?)
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Old 03-15-2021, 12:04 AM   #7
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I just had to replace mine for similar reasons ... I went with this one & just swapped the top assembly at the swivel. I think its the factory OEM for the antenna anyway.

Magnadyne RV71 Recreational Vehicle rubber mast AM/FM antenna RV Motorhome 72" lead
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Old 03-15-2021, 02:18 AM   #8
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Shark Fin radio antenna on Axis - Vegas?

Curious, has anyone replaced the standard Axis / Vegas radio antenna with a “shark-fin” antenna. I’m thinking it would make it a little easier to remove and install the cover. I think they are made to connect to and cover the antenna stub and glue down to the roof?
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