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Posted: 01/18/13 07:23pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bought a 2005 Fleetwood pioneer. Basically unused which I think is part of the problem. The antenna will crank up but will not rotate. I sprayed some silicon lubricant into the gear lube port on top as described in the manual for maintenance but it will not budge.

Any ideas?

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On ours, we have to actually pull the inside round portion down about 1/4" or so, then rotate it. Have you tried that? I also spray silicone around the base part on the roof which rotates.

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I had this problem as well. I had to get on the roof and rotate it by hand while the wife pulled down and rotated the bottom.

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Posted: 01/19/13 01:02am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The base plate and gear housing are probably galled up due to lack of maintenance & use and it's full of red dirt

Pull it apart......clean it up......lube it up

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Posted: 01/19/13 08:25am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This tool is very handy for reaching the large nylon nut that secures the rotating housing on the inside of the coach.




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I had the same problem on my brand new R Vision trailer,, seems when they installed the antenna,, the cap that holds down the shaft with the crank to crank it up was cross threaded and wouldn't let the part that you pull down come down far enough to release,, I took the cap all the way off,, pushed the crank shaft down, put the cap back on straight,, no more probs. Simple fix,, but irritated that the dealer didn't catch it,, not sure they even did a PDI.

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LadyRVer wrote:

On ours, we have to actually pull the inside round portion down about 1/4" or so, then rotate it. Have you tried that? I also spray silicone around the base part on the roof which rotates.


Yea mine is the same way. I think I am down to pulling it apart

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Posted: 01/25/13 09:16pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So I decided to let the antenna issue go for a while and check it another day.....fast forward a couple of weeks and I am looking at doing maintenance on the seams etc on the roof. I notice the previouse owner used silicon on seams etc. I notice some around the antenna..I notice he sealed the base of the antenna where it is suppose to rotate. I cut it away and now it spins. What the heck do people think

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Posted: 01/26/13 11:42am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Assuming you have done this before and know to pull the ring down.

Just read a thread where a RVer went up to re-caulk, found the prior owner had cau led using silicon based products,, and yes, he glued the antenna so it would not turn.


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wa8yxm wrote:

Assuming you have done this before and know to pull the ring down.

Just read a thread where a RVer went up to re-caulk, found the prior owner had cau led using silicon based products,, and yes, he glued the antenna so it would not turn.


That is exactly what this guy did to mine. Now I go inside and pull down the release and it turns no problem.

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