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Old 03-12-2016, 02:38 PM   #11
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I had good success with a window mounted antenna.....
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Old 03-12-2016, 03:47 PM   #12
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I read that for fibreglass installations you cannot just use a wire or car/truck antenna designed for metal surfaces. The difference is due to something like ground effect so fibreglass installations require a specific coil at the base for good reception. I was considering getting a Shakespeare 4350 AM/FM stereo antenna which also fold down for travel or for covering with a trailer cover, though its cable doesn't go through the base due to the joint. It looks good, has good reviews and is 3 ft long.

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Reace said they could install it on the roof for about $45.

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Old 03-12-2016, 04:34 PM   #13
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I read that for fibreglass installations you cannot just use a wire or car/truck antenna designed for metal surfaces. The difference is due to something like ground effect so fibreglass installations require a specific coil at the base for good reception.
Generally yes... or add a "ground plane" (area of metal, which can be foil, but should be connected to the ground side of the antenna connection) at the base.
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Old 03-12-2016, 05:00 PM   #14
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It depends on the Car/Truck antenna. There are some that are designed to work without a ground plane, at least on FM. I installed any amplified version of a no ground plane antenna on my trailer & it works great. Unfortunately, I didn't keep the model/brand info, but it was off the rack at a chain auto parts store.
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Old 03-12-2016, 07:48 PM   #15
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While it doesn't solve the antenna problem, I have the Jensen which is not Bluetooth capable. I purchased a Bluetooth module from Amazon and when the reveption is bad, I stream music from my iPhone.
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