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Old 01-13-2017, 11:14 PM   #21
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Reminds me of years ago I purchased a battery tv to watch while sitting on the beach. I was looking forward to watching, bought new batteries and could not wait. I turned it on and got -0-. I then realized that everyone has cable at the beach for a reason, no OTA reception.
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Old 01-14-2017, 09:02 AM   #22
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Got two solutions for keeping my mast from sliding down to the bottom, haven't decided yet which to do: 1. drill hole(s) on receiver pipe for a short screw acting as a stop, or 2. add a collar to the 1-inch slip-in part of the mast that acts as a stop. Want this end of mast to be adjustable in height. Good point on adding a cushion at the belly band. I'll be gluing a strip of rubber there, cut from an old inner tube.

You and Ron clearly beat me out for highest antenna. I agree, in any case-- very doubtful we'll get TV reception at Quarzsite, Ron, but we know it's not the destination, it's the twists and turns taken to get there. I'll be bringing a few DVD movies.
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Old 01-14-2017, 10:12 AM   #23
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This is the 1" diameter extension painter pole I'm using:
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Blue-Hawk-6...Pole/50053469#
I cut the blue grip off the bottom end so it would slide snugly down into the PVC pipe. I also took a cheap paint roller (with threaded handle for attaching to a pole), cut everything off the roller handle, and mounted the antenna to the roller handle. That way when we get to camp, I just screw the antenna with roller handle onto the pole, slide the pole down into the PVC pipe, connect the cable, and we're up and running.
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Old 01-14-2017, 11:26 AM   #24
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Paint roller handle is a clever solution. My problem with using the painter extension pole is how to (where to) store pole retracted to 6 ft long. Diagonally under the bed doesn't work for me since I have two large drawers under there.
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Old 01-14-2017, 12:52 PM   #25
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How about underneath the trailer or on the rear bumper, Myron?
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Nope. Don't like those places---too unclean and insecure for my taste.
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Old 01-14-2017, 03:05 PM   #27
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While traveling, we just lay our collapsed pole lengthwise on the floor of the camper with a cooler slid up against it to keep it from wandering. So far, we've always found it right where we put it.
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While traveling, we just lay our collapsed pole lengthwise on the floor of the camper with a cooler slid up against it to keep it from wandering. So far, we've always found it right where we put it.
I plan on a pole, but would want it stowed. Do you not find it in the way when not using it, or for one night stops?

No idea where I would die one yet though. Might have to be part of my planning when I get the trailer.
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No idea where I would die one yet though. Might have to be part of my planning when I get the trailer.
Huh? Tapatalk?
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Swype typing without checking. Speech to text is more reliable, but I was in public.
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Nope. Don't like those places---too unclean and insecure for my taste.
How about mounted under the trailer ala sewer hose container? Don't know if there's a long enough one, but there's always black plastic pipe, a hasp and a padlock to secure. Thinking out loud here...
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At this point in our professional and personal lives, our camping is restricted to 3- and 4-day extended weekends, so no one night stands to worry about the antenna pole being underfoot. But we hope that in a year or so, we'll be able to start making longer treks to see the world (or at least North America). When that time comes, if we find the pole a nuisance, we'll likely follow Donna D's suggestion and make a stow-away tube out of PVC pipe and fittings and attach to the frame undercarriage somewhere.
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A couple simple snap hooks of this style should allow one to conveniently and securely stow a lightweight 1" diameter extendable antenna pole, like the one we use, in several out-of-the-way locations inside the camper.
https://www.atgstores.com/wall-mount..._g1458109.html
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Maybe roll it up into the awning.
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Old 01-15-2017, 01:24 PM   #38
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mast for tv

Does anyone know where ETI gets there spare tire holder from? I've looked all over for it . I want an extra one for 2 purposes one is the extra antenna holder and the other is to mount a 2hp engine on it . thanks JIm
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Jim, ETI will also weld extra 2" box hitch receivers on the rear if you want (I think it was an extra $75 per additional hitch back when I inquired), and maybe you could use an extra box hitch to mount the antenna mast and small engine instead of another spare tire mount. In doing so, they warn that total weight allowed on the rear hitch or hitches remains 150 lbs total. But you could use one receiver to mount a platform for your engine and another for a flag pole mount like this for your antenna.
https://www.amazon.com/Camco-51611-H.../dp/B004IVGA0G
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ETI will also weld extra 2" box hitch receivers on the rear if you want.
They will no longer do this. Trust me, I requested. I am not positive I will do this, but I had thought in the future I would have a custom aluminum storage box built, and mount my bikes on top. They do not do any welding at their shop anymore, and all frames for all models will be the same to eliminate any mistakes. Not a huge deal, you can buy them at Princess Auto, and a welder will have them installed in less than 30 minutes, a bit of touchup paint, and done.

I think that with the need to meet an increased production, they have had to streamline a lot of tasks. For me it was not a big deal with most of my requests, as they were for Escape NOT to do things, with very little added.
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