I bought one of them bright orange hangin tags the says Antenna Saver on it. Put in on dash or steering when when antenna is up. I too did that one time Hollis on my last TT. Just being up broke the plastic crank gears all to heck.
OK I have it fixed, went and picked it up at a rv supply and retail sale this morning. I came home replaced the gear , the 2 wings and both arms, plus I ran new cable. I had it on and working in about 30-45 min. I also re caulk the seams and did a good job if I have to say so myself :laugh: :laugh: . My new DC plug came in today fro my sat radio ands now all/everything is working great. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :approve: :approve: :bleh:
Hey Hollis the red tag hangy dillies work. They clip onto the rim of the crank. Of course if you don't look up you may miss it.
I have the best reminder. My wifie uses a check list to do the inside and then she has a separate check list to come along behind me on the outside to check my work.
Bottom line: We still miss things . Had to buy a new metal chock from Kenneth last year when I broke mine in 4 pieces with the mighty Dodge diesel. I couldn't even feel it being ground up by the 5th wheel tires. Sure didn't slow the Dodge down any. I did hear it go crunch.
I made a check list at one time and bought so lamination to laminate it and was thinking of mounting it on the dash and never did put it all together. At least I got it should I decide to do it to it. LOL
We got the tip to use one of those spring loaded "hairgrips". Put it on the antennae handle when it is down. Then when you raise the antennae with the handle you put the hairgrip on the steering wheel. So it's always there before you drive off and you lower the antennae and put the hairgrip back on it! Foolproof, and one of the best tips we had.
I painted a clothes pin red and cliped it to my tv ant knob on the ceiling, it lives there until I pull the motor home into a camping spot, and put the ant up,
then it goes to the gear shift lever to live until i start to pull out of camp,
I have to see it that way, so my ant. never gets knocked off the motor home.
That has worked for me for 20 years, still have the same tv ant. I think this motor home has a red light to alert me on the dash but I never notice it.