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Old 09-22-2014, 04:05 AM   #1
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Winegard Batwing totaled

My husband and I both apparently had a "senior moment" today and didn't crank the antenna down. Antenna met trees - trees won
Has anyone replaced theirs and is it a difficult job? I ordered a new one from camping world and I'm hoping it's something we can do??
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Old 09-22-2014, 04:18 AM   #2
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is it just the wing, or did it mess up the mast? The wing can be replaced in moments.
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Old 09-22-2014, 01:45 PM   #3
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Eddie said the whole thing was bent so I assume that includes the mast
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Old 09-22-2014, 03:20 PM   #4
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well I think that just makes the part more expensive (you have to buy more than the wing), but if the base is OK, it's still an easy replacement. Couple of cotter pins I believe. You might have to fish the coax through the mast if it isn't in there already.

Here is what it looks like up there.

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Old 09-22-2014, 03:28 PM   #5
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Thank you! The picture helps me since I don't plan to ever be up there!!
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Old 09-22-2014, 04:10 PM   #6
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Then how will you fix it?
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Old 09-22-2014, 04:48 PM   #7
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That would be Eddie and my son-in-law doing roof duty!!
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Old 09-22-2014, 04:54 PM   #8
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ah, OK!
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Old 09-22-2014, 11:06 PM   #9
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I come from an aviation background. Pilots use an abundance of checklists i.e. taxi checklist, before takeoff, before landing, etc.

My wife and I use an interior checklist and an exterior checklist before takeoff. It keeps us, particularly at our age, from pranging, bending, or otherwise destoying something that slips our attention.

The key, though, is to use it every time and check off every item.
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Affirmative, we used checklists on passenger ships and they definitely help.
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