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#1 OFFLINE   JohnQ

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 08:16 PM

We have a motorhome with the Front Cap that is constructed out of fiberglass. Normally we have the little antenna puck sitting on the dash, and if heading south get fair to middling reception. Going north it is essentially Kaput. I do NOT want to drill any more holes in the roof, don't want to chance water leakage. On another site somebody mentioned that you can mount the antenna puck up near the ceiling (on the inside!!!) and get good reception since fiberglass doesn't block the signal. Is it true (I Hope -- No Holes)????? :confused:

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#2 OFFLINE   trh

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 08:29 PM

I've heard the same thing about good reception through the fiberglass. There are also Truck antennas (mirror mounts and other brackets) you might want to look at.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 05:28 AM

I actually get great reception through the wall of my garage. It's a wall with no drywall or insulation and I get full signal. I would think fiberglass would not be a problem.

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#4 OFFLINE   jamelar

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 10:11 AM

I have a Sirius radio I use in a Jeep with a fiberglass hard top. The antenna is up against the ceiling on the inside of the jeep and works fine.

#5 OFFLINE   Paul Secic

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 12:44 PM

I actually get great reception through the wall of my garage. It's a wall with no drywall or insulation and I get full signal. I would think fiberglass would not be a problem.

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