Title says it all, we've had a bit of wind today, not that bad but I've had to lower the crank-up, a gust of wind pulled it out of alignment, I don't think the locking mechanism that prevents it from rotating is up to the job.. :Sad:
It's fairly sheltered where we are, windy but not stormy.Jim it's blowin a hoolie down here are you expecting tooooo much. Was the roof flexing much?
This was my 'instead of' I used to use a domestic dish and mount it on the ladder or a handy pole..Hi Jim
have you any thoughts on an "instead of " or has any body got a suggestion?
No doubt designed for the leisure user rather than us hard core campersHi Jim we have one, but as we don't use it much, and as soon as it gets windy I wind it down, so I can't say I have had any problems because of this. As you say the plastic locking mechanism is just not up to the job in high winds, and I think thats something you will just have to accept.
I don't think it was ever intended for fulltimers, its just to flimsy for that, and to cheap.
Been there done that, worked great but useless for touring, the reason I bought the cranky was for ease of use in aires when only stopped for a night or two, now I'm back to square one and I don't feel I should need to spend another £1600 on a Camos .. Maxview need to sort this out, it's not rocket science to make a mast clamp.. :Angry:How about the old fashioned pole with aerial on it Jim?
What parts have they sent you Jim is it the internal roof gear, Ive only suffered your problem once and it was so windy the guys with slides were pulling them in,Well, it's ten months on, we spent the last eight months in France and during that time the Maxview performed well, EXCEPT in winds..
During the early part of the year in SW France and in other locations it blew off direction while other crankup makes were not affected, I spoke to owners of ALden and Teleco who had no problems when I did.
This week Maxview finally sent me another cranking mechanism FOC which I have fitted, but to be frank it looks identical to the original,
I'm now resigned to either suffer or change it for an Alden, Maxview will not admit a design weakness ... I say differently.
Our Camos dome is great Jim, and of course there are no wind problems, but I have had occasional issues locking onto satellites - its very sensitive about having a completely clear field of vision. It also cost a breathtaking amount of money - added it in to the new purchase of the new motorhome, but it was still a small fortune!!My gut feeling is that there will be no forthcoming fix from Maxview and the way to go for all weather viewing is a Camos Dome.. but keep the cranky on standby in case the Camos can't find the satellite..
Hi GeoWhat parts have they sent you Jim is it the internal roof gear, Ive only suffered your problem once and it was so windy the guys with slides were pulling them in,
no other windy day seems to have effected it, is there any correlation between the length of the internal square box section and how well the teeth in the mechanism mesh, Just an idea
Then we must agree to disagree, it's not fit for MY purpose, it's a good product but it could be a great product if it weren't compromised by an inadequate, poorly designed, feeble locking system, but maybe I haven't used common sense or as someone else suggested it's not designed for fulltming, if that is the case then it should be clearly labelled..have to say it has been brilliant,up to the job yes,fit for the purpose yes.value for money yes at around £ 350 nothing to beat it,but a bit of common sense is needed no matter what equipment you use.