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frenchfancy 04-11-2012 12:49

Can Anyone Do A Swap With Me?
Hi, i recently bought off an extremely helpful member a Status 530 Digital Aerial. All fine, really put himself out to be helpful to me for which i am very grateful. But the aerial i bought off him has the long pole, and because, i have a sat dish on the roof of the m/h, there is no room to site the aerial in the wardrobe, the aerial dish as it were is too close to the sat dish base. So i am asking has anyone out there got the same status aerial except with the short pole so i can site it in an overhead locker away from the sat dish So i am asking does anyone want to swap a long pole for a short version. You can pm me if you prefer.

Techno100 04-11-2012 12:54

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It ought to be possible to shorten the pole with a little ingenuity.

frenchfancy 04-11-2012 12:57

I have had a friend look into that, he says a little more difficult than it looks, can you add your knowledge or expertise please to this topic .

Techno100 04-11-2012 13:07

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I've not done it personally but it ought to be possible to remove the winder shorten the winder shaft and refit the winder handle. Then shorten the pole accordingly i.e. by the same amount and reproduce the 5mm screw hole on the shortened pole.

jedi 04-11-2012 13:18


Possibilities here. I asked for a long pole version but when I picked up the van they had fitted short pole. Decided not to bother asking them to change it but would have preferred the long pole.

The question is, is it easy for us to change the poles over? If so, I would be interested.


Techno100 04-11-2012 13:21

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Its important that your pole was fitted the correct distance from the locker wall or the internal support bracket (long pole) may not fit.
Also the coax for the short pole may not be long enough for the long pole so best to swap the head and pole

frenchfancy 04-11-2012 13:47

Hi if it is the same Status 530 Digital Aerial, why can't we just swap the whole aerial. I mean the pole and the head, as mentioned in a previous post ( by a member) Pm me if you are interested. I could post mine it is 8.50 by City Link, and you could post yours for the same amount. I know the price as the member i bought it off sent it that way.

premiermotorhomes 04-11-2012 14:35

Good afternoon,

The first point to clarify is the naming structure of these aerials;

530 & its replacement the 550 feature the short mast.
540 & its replacement the 560 feature the long mast.

As indicated by Techo100, the long mast must be fitted with a wall mounted support bracket, so moving from a short mast to a long mast will be determined by whether there is a gap of 40mm between the pole and a wall that is suitable for securing the bracket.

This information was obtained from the installation instructions here:

If you would like to confirm whether the mast can be shortened, call Grade UK on 0115 986 7151, option 2 and speak to Clint or Harvey who are both very helpful and will be able to confirm if this is possible.

Alternatively, as you are have a long mast and wish to have a short one, then you could look at purchasing p/n 0-2726/ASS Status 530 Short Mast and Drive Shaft SRP 19.95inc VAT from your local dealer, so long as they have an account with Grade UK


dalspa 04-11-2012 15:05

Has your Status been fitted in the wardrobe or overhead locker? The longer one needs to be in the wardrobe to allow for the mast length/height.


frenchfancy 04-11-2012 15:12

Mine has not yet been fitted at all, as i explained in my first post, as it won't fit in the space available on the roof due to sat dish. So i need the short pole versionb to fit in an overhead locker.

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