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Old 10-02-2017, 05:16 AM   #1
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Hi,
We just picked up our new FC 27FB on Friday and we spent the weekend cleaning it and setting it up. I washed and sealed the trailer and it looks absolutely great!

After washing it, we noticed some water on the floor right below the Fantastic Fan. I was spraying pretty hard at the roof area, so maybe this is a leak that won't happen with rain, but it does have me concerned. I looked at the caulking and it seems to be okay looking at it from a ladder. What do y'all think?

Also spraying the roof, I noticed that the TV antenna is very wobbly! Not at the base where it is connected to the roof, but the flying saucer looking thing is very wobbly on the antenna shaft. Is this normal? I was afraid it was going to spin right off when I put the hose on it!

Thanks for your help!
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Old 10-03-2017, 12:01 PM   #2
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Congrats on your new AS! Washing the AS. It's a labor of love! Our saucer antenna wobbles too. The saucer part is held in place with a pin. Sounds pretty primitive but that's the design. As far as a water leak it could be the excessive spraying. Never had a water issue with our fan. We have a Fantastic Fan vent cover on our 2016 27FC even though the fan has a rain sensor. Maybe the fan cover wasn't closed all the way, or the roof seal and/or the unit itself is compromised. Be inside your AS while someone wets down your roof to spot the leak to help determine the source of your problem. Good luck!
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Old 10-03-2017, 12:07 PM   #3
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You should be able to drive through a driving rain and not have it leak. Make sure the fan was completely closed and if so, have it checked out under warranty. The caulking/sealing on the trailer is only covered for 6 months under warranty.
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I just washed the roof of my 2016 26U and the brush I was using under the TV antenna lifted the saucer right off the post. Very wobbly. Didn't see any pin in place.
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Old 10-04-2017, 06:46 PM   #5
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I was spraying pretty hard at the roof area, so maybe this is a leak that won't happen with rain, but it does have me concerned.
I wouldn't worry...yet. Spraying from a hose aimed up probably drove some water up under the lid of the Fantastic Fan. Rain doesn't fall up, but driving into rain might. But the hinge of the fan faces forward to prevent that. AFAIK, the fan is bonded to the roof using VHB tape, and that shouldn't cause leaks.

Since I just picked up my new 26, everything raises my suspicion, although it sat on the dealer's lot for a while and I couldn't find any signs of leaks. Knock on wood.
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Old 10-05-2017, 09:02 PM   #6
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I just washed the roof of my 2016 26U and the brush I was using under the TV antenna lifted the saucer right off the post. Very wobbly. Didn't see any pin in place.


Hey-it's not a pin after all. It acts like a snap ring...still a primitive application. See page 4 of attachment. Apparently whoever installed it didn't push the saucer down all the way.

http://www.winegard.com/kbase/uploads/2452249.pdf

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