Old skyliner TV antenna and roof vent question
My trailer is a 1979 31' center bath. When the TV antenna is lowered the rear end of it is right above the center roof vent. The back end of the antenna has a downward curved loop that nearly rests right on top of the vent lid. No problem as it is an original aluminum lid and won't be damaged.
Now I am thinking of replacing that old style light/vent combo unit with a modern translucent roof vent, with a new light fixture off to one side. Note I already installed a Fantastic Vent in my living room so no need for another one of those. My concern is the lowered TV antenna cracking or damaging a new plastic vent lid.
I've thought about inverting the loop on the antenna to give some extra clearance, as I assume that won't affect TV reception. I've also thought about raising or modifying the cradle that the antenna lowers onto, again for a few inches of extra space.
I know it will be impossible to have a new vent opened all the way and the antenna lowered, and I'll have to pay attention when operating either one. That aside I was wondering if anyone has changed out their center vent when they had such a conflict with the TV antenna, and how they resolved it.