Originally Posted by overlander63
Remove the antenna, and either plate over the hole, or install a Winegard Batwing or Jack antenna.
You will probably also find, after you get the old one off, the aluminum under the antenna has been rotted away by dissimilar metal corrosion, you'll need to patch that before proceeding.
I totally agree with the statement above. When we added a flat screen to our trailer, i had considered trying to use the original antenna. As i dug into the project -i tried to raise the antenna and found the gearing was rusted in place. Thought i would remove and repair it. As I pulled it off the roof- there was some pretty serious roof corrosion under the cap. I ended up saving the hassle and going with a new omni directional disk antenna with an amplifier. I mounted the antenna and ran the cable wires thru the original hole in the roof.
I know some people want to stay totally original- but i think removing that big old thing laying across the roof really makes the trailer look better.