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Old 09-03-2018, 05:33 AM   #1
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Original Antenna leak

Ok this antenna is source of major leak ....what would you all do here? Remove ...how is best way ? And then what ...
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Old 09-03-2018, 05:43 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 09-03-2018, 05:51 AM   #3
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thank you / sounds easy enough for dental Hygienist to figure out !! Ok ok don’t worry I will prob contract this job out although I truly want to do and learn it all myself some stuff I just need to know when to say no.
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If you used the antenna just remove the old sealant and reseal. If your antenna still functions ( raises and rotates) you will not get better reception from other antennas. Also, you can get most of the parts necessary to rebuild your existing antenna if you want to go that route.
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Ok this antenna is source of major leak ....what would you all do here? Remove ...how is best way ? And then what ...
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A new vent cap first? I can see inside the vent cap through the whole at the corner. That cap definitely is leaking.
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:41 PM   #6
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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.

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A new vent cap first? I can see inside the vent cap through the whole at the corner. That cap definitely is leaking.


Thanks LOL very aware of vent needing replacement next time I will try take picture of specific area of my question as you would find LOTS of things that need to be addressed ...
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