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Old 06-25-2014, 05:02 PM   #1
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Antenna leaking!!??

Had a really heavy rain last night and water was pouring out the end of the antenna handle! Anybody had this happen? The antenna itself is down.
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Old 06-25-2014, 05:07 PM   #2
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Not me, but with any luck its coming in from the antenna and out the handle rather than into the roof deck somewhere.

I would get up there pretty quick to see what the issue is, and bring some self leveling lap sealant and a caulking gun.
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Old 06-25-2014, 05:39 PM   #3
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Check the cap for the antenna cable going in...
on mine they installed the vent cover too close and when the antenna was turned the rubber cover was pulled off leaving a 1/2" hole pointing UP !
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Old 06-25-2014, 05:56 PM   #4
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2 years ago in my TT we had water coming in from the antenna handle. I put a ziplock bag over it and tucked it in the gear and emptied it as needed, figuring I'd get it fixed during the winter layup. I thought for sure it was the O ring around the handle or the swivel base why else would it come in through the handle. In the winter I gave it to the dealer and all they did was caulk where the base meets the roof and the leak stopped.
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:58 AM   #5
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I can just about guarantee you that if you go up on the roof and look at the boot covering the cable going into the base you will see that the boot is not seated correctly. Have had this problem with 2 fifth wheels and my son had the problem with his TT. It's an easy fix. Caulked around the cable as it goes in to the base and then silicone the boot and placed it back where it should be. Once the silicone sets......no more leak!!!!
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Old 06-26-2014, 01:21 AM   #6
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I agree.... this is an easy fix. Just replace the boot.
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Old 06-26-2014, 01:42 AM   #7
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I agree.... this is an easy fix. Just replace the boot.
I never found the boot to be damaged, but for some reason it seems to work its way up the cable allowing water to get in below it. The silicone just keeps it glued down where it should be.
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Old 06-26-2014, 04:00 AM   #8
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This might take a tool box, a few drinks and 6 of us on the roof ...... surly we can figure this little problem out.
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Old 06-26-2014, 04:25 AM   #9
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I'll bring the ice!!
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Old 06-26-2014, 06:03 AM   #10
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I walked into my antenna while on the roof and bent it enough I had to replace it. If I start drinking on the roof I'll end up knocking everything off of there or step through the skylight or something
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