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Old 05-09-2011, 03:04 AM   #1
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We were in a horrible rain storm this week and found the crank of the antenna was dripping. It looks like it probably was running straight from the outside antenna but we would like input on the subject. Has anyone else had the Problem. What do we do.



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Old 05-09-2011, 03:54 AM   #2
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Never had a leak yet in my roof But I do inspect it and recaulk it every year. The best time to inspect it is just after you clean the roof.



To fix it, get some Dicor sealantand go on the roof and look for caulking that has cracked or is lacking.Then clean the spot with soap and water, spic n span works great to clean the roof. Then fill in the cracks or gaps with the Dicor sealant
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Old 05-09-2011, 04:37 AM   #3
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Yes I have had this also. Mine was the rubber boot that is over the hole where the coax enters the trailer. The rubber boot had slide up thecoax exposing the hole which allowed rain to run down the wire into the trailer. Another thingI found was thatI sealed around where the antenna mounted to the roof. The sealant was built up allowing the water to"pond" on top of the antenna then run inside. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-09-2011, 05:54 AM   #4
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Rubber boot - according to my Winegard manual, the rubber boot can become brittle which could result in leaks. They suggest lubricatingat least twice yearly with silicone spray lubricant. From what I understand it has to be pure silicone - no petroleum products on rubber roofs. Ihad a hard time finding pure silicone, googled it and found that scuba shops (dive shops) sell it.I bought it in the grease form (pure silicone grease) and apply it with a Qtip.
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Had the exact same problem as scott. There was to much caulking around the antenna base that formed a damn and the boot that seals the coax had come up and the damn was high enough that water was higher than the place the coax went thru and water came in. My dealer found mine and removed some caulk to open the damn and put some caulk to hold the boot inplace. Edited by: FB1965
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:47 AM   #6
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You can get a seal kit from Winegard. Not an uncommon issue.



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There are also little rubber washers inside the assembly itself that need to be silicone sprayed per Wingards instructions. If these go bad you'll need to buy a whole new crack set cost about $15.00.

The spraying / lubrication makes the cranking a lot easier.




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Had the exact same problem as scott. There was to much caulking around the antenna base that formed a damn and the boot that seals the coax had come up and the damn was high enough that water was higher than the place the coax went thru and water came in. My dealer found mine and removed some caulk to open the damn and put some caulk to hold the boot inplace.
Cursing caulking?????
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