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Just came out of Quartsite,Az for the last 2 months boondocking. Now in the Pacific NW and, you guessed it rain and alot of it. Made a stop for the night in Eureka,Ca. to find water had leaked into the rig from somewhere. I have a Fifer and the leak is in the bedroom. When its gets light I will get on the roof to inspect.
It is a good possibility that it may be coming in at the antenna. If so how does one make the repair? Has anyone experience this leak problem and how did you make that repair. I can use etherbond around the outside of the metel connection on the roof but how to repair where the antenna enters the roof itself? Any thoughts?

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I just repaired one on our 5er, it was coming in at the boot on the coax cable. The hole in the boot was too big so I filled it with silicone till I can get back up there and change it.


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Posted: 02/24/10 07:56am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

One of the most COMMON reasons for a leak at that point is the rubber boot just slipping off of the nipple where the cable goes through the roof. check that first to make sure this hasn't happened. It's about a 10 second fix.


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For Wineguard crank-up antenna fairly common problem.

The o-ring at the top of the worm gear shaft goes bad and water leaks in around the crank handle.

Fairly easy fix to replace the worm gear $12 at most camping/RV stores.

Don't try replacing the o-ring I had every size and non worked easy & quick to replace the whole shaft.


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Posted: 02/24/10 08:05am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Could also be the "O" ring drying out allowing water to leak down the shaft. Silicone spray should take care of it if that's the problem.


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See: http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/23647989.cfm

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