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We bought an older Montana 5th wheel (2000) 2 years ago to set up at the property we're going to build on. Got it mainly as a break trailer to get out of the weather while we work on the land (43 acres), and to store our expensive tools in while we're not there.

I noticed early on that the old antenna was gone when I saw the whole in the bedroom ceiling with no handle or hardware, which is not a problem. It doesn't leak, as far I've been able to tell, but I got up on the roof the other day to sweep off the pine needles that had accumulated from where we had it setting until a few weeks ago. Up on the roof, I noticed that there's no cap or anything on the hole where the antenna formerly was. I'd really like to cap and seal it, but I'm not having any luck finding a simple white cap to cover it with. I've found youtube videos of everything from cutting aluminum sheet and screwing/sealing it, but that looked terrible. (I know, who's going to see it, anyway?)to patching over it with epdm rubber. All it needs is a simple cap of some sort, which would serve the purpose, look decent and be an easy fix. Does anyone know where to find something like this? Thanks, Lee Butcher

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Look at hardware store for stool, or crutch rubber tips, and use Dicor self leveling caulk on it.
If its level use eternabond tape.

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Try a plumbing vent cap. Simple sealed.

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They make round white home door knob protectors now. Any ace or big box will have them. Bed of dicor around the edges and you are gold.
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White eternabond tape.


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Something simple like a piece of formica sealed down would do the trick. Inside I would put up a nicely varnished piece of wood to cover the hole. Does nothing but looks better than trying to match whatever the ceiling covering is.


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You could get an antenna for about $100, and that wouldn't look bad.





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I'm for a plug, tape and Dicor/Heng's.


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I would 1st use Fiberglass resin to fill the hole and trowel smooth and then cover it with eternabond tape, using dicor on the edges to seal.

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