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Old 09-05-2016, 09:56 PM   #1
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RV Cover / TV Antenna question

I have a quick question about what everyone does when covering their travel trailers regarding the TV antenna. I just bought a Coachmen 257BHS and it has a TV antenna that is in a fixed position. I plan to cover the trailer this winter and I'm sure the antenna will tear the cover. How does everyone prevent that from happening? Is the antenna removable? Do I cover it with a plastic storage bin before putting the cover on? I've never had a cover for any of my previous campers and since this is a brand new one I want to keep it new as long as possible.

I've been searching the forum and haven't found any answers yet.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-05-2016, 10:02 PM   #2
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Don't think I would want a plastic storage bin rubbing the roof. Not sure of the antenna you have. Bubble wrap??

Not to hijack, but here is a good light weight cover. 3 years no rips or damage to my unit. Highly recommend as I have had a few covers over the years.
https://classicaccessories.com/rv-pe...-trailer-cover
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Old 09-05-2016, 10:19 PM   #3
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I'll try and find a picture of the antenna and post it.

I was just looking at the Classic Accessories covers. There Poly Pro III looks pretty good and I found it for a good price on Amazon but haven't ordered yet.
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Old 09-05-2016, 10:23 PM   #4
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This is the antenna on my roof. Looks like a cover ripper to me. I haven't been up on the roof to look at it yet. Maybe it detaches somehow?
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Old 09-05-2016, 10:27 PM   #5
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Pool noodles.

Gorilla tape and two noodles.

Make one into a circle that will fit over the antenna.

Take the second one and bend it to a half circle/horse shoe shape and tape the ends to the circle.

It will look like an umbrella shape.

Now that I see the antenna pool noodles are still an option.

Just lay them over the top and zip tie them in place.
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Those wings are going to be a problem and more so if you get snow where you live.
Padding them will help. Think I would look into removing the wings if possible.

What make / brand is the antenna ?
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Here's the manual on your antenna.

http://continu.us/content/manuals/CO...500_Manual.pdf
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Old 09-05-2016, 10:40 PM   #8
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I'm not sure of the make / brand on the antenna.

I've got to climb up and look at it closer once the weather clears up here in a few days. It has to come apart somehow, how else could you put a cover over it without destroying the cover or breaking the antenna?
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two bolts intersect underneath the wings. I know this because a low hanging tree branch removed my entire antenna last summer.
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Old 09-05-2016, 10:51 PM   #10
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I agree with Ford Idaho: pool noodles and Gorilla duct tape. That is what I do with the same antenna that you have.
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