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Old 03-06-2017, 08:56 AM   #1
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Keep the Rubber Boot on Antenna Cable

We have had the same problem with several TT's & 5th wheels. The TV antenna coax cable has a rubber boot on it (on the roof) which slides over a metal collar where it goes through the trailer's roof.

They always ride up, off the metal post (like the picture shows). In the past, in extreme rain storms some rain gets in through this. How do I make the rubber boot stay on the metal post?

Hate to try glue... it would be a mess if antenna/cable ever had to be replaced.

Any suggestions?
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Old 03-06-2017, 09:33 AM   #2
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Perhaps a tie-wrap (cable tie, zip tie, or whatever you call it wherever you are) wrapped around the cable just above the boot?
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Old 03-06-2017, 09:45 AM   #3
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Perhaps a tie-wrap (cable tie, zip tie, or whatever you call it wherever you are) wrapped around the cable just above the boot?
Sounds like a good idea. Just don't cinch the zip tie on the boot itself. And you will have to inspect it periodically as the sun will cause the zip tie to deteriorate over time.
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That would probably be enough to keep the boot from sliding up...good idea.
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I Zip Tied the boot several years ago when I noticed it had moved, never an issue since.
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Old 03-06-2017, 09:52 AM   #6
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You can also use something like "Shoe Goo" which is similar to thick rubber cement. It will hold the boot on and is fairly easy to remove if you ever need to.
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Old 03-06-2017, 09:54 AM   #7
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or just a quick dab of regular silicone
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Old 03-06-2017, 12:10 PM   #8
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Perhaps a tie-wrap (cable tie, zip tie, or whatever you call it wherever you are) wrapped around the cable just above the boot?
Thanks to all for the ideas. I quoted this one because I am going to try the cable tie on the coax just above the boot. Actually, when I read it... I said to myself... why didn't I think of that. Especially, since I use those cable ties for many things already.
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i have used silicone and lasts for years.
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Old 03-07-2017, 01:56 PM   #10
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I fill the boot with clear silicon sealant, then slide it over the protrusion. Guaranteed to seal against water, and will not slide off.
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go to amazon and get some coax seal. tar like stuff that stays in place. use it on all my antenna coax connections. also comes off easy when you need it to.
https://smile.amazon.com/Universal-E...ords=coax-seal
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A dab of Dicor around the top opening and the base of the boot, good to go.
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I fill the boot with clear silicon sealant, then slide it over the protrusion. Guaranteed to seal against water, and will not slide off.
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