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Old 04-20-2015, 10:10 PM   #1
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Water leak through antenna?

We had pretty hard thunderstorms last night. The wife said she went in the TT this morning and there was a very small puddle in the floor with a water droplet hanging off the antenna crank in the ceiling. We have the 195bh model from 2014.
When I got home this evening I checked and couldn't find any sign of water damage or issues around the antenna. But I went ahead and put another beed of the rubber roof repair stuff around it.
Has anyone had this problem? Is it possible to leak through the antenna?
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Old 04-21-2015, 06:42 AM   #2
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I had a leak around the antenna cable that was puddling in my cabinet. Found a void where the cable went through the roof that didn't get sealed. Lap sealant took care of it. I've never studied the cranking mechanism but am guessing there is an o-ring or similar that is supposed to seal off the crank rod?
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:09 AM   #3
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Try this video on Winguard RV TV Antenna Maintenance. It might help you at least understand how it works and how it seals.
http://youtu.be/KATPS5bU0nY
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Old 04-21-2015, 03:03 PM   #4
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Great, thanks!
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Old 04-21-2015, 03:18 PM   #5
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On some of the Wingard antennas there is a rubber boot around the ant cable where it goes into the roof mount. That boot has a tendency to slide up the cable breaking the seal. You can put a small amount of sealer around the bottom of the boot to hold it in place.
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Old 04-22-2015, 06:08 PM   #6
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On some of the Wingard antennas there is a rubber boot around the ant cable where it goes into the roof mount. That boot has a tendency to slide up the cable breaking the seal. You can put a small amount of sealer around the bottom of the boot to hold it in place.
X2. Know what you're saying. The boot is about the size of a thimble.
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:34 PM   #7
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[QqUOTE=Golfnbike13;841341]We had pretty hard thunderstorms last night. The wife said she went in the TT this morning and there was a very small puddle in the floor with a water droplet hanging off the antenna crank in the ceiling. We have the 195bh model from 2014.
When I got home this evening I checked and couldn't find any sign of water damage or issues around the antenna. But I went ahead and put another beed of the rubber roof repair stuff around it.
Has anyone had this problem? Is it possible to leak through the antenna?[/QUOTE]

Seen that before with winegARD ant. You'll have to disassemble. It's the o ring. Replace and give it a coat of silicone o ring grease use on water filter o rings too
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It should still be under warranty - let the dealer fix it. Other solution is buy the kit that replaces the seals. Must disconnect the antenna arms but instructions are pretty easy to follow. Most of the work is from the roof side. I know - been there - done that.
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