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Old 08-08-2012, 03:48 PM   #1
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TV antenna ?

Hello all,
We've recently taken delivery of our new 2013 Rockwood 8280WS and so far it looks great... just can't wait to get it out and use it!!!

One question I have so far, I was up on the roof looking at the TV antenna and saw that when it is in the down position it rests on the 'transition' hump where the roof slopes to the back. What I mean is the head of the antenna is sitting about 6" (or more) above the roof so the little 'bumpers' are not touching the roof and all the weight of the antenna is resting on the 'hump' of the roof. I'm afraid it will rub there and wear a hole in the room membrane. I'm a bit surprised the trailer was built this way... any suggestions/ideas??

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Old 08-08-2012, 05:11 PM   #2
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:27 PM   #3
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Good suggestion... I hope these are worth 1000 words
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:53 PM   #4
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I would get some rubber bumpers and put them on where the shaft meets the roof..When I changed to THE JACK antenna that is what I had to doe because the old bumpers were on the original antenna head. The local hardware should have some bumbers,easy to install.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:10 PM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestion, Tbonz. I was thinking of something along the same lines. I think I might just get some lap sealant and put a little blob on the roof where the antenna hits. That way the movement of the antenna could ware on that instead of the roof membrane.

I guess I was hoping someone with the same model trailer could comment as to weather their unit's TV antenna was installed the same way or not.

It just seems like a really strange way to mount it.

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Old 08-15-2012, 12:51 PM   #7
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from the looks of it looks to be mounted 180 degrees opposite where it needs to be.
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from the looks of it looks to be mounted 180 degrees opposite where it needs to be.
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Without rotating the entire base you may just need to pad the roof with Eternabond like I did.

Use 2 or even 3 layers at the contact point.
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I would get some rubber bumpers and put them on where the shaft meets the roofThe local hardware should have some bumbers,easy to install.
The glass shops are a better place to get them. Used for stone guards on your hood. JUST MAKE SURE YOU PLACE THEM ON THE ROOF and not the antenna itself or they will wear through the rubber roof liner itself.

The kid who put my stone guard on my car set them on the guard and with the wind it wore a hole through the paint and primer in about 3 months.
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