Delta Antenna leaking - Fiberglass RV


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Old 12-29-2007, 02:16 PM   #1
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I have a 2000 Scamp 17 with a Delta Crankable antenna. It leaks into the trailer slightly and there doesn't seemd to be anything obviously wrong. It has been removed and resealed and any joint in the unit now has black tape sealing it off. I even put a rubber boot around the shaft to see if it was getting in there. If I put a plastic bag over the whole unit, it quits. Anyone have any problems with this unit? Any help locating this leak? Thanks Kevin
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:51 PM   #2
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On my scamp the delta antenna leaked. I took it apart and resealed all the joints with silicon, I also installed "O" rings on the crank out arms. Nothing stopped the leak.
I talked to several casita owners who had the antenna and they too had leaks.
I had a "T" shaped cover made from naugahide this stopped leaks but didn't work if antenna was extended. Good luck


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a Delta Crankable antenna. It leaks into the trailer If I put a plastic bag over the whole unit, it quits. Anyone have any problems with this unit? Any help locating this leak? Thanks Kevin
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Old 01-15-2008, 08:33 AM   #3
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You know Larry, I had the same feeling. This weekend I removed some of the silicone and resealed the base. I found that it had split at the seams. So now, I have put on some Duct sealing tape (not Duct tape) that has a rubber backing and it stopped the leak. The problem is, I think it is just a very poor design and I should probably remove it. I think I will switch over to a boomerang but now will have to deal with the holes that will be there from the Delta. I have never repaired fiberglass so I may have to read up on it.


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On my scamp the delta antenna leaked. I took it apart and resealed all the joints with silicon, I also installed "O" rings on the crank out arms. Nothing stopped the leak.
I talked to several casita owners who had the antenna and they too had leaks.
I had a "T" shaped cover made from naugahide this stopped leaks but didn't work if antenna was extended. Good luck
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[I should probably remove it. I think I will switch over to a boomerang but now will have to deal with the holes that will be there from the Delta. I have never repaired fiberglass so I may have to read up on It.


The boomarang type wasn't directional enought for me so I just got along with the Delta.
If your leak stopped good the antenna and it's boaster did a good job of pulling in the TV stations.
I don't know why they insist on using Delta there must be a better way.
I had to sell my Scamp when I became disabled but 3 years later I missed camping so much I bought a 22 ft wilderness, it allows me more room to manuver ect.
takes me longer tham most folks to set up but I don't care I'm not in a hurry anymore.
Good luck with your leak.
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