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Old 06-20-2020, 10:43 AM   #1
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Hello again. My B19 has the crank and roof mount, but no antenna. I would not use it even if it was there.

Would it be worth removing it (as a potential leak source down the road) and patch, or just pretend it's still there, and regularly reseal the edges, since I have to go up there and do that to the other openings every year anyway. The seal is sound, and I have no leaks.

I suspect that it might be more trouble than it's worth to remove and patch. It wouldn't be high on the current list of things to do, either way, but just a thought when I was checking out the roof yesterday.

Other possibility - replacing the antenna. I haven't had a good look at the remaining mount. It may or may no be functional anyway. But does any one know where I might source a replacement, if everything was functional, and I decided to go that route?
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Old 06-21-2020, 09:43 AM   #2
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"If it ain't broken, don't fix it." And, "Don't fix it until it IS broken!"
Sort of where I was going with it!
I'll take a closer look at it when I go up to install the Mini-Mach... see if it looks functional, crank-wise, (anything bent or broken off). If it is functional, then I might look at getting a replacement antenna to mount to it. Or just leave it alone. I don't watch TV when I'm out. Maybe some Netflix if we have good wi-fi, or just some DVD's on the laptop/iPad to the auxiliary monitor.
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Hello again. My B19 has the crank and roof mount, but no antenna. I would not use it even if it was there.

Would it be worth removing it (as a potential leak source down the road) and patch, or just pretend it's still there, and regularly reseal the edges, since I have to go up there and do that to the other openings every year anyway. The seal is sound, and I have no leaks.

I suspect that it might be more trouble than it's worth to remove and patch. It wouldn't be high on the current list of things to do, either way, but just a thought when I was checking out the roof yesterday.

Other possibility - replacing the antenna. I haven't had a good look at the remaining mount. It may or may no be functional anyway. But does any one know where I might source a replacement, if everything was functional, and I decided to go that route?
I'd leave it as is. That way if a future owner wanted to put one on they could easily. Without the antenna the possibility of leaking is less since nothing whips around in the wind. We've not had any trouble on our RV with the antenna but you can tell it moves in the wind.
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I'd leave it as is. That way if a future owner wanted to put one on they could easily. Without the antenna the possibility of leaking is less since nothing whips around in the wind. We've not had any trouble on our RV with the antenna but you can tell it moves in the wind.
Agreed. And sealing it every so often is way less expensive than patching it, especially if you have someone else do the patching.
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