New Rain Cap & Antenna Advice Needed

Casita with new rain cap for the fan

Casita with new rain cap for the fan

Since it will be a couple of weeks before we can get out camping, I am working on my project list in the meantime.

Yesterday we got the rain cap for the new fan installed.  I am so excited to have that done!

Then today I washed the trailer.  She sure does look beautiful — to me, anyway!

Sun rotted vent cover

Sun rotted vent cover

While Ron was on the roof yesterday helping me tighten bolts, he started to slip, so grabbed the antenna and the black water vent cap.  The vent cap is so sun rotted that it shattered.  And the antenna got turned around a bit.

I have ordered new caps for the black and gray vents, and will have to buy a rivet gun and rivets and learn how to use them.

I am very tempted to just take the antenna down.  We don’t watch TV when we are camping.  We get our news on the net.  And the antenna is a pre-digital TV model.  So I may just take it off and patch it with a piece of the fiberglass I cut out for the fan installation.

Crooked antenna

Crooked antenna

I would appreciate suggestions on whether or not to keep the antenna.  As I understand it, it is an amplified antenna, but it is not directional.

If I keep it, I will need to remove the old sealant and reseal it tomorrow.

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6 Comments

  1. Tim

     /  May 29, 2013

    Hi Sharon. I’m not sure what it costs but I would lean toward updating with a new digital antenna. It keeps the Casita up to date and you never know when you may need to use it.
    Of course you could really get wild and have a mobile sat system installed. Lol

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    • Thanks, Tim. My budget won’t let me update it right now, so I guess I’ll just reseal the one I have and maybe update it in the future. It does definitely date the Casita, though. 🙂

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  2. James

     /  May 29, 2013

    Keep the antenna, it is probably useful to pick up am/fm radio too.

    James

    Sent from my iPad

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    • Another vote to keep it! Thanks so much for your opinion, James. Guess I’ll head to Lowe’s first thing in the morning for rivets. I’ll use butyl tape when I reinstall it with a couple of squirts of self-leveling caulking for good luck! 🙂

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  3. Sure glad to hear Ron didn’t fall. I would keep the antenna to. You just never know.
    Your rain cap looks good. All these plastic caps go bad from the sun. What a pain.
    Your Casita looks so nice and shiney.

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    • Okay, I’m keeping the antenna for sure! And I’m also glad Ron didn’t get hurt!

      Thanks for the kind words about the Casita. I am so happy I have her! 🙂

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