It’s a Non-Issue. Whew!

The previous owner was a great lover of silicone!

The previous owner was a great lover of silicone!

I feel so foolish!  I ALWAYS assume the worst when something goes wrong, as I did with the antenna.  I was sure it was broken and would require reinstallation and resealing.

Once I got up there and took a close look, I was able to simply turn the antenna back to its original position.  Nothing is broken.  Nothing has to be fixed.

That’s great, because it is starting to sprinkle outside.

I plan to leave the antenna as it is for now.  Eventually I’ll replace it with a new digital antenna.  At that point, I’ll remove all the silicone and use a much better sealant on the new one.

Thanks to you guys for your advice.  I really appreciate it, even though it turned out I didn’t need it right now.  🙂

 

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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