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Old 09-27-2013, 09:02 AM   #1
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Crank up antenna leaked

Crank up antenna leaked the other night In a rain storm. It was in down position. Leak seems to be thru the center along shaft. Got on roof couldn't see any thing. Is there an interior seal. 2012 Dutchstar.
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:24 AM   #2
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Crank up antenna leaked the other night In a rain storm. It was in down position. Leak seems to be thru the center along shaft. Got on roof couldn't see any thing. Is there an interior seal. 2012 Dutchstar.
Water is a funny thing, and can be a bear to trace. Could you be more specific as to what you know and what you presume? What I read is that you've got water dripping from or seeping into the coach ceiling at the antenna crank handle, and you're presuming that the water entry is at the outside point of that same antenna. Is that the case?
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:58 PM   #3
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I have a '97 MA and had the same issue. There were no water leaks when we bought her last May, but after being stored after a couple of storms we noticed water damage and a ceiling panel that has delaminated around the TV antenna crank.
I noticed some cracks in the dicor around the antenna so I removed the sealant, cleaned it with a small amount of mineral spirits and resealed.
So far so good. The true test will come this weekend. We're supposed to get up to 5" - 7"of rain (possibly)!
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:22 PM   #4
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Yes it has a wave washer, o ring, and flat washer on the crank shaft held in place with a compression spring..
See Wineguard parts and service recommendation to grease the o-ring area occasionally as well.
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I had a similar leak and the winegard kit mentioned in above post took care of the probelm.
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Thanks for the advice on the petroleum based cleaners. I read about it after I made the repair a few months back. So far so good. I used a very minimal amount on a clean washcloth. Hopefully I'm in good shape.
Probably shouldn't have mentioned that process in my post. Sorry...Mark
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Thanks for the advice on the petroleum based cleaners. I read about it after I made the repair a few months back. So far so good. I used a very minimal amount on a clean washcloth. Hopefully I'm in good shape.
Probably shouldn't have mentioned that process in my post. Sorry...Mark

Mark, I just deleted it because I just watched a Dicor video and it says to use de-natured alcohol on the sealant around fans, etc on the roof just before re-caulking them.

I then realized that's what you were doing and decided I should delete my post since you obviously knew what you were doing and I didn't want to offend or come off like a know it all.

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