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Old 10-04-2005, 06:48 PM   #1
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Hello all, just wanted to chime in on the fix for a leak that started while vacationing in SC. During a 2 hr downpour it started to leak pretty good and has been leaking since. Replaced the o ring and shaft and washers, came as a kit. Didn't fix it. So I took it all appart today and resealed and caulked the mounting plates. They apparently were not tightened evenly when put on at the factory causing the leak. Hopefully its resolved. I'll test it in a few days once the caulking sets.
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Hello all, just wanted to chime in on the fix for a leak that started while vacationing in SC. During a 2 hr downpour it started to leak pretty good and has been leaking since. Replaced the o ring and shaft and washers, came as a kit. Didn't fix it. So I took it all appart today and resealed and caulked the mounting plates. They apparently were not tightened evenly when put on at the factory causing the leak. Hopefully its resolved. I'll test it in a few days once the caulking sets.
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Old 10-14-2005, 09:18 PM   #3
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Old 10-15-2005, 03:29 PM   #4
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We had a leak several years ago but it turned out to be the boot on the cable that comes out of the mount. Had slipped up off of the "nipple" of the mounting base. Slid it back down over the nipple and alls been well since. I suspect that turning the antenna around during cold weather when the cable was stiff, and did'nt flex well, managed to pull it up enough (1") to allow water to slide down the cable, over the boot, into the nipple and down the crankshaft and off of the handle.
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We're having the same problems. Had it to the dealer over last winter for the fix (among other things), but I guess it didn't hold. It stayed dry earlier in the spring, but as the season went on (& we've been cranking & rotating the antenna), the leak has resumed. We'll try these to see if they help us out. Sure seems to be a common problem, no matter who the mfr is.
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P.S. Dave climbed up on the roof & found the boot was out of it's mount, just like you had, Rick. Thanks - you saved us a trip to the dealer!
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