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Old 10-16-2015, 06:29 PM   #1
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Ditch the dish?

Our 2000 Jayco Designer 3230K had a Winegard satellite dish from new. It's one of those white fold-back jobs with the crank in the ceiling. We bought the RV three years ago and never used it and probably never will.

The rig has developed a (hopefully minor) roof leak that has damaged the wood under the rubber membrane in the front corner of the roof. It includes the area around the dish.

I'm planning my repair strategy. My question for the audience is whether to simply eliminate the dish when doing my roof work. Given that this dish is already 15 years old, I don't know whether the hypothetical future buyer would need to replace it anyway. Is there any value in keeping it? Or should I eliminate it since it's (a) useless wind resistance and (b) one more roof penetration to leak?

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I had one of those on a TT we owned. If it's the same model, there was a significant hole (1" or so) for the shaft mechanism to pass through. You would need to patch in something to cover that hole.
Personally, I'd go over the base with eternabond tape or Dicor and leave it in place.
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Old 10-17-2015, 08:50 AM   #3
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There is zero value in keeping the dish as far as being able to ever use it is concerned. I would be inclined to lose it entirely since you already have a problem in that area of the roof. Getting it out of the way will likely make inspection of the problem AND the repair easier and more sure.
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Old 10-17-2015, 09:02 AM   #4
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I also would lose the dish. That will give you the opportunity to dry the area under it and check for damage. If your roof is anything like mine, the underlayment may be OSB. If it has gotten wet you can plan on replacing it. Mine was 3/8" thick and plywood was a better replacement.
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Old 10-17-2015, 11:38 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies everyone! This is helpful. I just wasn't sure if the thing was technologically obsolete anyway. Sounds like it should probably go.
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Use expanding foam in the hole. Place a smoke detector over the inside of the hole hole - to hide it. Finally use proper roof sealant. If a rubber roof use the patch kit from Camping World. Make sure you clean the old roof - sand paper will work.
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Good idea with the foam. Thanks! How I handle the roof membrane will depend on what I end up having to deal with on the rest of the repair job. May end up changing the membrane anyway...
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While I'm doing the roof and have everything off, should I re-install the TV batwing antenna? Or is there something markedly better for over-the-air TV these days?

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While I'm doing the roof and have everything off, should I re-install the TV batwing antenna? Or is there something markedly better for over-the-air TV these days?

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I replaced my batwing antenna a few months ago with the new Winegard Rayzar antenna. Easy installation and it works very well.

Winegard Rayzar Automatic - Automatic RV Antenna

Good luck with your roof repairs!
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