<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Hillbilly2:
I installed strips of Eternabond to the roof where the antenna laid down onto the roof, this helped protect the roof from the antenna, and also cushioned it when down. The worm gear on the antenna gets worn out, and this raises the antenna slightly to a spot on the gear that is not as bad worn. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
You can get a worm and elevator gear set from Wineguard for less than $20 and have that puppy like new again. Just add the lubricating of the antenna mechanism to your maintenance schedule and these parts should last longer next time.
Check out the online line manual, at the link below, which should be simular to yours: