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Old 06-27-2018, 09:49 AM   #1
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Removing our television antenna - Interior Trim

Our motorhome is an internet wonder and on the rare occasions that we watch television, it's via streaming internet.

The Winegard batwing antenna is just taking up space on the roof (as is the satellite dome) and I'm going to remove it. I've got the exterior patch in our fiberglass roof taken care of, but I'm not sure what would be best to patch the hole in the interior vinyl ceiling.

Have any of you done anything useful or classy with the interior hole from the antenna crank? I can easily make a wood trim ring, but it will look like exactly what it is - an interior trim ring covering a hole in the ceiling. I'm hoping that someone has done something with a bit more panache.
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When I replaced the coax on the antenna, I had to make the hole bigger to dig the old coax out. To hide the oversize hole, I used one of those wall / door knob protector disk things. They are self adhesive and glue to a wall to keep a door knob from punching a hole in the plaster. They come in a couple different sizes and colors. I used the 5 inch one. It worked GREAT and looks factory installed..

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OR - Put up a smoke alarm, a new light, etc, etc....
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Our motorhome is an internet wonder and on the rare occasions that we watch television, it's via streaming internet.

The Winegard batwing antenna is just taking up space on the roof (as is the satellite dome) and I'm going to remove it. I've got the exterior patch in our fiberglass roof taken care of, but I'm not sure what would be best to patch the hole in the interior vinyl ceiling.

Have any of you done anything useful or classy with the interior hole from the antenna crank? I can easily make a wood trim ring, but it will look like exactly what it is - an interior trim ring covering a hole in the ceiling. I'm hoping that someone has done something with a bit more panache.
I'm considering removing my out dated satellite dome as well. What did you use to patch the holes on the fiberglass roof?
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I'm considering removing my out dated satellite dome as well. What did you use to patch the holes on the fiberglass roof?
I prepped the area around the holes from the old dome brackets and the cable penetration then used some System 3 epoxy and 2x2 woven glass cloth to cover the holes. When it was cured, I scuff sanded and cleaned the patches, then covered them with Dicor fiberglass roof coating (which is what the rest of the roof was recoated with last summer, as well).

I'll do the same thing for the exterior of the Winegard antenna, but the inside still bugs me. It's a big hole in an odd place. I might just make and put up a new ceiling panel.
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White 4" round electrical box cover plates might work.
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Might cut the size you need from wood then use some vinyl matching the ceiling to wrap it. Double sided 3M tape would stick it up there with out using noticeable fasteners.
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