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Old 09-21-2022, 10:22 AM   #1
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Water dripping from TV antennea

On several occasions we have had water drip from the overhead TV antennae onto the bed. Yesterday it happened again. This time there didn’t appear to have any explanation. We did have rain for a couple of days but there was no wind that might push the water into the antenna base. I took a picture of the roof this morning. You can see a puddle of water around the base of the antennae. There seem to be a low spot there. I lowered the front of the trailer to let the water runoff but the trailer is no longer level.
Is there a fix for this that you can suggest?
This is on our 2019 21C.
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Old 10-03-2022, 04:01 PM   #2
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Water dripping from TV antenna - resolved

I think I have fixed my leaking antenna. I have concluded that the antenna was not properly installed. The “coax channel” in the base of the antenna was open to the inside of the antenna base. The King Jack manual describes on page 3, step 5 “fill the coax channel with sealant” and in the image on page 3, “Fill coax channel completely”. I pushed a small wire through the coax channel into the antenna base with no resistance. I have now applied sealant to coax channel.
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Old 11-01-2023, 11:20 AM   #3
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Thanks for posting this question and solution; it helped me figure out the issue on my camper.
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Old 11-02-2023, 01:18 PM   #4
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To everyone with roof leaks such as this? Doesn't this stain your headliner material? Is the headliner material porous and it drips right through? That’s how you found the leak? It feels kinda rubbery like it would just puddle up and run down the sides. I guess it does not??
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Old 11-02-2023, 07:35 PM   #5
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To everyone with roof leaks such as this? Doesn't this stain your headliner material? Is the headliner material porous and it drips right through? That’s how you found the leak? It feels kinda rubbery like it would just puddle up and run down the sides. I guess it does not??
My hope is that they are just experiencing dripping from the internal module that is directly underneath on the ceiling. This is used to aim the antenna. The headliner would hopefully not be affected in this case.
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Old 11-02-2023, 08:59 PM   #6
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You are correct. My drip came out of the internal antenna unit. It did not affect the headliner.
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Old 11-03-2023, 04:47 PM   #7
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Same with me...the leak came through the antenna unit and I felt the knob was a little wet after having washed the camper.
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Old 06-21-2024, 02:42 PM   #8
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(I’m just learning how to use the forum and made a new thread. Maybe I should have posed my question here?)
We have a new 17B. We are on our second camping trip and have water leaking through our roof antenna. We are working with Escape to get the leak repaired. Strange that our trailer has been outside in rain on our driveway prior to this trip, and we didn’t see water in the camper.
Have others had this problem? How have you handled it?
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Old 06-21-2024, 02:45 PM   #9
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(I’m just learning how to use the forum and made a new thread. Maybe I should have posed my question here?)
We have a new 17B. We are on our second camping trip and have water leaking through our roof antenna. We are working with Escape to get the leak repaired. Strange that our trailer has been outside in rain on our driveway prior to this trip, and we didn’t see water in the camper.
Have others had this problem? How have you handled it?
Thank you.
Are you sure it's not condensation that's dripping?
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Old 06-21-2024, 10:29 PM   #10
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Definitely not condensation. Water leak around antenna happens during steady rain.
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Old 06-21-2024, 11:40 PM   #11
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loosen the antenna, clean off any sealant, reseal it with ProflexRV, tighten it back up before the Proflex sets, use a wet finger to wipe up most of the proflex that oozes out leaving a nice gusseted seal..

btw, Acetone is quite good at removing dried Proflex, this is the sealant that Escape uses. wear nitrile gloves and avoid breathing the fumes, acetone is pretty toxic and excess exposure has symptoms like a really bad hangover.
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Old 06-29-2024, 07:50 AM   #12
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I think I have fixed my leaking antenna. I have concluded that the antenna was not properly installed. The “coax channel” in the base of the antenna was open to the inside of the antenna base. The King Jack manual describes on page 3, step 5 “fill the coax channel with sealant” and in the image on page 3, “Fill coax channel completely”. I pushed a small wire through the coax channel into the antenna base with no resistance. I have now applied sealant to coax channel.
Thank you so much for posting this information. It was the key to solving our water leak in our new 17B while traveling on vacation. Much appreciated!
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