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Old 12-22-2015, 01:45 PM   #11
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I'll be applying the Dicor caulk today to seal it up. In the spring I think that I'll go back with a roll of the Eternabond tape and reseal anything that is caulked.
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Old 12-22-2015, 02:42 PM   #12
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2" or 4" Eternabond tape?
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Old 12-22-2015, 03:37 PM   #13
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https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f4...fix-18929.html

Here is my thread about the leak I had. And what I did to fix it.
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Old 12-22-2015, 04:17 PM   #14
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2" or 4" Eternabond tape?
I bought 4 inch and 6 inch. 2 inch can easily be made by cutting the 4 inch in half but there will not be much need for it.

If you order it, get a spray can of their cleaner, it works well and goes a long way.
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Old 12-22-2015, 06:02 PM   #15
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2" or 4" Eternabond tape?
Probably 4". Just make sure it covers the Dicor and laps over onto the EPDM roofing material. I second the spray cleaner Norty1 talked about. It's a little tricky to install because air tries to get under it so a steel roller helps get those bubbles out. I have pictures on my site where I put it on several areas.
I may have caused a little confusion on my original post talking about silicone. I meant to say silicone caulk should not be used on the roof because you would need to remove it before using Dicor or EternaBond. Unlike Dicor which does not need to be removed, only cleaned before re-applying a new coat of Dicor (or EternaBond). Having said all of that, silicone lubricant would be good to use on the internal gears of the antenna. All of this relates to a possible leak in the roof, not around the antenna mechanism itself. I hate long posts .
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Old 12-26-2015, 09:00 AM   #16
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Silicone caulk is not recommended for repairs to any roof system which I'm aware of. Nothing will properly adhere to to the silicone caulk once it has cured. That includes more of the exact same silicone product.

To add to the problem the silicone product will leach out and coat the general area, not just the actual bead of caulk. The silicone caulk and residue needs to be completely cleaned/removed or any new sealant repairs won't properly bond.

There are so many other superior product choices I see no reason to apply silicone sealants to a roof system. It is much better to stay with products designed for the particular roof system.

As mentioned, Dicor products are readily available at RV stores and have a good reputation. I also like Eternabond tape. That said, it isn't always the answer for every repair. Sometimes a proper sealant is easier to apply and will work better than Eternabond tape. There are different repair products on the market for a reason. One size doesn't always fit all.

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Old 12-26-2015, 09:04 AM   #17
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If there is already the Dicor self leveling product on an area can the Eternabond take go over that our should that be cut off before applying the tape?
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My experience is the eternabond likes level more than being pressed over old bumpy caulk. I use a plastic putty knife to carefully remove the high spots. The clean and apply. Get a small wallpaper roller to press the tape down. I always apply a small bead of their caulk to the leading edge if it is exposed to a windstream when moving.
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See my note here from post #2. This will take care of most drips if coming from inside the shaft. No need to take it apart unless this does not fix it.


On the top of the antenna base is a small rubber plug, remove it and put a squirt of silicone spray lubricant or a drop of oil in there and replace the plug.
I have had a leaking problem through my crank up antenna since new. I have a bit of vertigo so I don't get on my roof at all and have the antenna inspected by my RV dealer service manager twice a year when he is cleaning my roof. Since I don't use this antenna at all it is a royal pain in my back side.

Since I am going to be replacing my failed Alpha Systems rubber roof in early 2016 I'm going to eliminate the crank up antenna and the leaking problem with this one: Winegard RoadStar RS-3000 RV TV Antenna.

I would just completely remove this antenna and replace with nothing, but I feel there should be a TV antenna up there, but that crank up one is going away.
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Mighty strange. In over 15 years of owning rv's with that type antenna, I only recall only one problem that a drop of oil fixed.
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