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Old 01-23-2015, 11:13 AM   #1
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Roof leak

I have a 2015 Jay Flight 24 FBS that sustained over $9,000 in damage from a hail storm. This includes replacing the siding on the back the slide and that side and the roof. I just want to let everyone know that when the dealer pulled the roof off that the plywood was wet around the TV antenna. They told me that where the antenna wire goes into the trailer that there is a rubber boot that Jayco seals at the bottom but not the top. Please check yours before you have any damage.
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Old 01-23-2015, 11:27 AM   #2
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Your 100% right and this rubber boot can slide up very easily and just pushing it down is not enough in most cases. When it's down all the way you should add a little caulk all the way around the top.
Also the AM antenna needs to be checked and pluged and this is what you do:
Remove the mast and you'll see a little screw in the center of the ball socket. It's acts like a little well that collects water.
Remove that screw and push some plumbers puddy in the hole,tighten the screw and mush a little puddy over the screw head then replace the mast.
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Is this issue on all models?
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Old 01-23-2015, 12:37 PM   #4
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I would say yes!

And removing the AM mast is very very easy. Just remove the adjustment screw that raises and lowers the antenna and the mast comes right off and you are looking right at that little well that I'm talking about.
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Old 01-23-2015, 01:30 PM   #5
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I would say this could be a issue on all models and all years. The repairman told me that this is not something that is sealed by Jayco but by the antenna manufacture. I only wanted to bring this to every ones attention before they have an issue. the repairman did tell me that this was a very small amount of moisture but could cause a problem in a few years.
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Old 01-23-2015, 06:10 PM   #6
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Every opening (vent, Tv ant, vent....) has Dicor sealant generously applied to each of them by the factory. When I first got the TT, I removed the Tv antenna cable boot and caulked the inside of it and let it ooooooooz out when I put it back on. Had antenna leak on my last TT.

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Good tip, thanks. I'm not familiar with the mechanism... its possible to seal the trouble prone area without affecting the raise/lower and pivot feature of the antenna?
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:23 AM   #9
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The coax goes in this hole with a rubber boot for weatherproofing over it. It is next to the raising mechanism.

As stated there is a small rubber plug that you can remove on the housing also that should be pried off and a couple drops of oil put in every year or so.

Be sure to re-install the little plug.
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