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Old 08-20-2006, 03:42 AM   #1
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TV Antenna goes thunk

We stopped yesterday and after setting up I was cranking up my antenna when I heard this thunk on the roof. I went up to look and there are two aluminium tubing squares holding the antenna as it travels up and down held in place by a pin with a "c-clip". I had lost one of those pins and the tubing just fell on the roof when I raised the antenna. I found a real hardware store (small town, not HomeDepot) and found a c-clip and also a universal clevis pin of the same size. I bought a couple of those with hairpin type clips to keep in my emergency parts stash.

The clevis with the hairpin actually seems to be a better idea than the pins and c-clips. Just a little FYI for everyone to be aware of or add to your repair kit.


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Old 08-20-2006, 08:09 AM   #2
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I too noticed something with our antenna this one you need to take a good look at I was up washing off the roof and got to the antenna and found that the ends of the antenna where rubbing on the roof the thin metal ends starting to wear into the roof so I went out and bought some plastic tubing and cut it down the middle and glued it on over the ends does not interfear with the antenna rec. and is not cutting my roof also glued a rubber pad to the large piece that the tin pieces go into where it lays on the roof you can only imagine the damage it could cause going down the road at 60 mph to your roof would hate to find a hole the hard way

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Old 08-20-2006, 10:18 AM   #3
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Thanks for the tips, both of you. Two more things for me to check on.

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Old 08-20-2006, 11:57 AM   #4
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I think if mine has the wear problem, I'll put a piece of eternabond where it's rubbing also.

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