Power radio aerial failure

Submitted: Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 06:54
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I didn't realize the necessity to check the drain point on the radio aerial. (In fact, I didn't know one existed.)
A mud wasp had filled it, and rain built up in the drain tube until the water was sufficienty deep to destroy the motor.
Had to have the whole unit replaced. An un-necessary expense.
I will be checking the aerial drain every week whilst the wasps remain active at this time of year.
cheers
Ian
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Reply By: Colin & Nolene - Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 09:48

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 09:48
Ian,

Thanks for the warning. Exactly where is this drain hole located so that I can also check it?

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Colin
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Reply By: The Hob - Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 18:14

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 18:14
It is a clam shell on the side of the van - mine is up quite high

Alan
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Reply By: Oldfella - Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 22:12

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 22:12
Our aerial workings is mounted in one of the watertight lockers in the ensuit & has a clear plastic tube running to the outside clam vent,this makes inspection easy,I have put a small peice of shade cloth over the opening & also over the one for the battery box vent to keep out any bugs.
Graham.
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Reply By: Colin & Nolene - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 at 09:08

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 at 09:08
Alan, Graham,

Many thanks for your prompt & clear answers, I'll check mine out.

Colin
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