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Hi

just wondering what people do with dish shaped arial when putting in caravan cover, just bought a nee cover and didnt really want to take the arial off the van. Would it be ok over the top of it, there is a small rounded spike at top, 

Elddis odyssey 524

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We used to unscrew the spike (put it safe somwhere) lay anything flat that would lay flat on the roof and then put the cover over.

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Spiritfree, some aerials are fairly easily removed, or at least the top spikey bit is … this is your best bet.

If that's not possible, then you need some fairly robust padding over and around it, otherwise the winter winds will wear a hole in the cover pretty quickly.

When you bought the cover was it specific to your model?  If so, there may be an extra piece built in to allow for the aerial. But if it's just a generic cover, then almost certainly there won't be.

Also, if you have a small cowl (or chimney) for the heater then that will need padding too.

Good luck, John

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Unscrew the spike. We put plastic  flower pots over the cowls/ vents.

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14 minutes ago, Tuningdrew said:

Unscrew the spike. We put plastic  flower pots over the cowls/ vents.

Never thought of that, sounds a good idea.

 

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Thankyou very much for your responses.

i will try to unscrew spike, just noticed the cowl sticking up too.  

I will matbe use bubble wrap ariund cowl to protect.  

 

Thanks again

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I seem to remember someone suggested using lengths of pipe insulation (the larger diameter) to make 'doughnuts' to go around these items to protect the cover. Personally I wouldn't use flower pots as they'd be just as harsh on the cover.

John

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  • Steamdrivenandy changed the title to Caravan cover - what about aerial

Sacrifice a few tennis balls to cover any protrusions.

I've got nothing to do on this hot afternoon

but to settle down and write you a line.

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On 1/13/2018 at 12:20, Spiritfree said:

Thankyou very much for your responses.

i will try to unscrew spike, just noticed the cowl sticking up too.  

I will matbe use bubble wrap ariund cowl to protect.  

 

Thanks again

Bubble wrap can disintegrate; we used to use an old padded ironing  board cover (JML type) which we cut and wife sewed to fit - 1 old cover made 2 aerial covers!

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As said unscrew the pointed thing on the top and I used to put a upside washing up bowl over the Ariel to stop any damage and small bowls over the fire chimney to stop it ripping the cover.  

 

Dave

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