Getting ready for rain.

Hard to believe that I’m trying to get ready for rain as its 85 degrees and sunny today.  But the weather turns on a dime around here so you never know.  Also today is the start of the last week of daylight savings time :-(.

I sealed the top of the main door gutter, I could see daylight through the seam.  I also removed the porch light and scraped off the old putty which was dryed out.  I added new putty, painted the heads of the screws and secured it back on the trailer.

I also decided to attack this little project.

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The rusty old TV pole.  Its kinda neat actually.  Inside that rusty box in the middle is a gear that attaches to a crank inside. It functions as a nify rotor.  I had no idea if the seal was water tight behind this thing or not.  Plus I needed to deal with the rust.

So I took it all apart.  After fighting some rusty screws with the dremal and drill, I got it apart.

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And it left this rusty mess on the trailer.

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After completely disassembling it and painting what I could I got it back together.  Good thing I did this because the gasket between the rusty metal square and the trailer was completely wasted.  I replaced it with putty and vulkem across the top.

It’s all back together and working nicely.  Another project checked off the list.

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We always use the cable TV connections at campgrounds, so I don’t think we’ll be needing the TV antenna anyway.  My plan now is to figure out how to use it to get better wifi into the trailer.  I have a nice high gain wifi antenna that could be mounted to this pole.  If I can figure out a way to get that hooked up inside the trailer that would be cool.  Only problem is the wifi card I have does not have an antenna input.  More to think about… 🙂

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