Firstly the telescopic elements can and should be regularly cleaned and protected with a light spray of WD40.
You do this by:
Simply store the antenna away in a protective box (the original antenna box is ideal for storage) making sure of the following:
If you have a mast and mounting then it is advised to also corrosion protect the threaded bolts and nuts used in these with a spray of WD40. If excessive corrosion is noted due to long exposure to salt water or salt air then you can order replacement parts from us. This way you will be ready for your next trip without any hassles.
If your antenna is getting a bit too old then the performance may start to deteriorate and the unit will need repair/service. You can send your antenna system to ‘explorer RV reception systems’ to have this done to return your unit to its original working condition.
Old cables can be very deceptive as they may appear to be fine and yet drop the signal strength by more than 20 db and we have seen as much as 30db drops. And of course caravan antenna cables unlike in a house are constantly wound up and put away, stepped on etc. So replacing the cable every so often especially if it appears kinked or corroded or damaged is very important.