I have been pretty much leaving my mount outside because doing so I actually use it, if I have to setup every time with my back I rarely use it... so I set it up on patio bricks awhile back - I cover it with a clean dry cotton sheet or fleece blanket and then a heavy duty grill over and bundle that all down with stretch straps - this seems to have worked out but now I see some ice on the mount head and it can get pretty cold here, the last time I tried to use it - it struggled and I am sure it was the cold. I want to not only hopefully keep it operating in cold temps but also want a way to insure it stays dry so the electronics don't get harmed.
I have been thinking of trying some heating cable like you would use on water pipes
to help keep in dry and hopefully operable during cold temps by just wrapping the non moving part of the mount with this, when done covering per described above.
Any thoughts on this method or do you have better idea's other than bringing it in?