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Old 09-21-2014, 09:07 PM   #309
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Hi Cliff,
How did you end up replacing your fridge vent? Not sure I ever heard the outcome of that.
Still not sure what I will end up doing with mine. I've not read good things about the fiberglass ones that are available.
Mine will be a project for this winter.
The only fiberglass reefer vent available was designed to fit the 60's walls.

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Old 09-22-2014, 06:33 PM   #310
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I have a 67 Caravel. What I've read on the forums about fitment has not been good. Large gaps etc...
Thanks for the input however.
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Old 09-22-2014, 07:07 PM   #311
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Dingo Girl,
Keep an eye on Vintage Trailer Supply's new products. I've been told a refer vent should be out soon. You can always send them an email to ask when it might hit the shelves.
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Old 09-22-2014, 08:27 PM   #312
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Andy,
I have a 67 Caravel. What I've read on the forums about fitment has not been good. Large gaps etc...
Thanks for the input however.
I will check that fit when I get back.

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Old 09-23-2014, 03:22 PM   #313
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I am starting to hit desperation mode because when the weather is okay (no downpours) and my other projects are done I have no help getting to the two person stuff so I have a teen in the subdivision that is going to be offered a few bucks to help me! I will be looking at the VTS site but current plans are to make my own vent.
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Old 10-24-2014, 02:56 PM   #315
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Just cleaned up my mess cuz I have to baby sit the grand babies this evening but for all those dyi people out there that do NOT know!

1. Vents for the stove should not ever be larger then the outside cover that prevented water out!!! Soft ball okay football bad!

2. JB weld is not and should NEVER be used in place of or added to Tempro! You (who ever did this to our caravel) have earned all of the names I called you under my breath and those said out loud and believe me after 20 years in the Marine Corps I know a lot more!

Hopefully I offended nobody that did not deserve it just frustration breaking loose!
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Old 10-24-2014, 10:03 PM   #316
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That is one recipe I have never heard of - Vulkem and JB Weld. I hope this isn't too bad to repair and recover.
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Old 10-25-2014, 04:48 AM   #317
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Outside range vent cover was replaced a while ago and they must have run out of pop rivets so in place of the top rivet they added some job weld!! They also enlarged the vent to facilitate a larger fan or landing port for condors or something! Not a major problem will fix it and move on! Replacing the outside fridge vent I found another leak source! Buck rivet through skin not rib could see light around it!
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Old 10-25-2014, 11:25 AM   #318
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Was your range hood 'modified' for a larger fan? I am (sooner or later) going to have to find a new fan and motor for the range hood. I had a local shop duplicate the original hood, but without the rust holes. The fan motor was toast from being rained on for years.

I am finding some rivets where it looks like they drilled, weren't happy with it, drilled again, then expected the rivet to cover both holes. (It didn't) I also found some rivets in the rear quarter that have nothing associated with them - just a line of rivets (explosive ones, I think) up the panel on one side of the trailer.
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There was an exhaust hose for the vent and the fan mounted to the hood but they were not happy with something because they used a can opener (what it looks like) enlarged the hole and replaced the vent cover with one not quite large enough! Then the awning rail had to be modified to allow for the larger vent cover yes reattach with steel screws (love that rust and corrosion) so yes we are fixing that! Good luck removing those explosive rivets!!!
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There was an exhaust hose for the vent and the fan mounted to the hood but they were not happy with something because they used a can opener (what it looks like) enlarged the hole and replaced the vent cover with one not quite large enough! Then the awning rail had to be modified to allow for the larger vent cover yes reattach with steel screws (love that rust and corrosion) so yes we are fixing that! Good luck removing those explosive rivets!!!
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Explosive rivets were used in the 60's.

One they were activated, there is nothing that can cause a problem when they are drilled out.

They were very nice, and when Dupont said no more, they meant no more.

I was with Caravanner insurance at the time, and we tried to buy several million of them, so that we could supply them to dealers doing the repairs for us. Dupont still said "NO".

So, slowly, but surely, the Olympic rivet was born, twice.

The first one was a failure in that the sides split open at random.

Fortunately, it was short lived.

Then the second one came aboard, and is the one still used today.

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Interesting history for those rivets. I find that, after 45+ years, they don't age the same as the bucked rivets. Some I am replacing just for appearance, others are coming out as I replace the side panel. There really doesn't seem to be a pattern to where they were used. One seam had 1/2 explosive rivets, 1/2 bucked and then there were explosive rivets in seemingly random locations. Very curious.
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Old 10-30-2014, 02:13 PM   #322
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Okay the app on my iPad says that I have entered the wrong password more than the allowable times? Have not entered it yet at all so what's up?
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