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Old 11-16-2007, 09:17 PM   #1
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Vertical Shield on roof is broken

The vertically mounted sheet of metal between the refrigerator exhaust and the air conditioner on the roof came loose recently after I parked broadside to a stiff wind for a day.

It looks like this piece was just held in place with a seciton of double sided tape

I have the metal piece.

1. What is this sheet of metal for?

2. How do I best reattach it? Will double sided tape work? Rivets?

3. How criticla is it? DO I need to get it done before this week's trip?

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-16-2007, 10:00 PM   #2
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I'm sure it has to do with conntrolling the air circulation coming from the a/c so it does not interfere with the cooling of the fridge. How critical this is I have no idea. Perhaps some of our technical folks will shed some light on the issue.

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Old 11-16-2007, 10:19 PM   #3
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very critical to the refrigerator. Put it back on with caulking and pop rivets. The hot exhaust air from the ac will cause the refrigerator to overheat and fail.
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Old 11-16-2007, 10:52 PM   #4
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I'll get it back on!

Thanks to you both. I propably won't need A/C next wee, but I will get it back in place anyway.

Rick,

It's always nice to hear from Unit 111! We started there in 1999!

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Old 11-17-2007, 05:22 AM   #5
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The 2007 issue of the Blue Beret has an article from Airstream service section about this very problem. I suggest you get a copy of the BB and read it. You might want to contact the author in Jackson Center about your proposed repair methods.
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Old 11-17-2007, 08:08 AM   #6
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Blue Beret Article

Do you recall which issue this was in? I've been in the middle fo a military move this summer and fall and I haven't seen a Blue Beret in about three months.

Do you recall what their fix was?

Jim

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I found the article on the WBCCI website! Thanks for the tip!
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It is in the issue that just came out. (November page 22.) Fred Ettline wrote the article (who is a club member) but the information was from John Husser WBCCI 17305. I am not sure who you would contact at the factory but call 937-596-6111 and ask to talk to Dave Schumann or one of his workers.
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On my 2006 classic the Vertical shield between the AC and refrigerator vent is loose.

What was the fix for this? Mine has 3 rivets holding it down and it has become very loose and I believe causing a water leak.

Is it just a matter of drilling out the rivets?
Size of the rivets?
Use pop rivets?
Do I use 116 Vulkrem?

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Never mind

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On my 2006 classic the Vertical shield between the AC and refrigerator vent is loose.

What was the fix for this? Mine has 3 rivets holding it down and it has become very loose and I believe causing a water leak.

Is it just a matter of drilling out the rivets?
Size of the rivets?
Use pop rivets?
Do I use 116 Vulkrem?

Thanks Pappy
Never mind, after digging through the sealent they are screws not rivets.
I suppose I will just get bigger screws.

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