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Old 05-12-2010, 11:03 AM   #1
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Plastic "weep cups", anyone?

The little plastic "weep cups" under the front side windows on our '84 310 are perishing about as fast as beer-drinking-pickup-driving-teenagers in our county. It seems they (the plastic things, not the teens) attach by tiny plastic hooks that break off if you wash the exterior or drive on a windy day. All that said, I need to acquire a half-dozen of the things. Any suggestions?
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Old 05-12-2010, 11:35 AM   #2
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Weep hole covers can be sourced from Inland RV.
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:30 AM   #3
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Thanks, Glen - I'll give Andy a call.
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:00 AM   #4
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Jamie- I also would try Andy first but if he doesn't have them try Airstream in Jackson Center as that's where we bought ours while on a visit there. Be prepared to spend way more than one would guess. Our 345 has two seperate sizes.
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:01 PM   #5
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Thumbs up Plastic Weep Cups

Inland RV has the covers in both sizes. All you will need is pop rivets to secure them. Front windows take the smaller size Rear windows the larger.

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Old 01-10-2011, 06:15 PM   #6
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Nearly all of the weep hole covers have fallen off on my 280, and while I always feel like I *should* replace them, I don't really know why. In fact, I question why they are needed in the first place. Rain doesn't flow into my camper, I don't hear wild whistling sounds while driving, and it's no more breezy than it ever is in the winter.

This may be sacrilegious, but why do we keep replacing these tiny expensive plastic plugs?

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Old 01-11-2011, 09:34 AM   #7
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Oasis RV in Tucson had them last year, but they are pricey little puppies...I think they were $14 apiece...I have opted to go with the lean look...
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:31 AM   #8
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Nearly all of the weep hole covers have fallen off on my 280, and while I always feel like I *should* replace them, I don't really know why. In fact, I question why they are needed in the first place. Rain doesn't flow into my camper, I don't hear wild whistling sounds while driving, and it's no more breezy than it ever is in the winter.

This may be sacrilegious, but why do we keep replacing these tiny expensive plastic plugs?

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Maybe because it's an Airstream??????

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Old 01-14-2011, 01:19 PM   #9
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Are these the ones?
Weep hole cover 371366-100 - $1.99 : Out-of-Doors Mart!, More Airstream Parts on-line than anyone!

Weep Holes Covers for Motor Home 371366-109 [371366-109] - $2.95 : Out-of-Doors Mart!, More Airstream Parts on-line than anyone!
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Old 01-14-2011, 01:46 PM   #10
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No, those are not for the motor homes.

Those weep hole covers are for the "SEGI" trailer windows, only.


They will not fit the classic motorhomes.

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Unfortunately, those are not the correct ones. I know they have some, because I used some on a 345 recently, but there isn't a photo or listing on the website.
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Sounds like a lot of money for some bits of plastic that break easily and fall off.
My mind says some small tent like pieces of aluminum over the holes.
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Sounds like a lot of money for some bits of plastic that break easily and fall off.
Yes, I think they're a bit pricey. If they fit more "stuff", I'm sure the economies of quantity would come into play, and the per piece price would come down a lot. If someone could come up with a use for a million of them, the price would probably come down to a dollar each or so.
Well, we can dream...
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When I had my 350LE i got frustrated with the plastic weep hole covers. The would break off very easily or turn a chalky white from the Sun. I fashioned replacements out of aluminum channel stock that you can buy at Home Depot, Lowes, etc. If you're creative and spend some time on making them they can look more like an Airstream part than the plastic things. They also will last for a long, long time.
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