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Old 05-30-2007, 09:23 AM   #15
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We just noticed the same bad design on our back bumper.

I would be inclined to get a new full width piece of aluminum take it to a bender put an 's' drill the rivets from the outer skin along the bottom - slide up the new piece vulkum the *&^%. Remove the bumper lid and run the s over the bumper so that any water that gets in runs into the base of the bumper compartment instead of back towards the floor. Install a grate in the bumper compartment so that the water runs out freely - not drip holes as they will just get bunged up with dirt from the road.

Seems like an easy design in my head I wonder how easy it would be to fabricate and install

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Old 05-30-2007, 11:27 AM   #16
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I hate to tell you guys... but they ALL leak! haha!

I'm picking up the trade wind today with it's new GREY TANK installed! I didn't have time to do it myself. I'm planning on doing the other 2 myself, though. Looks pretty straight-forward.



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Old 05-30-2007, 12:12 PM   #17
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Nice looking gt! 63 overlander here. By all means use the forums. Some people in the camper biz can figure these old airstreams out, but the guys here have direct hands on experience. It may take a while but you can search out a solution for just about anything here. (Search feature is a tad sluggish). Good luck. Post lots of pics.


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