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Old 08-03-2005, 08:39 PM   #1
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Thumbs up SS or Alum Heater access door

Is there an upgrade for the sheet metal (steel) heater door on a 2000 Excella? The painted door looks like it belongs on SOB. I can't see any reason why the door couldn't have been made out of polished aluminum - but stainless would be great!
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Old 08-03-2005, 11:04 PM   #2
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Painted white - could not agree with you more - and see it all the time. If the aluminum is not available or the pocket book can not manage a sub SS door - then a can of Aluminum or silver spray paint and a can of clear coat could go a long way in aststetics

We were lucky- we were able to keep our old door and custom fit it - the new door will go well on our 2000. But I think we may spring to have it powder coated and painted professionally.
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You can have that same door chrome plated at your local chrome shop.

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Old 08-04-2005, 07:11 PM   #4
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Chrome Plated?

Sounds interesting. I'll have to see if there's a plating shop in the area.
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I thought that I would bump this thread back up and see if anyone has come up with a stainless steel or polished aluminum alternate yet???
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I thought that I would bump this thread back up and see if anyone has come up with a stainless steel or polished aluminum alternate yet???

Hello Cracker,

Here's a link to a thread with some solutions other folks have found.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f445...oor-40005.html

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I thought that I would bump this thread back up and see if anyone has come up with a stainless steel or polished aluminum alternate yet???

David Tidmore of Roger Williams Airstream in Weatherford, TX had some made up a couple of years ago. David is no longer with Roger Williams but they might have some in stock.

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Is there an upgrade for the sheet metal (steel) heater door on a 2000 Excella?...
hi cracker

YES there are stainless upgrades.

they've been hanging on my unit about 2 years now and are NICE!

lots of pics and links to these, here is tin diesel's thread and photos and recent pricing.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f480...nts-41449.html

the furnace, water heater and stove vent are ALL nicer than oem...

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Old 09-14-2008, 02:46 PM   #9
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Just strip the paint off it and you will have what you want...
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Just strip the paint off it and you will have what you want...
only if he wants a rusty slab o'something hanging on the shell...

these newer units use a low grade, un-galvanized steel...

it doesn't look good painted OR naked.

these recently fabricated stainless panels are VERY similar to oem...

from the 60s.

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Sounds Like a job for that liquid stainless steal stuff....!!

Maybe... Dang it. cant' believe they would put on a painted one.. Disgraceful.
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'cause my people, when they repaced the water heater, said, "no longer available in aluminum".
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Airstream sells stainless steel water heater and furnace doors. Also an aluminum range exhaust vent.
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Airstream sells stainless steel water heater and furnace doors. Also an aluminum range exhaust vent.
since when?

got a link to the part from your online store?

what they really need to do is start selling them already attached to trailers...

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