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Old 06-02-2016, 04:57 PM   #1
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Vintage Argosy interior plastic trim strip - not insert, but 'ex-sert'?!

I have a 1977 Argosy 28 MH and need to replace/recover yellowed or missing plastic cover strips to fit over aluminum 3/4" trim stock. This aluminum trim is riveted (shocker!) into place on walls and ceilings where individual panels meet. The pieces are from 33" long to one piece that runs from floor up wall across ceiling and down the opposite wall to the floor maybe 20' long?

I find plenty of plastic insert pieces on the vintage airstream supplier sites, but no cover stock that actually wraps around the aluminum trim. Any ideas? Heck, even a name for this kind of trim would be helpful! Pictures are below. Thanks!
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Old 06-02-2016, 08:42 PM   #2
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I have the same problm in my 75 Sovereign. Their yellowed and cracking. I will have to brake them out. I think you can buy them from Vintage Trailer Supply. I don't think I saw them on Inland Rv. I need to look at it again myself. I've seen some people use strips from blinds. I was thinking maybe even trying Washi Tape because we have so much to do. Let us know what you ended up with.
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I have been searching all the online vendors (Airstream and other brands) and had found nothing....until I came across this recently.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/231285585715...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT





It is described as 1"wide but covers a 3/4" channel. I bought a short length to try, but haven't had a chance to test it out yet - hopefully this weekend.
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Thanks! Looks very promising. I just ordered some too.
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I have a 1977 Argosy 28 MH and need to replace/recover yellowed or missing plastic cover strips to fit over aluminum 3/4" trim stock. This aluminum trim is riveted (shocker!) into place on walls and ceilings where individual panels meet. The pieces are from 33" long to one piece that runs from floor up wall across ceiling and down the opposite wall to the floor maybe 20' long?

I find plenty of plastic insert pieces on the vintage airstream supplier sites, but no cover stock that actually wraps around the aluminum trim. Any ideas? Heck, even a name for this kind of trim would be helpful! Pictures are below. Thanks!
Airstreams part number for that cap is 201193. It was available, way back then in 16 foot pieces.

We last had that material 8 years ago, and Airstream has had it listed as "no longer available" for several years.

Best you can do is try something after market.

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Just to follow up, I bought about 20 feet of the white trim mentioned by Martin above. It is a lot thicker then the trim it replaced. However as it was made from rubber like material it could be flexed into position without breakage. The back edges that fit under our aluminum track, were wedged shaped and could fit under the track even when the clearance was tiny. The white color matches the sunvisor on my MH. Overall the installation looks good. It is a little wavy in places where the underlying track was also wavy, but I think it's OK I will post pictures.
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Just to follow up, I bought about 20 feet of the white trim mentioned by Martin above. It is a lot thicker then the trim it replaced. However as it was made from rubber like material it could be flexed into position without breakage. The back edges that fit under our aluminum track, were wedged shaped and could fit under the track even when the clearance was tiny. The white color matches the sunvisor on my MH. Overall the installation looks good. It is a little wavy in places where the underlying track was also wavy, but I think it's OK I will post pictures.
I did post a photo of the test piece I got on this thread http://www.airforums.com/forums/f310...ml#post1810428



I am going to replace all the stuff on Peanut when I know the length I need,
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I used the 1 inch vinyl insert from a local rv shop. It fit into the channels just enough to hold in spot while the adhesive caulk cured. Pretty sure I put masking tape over it for 24 hours, just to be sure.
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