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Old 04-07-2010, 10:04 AM   #1
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Door -Water Diverter/Gutter

I have a 1972 Safari that is missing the lip that runs above the door on the exterior. It's not really a gutter but more of a diverter. I found the "gutters" that would go above the windows but not the arched doors. Any ideas where to get?
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:20 PM   #2
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Did I stump the stars or what!?! I really need some help sourcing this part/piece. Water is coming through the top of the door and we are nearly finished with our conversion to office space.
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:43 PM   #3
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I believe David Winick is making reproduction eye-brow, drip caps for doors...not sure it's the right profile or shape for a mid-70's trailer though - check it out.

Your next best bet is a RV salvage yard like Colaw's or other similar locations.

Colaw's thread

Sounds like you may need to replace your door gaskets too though if water is coming in.

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Old 04-08-2010, 01:53 PM   #4
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There never was a separate "lip" above the door. The 72 has a cast door frame with the water diverter cast into. The frame and lip are all one piece, unless someone cut it off for some unknown reason. My 71 door frame leaked in at the top until I resealed everything including replacing the bulb seal on the door itself to seal better. It's dry now but took some effort to get there.
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There never was a separate "lip" above the door. The 72 has a cast door frame with the water diverter cast into. The frame and lip are all one piece...
Hmm...I didn't know that! I learned something new today - can I go home now?

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Super feedback thanks - this is our second A.S. We are fairly certain ours is a 72 and it has 7 threaded screw holes (with the screws still in place) but no lip. it is not molded into the skin. I contacted both of your sources. thx a mucho.
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Dear mr Aerowood - I can't see where te door lip may have been cut - all that remains are 7 threaded screw holes with the scews still in place. I emailed Colaws so we'll see. thanks for the feedback. I will send out photos soon.
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This is the only picture I could find that shows the drip cap on a '72 Safari. Does this look like yours?

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This is the only picture I could find that shows the drip cap on a '72 Safari. Does this look like yours?

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It looks like the same light fixture and what I thought the diverter would look like - ours is missing, except for the 7 threaded screw holes and screws. yours is a good lookinjg unit - We converted our into an office for my wife. I want ot clean the exterior but not go wit ha supper high reflect shine - yours looks clean but not too shiny - how'd you do it? thx Brad
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I believe David Winick is making reproduction eye-brow, drip caps for doors...not sure it's the right profile or shape for a mid-70's trailer though - check it out.

Your next best bet is a RV salvage yard like Colaw's or other similar locations.

Colaw's thread

Sounds like you may need to replace your door gaskets too though if water is coming in.

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Thanks again for your input - Colaws didn't have it. any other savage yards?
thx Brad
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Extrusions are nearly identical on my two trailers - The door hinges did change from one to two hinges though.. .
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This is a picture I found at www.vintageairstream.com Mine is a '64 Safari , andf will have a high polish when finished. I have heard of an acid process that is supposed to give a more dull shine.

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It looks like the same light fixture and what I thought the diverter would look like - ours is missing, except for the 7 threaded screw holes and screws. yours is a good lookinjg unit - We converted our into an office for my wife. I want ot clean the exterior but not go wit ha supper high reflect shine - yours looks clean but not too shiny - how'd you do it? thx Brad
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Wow - great job finding a 72 and 73. It is really like a window lip, only larger. Now - where to find one or who can make one? thanks so much for your assist. Where is a good place to get replacement door gaskets?
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Where is a good place to get replacement door gaskets?
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The two places we have gotten from are Vintage Trailer Supply & Inland RV. Check with both depending on the type you need - they vary between the years.

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