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Old 10-16-2003, 05:58 AM   #1
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Rivet Fridge Vent

Has anyone replaced their fridge vent? Ours is cracked and ugly dark yellow...looking for ideas.

I think we have a 1980 Caravel. Yes, I'm new to the AS world.
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Old 10-16-2003, 06:13 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and for us to help you best, you will need to be more specific on the year, make and model. The only Airstream product that uses a cracking yellowed fridge vent would be the Argosy line. Maybe you have an Argosy?? Maybe it is not the fridge vent either.

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Old 10-16-2003, 08:39 AM   #3
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Campsayler.

If your looking for the reefer vent that is on the wall and goes from the top of the reefer to the roof vent, that part is no longer available.

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Old 10-16-2003, 10:06 AM   #4
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The cracks are the main issue. If it's cracked it could alow CO into the coach when the Reffer is being run on LP.

I'm restoring a coach right now and if your talking about the inner flue that attaches to the wall then you have a couple options. I have some problems with mine and looking into how to handle this as well.

If it's mostly intact you could remove it from the wall sand it and then fiberglass over and finsh the exterior. Materials are available at Autobody supply house or places like West Marine. A Ship yard that does Fiberglass repairs might have somebody willing to take on the repair if your leary of it. A High end stero shop that specializes in custom installations in cars may also take on the repair. Many of them build custom cabinets out of fiberglass.

The other option is to fabricate the flue out of aluminum sheet. It could be done with steel but that may cause an issue with electrolisis. A metal fabrication shop could do this work. Honestly some .025 aluminum sheet can easily be cut with hand tools. With paitence it would not be hard to fabricate.

I'm still up in the air as to what route I will be persuing. I will make a post when I do get to this point of the repairs to our coach but it will probably be spring.
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Old 10-16-2003, 03:50 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. I would like the look of aluminum, but re-fiberglassing sounds easier.

BTW, can anyone tell me the model:



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Old 10-16-2003, 03:55 PM   #6
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Possibly, but your link is broken...

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Old 10-16-2003, 03:56 PM   #7
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The link you posted does not work for those of us not on AOL.

You can also post in YOUR photo album. Just click on the photo link in your post, login and choose upload.
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Old 10-16-2003, 04:00 PM   #8
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Looks like a Caravelle to me...probably 20' or 22' long ~ do you have serial number?

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Old 10-16-2003, 04:14 PM   #10
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Registration shows 42000J1393, but on the stamped plate the middle 0 looks like a D?

Thanks for the help! Laurie
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Old 10-16-2003, 04:25 PM   #11
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Nice trailer!

Did you recently buy it?

It looks really nice!

Good luck & welcome to the Forums!
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Old 10-16-2003, 10:20 PM   #12
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reefer vent

My reefer scoop or vent was badly cracked too. I fiberglassed mine and now it is quite solid. Getting a really smooth finish is the challenge. I was looking at mine the other day wishing I'd taken more time with it. Its okay but it suddenly occured to me that fiberglassing the scoop is a great opportunity to turn it into a work of art. Here's a recommendation you might want to check out. If you have a surf board maker close by you might be able to get them to do the work AND they could probably do some really fantastic art work on it.

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Metal refrigerator vent caps are available from Airstream dealers.

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I want a trailer like this!
I would give my left arm and my Minuet for a trailer like the one in this thread!!!
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