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Old 04-07-2017, 03:44 PM   #15
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DIY vent

I've found a guy to polish my Airstream and I was stripping off everything that I could to make it easy and clean. I pulled this vent off for the polishing and it's always been an eyesore for me. When I pulled it off, the cracks that were there totally failed, and the thing is junk. I happen to have a shop that works in stainless so yesterday I pulled some scrap together and built this. I gave it the same radius that the plastic one has and it matches the contour of the trailer.

I'll post up some pics once I mount it back up.


I thought about it more... Because I'm deleting the flap (14g stainless is far too heavy to open with the slight puff of fan power) there could be a chance of road spray going up the perforated part. So I added a little dam on the back so water can't just run in there.


1996 Airstream Excella 28'
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Old 04-07-2017, 05:14 PM   #16
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We usually put a spring loaded clothspin on the range vent cover to remind us to lock the flapper down. We use that clothspin to hold the flapper open with fan on low speed. It's a little extra work, but the new SS range vent cover looks so good on the AS.

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