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Old 04-10-2006, 10:56 AM   #1
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Okay for the past week I have been talking about leaks and the A/c shroud. We have the old armstrong unit with the big bertha size shroud we thought we had a leak through a small crack but we repaired that now we think it is the seal inside the shroud/unit. My advice I need is we just called a repair center (not airstream) to see if they would work on it the guy stated to my husband did you seal the bottom of the shroud that connects to the trailer and we did because we just re-sealed the whole top with new sealant and that part had been done before us, so we just thought it needed to be sealed. Anyway the guy at the repair shop told us that is not to be sealed? Is this correct? Does anybody here still have the old kind of shroud like we do there is a picture of it under my members page, It's open at the top you know.



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Old 04-10-2006, 06:26 PM   #2
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Advice wanted

Okay is it normal to seal under your shroud?



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Old 04-10-2006, 07:27 PM   #3
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Okay is it normal to seal under your shroud?



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Becky.

No.

Sealing any Airstream shroud from 1964 to 1979, is not necessary.

The leak is from another source.

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Old 04-10-2006, 07:28 PM   #4
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I have not had mine off to give you first hand info . The shroud on my '76 is not sealed . According to the Service Manual for installing the A/C only the mounting flange of the unit is sealed to the skin with mastic tape . You may have to remove the shroud to check the seal around the mounting flange . Hope this helps
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Old 04-10-2006, 07:51 PM   #5
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Your leak COULD be from the gasket/seal where the A/C unit attaches to the roof of the coach. The shroud does not need to be sealed.
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Shroud of Armstrong

On my 1963 overlander that I sold several years ago, the shroud was cracked and about to fall apart. I never replaced it. Never had another problem with the shroud . I never got around to painitng it silver, but it would have looked better.


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Becky, that looks like the same shroud I have. There is definately Vulkem all around the base of mine, but it is a very sloppy job. I'm guessing that is was done by a previuos owner, rather than the factory (especially after reading the members' responses above). There are lots of screws holding the A/C unit to the roof and several seals up there. You could try taking the inner and outer shroud off and sealing up the obvious areas that would leak. Getting the shrouds off isn't really all that hard, except for the fact that thet are all "up high".

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Thanks to all for the advice

We are taking the Airstream to the repair guy to see if he can put a new seal on. The only thing is I hate to leave it there but we have to he told us it would only take a few hours but he has some folks ahead of us and he is going to work on it through that time. But this weekend we are headed camping.



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