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Old 03-09-2014, 09:07 PM   #1
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14x25 roof vent

Howdy to all. I am brand new to the Airstream world. My dad has been in a mid 60's Airstream for many years now. We travel around in our 2008 casita and have been looking for a little more room and personality, I also am refinishing a 1971 26' Streamline. BUT, as of this week my wife and I have joined the Airstream world. We spent $4,500 on a 1965 Airstream safari 22' and I am hoping to redo the inside to our liking as I think that I can put a queen walk around bed in the front (after I change the water tank a bit). The rest of the trailer is in pretty good shape and has no water damage but I think I am going to replace everything I can on the inside with hickory for a little lighter color and put in a nice hardwood floor, real wood not laminate. My first and most important thing right now is to find a 14x25 vent for this safari as this is about the only thing missing and I am really glad that the previous owners kept it tarped up so I don't have water damage to deal with. If any of you out there can point me in the right direction I would be grateful, I would like to get the 14x25 replaced with a matching vent and I should probably replace the other two smaller ones as they are pretty tough to open. I am also going to need to redo the window seals as they look like they could give at any time and I really want to keep this baby as water tight as I can. Thanks for any advice and help you may have to offer.
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Old 03-09-2014, 09:13 PM   #2
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Hey, congratulations on the new Airstream! You can get the replacement skylight from Vintage Trailer supply, but I'd suggest getting an actual skylight- the clearer light from a clear lite is much nicer than the milky gloom from a fiberglass one. I had ours out for a repair this weekend and the light streaming into the trailer clinched it for me. Good luck and have fun.
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Old 03-09-2014, 09:15 PM   #3
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Howdy to all. I am brand new to the Airstream world. My dad has been in a mid 60's Airstream for many years now. We travel around in our 2008 casita and have been looking for a little more room and personality, I also am refinishing a 1971 26' Streamline. BUT, as of this week my wife and I have joined the Airstream world. We spent $4,500 on a 1965 Airstream safari 22' and I am hoping to redo the inside to our liking as I think that I can put a queen walk around bed in the front (after I change the water tank a bit). The rest of the trailer is in pretty good shape and has no water damage but I think I am going to replace everything I can on the inside with hickory for a little lighter color and put in a nice hardwood floor, real wood not laminate. My first and most important thing right now is to find a 14x25 vent for this safari as this is about the only thing missing and I am really glad that the previous owners kept it tarped up so I don't have water damage to deal with. If any of you out there can point me in the right direction I would be grateful, I would like to get the 14x25 replaced with a matching vent and I should probably replace the other two smaller ones as they are pretty tough to open. I am also going to need to redo the window seals as they look like they could give at any time and I really want to keep this baby as water tight as I can. Thanks for any advice and help you may have to offer.
You can get all of these items at Vintage Trailer Supply - parts and supplies for vintage travel trailers and campers! . Check the perimeter of your floor very carefully as it is almost unheard of that floor rot would not be on a trailer of your era, especially in your area. There are numerous threads about floor rot repair or you could check out The Vintage Airstream Podcast | Vintage Trailer Restoration .
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Yup, that is what did our entire floor in- a cracked and leaking main skylight.
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