Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-06-2014, 02:14 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
1978 Argosy 24
Cornersville , Tennessee
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 16
1978 Argosy missing bathroom roof vent?

Hey Airstream people! I've been reading here for a while but it's time to start posting!

I just bought my first Argosy… a 1978 24' with double bed in the center. I'm in the process of remodeling it to live full-time. I'm going to have a lot of questions (I have a few already), but right now I have one that's pretty urgent.

Over the bathroom there is a vent… or more accurately it's a hole right now. There is a large metal tube going out the roof and on the inside the hole is just covered with what looks like a regular floor type register cover (no way to close it). I'm going to get it covered with a piece of plastic for now to keep the water out that's trying to ruin my subfloor, but I need to replace whatever was there… I'm just not sure what that was.

Would it be a Fantastic vent type product? Or am I possibly just missing a cap for what is already there? I know this is vague, I don't have a picture today but I'll try to post one tomorrow to give you a better idea. Until then, thanks for any help you might be able to offer!

SnazzyTurtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2014, 02:38 PM   #2
Well Preserved

1974 31' Sovereign
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 19,579
I would Probably get a ventline Vanair vent to go back in there. It's larger, you can find parts for it, and it aill move more air than the little fan that was there.
You can get them at almost any rv parts place.
Being able to do basic metal cutting will be a must for it.

Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2014, 04:09 PM   #3
1 Rivet Member
1978 Argosy 24
Cornersville , Tennessee
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 16
Thanks Overlander! I looked that up and found it to be a bit cheaper than the solution I had already found, but the metal cutting part might slow down my ability to install it by myself… I'm open to it, but this is the other option I found, which seems to be a pretty exact replacement for what I had, will it be less effective you think?

12V Air-Powered Roof Vent

(Am I allowed to post links?)
SnazzyTurtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2014, 07:22 PM   #4
Rivet Master
blkmagikca's Avatar

1987 32' Excella
Nepean , Ontario
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,009
That is the same vent as I have in my 1987 Excella - the fan on original one failed and the new one was installed as a direct replacement when I was at the mothership (JC). It is a standard part for them.
AIR 12148
1987 Excella 32-foot
1999 Dodge Ram 2500HD Diesel
blkmagikca is online now   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
'76 Argosy have vent pipes at roof (nicro vent install idea) BrianD. Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 6 11-08-2014 06:28 PM
1978 Argosy Minuet 6.0 Metre :: 1978 Argosy by Airstream Minuet 6.0 Metre overlander64 Airstream Registry Discussions 0 08-19-2011 08:30 AM
Drainage system roof vent is missing.. Luc_DK Roof 13 03-30-2011 05:28 AM
Missing roof vent? Skamper1 Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 1 03-23-2010 05:15 PM
Roof flange solutions for 14" x 26" Astrodome roof vent. Petethefeet Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 46 04-30-2008 11:13 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:37 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.