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Old 01-26-2014, 08:41 PM   #477
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Acrylic screen covers for the screen door. Allows you leave the main cabin door open in cool or hot weather.

Here's the link to a thread detailing the install.
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Old 03-12-2014, 04:12 PM   #478
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Lots of mods, most are less than $100. Current favorite, use it every day in any wx, is the Salem (or Ram) vent installed low on curbside wall between sofa and door. Lets fresh air in, keeps bugs and rain out. Technical name is two-way hingeless vent, I think. Installed it to vent the catastrophic heater (thx to AZflycaster for that heater name), but found out we like having this fresh air coming in all the time.

Installation took two hours, parts cost south of $75 unless purchased from Airstream Co (then parts are over $100). Does this knock me off this page? I didn't buy from AS, we found a cargo trailer builder in Elkhart who sold to us. Same thru-wall vent commonly used in FreightLiner and other sleeper cabs.
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:32 PM   #479
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Lots of mods, most are less than $100. Current favorite, use it every day in any wx, is the Salem (or Ram) vent installed low on curbside wall between sofa and door. Lets fresh air in, keeps bugs and rain out. Technical name is two-way hingeless vent, I think. Installed it to vent the catastrophic heater (thx to AZflycaster for that heater name), but found out we like having this fresh air coming in all the time.

Installation took two hours, parts cost south of $75 unless purchased from Airstream Co (then parts are over $100). Does this knock me off this page? I didn't buy from AS, we found a cargo trailer builder in Elkhart who sold to us. Same thru-wall vent commonly used in FreightLiner and other sleeper cabs.
Hi, pictures please.
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Old 03-13-2014, 06:16 AM   #480
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That flap door on mine leaked like crazy when there was a hard blowing rain. I ended up patching it up till I can find the time to redesign it and put a scoop on there instead of the door.

You have a bad exterior rivet to the lower right of your flap door. I had leaks on both sides of the door from loose rivets. A little Parbond fixed that problem. The black powder around the rivet is a telltail sign. I have seen this on my trailer and others. The constant opening and closing of the door loosens the rivets.

Here is my cheap fix.





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Earlier trailers (like my 1987) have a lever alongside the vent that opens a flap on the outside. The fan is engaged when the lever is slid to open.
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:32 AM   #481
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Thanks for the heads'-up perryg114. I looked at the rivet in question - it is not loose, and the black "powder" is not loose at all. I'll be in JC in 3 weeks for my regular servicing and I'll ask them.
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Old 03-14-2014, 02:08 PM   #482
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Try to stick your fingernail under the rivet heads around both sides of the door. You can see a black streak on it. Most of mine were on the right side of the door and some sneaky ones at the bottom of the door frame. If you can't get a nail under it then most likely it is good.

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Old 03-14-2014, 08:14 PM   #483
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Can't get a fingernail under any of those rivets, Perry. They all look fine to me.
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:02 PM   #484
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Can't get a fingernail under any of those rivets, Perry. They all look fine to me.
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:55 PM   #485
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I made an outdoor shower curtain rod out of PVC pipe, elbows, and couplers. The short sections are held in place mostly by friction but couplers on the end fit nicely over the round button of the suction cups. They are the kind that have the red ring to let you know if it is coming loose.

The longer piece fits in the crevice under the awning where the top fabric meets the roller tube. I used two lightweight microfiber shower curtains and some basic rings to put it all together. It isn't terribly roomy but it works. I will use some binder clips tied to soda bottles filled with water to weigh down the bottom hem and pull it out away from the trailer a little for some more room. The total cost is less than $50.

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Old 03-29-2014, 08:07 PM   #486
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It cost $9 per storage area access lock to get them re-keyed away from the ubiquitous CH751 tumblers. I had them keyed to the truck camper shell lock pattern and reduced the number of keys for trailering I need to carry by one.
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:59 AM   #487
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Super Shower!

Thanks for this great idea. Our grey tank on our 23D fills quickly, so we were thinking of using that outdoor shower more effectively. Very innovative. Too bad we don't have side awnings, but we will one day.

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I made an outdoor shower curtain rod out of PVC pipe, elbows, and couplers. The short sections are held in place mostly by friction but couplers on the end fit nicely over the round button of the suction cups. They are the kind that have the red ring to let you know if it is coming loose.

The longer piece fits in the crevice under the awning where the top fabric meets the roller tube. I used two lightweight microfiber shower curtains and some basic rings to put it all together. It isn't terribly roomy but it works. I will use some binder clips tied to soda bottles filled with water to weigh down the bottom hem and pull it out away from the trailer a little for some more room. The total cost is less than $50.

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Old 03-30-2014, 10:08 AM   #488
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Hi, pictures please.

I think post 478 refers to this style of 2 way vent Robert? I have installed these on my CLIPPER rear cargo bay doors to assist in air flow and cooling.

They are available from any trailer supply, including eBay.
8" x 12" Aluminum Air Vent Two Way Pop Up Horse Trailer Cargo Salem Side Wall | eBay

You can get various interior trim rings to match your decor? These used to be standard cab vents on over the road trucks before the integrated HAVC systems became standard.

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Old 04-18-2014, 02:41 PM   #489
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I haven't tried this yet but can imagine it would be very helpful in hot summer days as a supplement to the ac!
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Old 04-18-2014, 03:40 PM   #490
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How about a screen door handle we can get our hands around? We love this little mod.
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