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Old 04-23-2013, 12:22 AM   #15
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My dealer had another SS vent....same problem. Looks like I'll stick to the original for a while.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:59 AM   #16
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Well that's not good.

Could be they got warped when welded.

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Old 06-11-2013, 10:23 AM   #17
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If anybody's interested, the Stainless Steel Compartments are back in stock, but the Airstream Internet Store has not been updated yet and still shows them out of stock. I ordered mine over the phone this morning. the stock white painted ones were rusting and starting to bother me, aesthetically.
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:36 PM   #18
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Mine looks exactly like yours.

I was wondering if mine was defective, but I guess this is how they all are.

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I purchased a SS Fan Vent at my AS dealer yesterday. Un-wraped it today and was surprised to find a very warped flap. Also the little securing tab on the left is quite difficult to move.

Does any of this sound familiar. Can I expect better from an exchange?

Also, the SS heater door that I bought is without a securing tab for the vent (like the one on the original Atwood door). So the vent wanted to fall back into the compartment. Nothing that a bit of foil heat duct tape couldn't fix. The door also seems to be warped. Could be that a brazed-on hinge tube is slightly off.

Bottom line......not terribly impressed so far by the pricey SS upgrades.
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:37 PM   #19
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SS utility box

I wii be ordering the box. What kind of connections will I see when I pull the box. Thanks for your info.
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:54 PM   #20
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I got tired of hearing that damper bump in the wind while I was trying to sleep. I push a piece of foam I trimmed of a mattress topper up into the opening at night. That holds the damper down. When in storage or traveling I leave it there to keep the elements and insects out. I have driven thousands of miles with this little piece of foam. I can't believe in has not fallen out.
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