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Old 04-05-2007, 08:29 AM   #1
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Just got my 1973 Argosy 26'. I see the plastic thingy that slides to cover the area where the handle to the main door handle is, is gone. Wish I had a name for it. But it slides to cover the hole when using the screen door by itself. Can these be found?? Or fabricated??
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Old 04-05-2007, 08:36 AM   #2
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A dealer should be able to help you. Otherwise, try the Airsteam store, I just bought a thingy from them. The plastic part that fits our trailer apparently fits a wide variety of years. The part the Airstream store sells is oversize then you cut it down to size. A Dremel tool, or a heavy duty set of shears may work.

You may also want/need the fuzzy stuff that is applied to the opening of the thingy to keep bugs out when using the screen door. The Airsteam store also has the fuzzy stuff.

There are other posts on the forum that address the thingy and the fuzzy stuff.

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Just got my 1973 Argosy 26'. I see the plastic thingy that slides to cover the area where the handle to the main door handle is, is gone. Wish I had a name for it. But it slides to cover the hole when using the screen door by itself. Can these be found?? Or fabricated??
Measure the width you need but I have used the ones from an SOB, just have to cut them down a bit. Razor knife and straight edge works, as does a pair of tin snips.

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Old 04-05-2007, 10:26 PM   #4
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Measure the width you need but I have used the ones from an SOB, just have to cut them down a bit. Razor knife and straight edge works, as does a pair of tin snips.

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My concept of SOB and yours are different I am afraid. What is SOB in your meaning???
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My concept of SOB and yours are different I am afraid. What is SOB in your meaning???
I may be albe to help here. That would be Some Other Brand.
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Or Square Old Box...but it you have to work on them....

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Just got my 1973 Argosy 26'. I see the plastic thingy that slides to cover the area where the handle to the main door handle is, is gone. Wish I had a name for it. But it slides to cover the hole when using the screen door by itself. Can these be found?? Or fabricated??
That "thingy" is called a screen door bug guard.

Part # 84119 works for your year trailer.

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Here are a couple of pics from replacing the screen door bug guard on our '75 Safari. The Airstream Store at the WBCCI Internation in Perry, GA even threw in some fuzzy seal for free!

The old one was made of translucent plastic and pretty thin. This new one is significantly thicker--almost too thick to slide in the small channel. I ended up trimming the top and bottom evenly to fit the space (it's an even 6" on my door btw) and using the dremmel to 'thin' the edges to make it easier to slide.

The fuzzy seal is attached to both vertical ends with superglue. I put the little 'handle' toward the hinge side so that if the screen door is accidently closed with the bug guard in the way the door handle will not pop it out. It looks kinda backwards this way, but I think it makes more sense that way....
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Here are a couple of pics from replacing the screen door bug guard on our '75 Safari. The Airstream Store at the WBCCI Internation in Perry, GA even threw in some fuzzy seal for free!

The old one was made of translucent plastic and pretty thin. This new one is significantly thicker--almost too thick to slide in the small channel. I ended up trimming the top and bottom evenly to fit the space (it's an even 6" on my door btw) and using the dremmel to 'thin' the edges to make it easier to slide.

The fuzzy seal is attached to both vertical ends with superglue. I put the little 'handle' toward the hinge side so that if the screen door is accidently closed with the bug guard in the way the door handle will not pop it out. It looks kinda backwards this way, but I think it makes more sense that way....
Your photo shows the only bug guard that Airstream used in the 1970 to 1977 models.

The clear plastic one that you had was a "home brew."

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I just got the screen door bug guard and cut it down using a hacksaw. It worked fine. (didn't have dremel....have to put it on my christmas lists) And never attached a fuzzy to that. Still works fine, and fits well. I used the fuzzy for around window screen guides. Wow!!! Streamin in Cape may with lights on and no mosquitos!!! quite the experience! Whateverr you do, I'm sure you will enjoy your improvement!
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