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Old 06-20-2002, 04:57 PM   #15
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Glad to hear all went well! I want to install one in my 78 sovereign and wondered what you did for the light? Did you mount the flourescent next to fan for wiring access? I was thinking of mounting in the galley area, which has a vent and the 6 light fixture using the light wiring for both fan and light. Do you see any problems?
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Old 06-20-2002, 08:14 PM   #16
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What are you guys doing with your old Airstream roof vents (the ones with the little skylight)? Do any of you have the Lindeen vent covers that aren't being used?
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Old 06-22-2002, 04:22 PM   #17
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Vent covers

One of my cohorts in another town has a "78" 31ft A/S and he glommed on to my old one right away.

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Old 06-22-2002, 04:24 PM   #18
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Light install with vent fan

I installed the light fixture beside the vent. It give plenty of light in the lounge area.
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Old 06-22-2002, 07:11 PM   #19
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I will let you know when we get ours installed next month. We do not have a light just the fan and cover that of course opens up. It is opaque is that what you mean by sky light? If it let me know.
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Old 06-23-2002, 10:07 AM   #20
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Light fixture

The cover for the fan is almost clear and lets in light. I also removed the original light fixture that was in my "79" A/S and replaced it with a new flouresent light fixture which I placed next to the new vent.

This is in the lounge area. If you are putting yours in the kitchen area, the same would apply I should think.

The light fixture is off center,,, but what the heck, it doesn't matter to me.

You could also install a light fixture on both sides of the vent.
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:06 PM   #21
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Fantastic Fan Install

We have 2 fantastic fans to install this spring. I found this video very informative. Helps to ease my mind re cutting the aluminum, watching this video.

YouTube - Airstream Restoration - 04-2 Vent Fans

Did anyone have difficulty with the included gasket, or would TremPro 636 work just fine without the gasket?

Thanks and good luck!
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Old 06-26-2011, 07:20 AM   #22
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Great video. Big help, thanks!
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Old 06-26-2011, 07:23 AM   #23
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Did anyone have difficulty with the included gasket, or would TremPro 636 work just fine without the gasket?
I only use the gasket when installing on SOB trailers and motor homes. It works well on them, but not so much on aluminum.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:29 PM   #24
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I only use the gasket when installing on SOB trailers and motor homes. It works well on them, but not so much on aluminum.
What do you use in place of the gasket? I'm planning to install one (or two if I'm lucky) Fantastic vent(s) tomorrow.

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It wouldn't hurt to round the corners when you cut the larger hole-relieves stress.
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Another question on the Fantastic Vent (FV) install. After removing the original vents is it necessary to reinforce the area between the outside and inside skins before installing the Fantastic Vent? The original vent has a fair amount of reinforcement (aluminum) built into the housing whereas the FV doesn't. If reinforcement is necessary what do you folks use?

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Hi David ... my husband didn't use reinforcement when replacing as he says that the fan was installed directly alongside a supporting beam / channel which supported the wires along the top. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:32 AM   #28
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This past Sunday I removed the rear vent in our Safari and replaced it with a Fantastic Vent. Removing the original vent and installing the Fantastic Vent wasn't the problem, it's just time consuming. Figuring out a stable way to get and stay on the roof without causing damage to the roof was the issue for me. I used my Gorilla ladder behind the AS to put stuff on the roof and add padding and support for the Werner ladder. I placed 2 - 2x4's with carpet on the Werner ladder to enable me to sit on it. The Werner ladder will lock in an L formation, so I used the Gorilla Ladder to place the foam padding and support in place before I maneuvered the Werner ladder up top. It worked well.

https://picasaweb.google.com/1179857...CP6NnPyImNKlBg

The rear vent has no electricity, so I tapped into the light fixture next to the vent. The vent works great. The final photo in the link above so the installed vent, but it needs to be cleaned up.

Now, it's time to figure out how to do the front vent as I have a TV antenna blocking my access...
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