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Old 04-18-2006, 10:31 PM   #1
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Odd Roof Vent Size and What to Do?

Hi all. I have a 1965 Safari Twin with an odd opening in the front of the trailer. It currently has a piece of Plexiglass caulked over the opening, but I would like to put in a fan or ac or something besides what is there. Anyone know what this large opening is from and or what I can do with it? Size is 21.5" x 39". Thanks!
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Old 04-18-2006, 11:18 PM   #2
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Hi all. I have a 1965 Safari Twin with an odd opening in the front of the trailer. It currently has a piece of Plexiglass caulked over the opening, but I would like to put in a fan or ac or something besides what is there. Anyone know what this large opening is from and or what I can do with it? Size is 21.5" x 39". Thanks!

It's a vent size that was common in early 60's trailers.
There was a dome shaped cover on this with 2 manual lifters and an insect screen.
Replacement domes are available from Vintagetrailersupply http://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/...Code=VTS%2D107 and InlandRV http://www.inlandrv.com/parts/83179-lens2.jpg
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You can also get a custom aluminum repo from Dan Piper at Vintage Campers in Peru, Indiana. Dan is VERY reasonably priced and a
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oops ! Continued.... Dan is very reasonably priced and a SUPER nice guy...check him out, has a web site at: www.vintagecampers.com
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Old 04-19-2006, 01:09 PM   #5
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I don't think that size is at all common. The dimensions you give are about twice the size of the normal Astrodome, 14×26.

I think you will need to replace the plexiglas if it is as big as you measured. Make sure you are not using a "trick yardstick". Those dimensions are 1.5 times the normal size.

You could cover the opening with aluminum and put in two regular 14×14 vents, one with a fan. You would need to add some framing to support the aluminum sheet.

That's a BIG hole.
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I agree~! That is a big hole fer sure..Twice the size on my 64GT as a matter of fact..You might ask Andy of InLandRV if he has anything that would work for you...It looks like you'll need the operators as well??
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The original covers get very brittle after too long in the sun. I had to replace mine and decided to make one out of Polycarbonate since it is tougher and fairly cheap. It disperses the light nicely and has some insulating characteristics. Your picture shows where the lifter were so you will have to find some somewhere to replace. You will also have to make up a screen but that is easy. I sealed the lexan middle into the aluminum drip cap with pop rivets and silicone.
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