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Old 01-08-2012, 09:53 AM   #15
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FYI There is a 70s full roof vent assembly with fan on ebay
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:44 AM   #16
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Do you have a photo of what your vent looks like?

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Yes, but I haven't figured out where the 'Create album' link is. From what I have read, this is needed to enable one to paste a picture into a reply?
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:24 AM   #17
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Adding a photo

You don't have to create an album to add a photo. Choose manage attachments under additional options.
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:16 PM   #18
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Center Roof Vent

I just took delivery of my Airstream today. One of the pressing issues was the oval shaped center roof vent was replaced by a PO with a cypress door panel. The cypress is really pretty now on the top side with the weathering but it was split on a joint and was not keeping water out. My idea is to replace the panel with a flat piece of lexan. Not only will it not rot but it provides more light as it functions as a sky light. Is there any reason why this would not be a good idea. I can attach the lexan to the existing brackets using stainless screws and run a gasket around the perimeter. The attached picture shows the opening with the lexan on it.
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:58 AM   #19
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i don't really know where this problem belongs ( )
but fan doesn't work and the windows won't open.
oh yeah and i am i Florida!
help ahah
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:45 AM   #20
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I just took delivery of my Airstream today. One of the pressing issues was the oval shaped center roof vent was replaced by a PO with a cypress door panel. The cypress is really pretty now on the top side with the weathering but it was split on a joint and was not keeping water out. My idea is to replace the panel with a flat piece of lexan. Not only will it not rot but it provides more light as it functions as a sky light. Is there any reason why this would not be a good idea. I can attach the lexan to the existing brackets using stainless screws and run a gasket around the perimeter. The attached picture shows the opening with the lexan on it.
Both the Astrodome and Solardomes are used for ventilation.

If you use a flat sheet, it won't stay flat unless you fasten it down. In that case, no chance of ventilataion unless you open the windows.

Some owners open just the backside of the vent covers, so that when your towing in hot weather, the trailer will stay cooler because of the suction when moving.

It does work.

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Old 02-06-2012, 08:57 AM   #21
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Lexan does not restrict UV.

The milk white and solar gray covers both reduce the UV that can enter the coach.

The solar gray, however, does let in more light and also allows a person to see thru them.

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Old 02-07-2012, 10:34 PM   #22
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I used the solar gray astrodome lid from Inland Rv, worked out great!
I went with the Fantastic vent from VTS. They had the low profile lid with the all grey interior. The outer part of the fan body is plastic. I used the screws that came with the fan, didnt use the gasket and used a LOT of Trempro!
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:36 AM   #23
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About a month ago, I finished installing the three roof vents. It was a little more of a job than I had anticipated, the originals were well glued in. I opted with two vents with metal covers and a Fantastic fan, metal cover, over the rear bathroom. All work great . I have left the inside trim loose with plans to purchase some type of overhead lighting. Vents were purchased from Vintage Trailer Supply and I was well pleased with their service.
Thanks to all who gave (and continue to give) this first time Airstream owner help from this wonderful website.
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