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Old 08-27-2005, 11:02 PM   #1
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Roof vents

I just bought a 69 31 ft. soverign, My roof vents are in bad shape. Can I buy new ones? or should I have a fabrication shop make them of aluminum?

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Old 08-28-2005, 07:09 AM   #2
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Roof Vents

If you do a search, blue bar at top of page, for roof vents, I bet, you will be surprised at how much info there is.

There is a wide spectrum of views here. I like the roof vents that do not leak when it rains. Some have automatic controls with thermostats. Some of the old vents loook cool so consider fixing what you have.

The venders for parts are plentyful and competitive. Some parts are hard to find so when supply is scarce prices might be high. This forum can be very helpful and fun.

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Old 08-28-2005, 09:46 AM   #3
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Vent Info

Congratulations on your "new" 69! The forums here are very helpful about roof vents. Another great source of info can be found at That website has a section about Restoration Rescources and a subsection about repairing Roof Vents and Covers. I was able to find a replacement Astrodome for my 64 Tradewind at but, according to what I've read, I THINK InlandRV might have one that fits the 69 a bit better. And, don't forget EBAY! I've become ADDICTED to that site for those random extra parts that I can't locate elsewhere! Good luck and welcome to the Forums!
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Old 08-28-2005, 03:34 PM   #4
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I have the skylight roof vents on my '75 Sovereign, and they were in bad shape. With a little work, a sheet of plexi-glass, some vulkem, a drill and some rivets I repaired the orig. "glass" in the roof vents. No leaks, and now they actually let some light in.

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Old 08-29-2005, 09:13 PM   #5
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Old 08-30-2005, 03:51 PM   #6
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Plexiglass should never be exposed to the sun. To do so will cause it to crack and craze in a matter of weeks.

New vent covers are available with thermal barriers, in milk white and solar gray, both for your solardomes and astrodome.

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Old 08-30-2005, 04:25 PM   #7
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Use Lexan instead of plexiglass. Lexan holds up much better....used it on sailboats for the same function. No need to spend much ordering something, just have a piece cut, tape and drill out the holes, caulk & rivet it in.

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