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Old 06-29-2014, 08:53 PM   #1
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Vent Help!

Hey all!

I just inherited a 1963 airstream from my grandmother . Only problem is that the rear fan vent cover is missing (over the bathroom) and the living room vent cover is missing (I believe it is 14" x 24"). Vintage airstream supply has the longer one for $150 I cannot afford that but would like to weatherize my girl until at least next summer.

Suggestions and thoughts would be helpful.
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Old 06-29-2014, 09:09 PM   #2
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Modify the outlet to 14 x 14 and install an original or replacement vent.
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Any info on how this is done would be appreciated
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Also, I would buy the original longer vent cover if someone has done the modification to the 14x14. Thanks!
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My suggestion to you is to put a bucked over the opening with a heavy object on top so it doesn't blow away & save up the $150 for a new cover. It's much easier than modifying the opening. Unless, of course, you're going to use the trailer this summer!
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My suggestion to you is to put a bucked over the opening with a heavy object on top so it doesn't blow away & save up the $150 for a new cover. It's much easier than modifying the opening. Unless, of course, you're going to use the trailer this summer!
Thanks Becky! We think alike . I have the vent openings covered with sheet metal and duck taped. It works ok but the UV is cooking the tape so I have to change it soon. Thought I might come here to see if there is another (cheap) option I haven't thought of.
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Any info on how this is done would be appreciated
Modifying the astrodome flange to a solar dome flange, will cost more than the cover.

The easiest and cheapest fix is get a piece of plastic, and fasten it to the 14 x 26 flange, using a sealer as well.

Use about 20 pop rivets to make the installation. Also, be sure to seal the heads of the pop rivets.

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Thanks Andy! This is all new to me so this helps a lot!
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