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Old 04-03-2012, 12:02 PM   #15
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Thanks, guys.

Just where would one find a dental scaling tool?

Seems like that would be the most precise way to scrape some more, followed by sanding before sealing with clearcoat.


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Old 04-03-2012, 12:19 PM   #16
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Thanks, guys.

Just where would one find a dental scaling tool?

Seems like that would be the most precise way to scrape some more, followed by sanding before sealing with clearcoat.


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Old 04-03-2012, 01:14 PM   #17
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Aaah, we have to go there when we get home, anyway.

Can we replace the little clippie thing that broke, do you think, or have to get a whole new light---from the Airstream factory?

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Old 04-03-2012, 08:43 PM   #18
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Aaah, we have to go there when we get home, anyway.

Can we replace the little clippie thing that broke, do you think, or have to get a whole new light---from the Airstream factory?

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Maggie,

Take the fixture to Home Depot they may have something you could adapt.

If not maybe a couple small pieces of double sided tape.....that would also act as a gasket. Get the thinest possible to make it less noticeable.

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Maggie,

Take the fixture to Home Depot they may have something you could adapt.

If not maybe a couple small pieces of double sided tape.....that would also act as a gasket. Get the thinest possible to make it less noticeable.

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We right now have rope caulk and masking tape holding it in place, and the rope caulk might serve as a pliable gasket around the opening when we get to that point.

We inspected the light just opposite this affected one, and there is a small amount of corrosion there which we will also tend to.

My fear is that corrosion is working its' way through the ceiling of the interior, from the leaks caused by the install issues with the original vent fan, and that eventually we're going to have to replace a chunk of the ceiling.

Don't know how we could even get to it to examine it, wonder if it is worth taking it to our body shop to do something to access this.


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Maggie,

Our front ventfan also leaked from poor install. The plastic cover had cracked at the hinge mount holes, hidden by copious amounts of caulk. Fantastic vent warranted the cover even though it wasn't there fault and it was 5yrs old at the time, great CS!!
If your comfortable getting up on the roof it's pretty easy to check.
Just stay off the end caps and walk carefully along the rivet lines...in sneakers.
At home I use an A-frame ladder along the side at the curbside rear using the awning cover for support. At the campsite we have a telescoping ladder that I use at the same area leaning on the rear window rain gutter, top of the ladder covered with a terry fender cover to protect the trailer just in case. Helper holding the ladders at ALL times!!

Is it the interior ceiling that you feel needs replacing?

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Well, I do not do roofs, that is a husband task. No, no, no. I am not nimble on my feet, have a fear of heights and on blood thinners.

Doug is going to be scraping everything down to re-caulk in the next week or two. Since he completely removed the vent fan and reinstalled it properly with the new kit from Fantastic Fan, we have not had any more problems. That has been probably 2 1/2-3 years ago.

What I am concerned about is the other side of the ceiling, where the insulation is, between the ceiling and the roof. Could this corrode from past moisture or is it just cut surfaces that become vulnerable?

I imagine a spreading area beginning on the ceiling and working its' way outward, requiring replacement of a piece of the ceiling to resolve. Arrrrgh!


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