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Old 02-28-2009, 10:00 AM   #1
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Does anyone know where can I find segment protectors for a 1986 Soveriegn?
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Does anyone know where can I find segment protectors for a 1986 Soveriegn?
We have them, but they are not listed in our web site 'sale" list.

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Old 02-28-2009, 10:24 AM   #3
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Boy am I dumb.. whats a segment protector..?
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Old 02-28-2009, 10:27 AM   #4
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We have them, but they are not listed in our web site 'sale" list.

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Andy, Thanks. How much are they and are they difficult to install? Also, I posted a thread on the forum today asking for feedback on replacing carpet in my 86 sov. Do I need to 'gut' the AS to do this. Is it reasonable to replace only the main area, including under the sofa and twin beds?
Can you recommend a durable carpet?
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Boy am I dumb.. whats a segment protector..?
They wrap around the front corners of the AS. They look very much like the underlying skin, but they attach over the skin. If you look closely at some of the pictures on the forum, you can see them on many of the units. I want them to cover a decent size dent on the front corner of my 86 Sov.
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Andy, Thanks. How much are they and are they difficult to install? Also, I posted a thread on the forum today asking for feedback on replacing carpet in my 86 sov. Do I need to 'gut' the AS to do this. Is it reasonable to replace only the main area, including under the sofa and twin beds?
Can you recommend a durable carpet?
I will PM the price to you Monday, when I am at my office. The pair will take aboout 1 1/2 to 2 hours, for the first time.

You can replace the carpet without removing anything, except the old carpet.

Durable carpet against what? Dirt, sand, water?

If just in general, then most any brand, better to best grade carpet works well. We use Horizon.

Also, the carpet, to some degree, is secondary, to the pad that you will use.

The best pad is called "rebond." You can use 1/2 or 3/4 inch pad.

It adds a lot of softness to the carpet, and is fairly reasonable.

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I will PM the price to you Monday, when I am at my office. The pair will take aboout 1 1/2 to 2 hours, for the first time.

You can replace the carpet without removing anything, except the old carpet.

Durable carpet against what? Dirt, sand, water?

If just in general, then most any brand, better to best grade carpet works well. We use Horizon.

Also, the carpet, to some degree, is secondary, to the pad that you will use.

The best pad is called "rebond." You can use 1/2 or 3/4 inch pad.

It adds a lot of softness to the carpet, and is fairly reasonable.

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Andy, Thanks for your feedback. Can you give me a price on the segment protectors for a 1986 31 Sov.. Also, In a previous thread you had suggested the first thing I should do to my First/ 'new' AS is to replace all gaskets. Do you sell gasket 'kits/ sets'? of will i need to purchase them individually from you? I know I will replace the door and window gaskets first. What kind of a job is that going to be?
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Andy, Thanks for your feedback. Can you give me a price on the segment protectors for a 1986 31 Sov.. Also, In a previous thread you had suggested the first thing I should do to my First/ 'new' AS is to replace all gaskets. Do you sell gasket 'kits/ sets'? of will i need to purchase them individually from you? I know I will replace the door and window gaskets first. What kind of a job is that going to be?
I cannot post prices here.

I will PM them to you when I get to my office, so that I can look the prices up, but I have 2 Doctors appointments first thing today. So it should be about 10am, my time.

Replacing gaskets, is an easy project.

We send instructions with each gasket shipment.

I have a chart that tells me how many feet of gaskets you need.

But from memory, doesn't your coach have 8 opening windows?

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Boy am I dumb.. whats a segment protector..?
If you look just under the front window..
You will see the stainless steel Segment Protector~
The covers over the front windows are called "Rock Guards".
Now you know what a segment protector and, a rock guard both look like..
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Never a dumb question asked here, only a dumb answer..sometimes..lol
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Rather than start a new thread.....

On the segment protectors there is a retaining nut at each upper corner. I replaced those two years ago right after we got the trailer. They are rusted again and staining the protector. Those puppies are a little expensive - think I paid like 15.00 each at the Mothership - recall griping to the parts person then that they should be made out of stainless for that price. I bought 4 at the time so I'd have extras but why bother with the extras if they are just going to rust out again in two years

Anyone know of a source for these in stainless.....
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I need the whole rubber thingy too. Interested to know where to get those as well!
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Rather than start a new thread.....

On the segment protectors there is a retaining nut at each upper corner. I replaced those two years ago right after we got the trailer. They are rusted again and staining the protector. Those puppies are a little expensive - think I paid like 15.00 each at the Mothership - recall griping to the parts person then that they should be made out of stainless for that price. I bought 4 at the time so I'd have extras but why bother with the extras if they are just going to rust out again in two years

Anyone know of a source for these in stainless.....
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They are just acorn nuts and I believe any good hardware store should have them in stock. I just did a Google search for "stainless steel acorn nuts" and came up with a lot of hits.

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I need the whole rubber thingy too. Interested to know where to get those as well!
Becky,
Can you be a little more specific than "rubber thingy"???
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They are just acorn nuts and I believe any good hardware store should have them in stock. I just did a Google search for "stainless steel acorn nuts" and came up with a lot of hits.



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Can you be a little more specific than "rubber thingy"???
Deitz - the ones I have are I think called a T nut? Round head with a shaft and a T on the end. It fits into the "rubber thingy" mounted on the body and does a quarter turn to hold the segment against the body.
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Is this what your talking about?

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