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Old 10-01-2009, 07:02 PM   #1
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Roof rack mounts in 1972 Safari?

My wife just bought a 1972 23' Safari and we're trying to figure out a few things. First on the list: there are three aluminum castings on the roof--two aft on either side of the roof, and a third on the side opposite the refrigerator vent. These three have socket holes in the tops, about an inch in diameter or a bit larger. They'd make a rectangle with the fridge vent as the fourth corner, and I assumed they were for a roof rack of some type but when I got on a ladder to check the vent, there's no corresponding socket there. And the vent seems too flimsy to support any weight at all, let alone a roof rack. Any ideas?

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Old 10-01-2009, 07:22 PM   #2
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Hi Dave - Welcome to theforums!!!

Got a pic? I don't have anything similar on my '72 Sovereign based on your description. As far as I know, roof racks have never been an option on Airstream trailers, nor would I want to place a bunch of weight on the roof.

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Old 10-01-2009, 07:25 PM   #3
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Are you sure these aren't plumbing stack vents?
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:33 AM   #4
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Dave - do they look like this? Or similar anyway?

Vent pipe cover-aluminum 101158 [101158] - $42.95 : ODMRV , Out-of-Doors Mart
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:24 AM   #5
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That's what I've got!

Yes, it looks like we have vents, not roof rack mounts. Ah. well... at least our plumbing is vented. Thanks for all the help--amazing how much information is in these forums and how much you folks seem to know.
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interesting. mine is one year newer, and only has 2 vents.
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Yup - my 72 Sovereign only has 2 vents as well. I wonder if a PO on Dave's trailer added a gray water tank and corresponding vent?
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I'm guessing that the bathroom sink/tub/shower have a vent, the black tank has a vent and the kitchen sink has a vent for 3 vents total.
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