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Old 09-16-2013, 03:19 PM   #1
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vent cover replacement

I have acquired a 1970 Sovereign Land Yacht. I need to replace two vent covers on the roof. I ordered one and i didnt open it til a few weeks after i received it. I found that it was broken, and very obviously a manufacturer defect. Because it was after 10 days,that voided the return policy. I would have understood if it was on my part, so now I need input on some good sources to locate parts for seals, axels, and im sure many parts down the road. Please help with any suggestions.

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Old 09-16-2013, 03:39 PM   #2
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You might try Vintage Trailer Supply.. (Vintage Trailer Supply - parts and supplies for vintage travel trailers and campers! )

They have a lot of parts for older Airstreams and older trailers in general.. A lot of Airstream-specific parts might need to come from a dealer, but VTS can usually provide things from sources Airstream used in manufacturing... Other sources of parts for older trailers may be Inland RV in southern California ( Vintage Airstream RV Part Sales ), or the Vintage Airstream Club for added sources. (Home )


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Old 09-16-2013, 06:15 PM   #3
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If you have the aluminum vent covers and "need to replace them" because the plastic window in the middle is cracked/broken you would be much better off repairing them with plexiglass or lexan.

Replacing with max-air or fantastic fan is a good, but somewhat expensive way to go.

The cheap plastic covers don't last as long as you would hope.
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:07 PM   #4
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Following along here, I have an '82 Limited with this damage Click image for larger version

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