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Old 12-11-2008, 06:11 PM   #15
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I also bought one from Andy, and it doesn't fit as well as I had hoped. When I bought it he noted that they had a new design that was fresh from the mould that was supposed to be an improvement. You would hope that for that much $$ it would. Mine is still in its box until I figure out what to do with it. Unfortunately, there aren't many options out there.

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Old 12-14-2008, 11:38 AM   #16
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Finishing scoop off

We used (a lot) of silicone to seal the gap and ran a thin bead all around the rest of the scoop.

We looked everywhere for a scoop and Inland was really the only place we could find one--it's generic so you can't specify year or model. However, the gap is mostly hidden by the cabinets. Another option we considered was having a scoop fabricated out of aluminum.

As far as the cracking around the rivets on the original scoop, it's hard to say why it happened. I'm not sure how long fiberglass lasts but it was just really brittle like old plastic. However, we'll be happy to get 40 more years out of this scoop.

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Old 12-14-2008, 12:06 PM   #17
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Reefer scoop

The reefer scoop is an interesting part.

We took patterns of several late 60's, through the 70's trailers.

Comparing them on a bench was interesting.

The main bows are the same.

None of them matched, "exactly," with others.

We decided to create an average size.

The only conclusion one can make, is that the shell obviouslt changes shape to some degree.

Sikaflex, is a good sealer to use.

We will in the future ship a tube of sealer with each scoop.

Modarch, call us Monday and we will ship a tube of Sikaflex to you no charge.

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Old 01-01-2009, 06:08 PM   #18
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refer scoop fix detail

Here is the detail that I plan on using to hide the gaps that are created by a non-conforming vent scoop. I plan on using 1/8" thick flat aluminum bar stock. It will curve with the profile of the trailer.

The quanity of 1/8" x 1/2" stock is based on how big the gap is. The bigger the gap, the more layers you will need to add. The good news for me is that the largest gaps are hidden behind by roof locker above the kitchen, so this detail will only occur at the visible places on the backsplash.

I would like to use olympics to install this bar stock, but there are three reasons why I don't think I am going to do it. 1) I am not sure if the length of rivet needed will make a good connection. 2) I don't want to order a hand full of custom lenthed ones for this detail and 3) I don't think the shaver can get that close to the fiberglass scoop without causing damage to the scoop.
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I could use a tube of sikaflex.

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