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Old 01-12-2015, 03:34 PM   #1
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Removing the fridge vent scoop

Hi guys! We recently bought a 1975 Argosy, so I am new to Airstreams and this forum but so far I am loving both! My question is in regards to the fridge vent. The original fridge and cabinet are both gone. All that's left is the upper cabinet above where the fridge went and the vent going through the roof. We are replacing with an all electric fridge and would like to build our own cabinet with nothing above. My question is if I take down the vent what kind of hole will be left in the roof? I don't want to start drilling out rivets if its a bigger job than I'm expecting.
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Old 01-12-2015, 03:41 PM   #2
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There will be a hole with rounded ends, it will be about 5" tall by about 20" wide.

If you are putting a cabinet back in over the hole you can probably get away with just covering the hole.

That is what I did, so far so good.


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Thanks! I was going to just build a bottom cabinet for the fridge and storage and leave it open up top. I think leaving the upper cabinet out would open the space up but that sounds like a pretty substantial hole to deal with.
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Removing the fridge vent scoop

You can come up with a dozen creative ways to cover the hole.

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Picture of refrigerator chimney removed to reveal hole to outside.

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Hi guys! We recently bought a 1975 Argosy, so I am new to Airstreams and this forum but so far I am loving both! My question is in regards to the fridge vent. The original fridge and cabinet are both gone. All that's left is the upper cabinet above where the fridge went and the vent going through the roof. We are replacing with an all electric fridge and would like to build our own cabinet with nothing above. My question is if I take down the vent what kind of hole will be left in the roof? I don't want to start drilling out rivets if its a bigger job than I'm expecting.
If you remove the interior plastic vent, and it is in good condition, save it and advertise it in the classified section here on the forums. They are rare and very hard to find. Other folks may be looking for one. Hate to see yours go to the trash if it is unbroken.
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Okay, we got it out today and the hole isn't as scary as I imagined. I did get it out in one piece. It's dirty and could use fresh paint but otherwise is in great shape. What would be a fair asking price? Thanks for all of your help and advice.
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