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artemis917 10-21-2009 03:56 PM

Replacing "Vent Cover"
 
We need to replace the rectangular "skylight" thingy at the front of our Tradewind. It measures approximately 14x26 from edge to edge. This one is yellowing and looks like fiberglass. We'd love clear but I know that's not possible (we're not willing to make it ourselves!). Is there a supplier we can order one from? Do we just contact Airstream? Thanks for any leads!

Melody Ranch 10-21-2009 04:13 PM

Inland RV Center - The Nations Leading Expert in Airstream Innovations

ODMRV , Out-of-Doors Mart

silverleeper 10-21-2009 06:14 PM

And these guys too. Airstream Astradome

53flyingcloud 10-21-2009 07:12 PM

In all fairness, Don't bother to call Airstream , unless you just happened to pull up in front of the Jackson Center, Ohio, facility. They will just refer you to one of their national dealers.
The two links given here are good for the vent cover replacement. Check and make sure your original hardware is in good shape or, order it from Andy..I ordered mine from him and, it was a perfect fit and, quality was excellent~! pricey but..
Also, be sure to get the foam seal for the inside lip edge..(this seals the road dust, bugs, etc out..) Andy is also a great source for this or, you might try Lowes as well..:)
ciao
53Fc
Take your time and, you should be able to get it done with no problems..
Also, may I suggest, use Stainless Steel hardwares..

silverleeper 10-21-2009 08:13 PM

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Originally Posted by silverleeper (Post 762225)
And these guys too. Airstream Astradome

This link is for Vintage Trailer Supply - Vintage travel trailer parts and supplies!. Not https://store.airstream.com/. Options are always good to have. :wally:

artemis917 10-21-2009 10:05 PM

Thanks to all :) !!

Inland RV Center, In 10-22-2009 02:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by artemis917 (Post 762175)
We need to replace the rectangular "skylight" thingy at the front of our Tradewind. It measures approximately 14x26 from edge to edge. This one is yellowing and looks like fiberglass. We'd love clear but I know that's not possible (we're not willing to make it ourselves!). Is there a supplier we can order one from? Do we just contact Airstream? Thanks for any leads!

The rectangular cover, is called an "Astrodome."

They are available from several sources, made with fiberglass that passes near zero light, and in plastic having a milk white color, and in plastic having a solar gray color.

Some also have a thermal barrier built in.

Andy

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Homewrecker 10-23-2009 07:45 AM

I've looked for the cranks that move the astrodome vent up and down on my '63 AS, but have had no luck. Do they exists?

silverleeper 10-23-2009 08:02 AM

Inland RV Center - The Nations Leading Expert in Airstream Innovations has them Part number 83792. If you want originals though you should keep an eye on e-bay or airforums classified section. Sometimes you get lucky.

53flyingcloud 10-23-2009 02:30 PM

IMHO and, my own experiences, the ones from InLand RV exceed the original and, are made to the highest standard.
Costly but at the same time, you get what you pay for..
ciao


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