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Old 03-13-2021, 07:03 AM   #1
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Ozite vs. Vinyl

Hello and good day!
My wife and I just purchased our first Airstream, a 2005 25fb Safari, and named her "Get Lost" because we love the concept and were amused by the pun
The "mouse fur" is pealing, dirty, and has been spray painted green at the rear of the trailer.
We are looking to replace it with either the original Ozite or marine vinyl.

Does anyone have experience with both who could offer a recommendation?

Pros and cons of each?

Thanks and Happy Camping!
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Old 03-13-2021, 06:23 PM   #2
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Hello from snowy Colorado and welcome to these Airstream Forums. Congratulations on selecting a used Airstream. You will be able to "get lost" traveling around with it for sure.

Airstream started applying vinyl to the interior aluminum skins way back in the earlier 60s. A Zolatone speckled paint was used before that. I had a 66 Trade Wind 24' and the vinyl on the skins, overhead lockers, and the like that held up very well all those years. See photo. My 75 Overlander 27' also has vinyl on the interior skins.

Vinyl is tough stuff. Folks apply a "vinyl wrap" to automobiles and many other products. Window tints are made from a vinyl product I think.

Vinyl may be difficult to apply on curved surfaces. I applied a vinyl stripe on the exterior of my wife's 86 Limited 34' about 10 years ago and it has held up very well.

I vote for vinyl if possible.

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If you Google ‘Airforum Replace mouse fur’ you will find all kinds of suggestions and help.
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Old 03-13-2021, 10:42 PM   #4
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We have never regretted having the Ozite wall covering in our 2002 19'. Unlike the larger trailers sold at the time, our ceiling is also covered in Ozite rather than vinyl.

An advantage of Ozite is its slight insulating effect which is good if you camp where temperatures are low.

Finding Ozite in smaller quantities today is not easy. Very close if not identical to the original material is this: https://www.sailrite.com/HullBlanket...e-Ivory-M93-72.

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