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Old 06-10-2011, 12:09 PM   #1
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Segment / Wrap Protector Hinge

My '91 Excella wrap protectors have a regular piano hinge where they attatch to the rivet line on the front of the trailer. the trailing edge is secured by 2 rubber receptacle /base mounted to body and locking screw on protector. After a 5600 mi trip these rubber receptacle and screw arrangement have given me so much trouble that I finally had to take them off and throw them inside the trailer. I'm going to replace the mounts with a more modern "3 point hold back system" as seen on current units.

Q. I noticed that the hinge on the new units is not a flat piano hinge, but an L shaped hinge that would get the protector out from the body more than a flat piano hinge. Where do I get new hinges?

The hold back mounts have holes that fit a 1/8" diameter rivet. IMO these could be too weak to serve the purpose and I may go bigger. Anyone have problems with the strength of the 1/8" rivets?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-10-2011, 03:01 PM   #2
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The hinge on the wrap protectors can be ordered from an Airstream dealer.
What are you refering to as the hold backs? The new models have an aluminum "Hat " section riveted to the aluminumwraps and have a backer plate. The wrap protector is attached with 1/4" bolt and nut. They provide a secure fit.
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Old 06-10-2011, 03:15 PM   #3
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yes, that's what I'm referring to. see link....

Airstream Wrap Protector Guide Replacement

I'm afraid that if I use the existing hinge that I would want to change to the proper hinge later, by then all the other holdbacks are mounted and holes are permanent.

I visited the airstream website, but it only sells trinkets and non-useful items. Is there a better site for airstream Mfg.

Thanks for help,
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