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Old 02-14-2014, 09:44 PM   #21
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I installed the SS Furnace door, WH door and stove vent. They were an easy install and look great. Please be aware that they have square corners and not the radius corners of the original parts. They would be fantastic with radius corners if you could get them.

I purchased my furnace door and stove vent through Airstream, and not long after that they raised their prices quite a bit before I could buy the WH door. I purchased my WH door through Out-of-doors mart as it was a bit cheaper with tax and shipping added to the equation. I want to add the new SS water fill door that Airstream now has on their website, but at $185+shipping it's more than I can stomach at this point...

The stove vent comes with a foam type gasket and I used some gray sikiflex to seal it.
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:47 PM   #22
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Thank you very much. We got home today and I removed the vent and confirmed the gasket is there, all I now need is to seal it.
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:21 PM   #23
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They are an easy install and look great. The furnace cover requires you to install a gasket to seal around the blower fan (just copy where the original has a gasket inside the door). We also had to bend the tabs that hold onto the hinges for the furnace door to get the old one off. You reuse the hardware and vent inserts on both.
Bringing this back up to the top. I am about to upfit our trailer with the SS and want to know more about the furnace gasket. Does the gasket come with? If not, where does a man get one?
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Old 05-12-2014, 03:48 PM   #24
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There was no gasket on my old door nor my new one. They both stand off the skin.

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Old 05-12-2014, 03:49 PM   #25
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Wait, I guess you are talking about the inner plastic door. I just got self adhesive window foam tape at HD.

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Old 05-12-2014, 03:53 PM   #26
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We purchased from Airstream. We also did the stove vent and outside shower. Huge improvement.We did the installation ourselves. Just finished the outside shower today.
Now, if we could just find a potable water door....
For what it's worth, I just covered the potable water door with aluminum duct tape; done very carefully it looks very good.
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:50 AM   #27
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Wait, I guess you are talking about the inner plastic door. I just got self adhesive window foam tape at HD.

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Well, having not taken the original door/furnace cover off, I really do not understand where a gasket would be, nor was I expecting that a replacement gasket would be required for a simple cover change. Based on the above post, I was hoping someone could shine some light on the issue as in source for said gasket. Guess I need to explore behind the cover to see what everyone is talking about.
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Old 03-11-2015, 08:36 PM   #28
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I just ordered the furnace, water heater, and stove stainless steel upgrades. I was going to get the outside shower door, but got a little spooked at the possibility of needing to enlarge the opening. Has anyone done that, and how difficult was it? Thanks
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:07 PM   #29
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Yes I did and yes I had to enlarge the opening. I used shears and then used clear coat spray on the edges. The new door has a key lock now and perhaps the box is made correctly as well so you won't have to cut.
I called the factory and mentioned that the shower was too big for the opening and there was no lock. Maybe they fixed the size, because the lock is there now.


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Old 03-12-2015, 07:52 AM   #30
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I remember seeing a paragraph in the installation manual for my new furnace strongly warning against using those screens. I can't recall if they mentioned why, and of course, the book is well-buried in the trailer, under several feet of snow.

Upon remembering this, I had a closer look at the ad for this that you posted, and I realized that it was not Suburban's suggestion that we buy those screens, but rather PPL's.

I would not use the furnace with them on during the heating season. Suggest checking with Suburban/Atwood if you want more information.
This depends on the screen design, IMO. If it is just a flat screen which is the same diameter at the furnace exhaust....I would stay away, due to restriction of flow. If, however, it is a domed screen, it has more open vented area to compensate for the wire restriction, and is OK....again, IMO.
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Thanks, Subfan. I'll phone Airstream before I order. If I have to cut, it would be my luck to screw something up.....a big deal on those aluminum panels.
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Old 03-12-2015, 09:09 AM   #32
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We installed the Airstream stainless steel potable water access door. It came with a key different from the usual CH751.
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Old 03-14-2015, 03:04 PM   #33
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Very cool!!!!


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Old 03-15-2015, 09:25 AM   #34
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...and here's the newest stainless steel option....I know it'll get scratched up, but even so, will look better than the pewter gray paint that also gets plenty ugly. Be advised, if you've never used stainless steel rivets, it takes a LOT more muscle. I suppose you could use VHB tape instead, but I did 8 rivets so I can "Live Riveted."
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Old 03-15-2015, 10:37 AM   #35
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Nicely done. I'd go with rivets as well. Tape makes me nervous.


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Old 04-13-2015, 03:47 PM   #36
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Has anyone seen or had any experience with these stainless steel appliqués from the Airstream Store, which can cover the furnace, water heater, and water fill doors? I am trying to imagine how they would look and how they're applied.



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Old 04-20-2015, 06:39 PM   #37
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I'm looking to replace my furnace, HW heater, Refrig vents and stove vents as they are galvanized panels. Is there a place to purchase these items in SS or Alum?
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:17 AM   #38
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Check the Airstream store. They have many of the items you expressed an interest in acquiring. I would give them a call to see if the current pieces would work on your vintage trailer. Lube the credit card as they are really "proud" of these accessories.
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