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Old 04-15-2016, 03:34 PM   #1501
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Brian that vertical framing member under the rivets to the left of the light trim ring should be a good place to rest the tool (or on a block of wood resting on the frame), if I am picturing it correctly as a small pry bar, to get things started. Once you get one edge freed up a bit, the rest should be fairly easy.

http://www.harborfreight.com/5-piece...set-67021.html

I had to buy a set like this for the interior headliner etc. of my van.

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Old 04-15-2016, 03:44 PM   #1502
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rings

The rings have 4 fingers on them 2 top, 2 on bottom. Kinda like the vents should have had! They fit tight. They pry off. I marked mine a little trying to remove to fix light. The replacement rings are cheap though. One of the vendors had them for $3 a piece if I remenber right.
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Old 04-16-2016, 08:20 AM   #1503
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Thanks for the tips. I have ordered a set of the plastic pry tool. Should be her on Monday.

Does anyone know what vendor has the plastic chrome trim rings?

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Old 04-16-2016, 08:55 AM   #1504
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I replaced the rings last year and like people here have mentioned, the rings have two tabs on top and two on bottom. I used an old credit card and slipped it in the middle then to the sides to pinch the tabs one at a time. AS replaced mine under warranty and requested shipment to the house. The parts guy at my selling dealer was great however he is no longer there.
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Old 04-23-2016, 11:06 AM   #1505
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My vent register problem seems different than Brians'. I have the 2015 25'FB and my vent hole had a tab that prevented the register from seating properly. Could this be Airstreams solution to Brian's inquiry? Anyway, I had to modify all my registers to get them to snap in place. Made some measurements and took some pics.
Hole diameter 5.00"
Hole diameter including tab 4.84"
Register plastic ring diameter 4.91".

Haven't had a problem with falling vents before the fix today - haven't used it since I bought it last year. Still outfitting the camper.Click image for larger version

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There was always a large gap on one side of the register and now is more flush with the ceiling.

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Old 04-23-2016, 11:30 AM   #1506
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Thanks for that info, Joel. Your 25FB may be newer than mine. New Lucy's VIN ends 531020. None of New Lucy's vent holes had this tab in them.

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Thanks for that info, Joel. Your 25FB may be newer than mine. New Lucy's VIN ends 531020. None of New Lucy's vent holes had this tab in them.

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My VIN ends in 532868.

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Old 04-23-2016, 01:34 PM   #1508
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They possibly decided to leave that little tab in the vent hole a little later on in the production of the new ducted air. I would have thought that Customer Service at Jackson Center could have told me that they had changed the design to better hold the new ducts in the ceiling.

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Old 04-23-2016, 09:23 PM   #1509
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Brian, do you have a trip planned this year?
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Old 04-25-2016, 10:55 AM   #1510
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Brian, do you have a trip planned this year?
Funny you should ask. We are winding down from a major renovation at our beach side rental house. We have been at it pretty much full time since January. We are hoping to wind this thing up this week.

Lucy is getting very antsy to get on the road. We think that we will first head over to the Forgotten Coast for a week or two and do some exploring there.

We may come home to resupply and head out to Maine with a stop at Jackson Center as New Lucy will be coming up on two years old. There are a few minor items that we will have addressed while she is still under warranty. We are also considering adding a street side awning. On the way back south we plan to make make a stop at Fort Eustis, Virginia to visit with the third son and his family.

We need to be back in Jacksonville for a niece's wedding in late August. We will then make a quick stop in Santa Rosa Beach before heading out west and wander around out there until October or November.

We plan to do one of our trip threads for each of these jaunts.

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Old 04-25-2016, 11:31 AM   #1511
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Seems like we may be going east when you are going west. Maybe our paths will cross somewhere.

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That could work out.

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Old 05-02-2016, 05:33 AM   #1513
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Brian, I'm not sure if I added the site correctly. I hope it is there since you may find a few places that are familiar. Jim


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Thanks, Jim. I do remember a couple of these from first hand experience. Snowflake, Manitoba is right across from Hannah, North Dakota and the Peace Garden is at the Port of Dunseith. I was stationed at Pembina, North Dakota in the early 1970's and traveled that border on a daily basis for three years.

We traveled along the North Dakota/Manitoba Border a couple of years ago. I found it interesting that this area is pretty much the same as it was 40+ years ago.

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Some of ND may be very different than it was a couple of years ago since there has been oil and gas exploration there. I suspect there are few places to stay even though the industry there has fallen on bad times. We went through western ND some years ago after leaving Moose Jaw, Sask., and then it was just grassland and not much else.

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We visited Dickinson and Williston in the summer of 2013 when the North Dakota Oil Boom was at its height. Campsites were hard to come by, but we found one in Dickinson and spent about a week exploring the area.

It was really exciting to see all the goings on. The highways were full of tanker trucks going in every direction. Tall drilling rigs dotted the landscape. We talked to the manager of a drill site. He told us that they were starting roughnecks at $100,000 a year. Every drill site had RV hook-ups for their employees.

It was the first time we had ever seen US Post Offices with large "HELP WANTED" signs out front.

Seeing all this was like getting a glimpse into history. It must have been like this during the Texas Oil Boom of the 1920's.

It wasn't exactly your normal tourist attraction, but we thought that it was better than Disney World.

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When gas drilling was at its height in western Colorado ten years ago, one of the burger chains offered "signing bonuses". That's in Grand Junction where wages are traditionally low. A glut of gas followed and drilling tapered off and more off until hardly any is being done anymore. Most of the gas was in counties to the east, but many suppliers and workers were in GJ. Between the Great Recession and the gas bust, this area has been hurting for years. At the height of the boom RV sites were very hard to find from GJ east to Glenwood Springs and beyond. Boom/bust economy has happened over and over here, but for North Dakota, it is probably a new thing.

When Alaska oil was still doing pretty well in the early '00's, we met several workers who would fly in and out of Deadhorse/Prudoe Bay. They made a lot of money and hated the jobs and living that way.

Not good to be an oil state. Disney World didn't do much for me either but it seems to last longer than the oil and gas booms.

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We have always enjoyed Airstream forays into the unusual. The North Dakota Oil Boom was one of these unusual events.

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We are finally finishing the renovation of our beach house. Now we have turned to getting New Lucy ready for another epic journey. Our plan is to explore the Forgotten Coast (Apalachicola Area) then make a short stop over in Jacksonville. We will then head up to Fort Eustis, Virginia to visit the third son and his family. From there we will head up to Maine for some Moosing. We would also like to go over into Nova Scotia for some Canada Moosing. We are also planning a stop in Jackson Center in August to get Lucy a street side awning. From there we will make our way back to Florida. We need to be back in Jacksonville for a family wedding on August 27th.

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Unless another trip is going to happen in the fall, I doubt our paths will cross this year. If we get to the northeast, it will be in September. Maybe 2017 and I'll get to see the inside of your newest Lucy.

Are you glad you went through a couple of trailers, or wish you had stayed with your 2005? I have a vague feeling you answered that some time in the past and like the new A/C as it is quieter (except when the register falls down—hope they stay in place now) and the twin beds.

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