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Swanny 04-02-2007 09:55 PM

Great thread
Great thread.

Andy with Inland RV has a 'kit' for these. Actually he has a couple,with one having the vent cap (about $40) and the other having just the gasket and wire (precut: $6.50). I went ahead and ordered 2 gasket kits from him.

By the way during my conversation with Inland RV they suggested another type of cement instead of Vulkem. It was very similar to vulkem but had a longer set time. I figure those guys know just as much about AS's as Airstream does;)


browniiis88 07-18-2007 02:42 AM

I see i have some inspecting to do tomorrow on my trailer....i have already learned so much and have a notebook taking notes already...I thought i would have to pay someone to do these things but it looks like i can do it myself..if have the tools and all the advice i need here...thank you so very much....

browniiis88 07-18-2007 02:48 AM

i have inspected my new to me trailer and everything still looks new, the wood in all the cabinets, the stove is beautiful and the refrigerator was made in sweden..everything problem the back where the cord is stored, it is all rusty in there and ugly, looks like when the man towed it to my house i think he scraped on the dirt backing it in and i notice it has some rusty thin type metal plate kind of question is i have to have it welded or what? My friend is a welder, will i need him?

dudebb 07-18-2007 06:39 AM

different topic
Hi Browniiis88,
Since you are asking about a different topic then the vent repair, I'd suggest you start a new thread with a heading something like "Do I need a welder??". And post a photo or two of the area of concern. You will then be directing your "new" question to an audience who may be able to help you - those with knowlledge of welding. Right now, you are asking in a thread dealing with vent covers. Good luck!

davidz71 07-18-2007 09:59 PM


Originally Posted by john hd
yes i thought that too before i removed the vent caps.

mine were from the factory with the screen underneath. i really don't think it matters that much as the big dollop of vulkem is what actually seals the vent.

the real issue is taking a look at them every 5 years or so and replacing the gasket/vulkem combination. if the screen is on top, that works as well!


John, my screens were under the gasket like yours so I just installed the new kit like you did. No problems but for some reason my Trempro reacted with the rubber gasket and the gray turned to a slight amber color. I will probably trim some of the Trempro off and seal on top again to make it blend in with the trailer. Trempro everywhere else such as the solar panel mounts has dried a nice gray color that is smooth and rubbery to feel.

ROBERT CROSS 09-04-2007 07:47 PM

Trempro; Where To Get It
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Originally Posted by davidz71
I will probably trim some of the Trempro off and seal on top again to make it blend in with the trailer. Trempro everywhere else such as the solar panel mounts has dried a nice gray color that is smooth and rubbery to feel.

:huh: Great thread; was directed here from one I started yesterday. This Trempro stuff is it a readily available product, I like that smooth and rubbery feel myself. Definitely not what was used at the Factory. Has anyone had to remove the vent completely from a similiar unit? Seems kind of cramped up there. Kind of windy yesterday,spent just enough time to take some pic's and spread some "quack" tape for a quick temporary fix.:huh: Thanks everyone!!!

If you look closely you can see the the screw holes in the flange that were just covered over with that gray matter:(

john hd 09-08-2007 04:42 PM

here is a link to the thread robert is refering to

just for future reference... nice job on your vents too robert!


cmkirkland 06-27-2010 10:03 PM

I like the idea of attaching the aluminum screen directly to the cap, instead of over the pipe. Any one ever tried using copper screen? Will the copper react with the aluminum?
Thanks for addressing the drain hole issue. I guess mine was an overlook during assembly, because there is no way for drainage, except for the cap to fill and over flow into the vent pipe. I was lucky to have a good seal. The rubber gasket was dried, cracked and offering no protection.
Thanks, Mitch

cmkirkland 06-28-2010 05:06 PM

Drain holes found. Once all of the Vulkem was removed, they were there.
Thanks again.

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