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smallfry 02-10-2004 08:08 PM

Louvered vent
I've replaced the "ice box" in my '56 Bubble with a 12v frig. I need a small aluminum louvered vent to install in the side for ventilation. I've checked West Marine; several RV catalogs and the vents don't look too good. Any suggestions?
Jo Ann

thenewkid64 02-10-2004 08:49 PM

If you want to use what the current Airstreams use look for a dometic vent from a bone yard. They should be able to get you one off a wreck for cheap.

74Argosy24MH 02-10-2004 09:37 PM

Either that or go through the floor. You don't need to cut the skin and can get duct and screen at HD, Lowes.


thenewkid64 02-10-2004 09:48 PM

Doh! I should have remembered that until 75 that is how they pulled the fresh air into most of the trailers. flash it good and you are done, no holes in the skin!

74Argosy24MH 02-10-2004 10:03 PM


until 75 that is how they pulled the fresh air into most of the trailers.
It carried over to the early motorhomes then, that is where mine is. I also like it because it is a nice straight shot up the back of the refrigerator.


smallfry 02-11-2004 10:39 PM

Go through the floor - hummm, why didn't I think of that. I'll blame Vulkem fumes. by the way, how long does it take the Vulkem material to "harden" or cure as much as it's going to - we've got a heater going in the trailer trying to speed it up but it's taking quite a while. We used it to fasten in the copper shower pan - hope it's worth the effort. Thanks to all for the tips.
Jo Ann

thenewkid64 02-12-2004 06:45 AM

Vulcem should cure in 24-48 hours depending on the temp. Lower temps will cause slower cure rates. When I have used it in exterior applications I try to do so on days when I know I will not get rain for 24 hours. It will retain a soft feel even when 100% cured.

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