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Old 06-28-2003, 08:20 AM   #15
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Andy, I hope that works for you. I took my entire vent assembly in hand to my RV place seeking size advice, and they all scratched their heads and measured and then told me I needed the 15 X 22. I was uneasy when I left because this was to be a special order, i.e., I would be stuck with it even if it didn't fit. So I called Elixir when I got home and gave them the dimensions of the roof cutout (as I had the RV place too), and Elixir recommended the 13 X 20. But this was for the whole assembly, so maybe the lid size is different. Gosh, who knew it was going to be this complicated?!
Anyway, we installed the assembly last night. All is well, except for that darn interior garnish which is just a tad too small to cover the old holes. I had heard this might be a problem - um, I mean challenge.
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Old 07-03-2003, 08:16 PM   #16
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So, Andy, did you get it? Did it fit?
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Old 07-03-2003, 09:14 PM   #17
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* * * * * * Andy, I hope that works for you. *I took my entire vent assembly in hand to my RV place seeking size advice, and they all scratched their heads and measured and then told me I needed the 15 X 22. *I was uneasy when I left because this was to be a special order, i.e., I would be stuck with it even if it didn't fit. *So I called Elixir when I got home and gave them the dimensions of the roof cutout (as I had the RV place too), and Elixir recommended the 13 X 20. *But this was for the whole assembly, so maybe the lid size is different. *Gosh, who knew it was going to be this complicated?!
Anyway, we installed the assembly last night. *All is well, except for that darn interior garnish which is just a tad too small to cover the old holes. *I had heard this might be a problem - um, I mean challenge. *
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Use a nice wood frame and add some class.;)
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Old 07-05-2003, 10:09 AM   #18
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Ches, I thought GLASS is class, not wood :laugh

Thanks for the suggestion - I've got an acceptable fix for the vent now but may want to consider wood for the AC trim. Meant to tell you that my husband started sweatin' and sputterin' and fumin' when I mentioned something about going at the seams with a palm sander. Do you think this was a vote of no confidence? In me, that is, not you - We've seen some of the photos of your work. WOW!
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Old 07-05-2003, 04:35 PM   #19
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Maybe he is afraid you will make him do it, Beverly. :)

Instead of wood what about that foam plank that looks like wood. I'm think about using that.
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Old 07-05-2003, 04:55 PM   #20
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:laugh I'm laughing because I just arrived home about an hour ago from looking at the foam plank and everything else that would trim out the AC. I hate trimming. It drives me crazy. I cannot visualize. No spatial skills whatsoever. I drag stuff home and it's the wrong shape, not to mention color, or material or whatEVER! :bh So thanks for the laugh - it's better than pulling out hair. If you do yours first, let me know what works, okay?
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Old 07-05-2003, 05:06 PM   #21
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I think Suz mentioned using that foam trim board to finish out her floor. said it conformed to the shape better then real wood. :conf or I dreamed it.
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Old 07-05-2003, 07:50 PM   #22
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No, Jan, you didn't dream it. I did use some kind of faux wood stuff. It was lighter weight and much more flexible. I felt that it would adhere to the fiberglass better and stay put longer as the trailer flexed. It's been on about a year and has probably traveled around 4,000 miles so far and still hanging on.

Here's a thread that kind of shows it. Suz's floor and molding You may have to scroll up or down the page to find the pictures.
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Old 07-12-2003, 07:35 PM   #23
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Beverly,
I finally got the vent for my 1981 Scamp. The store I went through had to order it twice. Although the overall dimensions of the lid were 15 x 22, the order size was 13 x20. The size is based on the hole cutout in the roof for the vent. Here is the part number for my 13 x 20 vent, P/N 60272. I put it on today and it fit like it should.

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Old 07-13-2003, 08:35 AM   #24
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:banana Glad it worked out for you, Andy. Your part number doesn't match anything - vent or vent cover - on mine though, and I think we have the same product. Could they make this any more confusing?!!!!
Thanks for the update. Now have fun with those seams - check out Lainey's under the "Update" thread. Lookin' good.
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Old 08-22-2003, 03:14 PM   #25
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P/N 60272 Where?

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* * * * * * Beverly, *
I finally got the vent for my 1981 Scamp. The store I went through had to order it twice. Although the overall dimensions of the lid were 15 x 22, the order size was 13 x20. The size is based on the hole cutout in the roof for the vent. Here is the part number for my 13 x 20 vent, *P/N 60272. I put it on today and it fit like it should. *

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Andy and others: I found this hread thru a search. I am going thru the same trouble of having to replace the plastic framed roof vent becuase of cracks and leaks and it is no longer structurally sound in keeping fiberglass roof from flexing. My opening appears to 14X21" Not 13X20, nor 15X22. What have others measured on older scamps? I have a 1979 Acorn (Scamp) so i am leaning toward the 13X20 described by Andy. It is about half as much cost as the 15x22. Is this what you found? What replacement size does scamp sell? I believe Steve at Scamp once told me that they do sell 15X22 vents but apparently they don't fit older scamps, is this correct?
Andy, Whose part # is 60272? Where did you ultimately get your vent? Who manufactured it? Is it aluminum frame or plastic frame? the original one installed in my acorn is plastic. I had done alot of research online previously and had come up with several sources for both sizes but have since lost that info as i wasn't sure what size. The size rating apparently is nominal and is somewhere between roof opening and actual lid size.
Any help is appreciated, any installation tips? Did a new vent also help shore up thesagginess in the roof at this point?
Later - Joe
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Old 08-22-2003, 04:27 PM   #26
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Umm, the down-right easiest way to get an odd-ball sized vent cover for a Scamp is to call Steve at Scamp with the year, model and perhaps serial number and he will ship one to you.

On my previous Jayco, I broke a very standard (14x14) cover and had a hard time finding a replacement on the road, so I now carry a spare for the odd-sized escape hatch.

Pete in the RatHaus
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