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Old 05-27-2008, 05:25 PM   #1
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I had this hair-brained notion that installing vent shades as eye-brows over the windows on my Scamp, might dress it up and help divert water run-off around the windows, minimizing the opportunity for leaks. Vent shades are those acrylic plastic inverted gutters that people install over their car wind-up windows such that the window can be cracked open and still get air through but minimizes the rain/water getting in.

The problem is, I haven't found any place to buy generic or universal fit vent shades ... you know, straight ones in sizes by inches. They only seem to come by make and model of car or truck and then two of the four in a set are curved to fit the front door windows on a specific model. I'd like to buy 3 or 4 straight ones about 18" long.

Probably just wishful thinking but has anyone else tried this? Any idea where they might be had?
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Old 05-27-2008, 06:58 PM   #2
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My 73 has an aluminum "vent shade" over the entrance door. I'm sure it came with the trailer and not an add on. I bet you could find them through rv supply stores or dealers. Just a thought.
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:25 PM   #3
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I googled "sunroof + wind deflector" and lots came up. They don't have the curved vehicle window shape. Seem to come in sizes from 32 to 42 inches in length.
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:28 PM   #4
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I can see the appeal to these Vent Shades. No drill = no leak. The aluminum vent shade/gutter that came on our 88-16 Scamp could be installed without rivets. 3M makes an extremely strong double sided adhesive tape. This is the same product that Auto Vent Shade uses on their after-market product. If the aluminum isn't what you want, how about finding out the make and model that would give you the longest shade. Cut the shade at the bend and then trim and shape to fit. Most of the poly-vent shades can be shaped cleanly with a low speed rotary tool and a sanding drum, or even a fine file.
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If you're interested in something more durable than aluminum and something that doesn't stick out as far as a vent shade.. maybe you'd be interested in gutter material made for RVs, you cut and shape to whatever size needed. Several members of FiberglassRV have used it with great success.

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GO-RV.com has them listed as "aluminum drip caps" under their trim and moulding section in sizes from 13 inch to 73 inch in length. I'm sure other rv supply sources would have them also.

Hope that helps.

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Old 05-28-2008, 06:54 AM   #7
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Thanks All,

You've provided a few leads and some good ideas to explore. Sometimes just figuring out what things are called is the hardest part. Between vent-shade, wind-deflector, and drip-cap, I should be able to find what I'm looking for.

Thanks again,

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I've seen a sunroof wind deflector that would work too... and it was a peal-n-stick application too. I hate drilling holes in my egg.
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