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Author Topic: I scored a free roof air yesterday, need a shroud!  (Read 4696 times)
Dallas
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« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2009, 10:03:33 AM »

Thanks guys, all good suggestions. I hate when I have such a good piece of equipment, and I have to cobble it together.

Sean, that was one of my first ideas, but unfortunately, we are the nearest RV supply store in the area, except for one about 40 miles away that doesn't do much more than sell parts, (About like us).

JohnEd, Do you have a phone number for Family RV? I'd give them a call and see what they have available, and if shipping isn't too high, could have it sent here.

Skip, I like that idea.. maybe I can use the best of both worlds, build an aluminum housing for it and use some of the really cool cedar we have here to make siding for it.

Cliff and Paul... I am a great believer in our friend, Duct Tape, along with his buddy, white paint. that would rank right up there with those people that make clothes and shoes and suitcases out of duct tape! Maybe It could get into the Guiness book as the biggest ball!

John, I really wish I could make it up there, but we'll probably be pretty busy this weekend cleaning up camping spots where we had some long term campers pull out.

Dallas
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« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2009, 11:28:31 AM »

Dallas;

The place is family rv center II in newport richey, fl ph # 727-389-0134 fax 727-847-3318.

hope this helps

Don

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« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2009, 11:46:26 AM »

Dallas,

They have an ebay store.

Thats were I bought my units, best price I could find at the time.

Cliff
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« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2009, 11:53:06 AM »

I bought my rooftops from Family RV, but mine are all Carrier.

The best new shroud is the Tuffmax by MaxxAir that fits Coleman.  Believe it or not, Camping World seems to have the cheapest price right now at $130 if you have President's Club.  They even have free shipping.
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« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2009, 12:13:05 PM »

I have seen them fabricated out of sheet metal.  I do not know how much a shop would charge to make one though.  I have a general practice of coating the rooftop air covers with Koolseal.  I think it makes them last longer.
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« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2009, 12:41:26 PM »

Guys,

I am pretty sure that Dallas is talking about the "interior shroud".

Dallas,

If you simply left it open and let the chilled air flow to the floor, it will owrk a lot better and cool more that it would with the shroud in place.  Then a very small fan placed on the floor pointing straigt up will even out the temp inside.  To try this your cost "outlay" would be the price of a cheap fan you could eventually use anywhere.  AND if that didn't work for you you are just back to your current plan "A".

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« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2009, 12:51:09 PM »

No, he is talking about the exterior shroud.  Interior is not a problem.  We have just been offered a second one so we can set up to be really comfy in the bus.
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« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2009, 12:57:51 PM »

Dallas - Your an RV parts place? - Just call Coast Distribution @ 800-495-5858 - You may have to set up an account w/ sales tax # - I don't have a catalog newer than 2008 - but their dealer discounts on rooftops (and parts maybe?) were good - HTH
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« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2009, 01:02:44 PM »

Dallas, I bought from these people before it is a after market and last longer than the Coleman www.icontechltd.com   I think but the phone # is 1-888-362 4266 they were around 100 bucks with shipping.     good luck
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« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2009, 01:03:52 PM »

If you decide to fabricate, I bet an old hard-sided suitcase of about the right size could make a good starting point. Check the thrift stores for cast-offs. Put holes in the right places, figure out how to fasten it down, paint it, and you're good to go.
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