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RE: Help, need old a/c shroud replaced

Went to a RV dealer today who has a parts shop and the guy had at least 20 used ones that I saw and also new ones. I did not have a model number on the a/c unit, my helper did not find one; I will have to climb up myself and see if I can find one. The RV guy said it might have been on a plate which has fallen off, seeing as how the trailer is 40 years old. He said only way he could match it was to see the old one. All I had was the biggest piece left after it shattered and he thinks it's an old Dometic. The only shroud he had that they thought might have a chance to work was $200. And it has a rounded front and mine seems like it might be more square. So, I don't even know if it would work, period. But spending $200 on this for this old trailer seems a stretch. I'd rather just make a shroud out of something. The RV guy said the a/c wouldn't work too well if you don't have a shroud, I guess meaning it won't draw air properly or something. My takeaway after the visit was an exact match might be impossible.
livemusic 09/20/19 06:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Door for old 18ft Road Ranger

The door on my trailer is much smaller than all the doors listed on the Mobile Mart supply house listed above in this thread. My door is about 24x72.5. That is outside to outside, unsure how, exactly, to measure.
livemusic 09/17/19 08:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Door for old 18ft Road Ranger

Are RV doors somewhat generic, in that my size door might be found, used or new? (EDIT: I see JIMNLIN posted a link to a place with doors, I will measure mine.)
livemusic 09/17/19 06:04am Travel Trailers
RE: Door for old 18ft Road Ranger

Anyone know answers to the questions in the OP?
livemusic 09/16/19 04:24pm Travel Trailers
Door for old 18ft Road Ranger

Old 1979 18ft TT I bought used, a Road Ranger by Kit Manufacturing... we have patched the door such that it is not falling apart, we braced it inside, still need to get a door handle. It's functioning as a door but it's not exactly good-as-new sturdy. The accompanying screen door is in good shape. If I had to replace the main door, are used doors available? I would hope so, this old trailer isn't worth spending much on. What about a new door? Do they make doors this exact size or what would you do? (I aim to sell this trailer and long as the door functions, that's good enough, likely. The trailer is in good pretty good condition but I have another one.) Will just be somebody's 'deer camp' trailer.
livemusic 09/16/19 08:14am Travel Trailers
RE: Help, need old a/c shroud replaced

Can anyone tell me where I can get some type of metal sheet? I think it is galvanized steel sheet that I found at Home Depot but I'd rather find it a bit wider. There is also flashing but it's not that wide. Maybe could find aluminum sheets? If you know store sources or what this stuff is called, where to buy, etc. I just need something to make a shroud or cover. The general shape is 28.5" x 32". I wish I could find something in one piece that big. I have shears I can cut it with, I assume they will cut whatever I buy. I just figure I could cut a piece or pieces and screw it into the frame where I can at least put a rudimentary top on it.
livemusic 09/13/19 01:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Need a door handle

Is this one the type you are looking for. I had a late 80s model Shasta Revere that had this type of entry door knob lock assembly. If this is what you have a regular entry door knob lock assembly will work, but the flatter profile of the lever will clear the screen door without modifications to the plastic slider in the screen door. Yes, it looks like that. Thanks.
livemusic 09/12/19 04:19pm Travel Trailers
Need a door handle

My other thread is about needing an a/c shroud, now I know I need something else -- a door handle for a 1979 Road Ranger by Kit Manufacturing, 18ft TT. The outside part is like a regular door handle knob and the inside handle is a latch type. Would I need to find something just like this... is this an RV handle and would I have to buy this type or would any old door handle work? Also, what if I can't make a door handle work for some odd reason, are used replacement doors available for RVs? I don't want to spend much on this cheap trailer, it's not worth much plus I aim to sell it, I have another better one. This door was in sad shape but we reinforced it with some wood framing inside to make it more sturdy. Trailer is old!
livemusic 09/12/19 08:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Help, need old a/c shroud replaced

Camping world sells after market AC covers,,, A plastic shroud to replace what is on there costs about $200 and that's way more than I am willing to go on this. This is a $1,200 trailer. (This shroud is not for my unit but it's an example, but even half this cost is too much. https://www.campingworld.com/shroud-for-mini-mach-61890.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjw2efrBRD3ARIsAEnt0ehiUOTfNLSM0z-3YGZ4hPsaQRbXmB-UWHnornOASbUDDlrEkmNtWqQaAoOrEALw_wcB) Now, the one below is just a vinyl cover with draw string at bottom and I assume this would go OVER the plastic shroud. Do you think this would work at all. I would tell any potential buyer what it is. I can't imagine a buyer wanting to travel around in this. I would assume they would just buy it like I did for a permanent deer camp trailer. So, seems to me the vinyl shroud could serve the purpose of keeping dust and rain out. What you think? I also saw a sheet of galvanized steel at Home Depot that was almost large enough but not quite and it was only $12. If I found one like that just a few inches wider, I was thinking we could just cover the top of it to keep rain out, just screw it into the a/c unit somehow. Pretty much any material could work because this is just a cheap, po-boy fix for an old trailer... plastic, steel, aluminum, etc. (The trailer IS in pretty good shape for being 40 years old.) Hmmm... might could even cut a piece of vinyl flooring to top it with. Open to suggestions, don't want to spend much! https://www.campingworld.com/overdrive-rv-ac-cover-gray-85762.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjw2efrBRD3ARIsAEnt0ejVEeDrIqLqQLiee4b-L0sfK_EjY5Geg47JaQ-5wcUuCMYILlV7lDkaAlE5EALw_wcB
livemusic 09/12/19 07:56am Travel Trailers
Help, need old a/c shroud replaced

I bought an old trailer from a guy a year ago and never used it cuz I bought a larger one. I was just going to use it at a camp, not travel around. I think the trailer in question is a 1979, a Road Ranger by Kit Manufacturing and I am not near the trailer at this time but I think it's 18ft. I guess it doesn't matter. Hallelujah, a jack-of-all-trades friend came by and got the a/c working and it cools super well. So far, so good. But when he got top the roof, the plastic shroud just disintegrated when he pulled on it. It's toast, shattered to pieces. What is a cheap way to put up some kind of shroud? Or maybe just something on top of it? He said the unit is about 28.5"x32". He couldn't find any label on it and I forgot to look inside. Would it be marked on the inside part on the ceiling? Will I need to just rig something up or could I buy one? I bet it might cost too much! If so, need to make something. Or just leave it open, lol? I want to sell the trailer, I have the bigger, newer, nicer one. TIA!
livemusic 09/11/19 06:19pm Travel Trailers
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