A/C Shroud

Discussion in 'Heating / Cooling Systems' started by COL Tom, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. COL Tom

    COL Tom New Member

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    I bought a used Viking and the A/C shroud has a hole and crack in the cover. I figured no big deal, how much can a piece of plastic cost! After looking on-line, I found that piece of plastic costs about $200!!! WTH? Isn't there a PUP graveyard somewhere that sells pieces parts?
     
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    Rik Peery Well-Known Member

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    Is it patchable temporarily? Duct tape(various colors)/Super glue/Great Stuff have been my little friends for years until I can obtain a more permanent fix; oft times I'll keep the patched product in reserve once the new part is installed...
     
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    I see them all the time on Craigslist. May have to keep looking to find one that matches your model .
     
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    Popupparts.com may have what you need.
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    They do dry out and get brittle over time. They are on the most unprotected part of the camper.
     
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    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member

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    Glue , screw and patch what you have!
     
  7. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    I always (even when new) put 2 flat straps on the top of mine, I match the holes that I drill to the holes on the shroud and replace the 4 nuts on the studs coming thru the top. I have also placed a piece of wide flashing under the straps (if needed) The shrouds have a habit of coming off while on the road. I once tried fiber-glassing the top but the Fiberglass did not hold.
     
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    Yikes! What brand/model do you need the shroud for? I'll have an extra for a Dometic brisk air 2 in a week or two...
     
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    I got cracks on the front of our shroud also starting around the bolt holes. I put a fiberglass patch on inside on the cracks. Then bought a piece of aluminum bar stock from lowes that was about 2" wide and 1/16" thick, drilled holes in it bolted that on top of the shroud to help spread the pressure. Seems to have worked.
     

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