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Old 08-21-2011, 09:34 AM   #1
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Air Conditioner cover Repair or Replace?

We backed our WildCat 5th Wheeler into a storage building, which was high enough untill it encountered one board which was lower than the rest. The air conditioner cover now has a hole in it on the top side which is about 3 inches by 6 inches. Do I need to buy a new cover or is there some way to repair it?? A patch maybe?
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It all depends how old it is. I worked on an older unit just last week where the refrigerator vent cover fell apart in my hands because it was so broken down by UV rays...If it's fairly solid you could attempt to "glue" it back together with silicone from the inside after cleaning the affected area real well to ensure adhesion..
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I would call around to different Rv dealers they generally have used ones laying around from people buying new ac units.
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:16 PM   #4
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You can get an 11" by 11" piece of ETERNABOND. I'd use some kind of backing material under the hole (The piece that broke out is perfect) and apply the eternabond over it.

NOTE: a lot depends on the location of the hole too, if it's in a place that is important structurally.. Then replace. Else it will quickly fall apart.
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I would call around to different Rv dealers they generally have used ones laying around from people buying new ac units.
Me too. Here is a list of RV salvage yards and surplus dealers if you wish to try that approach.
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I had a 3 inch hole in my Coleman shroud. I removed the shroud to find the broken piece had fallen just below the cover. I used 2 step epoxy to re-secure it last year, still holding strong.
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I had a 3 inch hole in my Coleman shroud. I removed the shroud to find the broken piece had fallen just below the cover. I used 2 step epoxy to re-secure it last year, still holding strong.
Ditto...Mine was damaged on the top and all 4 corners.. epoxy worked fine... cleaned and repainted too..
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Where do you live and what is info on your air conditioner? I replaced my ac and kept my old cover as it was painted to match coach. I still have the new cover.
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Thanks for all the information on how to repair or replace the cover. Our old cover was about 9 years old. We ended up replacing it , thinking that at that age it might be too old to repair.
I do appreciate the replies and help.
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