RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > RV SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES FORUMS > Gear and Product Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-11-2019, 05:06 AM   #1
RVM 18
 
okmunky's Avatar


 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fulltimer, SD resident
Posts: 10,359
Polycarbonate A/C shroud?

Does anyone make a polycarbonate air conditioner shroud for Dometic models? My second shroud in 8 years has died, but my polycarbonate vent lids are still in good shape after 7 years.
__________________
Barb (RVM18) & Lily (Maltese/Yorkie) RIP Sena FMCA#F466348
"Homer" 11 Shasta Cynara, pulling "Ranger" '97 Ford Ranger toad
The Journey is Our Destination. Full-timing since 5/18/2011
okmunky is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-11-2019, 07:32 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 4,310
Google ICON shrouds - very stout - I replaced both AC shrouds on my coach with the ICON brand.
__________________
Rick and Larrie Dee
1997 40' Newmar London Aire DP CTA 8.3 (Mechanical) 325 Spartan MM
Bringing her back to her glory.
'08 Jeep GC Overland.
RKins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2019, 05:10 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
rollondown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 927
Take the next shroud and Clear Coat it with an automotive type clear coat. Rattle Can style works well. What you're after is a good UV protectant coating.
__________________
rollondown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2019, 11:27 PM   #4
RVM 18
 
okmunky's Avatar


 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fulltimer, SD resident
Posts: 10,359
Quote:
Originally Posted by rollondown View Post
Take the next shroud and Clear Coat it with an automotive type clear coat. Rattle Can style works well. What you're after is a good UV protectant coating.
Good idea! Cheap one easy, too. Thanks!
__________________
Barb (RVM18) & Lily (Maltese/Yorkie) RIP Sena FMCA#F466348
"Homer" 11 Shasta Cynara, pulling "Ranger" '97 Ford Ranger toad
The Journey is Our Destination. Full-timing since 5/18/2011
okmunky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2019, 07:32 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
153stars's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Braidwood Il.
Posts: 2,227
I would think you would get better UV block from a paint than clear.
__________________
95 Monaco Crown Royale
M11 400hp, 4060 trans.
Aquahot, Generac Guardian7.5k
153stars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2019, 08:01 PM   #6
Registered User
 
Bob_C's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Vancouver Wash
Posts: 7,231
Paint and clear.....
Bob_C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2019, 01:43 AM   #7
RVM 18
 
okmunky's Avatar


 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fulltimer, SD resident
Posts: 10,359
Geez guys! First I gotta pay for a new shroud, then I have to put 2 kinds of paint on it, then I have to haul it up to the roof and install it?

So this shroud is 4 years old. The factory shroud didn’t survive baseball size hail in May 2015, but the polycarbonate vent lids did. I'm afraid I’ll go to all this work and then get hit by hail again. I sure wish someone made more durable models.
__________________
Barb (RVM18) & Lily (Maltese/Yorkie) RIP Sena FMCA#F466348
"Homer" 11 Shasta Cynara, pulling "Ranger" '97 Ford Ranger toad
The Journey is Our Destination. Full-timing since 5/18/2011
okmunky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2019, 06:47 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 4,310
Again
http://www.irv2.com/forums/f52/polyc...ml#post4814525
__________________
Rick and Larrie Dee
1997 40' Newmar London Aire DP CTA 8.3 (Mechanical) 325 Spartan MM
Bringing her back to her glory.
'08 Jeep GC Overland.
RKins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2019, 08:58 PM   #9
RVM 18
 
okmunky's Avatar


 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fulltimer, SD resident
Posts: 10,359
Ok, I believe you Rick, it's stout. But is it made of polycarbonate? I know from experience that polycarbonate can stand up to Hail. Would you suggest I paint it with white paint and then a clear coat?
__________________
Barb (RVM18) & Lily (Maltese/Yorkie) RIP Sena FMCA#F466348
"Homer" 11 Shasta Cynara, pulling "Ranger" '97 Ford Ranger toad
The Journey is Our Destination. Full-timing since 5/18/2011
okmunky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2019, 04:17 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 4,310
I am not sure what they're made from but I think they are thick enough to handle all but the tennis ball size hail and larger - they are already white - I wouldn't put anything on them.
Check the site, maybe they'll have one that fits your model, maybe not. Call them and ask them all your questions. I know they are at least twice as thick as the original shrouds.
__________________
Rick and Larrie Dee
1997 40' Newmar London Aire DP CTA 8.3 (Mechanical) 325 Spartan MM
Bringing her back to her glory.
'08 Jeep GC Overland.
RKins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2019, 06:03 PM   #11
RVM 18
 
okmunky's Avatar


 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fulltimer, SD resident
Posts: 10,359
Will do, thanks!
__________________
Barb (RVM18) & Lily (Maltese/Yorkie) RIP Sena FMCA#F466348
"Homer" 11 Shasta Cynara, pulling "Ranger" '97 Ford Ranger toad
The Journey is Our Destination. Full-timing since 5/18/2011
okmunky is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fan Hitting Radiator Shroud rickandcheryl Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 20 07-22-2020 07:58 PM
Ventline lid polycarbonate smoke noslenwerdna iRV2.com General Discussion 4 05-09-2015 08:40 AM
Replacing windows with polycarbonate and/or Lexan Beeper Class A Motorhome Discussions 20 09-23-2014 05:17 PM
Flat Polycarbonate skylight... lhutter1 iRV2.com General Discussion 15 06-10-2014 07:09 AM
Source for polycarbonate front window in overhang? vrocrider Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 2 01-29-2012 04:09 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.