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Old 02-15-2019, 12:06 AM   #1
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Default Damaged Westy In Denver--Needs Advice

Poster on the Yahoo Sprinter Westfalia Group needs advice re damaged parts on roof. Posting a response here as smartphone works poorly with Yahoo.

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/...messages/14689

1. AC

Kerstner air conditioner parts are almost impossible to get other than rumors of a Westy owner who replaced Kerstner for $10 thousand many many years ago and a post that Penquin Air had a replacement cover.

An equivalent condenser fan replacement was also sourced by a Westy owner and a custom air conditioner cover was designed and had made by another Westy owner.

Custom AC Cover:

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...ghlight=Straps

Rumor of an original cover from Penquin:

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...16&postcount=8

Replacemenr Condenser Fan:

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...&highlight=Fan

Other Westy owners have bought other Westy owners' units when removed for a different system or removed for solar panel space. For example, this old post:

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...highlight=Heki

Another old post on removal:

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...highlight=Heki

If you need more than a cover or fan, and don't want to get old replacement parts from other Westy owners, then

Option 1

Many Westy owners have switched to American type 120Volt (not 12volt like original Kerstner). Lots of different ways to do. If you need more info, search threads here.

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...ht=Replacement

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...ht=Replacement

Option 2

Replace with another 12 volt system. Do not know of anyone who has done. The available systems are less powerful than the original Kerstner.

For example,

http://www.indelb.com/products/automotive/sleeping_well

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...ir+conditioner

2..Big Skylight

Heki 4 (motorized) or Heki 3 (manual crank) will fit. The "Plus" versions have nicer pleated sun reflective shades.

You can get on ebay (Europe) or in the United States from RV dealers for other RVs which use the Heki.

Here's a nondealer source for the Heki 3:

https://www.campervan-hq.com/collect...s-rv-rooflight

Note: The above seller has a 720 area code for Denver. If they ship from Denver, you might be able to negotiate the shipping charge if you pickup.

Westy owner replaces with Heki 3 Plus:

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...highlight=Heki

Heki 4 Gone Gone Gone Sale (Info that it fits; need to REUSE spacer blocks)

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...highlight=Heki

Background Info:

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...highlight=Heki

3. Small Skylight

This is probably the original replacement:

https://www.campervan-hq.com/collect...s-rv-rooflight

Quote of review of DOMETIC HEKI MINI PLUS RV ROOFLIGHT
18898 $ 188.98

James C. on Jun 18, 2018
FAST FIT RIGHT!
The item is a perfect replacement for my 2006 Airstream Westfalia 18. It works great and the shipping could have not been any faster! Thank you very much.
Hi James -
I'm so glad that worked out for you! And thanks for taking the time to write a review. Please let us know if we can help out with anything else.
Thanks,

Greg Keith, Campervan HQ

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...=Fantastic+Fan

Many Westy owners have replaced.with a motorized Fantastic Fan (European 16"x16" version, NOT American 14"x14".version) or a MaxxAir.

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...highlight=Heki

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...=Fantastic+Fan

4. TV Antenna

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...ht=Replacement

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...ht=Replacement

Some people just remove tv antenna permanently. There are flat panel.type tv antennas which could be mounted on the inside.

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...hlight=Antenna

5. Big Awning Window Driver Side

No replacement apparently available (made for Westfalia). Best bet is to save the frame and just get a custom made acrylic window pane.

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...=Awning+window

Alternatively, one can get an original Sprinter (not Westfalia) sliding window.

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...ghlight=Window


Please.share whatever you find and do. Thanks.

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Old 03-22-2019, 05:03 PM   #2
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Default Re: Damaged Westy In Denver--Needs Advice

I have a brand new skylight in the box i'll sell for $500 in boulder.
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