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Old 08-14-2007, 10:21 AM   #1
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Plexi or Glass?

I am in the process of replacing the two curbside windows that had been plexiglass when I bought the trailer. Underneath the front curbside window is a smaller flat rectangle that is plexiglass. The same window on the opposite side sounds like glass when I tap on it. Both of these small windows leak, so I need to remove them to seal them properly. When I do so, I'd like to replace the plexiglass with appropriate material. Was tempered glass used? Regular glass? What are your recommendations? Any helpful hints for removal would also be appreciated.


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Old 08-14-2007, 11:17 AM   #2
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The windows in 1966-1968 were Corning glass. The flat ones, can be replaced with tempered glass, but the curved ones can not. The reason they were replaced with plexi-glass, is replacements were not available until recently...they are now!

Check out:

Vintage Trailer Supply for glass replacements and InlandRV for glass or Lexan replacements.

On the VTS website there are lots of tips & guidelines for removal & installation.


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Old 08-17-2007, 04:37 PM   #3
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Thanks, Shari. I should have looked more closely at the window on the streetside, as the printing on it says exactly what it is.

I've already replaced the two curved windows on the curbside with glass from Vintage Trailer. They look great! Steve spent a long time on the phone with me answering various questions--nice guy.

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Old 08-17-2007, 04:57 PM   #4
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If you don;t want ot go w/ Glass, consider Lexan. You can even purchase in tinted.
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Old 08-17-2007, 06:02 PM   #5
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Wayne, I had the same situation on my trailer. One side was Corning glass and one was Lexan are flat glass and both leaked. I took the Lexan piece to my local residential glass shop and they made a replacement tempered glass panel with sanded edges in the same size as the Lexan. I resealed and installed them both and... alls well that ends well. Ed
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