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Old 03-08-2004, 09:22 AM   #1
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Smile Interior sliding screen panels

Just an update to anyone following my screen removal saga.
SUCCESS
Yesterday I was determined to get the screen in question out no matter how may pieces and parts of the 345 I had to remove. Inside the aluminum window frame, top and bottom, are these plastic runners that are screwed to the window frame. I remove the two runners, lifted the screen, pushed out on the screen frame and out it came. It was as simple as that ! ! Didn't have to remove anything else.
Spring is in the air here in NH. We are working on our Airstreams and chomping at the bit to get out there. Hope to see some of you out on the road.
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Old 05-12-2004, 04:22 PM   #2
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Sounds like an easy one. I'm in the spring clean and overhaul mode myself. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:29 AM   #3
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Thank you for this, I know it's an old thread but it is exactly what I needed to know. I am tinting my windows and needed to remove the screens to do it properly plus I have a couple of screens that were coming loose in the corners and I couldn't repair them with the screens in place. Thanks again!
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:23 PM   #4
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I would like to clean and Paint the screens.

thank You !
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:33 AM   #5
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It's amazing how easily the screens go in and out once you remove the slide strips. After doing a few I have discovered they go in and out best if you pull the top strip out first coming out and put in the bottom one first going back in (naturally) The screens all but fall in and out doing it this way, it also seems easiest to remove the top of the screen from the tracks first then the bottom, then install the bottom first and top last when reinstalling. This little piece of information transformed my tint job from what surely would have been a nightmare to a sweet dream come true! The tinting is coming out great and it's nice to finally get to clean the window frames and glass thoroughly like I've been wanting to do since I first got the motorhome.
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:22 PM   #6
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Old 06-13-2014, 12:25 PM   #7
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Exterior aluminum panel replacement

Hello all:

Been a while since I've been on.
New project:
Replace curved glass, entire aluminum panel below and banana wrap on the roadside front of my 1985 Excella trailer. Any hints or help in this project ? ?
I've torn out all the inside walls and trim at this point.

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Old 06-13-2014, 12:37 PM   #8
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Been there, done that! What happened? Any photos? Ours turned out as goo as new following our deer hit-- one ran between our airstream and our tow vehicle. Are you using Olympics or bucks?
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Old 06-13-2014, 01:35 PM   #9
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Exterior panel repair

Well we bought the trailer with the dent/crease and a lexan window several years ago. I don't know exactly what happened ? It's been serviceable but ugly. This year I went looking for a water leak that rotted the floor in that area and one thing led to another to another. So here we are. Sorry I don't have any pictures.
We also own a 1985 Airstream Classic 345 that I replaced a curved glass in the curbside rear several years ago, so I have some experience with this. I've been looking for any info I can find on the process I'm about to embark on but haven't been too successful.
Figured this is the place to look and ask.....Any advise would be appreciated.
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I will probably use Olympic rivits. I cannot easily see the back of the two vertical seams to get the tool behind new rivet.
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