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Old 11-28-2003, 04:40 PM   #1
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windshield for classic motorhome

Hello all,

I need help in finding replacement windshields for my 1976 'classic' Airstream Motorhome (Argosy). I know that all 'classic' motor coaches used the same windshield until body style change in the mid 1980's-but I've been unable to find any, new or used. Any help out there?

Thanks a-plenty! Tony
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Old 11-28-2003, 06:47 PM   #2
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For new try Coachglass.com. The gasket you can get cheaper from Airstream than Coachglass (and faster).

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Old 11-28-2003, 09:04 PM   #3
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well i also now need a new windshield . went thru a construction area in dallas this am and had some snap crakel and pop. didnt see any thing but when the sun came up i had some cracks. the insurance company isnt going to be happy.
i e-mailed coach glass some time ago and they didnt want to sell me a windshield. wanted me to get a glas shop to order. didn need the glass so i didnt ask why.
im told jackson center has the glass. not cheap but the insurance co is paying . it will be late june before i get to jackson center . or i might do as others did sched the work during the rally. or get my buddy at big bucks rv to order it for me, and maybe get his help to install on the weekend .
i would like to know what coach glass wants for a windshield both sides.
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Old 11-29-2003, 08:01 AM   #4
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I got both windshields last fall from Coachglass shipped to a truck terminal with no questions about who would install them. The original set was too wide, when I called they checked their warehouse and had mislabeled the narrow ones. The replacements were there the next afternoon with a shipper to return the wide ones.

FWIW I would not try to install these unless you can get 2 people who really know what they are doing. They are big, curved and expensive. It was about $80 to have them installed and worth it.

The glass itself was $550 a side, shipping and crating made it $1305 total for both of them.

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Old 11-29-2003, 02:00 PM   #5
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Any Airstream dealer can, if they want to, help you with windhields.

It is recommended that the complete gasket be replaced if it's become hard. That usually takes place in 10 to 12 years.

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Old 12-08-2003, 12:24 PM   #6
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do you have the part no for my motorhome?? plus gasket ??
my insurance co called and need the no on the glass and my glass is ppg and wasnt any help.
1984 310 limited airstream sn 010215.
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Old 12-08-2003, 05:18 PM   #7
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a forum member had 2 windshlelds for sale a little while ago, he had one small ding in the drivers side and no problems with the other, Might check the
for sale forum a month back or so. I wanted only the driver but he needed to sell both together.
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Al,

I think the number they are looking for is ASI M30. Mine are both PPG Glass

All of th info on mine was the same other that the number after the M30

Pass side (replaced) M30 25102
Drivers side OEM M30 2547? I am not sure on the number as the windshields has started to fog.
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If an insurance company is involved with windshield replacements, why settle for used glass.

Airstream tells us that they have an exclusive on the windshields.

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got a telco from glass company in elkart In. and the guy ask me to measure the glass . after i measured the glass he told me it would be out the door within the hour. he had a open purchase order from the insurance co. he wasnt shipping them to me but to the glass co that was going to do the install. big bucks rv dealer wasnt on the list to do work for the ins co. the second company i listed was, they do the installs for big bucks rv dealer.
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thankx for the info and advice. i know you are snowed under at this time.
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my ppg nos are
m30 25102 and 25112 dot 111
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Thanks Al, Now I have them for future reference.
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The windshields on my 1974 Argosy 24':
PPG Sunshade Solex Duplate
ASI M30 2529 (passenger) and 2534 (driver)

A question for you long-time owners: My driver's side windshield is starting to fog pretty badly, but the passenger side is fine for now. I think both sides are original. How soon can I expect the second glass to fog?

If I replace one, should I go ahead and replace both? (I'll be doing the gasket and a paint job at the same time.)

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If you only replace one, and the gasket for both, I would be concerned that the other side will fog at some point. That is what I have going on now. My Pass side was replaced at some time in the past. The drivers is OEM. The drivers is beginning to fog. I do think the fogging is accelerated by the exposure to UV rays. If you are able to store inside or in the shade then you may not have the issue. Another option is to replace the one and hope that when they pull them both the "good" one cracks while they are installing the gasket.
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