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Old 06-20-2016, 12:32 PM   #1
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Installation/Removal of an '83 Airstream window screen

I have a 1983 Airstream 310 motorhome and need to install a window screen on the window nearest the entry door. When I bought this rig, the screen was missing and I managed to find one. Now, just how does one install it? it's curved of course, but I have no idea how it installs without bending it....So.....Help please!!

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Old 06-20-2016, 04:44 PM   #2
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By all means don't bend the frame. I think that your windows are like the earlier Argosy motorhomes. The screen as well as the sliding glass windows are held in place by the fuzzy schegle in the window frame track. Usually there is a portion of the fuzzy that can be removed. Then the screen (or window) can slide over to the area where the fuzzy is removed. With the screen in the removed fuzzy area it can fit up (or down) into the channel just enough for the opposite side to slip over the channel lip and out (or in for re-installation). Often the fuzzy goes bad over time and fresh new fuzzy is available from Andy's Inland RV in California among other places.

The screens and sliding windows can be "re-sealed" in this manner. Especially with the glass do not force them in or out of the channel. Just exert a lot of patience to get the screens or windows aligned just right to come out or go into the channels.

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I have a 1983 Airstream 310 motorhome and need to install a window screen on the window nearest the entry door. When I bought this rig, the screen was missing and I managed to find one. Now, just how does one install it? it's curved of course, but I have no idea how it installs without bending it....So.....Help please!!

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Olympia, WA
If you are talking about the flyscreens with the aluminum frame, you will find 2 plastic tracks, one on the bottom and one on the top. They are held in place by very small screws. Carefully slide the tracks out after removing the screws. Once they are out, you can remove or install window screens.
Once the screen is in place, you need to carefully slide the plastic strip back in the channels.
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