Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-10-2009, 02:03 PM   #1
New Member
 
1969 21' Globetrotter
Santa Rosa Beach , Florida
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2
Rear Rockguard?

At out of doors mart, I have already settled on getting the front rockguard for my 69 globetrotter, but what about the rear? Does it have a rock guard set anywhere online? I can't seem to find one.

THanks,
-Sean
__________________

__________________
Igobarefoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2009, 02:25 PM   #2
Moderator
 
Kevin245's Avatar

 
Vintage Kin Owner
... , ...
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 9,390
Images: 9
I'm not aware of any being commercially available. The intent of a rockguard is to provide protection to the glass area during the course of travel, and shading while camped. So having one for the frontal windows is important.

I believe your front wing windows have the double square corners that are virtually extinct so you should definitely protect them.

I have seen some owner's with homemade ones used on rear windows but most people use a window awning for that purpose. Plus the rear window is often times your "Escape Window" so having it covered by a rockguard could be a problem in case of an emergency.


Regards,

Kevin
__________________

__________________

"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do."

Eleanor Roosevelt

Kevin245 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2009, 02:41 PM   #3
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Igobarefoot View Post
At out of doors mart, I have already settled on getting the front rockguard for my 69 globetrotter, but what about the rear? Does it have a rock guard set anywhere online? I can't seem to find one.

THanks,
-Sean
Using a front rockguard, that covers 3 windows, for a single rear window, is a waste of money.

You can, however, use for the rear window, the same rockguard that is used for the single front window models, such as 68 and older.

Plus, it's cheaper, costs less to ship, and is easier to install.

Instead of being 80 inches wide, the single window version, is only 47 inches wide.

Andy
__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2009, 02:50 PM   #4
Rivet Master<br><img src="/ugala/forums/images/5rivet.gif">
 
CanoeStream's Avatar

 
2006 25' Safari FB SE
St. Cloud , Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 13,279
Images: 19
Blog Entries: 3
I'm pretty good at backing up but would probably jackknife before reaching a speed at which I'd need a rear rockguard for the panoramic windows on the back of my SE Safari.

The metal shields for the lower front corners are called segment protectors. I don't think you'd need those on the rear either.
__________________
Bob

5 meter Langford Nahanni

CanoeStream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2009, 11:08 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
ROBERTSUNRUS's Avatar

 
2005 25' Safari
Salem , Oregon
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 7,269
Images: 18
Blog Entries: 51
Hi, a rear rock guard might come in handy if you have rock throwing kids or kids with BB guns and the rear of your trailer is exposed. O.P. might have a similar reason for wanting one.
__________________
Bob

2005 Safari 25-B
"Le Petit Chateau Argent"
[ Small Silver Castle ]
2000 Navigator / 2014 F-150 Eco-Boost / Equal-i-zer / P-3
YAMAHA 2400 / AIR #12144
ROBERTSUNRUS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replacement Parts for Rockguard? tslanier Windows & Screens 2 07-15-2006 08:38 PM
Rockguard Repair on '93 Sovereign. jhart657 Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 2 09-30-2004 10:37 PM
fabricating a rockguard for a 67 TW JimC Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 2 10-14-2003 07:24 PM
Rockguard tmeagle1 Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 12 04-02-2003 08:59 AM
New rockguard installation davespann Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 0 03-02-2003 07:16 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.