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Old 02-18-2013, 08:28 PM   #1
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flexible, canvas Rock Guard

I see there's a great place to buy one of the canvas rock guards like the one SmokelessJoe has in Ontario. Does anyone know of a business in the U.S. that makes them? I'm talking about the one that wraps around the curved glass on the Argosy.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:08 PM   #2
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I know someone in El Paso that can make one for you.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:59 PM   #3
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Ok?

Cool. Can you tell me who?
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:09 PM   #4
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I see there's a great place to buy one of the canvas rock guards like the one SmokelessJoe has in Ontario. Does anyone know of a business in the U.S. that makes them? I'm talking about the one that wraps around the curved glass on the Argosy.
I don't think a cloth cover will provide much of a guard against rocks.

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Old 02-18-2013, 11:20 PM   #5
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A cloth cover will need high density foam inside to spread out the impact loads from rocks. A Lexan cover will protect against greater impacts, but we're now talking about stuff that leaves dents if it hits the aluminum.

If you go the canvas route, use SunBrella - the same stuff they make awnings from... here's ours:



It's fastened with the twist type connectors used for sail covers, etc; all supplies can be gotten from sailrite.com. Ours can be tensioned like a corset.... watch out for drainage when they get wet - the foam should be closed cell. We used heavy duty sleeping bag pads (which we don't use anymore since we have the Airstream :)


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Old 02-19-2013, 12:23 AM   #6
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Cool. Can you tell me who?
Sorry didn't mean to leave you hanging like that.
I Sent you a PM with more info.
I understand the factory made protectors offer more protection and look better but man they're expensive and i sure see alot of broken ones but the canvas padded cover offers good protection for a fair price. I've thought about a sheet of ABS inside the cover for even more protection.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:45 AM   #7
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I like this idea....will inspect further...
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Padded canvas covers

I didn't mean to literally put only cloth over the windows as the only protection..lol. I meant canvas/sunbrella fabric with some type of thick foam inside. Thanks for all the input. All suggestions are very useful.
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Bent,

If you haven't followed this thread yet it will give you most of the information you need:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f469...ors-46690.html


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That's a really cool idea. For those who have done this, do you ever use this as insulation?
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That's a really cool idea. For those who have done this, do you ever use this as insulation?
I haven't but the canvas cover sure helps keep the front sleeping quarters where my wife and I sleep nice and dark.
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Yes, I keep mine on in the spring and summer shoulder seasons. They propably provide better insulation value than the Airstream walls do.

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I haven't but the canvas cover sure helps keep the front sleeping quarters where my wife and I sleep nice and dark.



Since I'm a DIY kind of guy, I'm designing cloth covers with pockets which will receive a piece of wire mesh or woven wire, bent to the correct arc, and snaps to adhere them to the trailer.

Also, on an unrelated subject, I need a "flow chart" if you will, since I discovered the water pump was yet to be installed. Where does it fit in the greater scheme of things?
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