Originally Posted by mendosoft
Had the guy at the storage place snap these pics. It looks like the frame is fine and just the window and seals need to be replaced. Given the frame is in good shape, it seems like I could get the plexiglass replaced if it was done by a good shop - any comments versus replacing the frame + window with something that's airstream authentic?
Nice to see she's stored in a dry and safe place at least, but we're itching to get her home!
Plexiglass cracks and crazes in 30 to 60 days, which weakens it. It was not designed to take sun light, ever.
More importantly, the thickness of any plastic that you can use is 1/8 inch.
That size plastic, when hit with air currents, will flex and blow out.
Remember, if the trailer is going 60 mph and you meet a large vehicle coming towards you at 60 mph, the resultant wind speed is 120 mph, far more than needed to blow the window out.
You can, however, if you wish to use plastic for a wrap window, install a rock guard over the front three windows, but that costs over $600.00 by itself.
Unfortunately, there is no cheap solution to replacement of a broken wrap window.
Also, today, they are only available in solar gray.