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Old 05-23-2015, 09:30 PM   #15
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I love the German engineering, takes me back to the AIR TIGHT VW that I had to crack a window to shut the door without slamming the door several times. Mercedes needs to have a one-way pressure valve for the Sprinter. (Protagonist, please tell me the proper name for that valve---I really appreciate your knowledge.)
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Check Valve maybe?
Pressure relief valve. Check valves block reverse flow; they don't necessarily relieve pressure.

Airstream Interstates already have one, though. Watch the small openable window on the sliding side door when you close it with the roof vents and all windows closed. The side window "burps" slightly as the excess pressure escapes. On my van, the only times I ever completely close my MaxxFan vent are in the winter when heat from my furnace would escape out the vent, and when I'm expecting a howling thunderstorm or mild hurricane while the van is parked at home. The rest of the time I leave it at least partially open because it's very rain-resistant unless it's raining sideways, and it helps the van from overheating— and provides pressure relief.

I don't think that's the cause. Tempered glass has a unique property; it doesn't crack, it only shatters. But there can also be a delayed reaction. An impact that would normally crack non-tempered glass causes stress to build up in the tempered glass but doesn't break it. That stress can continue to build over time until the glass finally shatters, possibly long after the impact that started the process. In this case, it wasn't necessarily slamming the door that broke the glass, it might have been some other impact beforehand that started it, and the door closing only finished the job. The original cause could have been a small rock thrown up by a lawn mower, a hailstone, or some other impact that you didn't even notice at the time.
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Old 05-24-2015, 01:46 PM   #16
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Pressure relief valve. Check valves block reverse flow; they don't necessarily relieve pressure.
How does a pressure relief valve work?
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Old 05-24-2015, 01:57 PM   #17
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How does a pressure relief valve work?
The simplest form is a valve held closed by spring pressure; a calibrated spring that requires a known amount of force to compress. When pressure against the valve exceeds the pressure of the spring, the valve opens, and when the pressure drops, the spring forces the valve closed again.
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So basically a spring-loaded check valve then?
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So basically a spring-loaded check valve then?
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:24 AM   #20
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Whoa! What a way to start the summer. Sorry sorry to hear about your issue. Please let us know of the outcome.

Recently insulated the space between the glass and the airstream panel with reflectex. Here are some close up pix. Looks like the window may be Mercedes. The edge is finished and looks to be factory painted.

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Yes they are factory installed. Another hint is that they are heated as controlled by switch on the dash.


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Whoa! What a way to start the summer. Sorry sorry to hear about your issue. Please let us know of the outcome.

Recently insulated the space between the glass and the airstream panel with reflectex. Here are some close up pix. Looks like the window may be Mercedes. The edge is finished and looks to be factory painted.

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Are you leaving the trim and shades off of the rear doors (AI really closes off the rear windows)? It seems that would be a better solution for driving and then putting reflectix in at night when you're camped. BTW did you get the reflectix locally?
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Different situation but similar. Closed driver door on my brand new PU last year. Windshield cracked all the way across. Dealer said no warranty on glass, but we'll photo and send in claim request to see what GM says. GM had me file on my insurance and they (GM) paid my deductible. Worth a shot. Good luck, and sorry about your trouble.
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New window installed today.
Airstream dealer was useless. Never asked how, or where or when. Just went right to, "Glass isn't covered, you should file with your insurance."
Not really what you want to hear 15 days after dropping 130K. Or a very prudent practice when the glass is only $300 installed.

Mercedes was helpful in getting it setup with OEM glass, and getting it done in a timely fashion.
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Did MB cover it then?
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If the RV dealer you bought it from has a matching unit in stock have them just switch out the complete
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so who might this fine Airstream dealer be, laddy.. local or not?

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Airstream dealer was useless. Never asked how, or where or when. Just went right to, "Glass isn't covered, you should file with your insurance."
Not really what you want to hear 15 days after dropping 130K. Or a very prudent practice when the glass is only $300 installed.

Mercedes was helpful in getting it setup with OEM glass, and getting it done in a timely fashion.
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so who might this fine Airstream dealer be, laddy.. local or not?
Local, the only dealer in the fine state of Wisconsin.
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