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Old 09-25-2015, 10:47 AM   #29
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The dealer should have lubed the seals. Use a credit card to break the window free and have your dealer lube the seals.
The dealer was less than great on this whole transaction. Too bad, I doubt I will see them again.
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Old 09-25-2015, 11:34 PM   #30
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Howard do you have those poppers? Since we are new to Airstreams, I keep hitting my head on the opened windows. It was never an issue with my 5er!
The AS Windows offer three open positions. We never use the middle one--guaranteed to nail you every time!

Only use the bottom position, or the full open position. Unless you're very tall, you should be OK!
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Old 09-26-2015, 07:06 AM   #31
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Yellow tennis balls make good forehead protectors on the windows open in the middle position. Just slit the ball so that it can be jammed onto the corners of the windows. Wearing a large-brimmed hat helps too . . .
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Old 09-26-2015, 09:35 AM   #32
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Thanks for the warning on the middle window position, you may be exactly right on that.
Or maybe a wide brimmed hat with tennis ball glued all around the brim...... 😨
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Old 09-27-2015, 11:35 AM   #33
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we cannot get our large side windows in our 2025 FC 25. to stay open on the lowest setting in a slight breeze. we make sure the arms are set into the well net the well is so shallow the arms push out with the slightest breeze vans thoughts
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Old 09-27-2015, 03:49 PM   #34
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The dealer was less than great on this whole transaction. Too bad, I doubt I will see them again.
Who was the dealer?
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Old 09-27-2015, 04:45 PM   #35
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we cannot get our large side windows in our 2025 FC 25. to stay open on the lowest setting in a slight breeze. we make sure the arms are set into the well net the well is so shallow the arms push out with the slightest breeze vans thoughts
Same problem, especially the front large window. ???
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Old 09-28-2015, 11:38 AM   #36
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SkyRiverRV in Buellton, CA. Long story, but short result was unknowledgeable people and poor customer support on the part of the manager who stated "ask xxxxxx, I don't know anything about Airstream" and he was right, he didn't.
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Old 09-28-2015, 11:59 AM   #37
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I wipe the seals with silicone spayed onto a paper towel. With time and age the sticking becomes less. When the trailer is new, apply the silicone more frequently.

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Jack, I used 100% silicone too but thinking maybe should've used auto "Sun of a Gun" since they still stick more than expected. Any history w Son of a Gun?
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Old 09-28-2015, 05:32 PM   #38
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we cannot get our large side windows in our 2025 FC 25. to stay open on the lowest setting in a slight breeze. we make sure the arms are set into the well net the well is so shallow the arms push out with the slightest breeze vans thoughts
When you open, put the bars into 'detents' to keep in position. If they do not 'snap' down into the slot, that will let them pop closed..

Congrats on your advance delivery of a 2025!
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Old 09-29-2015, 03:58 AM   #39
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Jack, I used 100% silicone too but thinking maybe should've used auto "Sun of a Gun" since they still stick more than expected. Any history w Son of a Gun?

No. I use silicone on the seals of the slide out unit with good results. It seems like over time the seals tend to not stick as much. I'm not sure if it is tied to more use prevents the sticking, or whether the dust in the air actually coats them to a point where the won't stick as much. After about 2 years of use, the Windows stopped sticking on me. I can tell you positively that silicone will not harm the gaskets. Typically when the trailer was new, whenever I washed it which was before storing it after a trip, I'd silicone the windows. That pretty much assured me that they would pop open easily on the next trip.

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Since we are told 'no silicone' around your Airstream, I try to follow thru..

At first, We thought it was a good idea, so I put the silicone then used a lot of 'talcum powder' (dust)... and that helped keep 'sticking' down. The Aerospace 303 works fine.
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thanks for your response. as I mentioned in the question we do seat the Windows into the wells. but the bottom wells are so shallow there is no snap in.
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Old 09-30-2015, 12:12 AM   #42
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Pool noodles Everywhere!

Awning Arms, window surrounds, and "eyebrows" on the front curved segment protectors (only while parked) to keep leaves, dirt, etc. from accumulating between the window guards and the window itself.

Pipe insulation segments will work as well but it is dull gray or black. Neon noodles are far more visible. Just slit and apply.
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