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Old 01-19-2016, 07:14 PM   #169
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I believe Brad is correct.

FYI, fitting the window requires removal of the famous "Fuzzy Shlegle"(sp?), so it is a good time to replace it unless its in great shape.

Every bit of the fuzzy stuff on every window needs replaced as well as all rubber bits. There is a plastic track in the top and bottom of the window tracks. Is that available anywhere ? Figure I will try and do that while it is snowing since I am in a cave...
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Old 01-19-2016, 07:20 PM   #170
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Every bit of the fuzzy stuff on every window needs replaced as well as all rubber bits. There is a plastic track in the top and bottom of the window tracks. Is that available anywhere ? Figure I will try and do that while it is snowing since I am in a cave...
Last I know the plastic track is NLA, treat it with care.
Here is some reading for you to save you a lot of time and $$:
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:50 PM   #171
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On the sliding cockpit windows, there is just fuzzy as a track, and the 2 other seals. One is the vertical lip seal, and the other is the seal that goes around the window.
Andy at Inland had it all when I got mine.

There are 2 critical operations not to miss when putting in the schlegle...
Once you have a section cut to length... and dry fit without the window in...
1/ remove all of the old schlegle, and make sure the drain holes in the bottom are clear... I used a piece of .35 mig wire. I am talking about the drain tubes, that go down and drain over the front wheel well, not the slots in the extrusion that are in the window frame.
2/ Then using a red hot screwdriver or thick wire, puncture multiple holes in the bottom section of schlegle that will be on the lower horizontal section. Don't try to drill it as its a metal wire reinforcement that will snarl up and wreck it. Ask me how I know...
The holes in the schlegle are critical... without them, the water runs down the side glass, fills up the schlegle channel, and then, because of the curve of the bodyside, the inner flange is lower than the outer, so it spills over into the interior down the side trim... wet floors follow..
The correct drainage, is down the side glass, into the schlegle channel, down thru the hot melted holes, into the space below, and then out of the drian holes and drain tubes.
It will be obvious when you look at it now.

I copied and pasted my comments from when I did mine below...


From outside the cabin...

Pull out and remove the grey lip seal... if you have one still!

From inside the Cabin..
With the window closed, I would pull the seal free of its channel, as it is normally stuck down.. then push it back into place... then slide the window forward into its fully open position.
Grab the channel seal and pull it out of its channel on the vertical section. Now gently hold the sliding window in position, and pull the seal rearward and out from under the glass... Thats why I suggest breaking it loose from the glue first!
Then repeat for the top part.
Remove the seal completely.
Slide the glass gently back until its about and Inch from closed, and grab it front and rear.
Lift it UP as far as it will go, and rotate the lower edge inboard out of the lower channel...
FYI... dont try to take the top edge out as it will foul on the interior trim, and on mine for some reason, it got stuck!
Remove the glass and store it safely!

Then Smartstream added...
It has been a few months since I did the window but if I remember correctly the schlegle sits in a track with an open slot it's entire length. The slot is open to a lower chamber that is where the drains with the plastic covers live. I used a gasket hole punch to cut drain holes and yes I cut some of the metal lattice and yes it weakened the immediate area but I don't think it will be a problem as the schlegle fits tight and is well supported in the track. I may try the hot screwdriver on the next window. I also think cutting the schlegle 1/4" or 3/8" short on the lower front edge may do more than enough for drainage.

I didn't use any adhesive as the schlegle fit pretty tight in the track and the glass holds it in place in it's normally closed position. The old schlegle was pulled away from the radiused corners at the rear. I think if the stuff shrinks with age and is glued on the horizontal forward legs it may explain why it pulled in the corners. If the upper front piece starts to droop I may add some glue in that area. Only time will tell.

Hope that helps...
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Old 01-20-2016, 10:34 AM   #172
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That is fantastic. It will make the process easier. I got hopefully everything I need ordered. There was a slight bit of confusion when I called airstream supply but that was easily sorted. The waiting is gonna annoy me. Too bad it wasn't all on Amazon prime! I guess there is plenty other things to work on during the wait!
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Old 01-21-2016, 04:57 PM   #173
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While waiting on window parts I decided to take on the shower. I got the fixtures, bar, and weird rack taken down and started eliminating wallpaperClick image for larger version

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ID:	256035 I went to airparts and got some aluminum sheeting. They are cut in 2.5' x 4' sections. Click image for larger version

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ID:	256036 the challenge for me is going to be the curve of the trailer vs the weird triangle in the corner of the curve. I have thought about cutting it out. Seems the easiest option so far. Any other ideas? I was debating screwing the aluminum to the walls but I think I would like the look of rivets better. I figure an adhesive then rivet it up to be secure. Click image for larger version

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Old 01-22-2016, 10:14 PM   #174
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I had planned on working on the shower today but didn't get around to it. We went to the habitat for humanity ReStore and scored some laminate flooring super cheap! This is only two small planks and the rest of the boards are different as well. It is supposed to look like a reclaimed wood floor Click image for larger version

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Old 01-23-2016, 07:02 AM   #175
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Not sure if you already inspected or replaced your rear airbags, but you may want to consider doing that before you install the new wood flooring.
Due to the limited space above the bags, some owners had to cut access from the floor inside.
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Old 01-23-2016, 08:37 AM   #176
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Looking really good!
That is a good point Peter!
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Went to Colaws RV Salvage in Carthage today. Found some odd bits and pieces. Lost track of time so didn't get as much as I had hoped. I did score some side windows from a 370... I don't need them but I figure someone on here might at some point. Click image for larger version

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That pic makes me sad....
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It was a very sad sight. The whole place is filled with tons of burned out hulks, mostly diesel pushers.
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There is one I would have to pass on. Funny how I looked at that picture and my mind went straight to restoration. I really hate to see one of these old beauties bite the dust
Was there more than one Airstream Motorhome?
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Went to Colaws RV Salvage in Carthage today. Found some odd bits and pieces. Lost track of time so didn't get as much as I had hoped. I did score some side windows from a 370... I don't need them but I figure someone on here might at some point. Attachment 256159
I think that coach has been there since at least 2008 possibly earlier. I passed through there on a trip to Nebraska and pulled a few parts off of it. At that time it was mostly intact and they Colaws wasn't willing to sell some of the parts we were asking for.
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