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Old 07-12-2015, 06:24 PM   #15
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Good, I have full 30 amp service with sewer and water, but we don't do windows....
My little 20 requires a 50 amp service
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As I am about to begin this undertaking I may be asking several "stupid" questions !
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Old 08-04-2015, 04:47 PM   #17
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We need to re-do the driver's and passenger side window seals on our '78 Argosy and are hoping someone can provide the part numbers for the gaskets, channels, etc needed. I recall seeing pictures done by someone of the process, but can't find those either. Any guidance would be much appreciated.
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We need to re-do the driver's and passenger side window seals on our '78 Argosy and are hoping someone can provide the part numbers for the gaskets, channels, etc needed. I recall seeing pictures done by someone of the process, but can't find those either. Any guidance would be much appreciated.
I have been using this for many years:
AS1268 Flexible Flocked Lining All-Rubber | Hi-Tech Glazing Supplies
Its cheaper than the Schlegle material Airstream dealers sell and makes the windows operate much easier. Just don't forget to cut the drain holes.
The other vertical seals are available from Airstream dealers
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Thanks Peter. I read somewhere (and now can't remember where) that one of the seals/gaskets/etc is no longer available. Maybe what you have listed is the replacement? I wish I could find that old post...it had pictures, and detailed descriptions.
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Thanks Peter. I read somewhere (and now can't remember where) that one of the seals/gaskets/etc is no longer available. Maybe what you have listed is the replacement? I wish I could find that old post...it had pictures, and detailed descriptions.
the vertical is available here :
VERTICAL LIP SEAL GRAY #6010-12 MOTORHOME SLIDING WINDOW
the trim piece (most worthless piece) , it barely does anything but look pretty and it shrinks:
GRAY TRIM SEAL - #6032-20FS MOTORHOME SLIDING WINDOW
the fuzzy that goes between the 2 pieces of glass:
Fuzzy Seal for windows and doors 683946 [683946] - $1.59 : Out-of-Doors Mart!, More Airstream Parts on-line than anyone!

I think Inlandrv.com carries them all, as well. Just don't buy the Schlegle channel stuff.
Good luck and be careful with sliding window when you pull it out
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Peter - once again THANK YOU. This is a big help. All the gasket/trim was replaced back in '97, but everything is so brittle again and trying to close a window once we do manage to get one opened is a real chore - can't ever seem to do it securely enough to avoid water getting in when it rains. It's beyond time that we fix them.
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Shouldn't this amazing post be in Keyair's sticky?
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You can do all of this work from the outside, NO NEED to remove curtains!!
Remove the alu spacers and gently pry the window open, just enough to reveal a gray spacer under the window, which is just a spacer during installation and does not serve any other function. Pull it out and push down on the window with both hands until you just have enough space on the top to pull the window out. Set the window aside and replace the gray slide in seal, if needed.
Greetings! We are the proud new owners of a 1978 Argosy MH. It has window issues. Thank you for sharing this info. I have never worked on windows like this so I am not sure I am on the right "track". I have a few questions. First of all I do not see the screws on my rig shown in the pics above. I have a included a few pics of my windows. The outer seal on the fixed pane seems OK for now. But the lip/trim seals are in poor shape on almost all of the windows. The schlegles/felt channels are rusty and are coming out in a few places so I think all of the felt needs replaced too. Do I have to remove the fixed pane window to replace the trim/lip seals? It does not look like it to me, and if I am not removing the fixed pane I can just remove the felt from the inside and lip/trim seals from the outside, and this will give me enough room to drop out the sliding window and screen from the inside? Or will I have to remove the channel underneath? If so, can I remove the channel without removing the fixed pane window?

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 09-09-2016, 12:53 PM   #24
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Airhed, the Argosy windows are assembled somewhat differently than the coach that Peter was working on. For starters the Argosies don't seem to use the gray plastic track. I have not yet rebuilt my Argosy side window so I can't give any specific advice.

I think Peter previously owned an Argosy, possibly he knows what the specific differences are.

Sorry I wasn't much help.

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They obviously changed the windows in 79. Your 78 Argosy appears to have a glass sliding window with the same seals used in all the classics in the cockpit windows. So the seals are all available, getting them in is another story.
The vertical one can painfully slow be inserted with a small flat blade screwdriver an 1/8" at a time.
I seriously doubt that you can remove the fixed panel, but I never owned an Argosy.
Sorry, not much help here either.
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Can you tell by looking at these windows if they use the same seals/felt that can be found in the links that you shared Peter?
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Can you tell by looking at these windows if they use the same seals/felt that can be found in the links that you shared Peter?
I let you decide. The one on the right is the vertical seal on Motorhome cockpit windows,
VERTICAL LIP SEAL GRAY #6010-12 MOTORHOME SLIDING WINDOW
the middle appears to be your wrap around and the one on the left is obviously the schlaegle felt replacement, which can be ordered in different sizes on the site I shared. This has a width of 3/8", if I remember correctly
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Also, I don't think my screens use this stuff:

http://odmrv.com/catalog/index.php?m...roducts_id=641

It looks to me like my screens use the same felt track as the slider window, and I will need to install 2 of the felt channels side by side per window.

http://www.hitechglazing.com/product/40059/301412

Does that sound right? The channels that are in there look exactly like the Schlagel that you strongly recommended against using so I plan on using what you recommend.

Also it looks like to install the seals you just jam/wedge the seals into a track. Do they need to be adhered somehow? If so, what adhesive should I use and where exactly on the seals do I apply it? Or do I apply the adhesive into the track where the seals jam into? I am not very good with adhesives and am worried about making a big mess.
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