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Old 10-20-2015, 01:24 AM   #15
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And then I am sure they said it was improperly packed when you tried to collect the shipping insurance?

i have been there and done that.


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Old 10-20-2015, 06:01 AM   #16
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I don't remember seeing it, but if there is that is great news.
Martin, it turns out the one I was thinking of is Airstream Supply which has been mentioned all ready. I didn't realize they were used items. I mistakenly thought someone was making new window assemblies

Sorry for the confusion!

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Old 10-20-2015, 09:54 AM   #17
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Hi Andy and all. I called the craigslist guy in Texas parting out 75 argosy. He would sell me the window but wanted me to come remove. Never did get down to price. but ca to Texas not practical. Think will do the lexan repair that Andy suggests. The price for lexan is about 75 bucks. That and some siek-o-flex should be ok. My only concern is tinting but will deal with that after replaced. Ill post when done so if interested you can judge for yourself.
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:11 AM   #18
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Great idea. Can you not get smoke tinted Lexan though?
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Old 10-21-2015, 01:09 AM   #19
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From what i see it comes in beonze or gray. Don't know if tined comes in ar2 however or to what degree they are tinted. I will be checking it out.
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Old 11-03-2015, 10:16 AM   #20
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Lexan window

If i buy a piece at home depot can i cut this and put it in my existing frame and how hard is this to do? Any videos on this, i'm looking to replace a curb side window in at 77 Argosy.
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Old 11-03-2015, 11:07 AM   #21
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Tim, the side slider windows on the Argosy and Classic motorhomes aren't overly difficult to remove/replace. You'll need the right thickness of Lexan (1/4" I think) and take some care in cutting it to shape.

There are a lot of posts on the subject. PeterH recently did his windows and you could also search for posts by Chaplain Kent.

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Brad, thanks i'll look them up, I actually looking to replace a side corner window on the 77 argosy trailer, and other tips for this with lexan would be great.
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Brad, thanks i'll look them up, I actually looking to replace a side corner window on the 77 argosy trailer, and other tips for this with lexan would be great.
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Tim,

I'm a little confused. Is your 77 a trailer or a motorhome? You've posted your question in the Argosy motorhome section. My original response was based on thinking you were asking about a motorhome slider windows.

If you're talking about a trailer and specifically if you're asking about the corner wrap around window then my original comments won't apply. You'll probably get more information by browsing the Windows & Screens - Airstream Forums.

I hope this helps.

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Brad, thanks i'll look them up, I actually looking to replace a side corner window on the 77 argosy trailer, and other tips for this with lexan would be great.
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I think your looking for a wrap window.

First, turn the claim into your insurance company. Usually, glass breakage has zero deductible under the comprehensive part of the policy. You would need some Olympic rivets and a tube of Vulkem sealer, for the installation. Trimming down the Olympic rivets can be done with a Dremel tool, instead of using a shaver that costs over $ 200.00.

However, your windows are all clear. Wrap windows for many years, are all tinted.

If your going to try the Lexan thing, make super sure that the lexan goes as deep into the metal frame (sash) as possible. Plastic flexes, and could pull out of the sash, if it was not deep enough within the sash. You could also use Vulkem sealer, instead of the gray gasket that is in the present window. That sealer would help holding the Lexan in place, but it takes 2 to 3 days to cure.

You could tell your insurance company that the total for the window, rivets and sealer, is just under $ 900.00, plus shipping. Labor takes 4 hours total.

If your handy with tools, you could replace the window yourself. Many owners do that without any issues.

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Old 11-25-2015, 12:34 PM   #25
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Hi all
Just finished repairing my broken 30 slider on the roadside of my 86 34.5. Anyway i used 3/16 plexiglass as industry people told me lexan is not uv friendly. I used the light grey and had it ar treated on both sides. Had some dissimilar metal issues in taking the frame apart but worked it out with dremel and jb weld. Looks as good as new. Color match almost perfect.
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listen....forget the cheap repair and do it right....even if were to cost a thousand bucks. Not only are the windows visable all the time, but the Lexan/Plexiglass is really just a cheap repair and something that is going to have to be negotiated at the time of resale. I am always proud when I stand back and look at the Airstreams I am repaired and restored because I have done them to the best of my ability without cost in mind. If it needs it I get it period. I knew this once I started with the Airstreams and I will never take the shortcuts or the cheap way out. BY the way...I am going to look at a old 345 tomorrow 11/27 on Long Island...the guy wants $6,000.00 for it. I might buy it and have it transported upstate to my shop and part it out. I'll try and save a window for you.
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