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Old 09-09-2007, 08:18 PM   #211
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Terry, since you will be toting around most of your worldy possessions, don't forget to get very good insurance! Both on the trailer and on the contents. I'm sure you have covered this step already, but just in case...

Nice job on the tint! And the bathroom window looks great! /squinting one eye, closing one eye, and jumping up and down on one foot/

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Old 09-09-2007, 08:25 PM   #212
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Terry, since you will be toting around most of your worldy possessions, don't forget to get very good insurance! Both on the trailer and on the contents. I'm sure you have covered this step already, but just in case...

Nice job on the tint! And the bathroom window looks great! /squinting one eye, closing one eye, and jumping up and down on one foot/

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Thanks for reminding me. I have the trailer and contents insured to the hilt, but we will need fulltimer's insurance once we move into Bertha long-term. The insurance for now is pretty inexpensive, $10,000 coverage, with $50,000 liability in addition to the tow vehicle's liability, loss of use, comp, collision, contents of $3300, and a couple of other minor things, for $120./year. $250 deductible. Fulltimer's insurance includes liability for while it is parked in addition to the above, in case the neighbor's snotty kid runs into the hitch, and puts an eye out.
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Old 09-09-2007, 08:28 PM   #213
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That is a good price for the coverage, in my opinion!

Does it cover medical intervention for window tint glue adhesion to skin??? :P

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Old 09-10-2007, 06:34 AM   #214
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Does it cover medical intervention for window tint glue adhesion to skin??? :P

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I'll give them a call, and find out...as soon as I get the phone unstuck from my hand...
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Old 09-10-2007, 07:33 AM   #215
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Terry, I'm thinking of replacing the "sunglasses" on mine with simple plexiglass and some of that stick on window stuff similar to what you used (the old sunglasses are completely shot). I was told by the guy at Lowes over the weekend that they make window tint that is made to go on the outside of the glass for automotive applications. Have you ever seen anything like that?

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Old 09-10-2007, 12:21 PM   #216
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i seem to remember a recent post that someone bought tint film that clings by static to the outside. i think it was from a big box store.
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Old 09-10-2007, 02:46 PM   #217
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Unless window tint and Plexiglass have change in the last few years, the tint won't stay attached. I think the plexi keeps outgassing for quite a long time and will blow bubbles of ever increasing size beneath the film.

It ends up looking like my Vista Views...
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Old 09-10-2007, 02:52 PM   #218
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... On the way back out, I walked into the awning arm. *WHACK!* "Argh!" That hurt... As soon as I could see again, I finished carrying the box inside Bertha, and stowed the "stuff". On the way back out, I made a left turn, and *WHACK!* "ARGHH!" As soon as the dizziness passed, I went on in, and got another box. ...

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Old 09-10-2007, 03:07 PM   #219
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:43 PM   #220
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Terry, I'm thinking of replacing the "sunglasses" on mine with simple plexiglass and some of that stick on window stuff similar to what you used (the old sunglasses are completely shot). I was told by the guy at Lowes over the weekend that they make window tint that is made to go on the outside of the glass for automotive applications. Have you ever seen anything like that?

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Jim, Lexan would be a better choice for the sunglasses. I used plain plexi on a skylight, and it cracked and fell to pieces in a year and a half. The outside tint isn't that great, it tends to peel off after a few months.
The Lexan is what comes in the sunglasses from the factory, if you get a sheet, make sure it is scratch resistant on both sides. Obviously, it is available in smoke tint.
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....The Lexan is what comes in the sunglasses from the factory, if you get a sheet, make sure it is scratch resistant on both sides. Obviously, it is available in smoke tint.
Obvious to all of us Airstreamers, but remember that "deer in the headlights" look you talked about a couple of weeks ago? I've checked Lowes, HD, automotive glass shops, commercial construction companies, etc, etc, and nobody seems to be able to get it (in the smoke/grey/dark grey color, that is). I finally chased down a single sheet of Plexi today in the dark grey for $120 at a glass company. About twice what the clear runs at Lowes and HD. I suppose I'm going to have to try and find it on line someplace.

Thanks for the help, Terry.

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Obvious to all of us Airstreamers, but remember that "deer in the headlights" look you talked about a couple of weeks ago? I've checked Lowes, HD, automotive glass shops, commercial construction companies, etc, etc, and nobody seems to be able to get it (in the smoke/grey/dark grey color, that is). I finally chased down a single sheet of Plexi today in the dark grey for $120 at a glass company. About twice what the clear runs at Lowes and HD. I suppose I'm going to have to try and find it on line someplace.

Thanks for the help, Terry.

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Jim, try these people, they have it in stock:Transparents Colored Lexan
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:15 AM   #223
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Jim, try these people, they have it in stock:Transparents Colored Lexan
This info should be a sticky somewhere. I had the same problem as Jim this spring when I was looking to replace mine.
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This info should be a sticky somewhere. I had the same problem as Jim this spring when I was looking to replace mine.
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