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Old 10-04-2010, 12:58 PM   #1
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could I ?????

The front of my 05 Safari is getting pecks and dings from rocks and gravel thrown up by passing vehicles. The Safari has the small front window (not the wrap-a-round of the other models). Could I install the black plexiglass window protectors from an International or a Classic on my Safari? I would, of course, mount them rigidly (not to open) and have them just for chip/ding protection. I wonder if the contours of the models are similar? I think I could fabricate mounting brackets to replace the hinges.

Has anyone tried this modification????
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Old 10-04-2010, 01:18 PM   #2
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I have replaced the front curved dark plastic side window on my trailer with stock Plex Glass purchased from a plastic supply house. Stock 1/8 plastic can be curved down to an 8 in. radius so the slight curve you are dealing with will not be a problem.

I was replacing in the original frame.
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oops...re-do

I must not have phrased by question correctly. I'll try again. My Safari has only a front window centered in the front panel...it does NOT have the wrap around windows of some other models. I would like to ADD the rock guard wrap-around windows from a model that does so as to add further protection for the front panels of my rig. The added panels wouldn't cover windows, only the aluminum of the front of the rig.

Has anyone added these windows on a Safari for chip/ding protection?
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:43 AM   #4
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I must not have phrased by question correctly. I'll try again. My Safari has only a front window centered in the front panel...it does NOT have the wrap around windows of some other models. I would like to ADD the rock guard wrap-around windows from a model that does so as to add further protection for the front panels of my rig. The added panels wouldn't cover windows, only the aluminum of the front of the rig.

Has anyone added these windows on a Safari for chip/ding protection?
The 3 piece rockguards have no idea of what they are covering.

Yes, you can add it to your Airstream, but you cannot add the windows themselves.

The windows require built in framing, that your Airstream does not have.

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Old 10-05-2010, 11:48 AM   #5
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Sounds like a "Vintage" style would fit....or just the center section of a later model with the fixed corners. I'd at least look at the hardware. All these items are available...no fabrication needed.
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It would depend on the size of your current window. If that window is the same size as a center section of a unit with a 3 piece rock guard it will match the curve of your trailer. If your window is a different size you will have problems.

Now that all said I question the worth in doing this. Generally rocks that you kick up attack the lower section of the front of the trailer and the total area the rock guards cover is a small percentage of the front of the trailer.
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