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Old 07-15-2007, 02:21 PM   #1
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Hi, Just bought a 1983 Excella, 34 ft in very good condition. The most immediate task is to repair or re[place the two stationary windows left and right of the door. They are totally fogged up with condensation. I am looking for info on this problem. Can they be taken out and reconditioned by a glass company ? If so is there any thing on the internet about this procedure. I have access to Sikaflex sealants which may be perfect for resealing. I would appreciate any feedback. Thanks, Bob Kren
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Old 07-15-2007, 02:41 PM   #2
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Hi Bob,

Congratulations on your new rolling estate and welcome to the forums! I know exactly the two fogged windows you are talking about since mine are fogged too. I look forward to any suggestions you get. I can only offer sympathy. I know one owner who tried to drill a hole under the window to allow venting, but broke the inner glass. Vents extremely well now. I usually sit with my back to the one in front of the door, so I just ignore it most of the time.

What beds do you have? I have the sidewinder mounted full and really love it. How about some photos? I have some at:

http://www.airforums.com/photos/brow...0&userid=17830

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Well, It has been over two weeks. Does anyone have any suggestions for Bob?

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Old 07-30-2007, 12:19 PM   #4
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If they are constructed like the double pane Vista Views,you have to break the inside pane using something like a nail set . Do this on the very edge and be carefull not to break the outer galss. It's a nasty job, at least it is for the mid 70's units, as the glass is set in a very thick grey putty and you have to pull the shards out which is tough to do. Once everythindy is cleaned out you can line the now larger channel with rubber strips that you can purchase from one of the Airstream vendors. This is how it's done for the Vista Views, the main windows may be different.Someone with more knowledge should chime in here.
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Old 07-30-2007, 01:29 PM   #5
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Andy at Inland in Corona, California has posted on this problem already. Search the threads or contact him for instructions.
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