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Old 09-24-2007, 10:37 PM   #1
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Have been reading plenty of good information but could use some specifics. I purchased a 1974 31' Airstream in good condition. It does need new carpet and come cleaning. I think I will replace the carpet with Pergo flooring and try to clean the material used on the wall paneling. what advice is out there on removing the windows to clean out the flaking coatings? Also is the blue trim strip that covers the rivets on the outside available?

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Old 09-25-2007, 01:49 AM   #2
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Well, I haven't had the nerve to remove the windows in mine, but I know many on here have. Oh yes, Welcome to our world! I think if you will contact your nearest Airstream dealer they can order that blue trim for you. I have an Argosy and I was able to order the orange vinyl inserts from Airstream. It's a lot cheaper if you get it from a dealer than from some other sources. I have just purchased a 1976, 31ft Sovereign, so I'm hoping you will be posting pictures of what you do. This silver thing is all new to me.

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Old 09-25-2007, 05:20 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forums.
Yes, you can remove the windows to clean them, all it takes is a ratchet and socket(either 1/2" or 7/16"). Unlatch the window from inside, lift the window, unbolt the support arms from the window frame, and lift the lower part of the window way up past 90 degrees. The hinge will drop out of the lip holding it in place. You can then clean the windows, or the area inside the windows, and replace the screens. Installation is the reverse of removal, just make sure the hinge is all the way inserted into the lip before lowering the window.
The blue rubrail and beltline inserts are available from Airstream, or Inland RV.
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