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Old 09-01-2013, 10:56 PM   #1
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window glass

I just had a kitchen window break... on my '69 Land Yacht. It is the single pane type. Who makes /supplies replacement glass?

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Old 09-07-2013, 06:19 PM   #2
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The older Airstreams used regular glass you can probably get it cut at any hardware store.
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I just had a kitchen window break... on my '69 Land Yacht. It is the single pane type. Who makes /supplies replacement glass?

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Airstream has used special tempered glass starting with the 1966 models.

The 66, 67 and 68 glass is no longer available from Airstream, but is available from a dealer.

The 1969 models used a goofy window hinge, that must be removed from the original window and installed on the 1970 replacement window.

If not, you will immediately damage the hinge on the replacement.

These windows are not standard glass and cannot be purchase from anyone except an Airstream dealer.

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Andy with over 100 years experience I defer to your expertise
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Andy with over 100 years experience I defer to your expertise
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Not 100, but very close to half that.

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And as a novice I appreciate your expertise.
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The older Airstreams used regular glass you can probably get it cut at any hardware store.
Define what you man by "older" and "regular" please.
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I don't think the side glass on the '69+ trailers is flat. Your best bet is to find someone who has the whole window in the right size and change it out, I think. If the '69 is just like the slightly later ones, you can remove the whole frame by disconnecting the lifts and rotating the window up above horizontal, at a certain point you'll be able to pull it off the hinge. A compatible window will install the same way.
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I don't think the side glass on the '69+ trailers is flat. Your best bet is to find someone who has the whole window in the right size and change it out, I think. If the '69 is just like the slightly later ones, you can remove the whole frame by disconnecting the lifts and rotating the window up above horizontal, at a certain point you'll be able to pull it off the hinge. A compatible window will install the same way.
Airstream's 1969 to 1974 windows, are almost exactly the same.

All the opening windows for the 1969 tailers used a strange hinge.

If you try to install a replacment window, in a 1969 model, you will snap the heads off of the new hinge.

YOU MUST REMOVE THE HINGE FROM THE 1969 WINDOW AND INSTALL IT ON THE NEW REPLACEMENT.

The 1970 and up hinges will not work on the 1969 trailers.

The glass and sash are fine, but not the hinge.

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thanks for your input

I may have found a replacement window...brand new in the wrapper... about 30 miles from home in Central Alberta...what are the odds?

I appreciate all your assistance in this matter.

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Define what you man by "older" and "regular" please.
1965 and older used regular normal window glass like you have in your windows in your house.
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1965 and older used regular normal window glass like you have in your windows in your house.
you are right - it's the same glass as MY house because i still have true divided light windows. the kind where the sashes have weights.

but most newer 'house' window glass is not the same glass as my divided light windows - it's usually dual pane and treated with a film for UV light , etc.
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