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Old 09-09-2015, 02:19 PM   #1
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We have been on the road since Mid May, almost all the time in cooler weather. We are now in PEI. With the temps rising, we are wanting to open the windows. They are fine with a very slight breeze, much more than that and they close. Is something loose, or is this just another Airstream characteristic that one must put up with?
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Old 09-09-2015, 02:37 PM   #2
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Are you engaging / snapping in the levers in the detents ... if so and they are still closing, something is wrong ... hard to believe that it is all the windows.
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Old 09-09-2015, 02:57 PM   #3
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Yes we are properly opening the windows, yes, all except the front, and it has the rock guard shield.

Anyone else experience this?.... Solutions?
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Old 09-09-2015, 04:49 PM   #4
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Be sure that BOTH lever/handles go into the indent area. Visually look to see that they are 'locked' in the open position (one on each side). Once in the locked position, they should be secure, even in a howling wind.

Again, look for the 'indents' along each side just inside the window when opened and make sure the lever/handle arm securely gets into the appropriate indent.
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Old 09-09-2015, 08:57 PM   #5
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Ok, one more time, the windows are properly opened and secured in their slot. Very simply, the wind is pushing on the outside of the window, the arm stays in their slot, but the window closes.

Has this happened to anyone else?...what was the solution.

I found some old post where people rigged a stick to prevent the window from closing. If I have to go that route I will, just seems to me there must be a better solution, or maybe a better design. Previous RV's had sliding windows, no issues.
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:37 PM   #6
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Ok, one more time, the windows are properly opened and secured in their slot. Very simply, the wind is pushing on the outside of the window, the arm stays in their slot, but the window closes.

Has this happened to anyone else?...what was the solution.

I found some old post where people rigged a stick to prevent the window from closing. If I have to go that route I will, just seems to me there must be a better solution, or maybe a better design. Previous RV's had sliding windows, no issues.

Could you share a picture of what you're talking about - including how you've secured the arms to the indents? When you say the arm stays in the slots but the window still closes, I just can't visualize that as a possibility. Maybe some pics would help?
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Maybe for so e reason her window arms are not attached to glass. Fyi the front window opens too, just put rock guard up, great breeze from there. Tonight is very hot, I even have my egress window with a block holding it open.
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Our rear bed room "escape" rear window on the Classic in the first open notch will close with little wind pressure. The middle and top (wide open) position will hold. I think the angle of the arm does not exert enough leverage to keep the window open.
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Old 09-10-2015, 06:29 AM   #9
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Switzerland, thanks for understanding the issue and more importantly confirming that, it happens. I'm sure others have experienced it, so if there is a good solution, pls let me know. When we get home next month, I'll try to make something and let you know what I came up with.

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Ok, one more time, the windows are properly opened and secured in their slot. Very simply, the wind is pushing on the outside of the window, the arm stays in their slot, but the window closes.

Has this happened to anyone else?...what was the solution.

I found some old post where people rigged a stick to prevent the window from closing. If I have to go that route I will, just seems to me there must be a better solution, or maybe a better design. Previous RV's had sliding windows, no issues.
Hard to visualize as in order for the window to close, the arm must move out of the detent ... if it is still in the lowest slot and the window flops, then perhaps the detent is not holding. Several; of our windows exhibit the same situation if they are not fully "clicked" into the lowest position. The side strips with the slots / detents are easily replaced (possibly, you are still under warranty). We have had several of the strips that were not properly secured to the side of the window frame.

People are trying to be helpful to you ...
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Ours has the same closing issue with the window by the gaucho. We just use the middle or upper slot. The rest of our windows work fine. Still under warranty will have dealer look at it in November when they are doing the remainder of our warranty items. Will let you know what the say.
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The arms are fully seated in the bottom slot of the rear window that serves also as the emergency escape. This is a huge window and the arm angle lacks the leverage to keep the window open if a small gust of wind hits the open window. The big concern is the window could blow closed and be locked for travel as it looks like it was properly closed putting stress on both the glass and the arms.

All our other window arms operate as intended.
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I am visualizing the wind first lifting the window to clear the arm from the notch and then the window closes due to gravity??
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Old 09-10-2015, 03:04 PM   #14
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Gearhart, the wind pushes on the window down, not up....at least that is what I noticed...it happens quick.

Beach Bum, thanks, and please let me know what you find out.

Switz, I will try using the second slot and see if the windows close on their own.
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