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Old 12-31-2015, 03:35 PM   #1
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Cracks and one hole in 2015 Airstream window Rock Guards

I purchased a 2015 A/S Flying Cloud in April and have traveled 5,000 miles this summer. I have had little problem except a rock hit the road side window guard. I know this happens but I do not want to replace these window guards every time this occurs. What are the guards made of? If it is a lean product can I glue a piece to cover the whole. I see where some people put a sticker over the hole but if I get hit again I will now be replacing a window. Need some advice.

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Old 12-31-2015, 03:47 PM   #2
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Your insurance should handle this and you'll probably get a new rock guard from Airstream. I think you just got unlucky. Itmight be a good investment to install some Rock Tamers on the tow vehicle if you travel a lot on gravel roads. I just have Weathertech mud flaps on my tow vehicle.

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Old 12-31-2015, 04:29 PM   #3
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A rock hit mine the first trip. I didn't think to submit it to insurance so I stop drilled the cracks and fused the cracks with acetone. Hasn't spread any further and isn't really noticeable. Could cover it with an Airforums sticker.
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Old 12-31-2015, 05:17 PM   #5
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In many, many cross-country trips, the only gravel our truck tires have thrown have been caught by the truck's mud flaps, some may have gone by to the Airstreams stainless segment protectors but you'd have to look hard to see it.

Damage to the upper shell and window rock guards are caused by vehicles passing, or meeting vehicles on two lane roads. We have a nick high in the window rock guard and a ding in the aluminum above it. The segment protectors and rock guards are doing what they are supposed to do for us. Little else can be done to protect the high areas.

We have considered the big rock protectors across the back of the truck, but I see little need for it. And it's an area I don't want to add unnecessary weight or complicate what is now a simple hitching/unhitching process with our ProPride hitch.
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Old 12-31-2015, 05:18 PM   #6
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I read somewhere they're made of Lexan, a bullet proof plastic product also used as hurricane window shutters.
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Old 01-01-2016, 12:38 PM   #7
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I took a rock on I90 in SD in July that left a hole the size of a dollar bill in one of mine. Like dkottum above, I do not believe my own tires can toss rock that high... I believe it was thrown by another vehicle. I covered it with black duct tape inside and out for the remainder of the trip. That was hardly noticeable. I found other threads on Airforums after I got home and I believe these are plexiglass. When I read what might be required to fabricate a replacement to the proper size, shape and curve I ditched the idea of fixing my broken pane. I didn't think to file an insurance claim and bought a replacement from Airstream through Colonial to the tune of $500 or so.
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I was driving through Tennessee when a rock flew out from a truck in front of me and hit my front center rock guard and cracked it. I have an Airstream sticker over it. I have flaps on my truck but in this case it did not matter.
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WayneandSam -- Have stop drilled but not fused before. Must the surface be horizontal to fuse? Acetone applied with a toothpick?

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