Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-30-2003, 10:06 AM   #15
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
rluhr's Avatar
 
1968 17' Caravel
2005 30' Safari
Somewhere , roaming America
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,093
Images: 39
Well, well, well ...

I guess the windows of the 1966-1968 models aren't exactly the same after all! See my picture.

Note that I have no drip cap, nor the double-hinge arrangement that jmoy describes. All of my windows are like this.

And despite the fact that they look tight and well vulkem-ed, they LEAK. Argh!

-- RL
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	dcp_1718.jpg
Views:	201
Size:	17.3 KB
ID:	3329  
__________________

__________________
rluhr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2003, 10:33 AM   #16
Rivet Master
 
InsideOut's Avatar

 
1956 22' Safari
Vintage Kin Owner
Conifer/Evergreen , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 11,793
Images: 108
Quote:
I guess the windows of the 1966-1968 models aren't exactly the same after all!
The difference could just as easily be a CA vs OH thing. Several times, we have been at rallies and had the "exact same" trailers parked side by side...one from OH & one from CA, but both '64 GlobeTrotters. There were as many differences as there were similarities...could this explain your differences?

Shari
__________________

__________________
InsideOut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2003, 11:58 AM   #17
3 Rivet Member
 
hhuber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 206
Images: 8
Quote:
Your windows look so naked to me without the metal trim around the edges...
I think actually that was the idea. They look really cool without the frames. Unfortunately it's real hard to see them once your start having a little fun!

Heidi
__________________
hhuber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2003, 05:13 PM   #18
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
rluhr's Avatar
 
1968 17' Caravel
2005 30' Safari
Somewhere , roaming America
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,093
Images: 39
Rain gutters

Hmmm, just came up with a theory. If you look at my picture (three posts above), you'll see a big bead of Vulkem along the top edge of the window hinge. The theory is that this bead is actually concealing a little rain gutter, and this is causing the leak. Without the rain gutter, water runs over the top of the hinge and into the gap just below, rather than being diverted to the sides. Anyone with similar windows care to comment?

I'm going to go dig the Vulkem out of one of them on the next sunny day to find out.

-- RL

PS: Shari, you might be right. Mine is an Ohio Caravel. Since jmoy is from Seattle it's likely he's got a California model. Jmoy, can you check your serial #? It should be something like O176xyyy, where the x ="J" for Jackson Center, or something else for California. yyy is the production number. (The O means Overlander trim, the 17 is the length, and "6" refers to 1966.)
__________________
rluhr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2003, 06:50 PM   #19
2 Rivet Member
 
JMoy's Avatar
 
1966 17' Caravel
Redmond , Washington
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 34
Send a message via AIM to JMoy
Our trailer is from 0hio, SN JO176515. The other 66 Caravel I have located here in Seattle is from California. It has the same window hinges as mine. But there are alot of other diffences. The interior color, the countertops and table, the latches on the doors...

I am pretty convinced at this point that I am not missing anything and will proceed to replace this one last window and all my windows will be complete (and hopefully leak free).

Thanks everyone for your help.

Jerry
__________________
JMoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2003, 09:38 AM   #20
2 Rivet Member
 
JimC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 87
Images: 14
Just ran outside to look.

My 67 tradewind made in Ohio has all original glass, and all hinges are identical. They have the two piece hinge that JMoy pictured and described.

Jim
__________________
JimC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2003, 11:42 AM   #21
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
rluhr's Avatar
 
1968 17' Caravel
2005 30' Safari
Somewhere , roaming America
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,093
Images: 39
OK, I'm going INSANE!

I've been trying to nail down this window leak for weeks. (See my picture about 7 posts up from this one.) Apparently, the rain runs over the top of the window frame, into the hinge, and leaks inside. I've tried everything I can think of to fix it, but it seems to be a flaw of this particular hinge design.

Jmoy's '66 hinges with a drip cap make a lot more sense. I can't figure out why Airstream went to my type of hinge in '68, but I'm guessing it is a failed experiment. I've noted some other posts by '68 owners with mysterious window leaks like mine and some of them were (apparently) never resolved. I'd really like to hear from any other late 60's owners with hinge like mine and whether they've had leaks.

Anyway, the temporary solution is a real Bubba job -- clear packing tape applied to the top edge of the window, covering the hinge gap. It works but it's hardly permanent.

Any other ideas?

-- RL
__________________

__________________
rluhr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
caravel


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.