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Old 01-01-2006, 08:06 PM   #1
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Unhappy '66 Tradewind rear window repair

Don't you know it. Trailers 38 years old never had a problem, I buy it, it's in my town one month and some crackhead breaks in through the rear window and steals one of my propane tanks. Any ideas on where to obtain a replacement or acceptable alternatives. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-01-2006, 08:29 PM   #2
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The good news is that the rear window is flat glass! It can be replaced by any glass shop!!! Thank goodness they didn't choose one of the curved corning side windows!

Welcome to the forum! We have a 66 Tradewind too!
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Old 01-01-2006, 09:18 PM   #3
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Don't you know it. Trailers 38 years old never had a problem, I buy it, it's in my town one month and some crackhead breaks in through the rear window and steals one of my propane tanks. Any ideas on where to obtain a replacement or acceptable alternatives. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Welcome to the forum, Wmswall! I have to agree - you were lucky they picked one of the flat windows to break because the curved ones are pretty expensive. I just replaced my front window and bought it through Vintage Trailer Supply (http://www.vintagetrailersupply.com). They just started selling reproductions of the Corning tempered glass windows last year. The fit and finish of their windows is wonderful and they also include detailed instructions of how to install them. With a '66 you will either have type 1 or type 2 windows (these numbers determine how your window comes apart to replace the glass). A type 3 window also was available but I believe that only applies to 1967s. Once I was able to get my glass bar (that's the part that holds the window in place) off and apart replacing the window took no time at all. Good luck! Diane
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