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Old 06-11-2009, 10:10 PM   #1
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I am in the process of replacing all the plastic windows in my TW with new real glass windows. Today while installing the large curb side window, I noticed that the opening mechanism was different from all the others. Instead of just 2 phillips head screws, there was an additional bold on the side holding the mechanism to the frame. The opening bar had a bend in it to clear the bolt. My question is, is a factory item. Maybe because this window is so large they felt the need for additional support for the mechanism, or is this something added by a PO? Fortunately I have all my Phillips latches, just need a couple of handles. Also, does anyone have any idea where to get replacement SS edging for the glass. I have the originals, but the original glass was much thinner than the new and will not work. Looks OK without the trim, but I would love to find either SS or Aluminum to dress up the new glass.

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Old 06-12-2009, 01:14 AM   #2
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I am in the process of replacing all the plastic windows in my TW with new real glass windows. Today while installing the large curb side window, I noticed that the opening mechanism was different from all the others. Instead of just 2 phillips head screws, there was an additional bold on the side holding the mechanism to the frame. The opening bar had a bend in it to clear the bolt. My question is, is a factory item. Maybe because this window is so large they felt the need for additional support for the mechanism, or is this something added by a PO? Fortunately I have all my Phillips latches, just need a couple of handles. Also, does anyone have any idea where to get replacement SS edging for the glass. I have the originals, but the original glass was much thinner than the new and will not work. Looks OK without the trim, but I would love to find either SS or Aluminum to dress up the new glass.

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Bruce.

You can cut some metal type duct tape and it will make the windows look good again.

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The odd window operator was not installed by Airstream.

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Old 06-13-2009, 03:37 PM   #4
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Andy,

I'll send a pic later this weekend. The operator is just like all the others with the exception of the bolt in the middle of it between the two phillips head screws. It has been there a long time.

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