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Old 03-10-2004, 10:19 PM   #1
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adding a new window where one has never been before?

Has anyone ever afdded a window I'm thinking about the small oval one. Is this reasonably possible to do? I'm interested in making a comfortable living place not on preservation. silver suz
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Old 03-10-2004, 11:06 PM   #2
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I have found someone who has.

This is a custom made caravel, that has the best setup I have ever seen.
You can see the oval window on the door.
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Old 03-10-2004, 11:07 PM   #3
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I've been wondering the same thing. I would like to add a porthole window to the door someday like I've seen on some of the customs, or a small rectangular one, maybe one matching the kitchen window. I wonder what a window unit looks like when it has been removed from a trailer. I'm sure someone around here must have pics.
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Old 03-10-2004, 11:10 PM   #4
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Interior

This has a rare dinnette and the kitchen counter perpendicular to the street wall. This divides the bed in the rear, from the feeding area in the front.
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That is really unique. So where's the bathroom, because in all the Caravels I've seen it is in the back? I think this must be a Pacer or Bambi with Caravel badges (not that there's anything wrong with that), as I don't think they made any Caravels with the door in a door unless the owner added that as well.
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Old 03-10-2004, 11:46 PM   #6
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Here is the rr

Custom ordered, it is truly a Caravel with specific request for the oval and the interior setup.
I am trying to downsize a couple of pics to show the rear.
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take two!

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Take 3

Rear. Bed to right, rest to left.
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Close up of the set up

Pardon the Huge TV, but Joe spends a lot of his time in this trailer.......since the divorce that is!
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Talking new window

So you think the actual airstream factory put the window in? It almost looks like a marine window adaption. Nice trailer!

But has anyone actually put in a window by themselves? Is this a useless idea or way out in left field as far as being able to do it? I want one of the small long oval windows that open with a screen. supposedly there is a good airstream junk yard south of Fort Worth , TX, near Waco. silver suz

Hey I dont want to make this trailer make-over TOO easy for my guys!!! silver suz
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opening?

This is how Airstreams are made. The windows are added to the shell post Shell production.

But, I have never seen what a vista view that opens. You referring to a vista view are'nt you?

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small opening windows

In the new '04 airstream brochure, there are pictures of several small windows, like the international CCD. I'm not sure if the horizontally long oval window in the kitchen opens or not. the top kitchen sink window looks like it does. They also show some small windows in the back bedroom area that might open or not. the new safari shows smaller longitudinal windows in the bed area that definately look like they open. I am just going by the color pictures in the brochure. the accompaning architectural drawings dont indicate if a window opens or not. Poor drafting skills. Also there is a new configuration (as a choice) of upper and lower bunks in the back and it seemed there were small openable windows for the upper and lower bunks. I have a '71 31' sov. and want to put the double bunks in back and would like ventilation for both bunks. thanks silver suz
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I have also wished to add windows such as the vista views.
I am thinking the actual process of adding a window would require the installation of some sort of reinforced framing at the window penetration in the skin. Maybe a simple aluminum "U or Box" riveted between the inner and outer skin?
Has anyone actually done this before?
Does anyone know of a source for the windows and trim for such a project?
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I was just in a CCD this weekend, and was surprised to see that it looks to me like the kitchen windows don't open. I thought that was odd, because I open my kitchen windows for ventilation all the time, and I think that's pretty handy when I'm burning dinner! We'll have to get the opinion of someone who owns one, but they looked permanently closed to me.
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