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Old 12-01-2015, 03:31 PM   #1
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My front window does not have a frame around the glass...should it? But, it does have two support rods that I assume are supposed to be attached/stuck to the glass. They are not attached..sliding up and down the sides. How do I repair/fix this? I'm afraid the glass will fall out of trailer frame and break. I will add better pics if needed. Thanks
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Old 12-01-2015, 04:05 PM   #2
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You're talking about the rectangular, flat center window that is supposed to open, right?

My guess is at some point in your trailer's history the original window was broken, and instead of dismantling the frame to replace the glass the then-owner just slapped a piece of glass into its place.

The good news is that all years and lengths of the full-width non-square Argosy used the same center-front window. I already sold off the one from my parts trailer but others will be out there.
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If you're talking about the curved side windows, they are sandwiched between the riveted trim piece and the body. can you attach an image that shows a larger view?
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Old 12-02-2015, 06:25 AM   #4
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No I'm talking about the rectangle window that opens in the front.
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Old 12-02-2015, 06:28 AM   #5
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Here is a picture of the window...looking for a frame/sash..Thanks
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Old 12-02-2015, 06:40 AM   #6
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Those windows do not have a sash. The rear one should be the same. There will be, or should be, a support for the lift arms monted on the window frame. The originals were white plastic, and were extremely vulnerable to UV deterioration. Replacements are pretty inexpensive, and easily installed with a rivet gun.
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Old 12-02-2015, 10:11 AM   #7
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Thanks for the info..after looking at them closely this morning, my thoughts were that they were made this way. You just confirmed! Now to find the part and what they are called.... and thoughts?
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Here is an image of what the original equipment windows look like in an Argosy. Ignore the bubbles, that's optional.



I think the problem here is semantic. I don't know what you mean by "sash" in this context, it's more like a casement window than a sash window but what I call it on these windows is a frame, and when it came from the factory it had one. Shown above is a photo of my 1975 Argosy, my 1976 has the same type of windows.

You can see on the far right the fixed, curved "panorama" window that wraps around the corner, a structural element that divides the 2 windows, and then the metal frame around the glass of the "awning-style" window that hinges open along the top edge and is held open by the two support rods that fit into a plastic track that looks like this:



Here you can see the poor abused beast I bought as a parts trailer that was a '73 I believe, and I'm including it because the window is open and you can clearly see the frame.

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My 1975 MH has the same windows at the rear, with the same mounting. It looks like memguy has just the top spur of the window frame (including the hinge), and the rest of the frame (two sides and base) is missing. On mine, the rod that locates in the window positioning guide (the black plastic guide in your picture) is part of the side frame...he has no side frame so no rod to engage in the guide.
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Old 12-02-2015, 05:47 PM   #10
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I am going to repeat myself, for the benefit of the people that didn't read my first post.
There is no sash on that window, and it never had one from the Argosy factory. All they are is glass with the brackets sticky-taped and epoxied to the glass.
The window in that trailer is the original factory window, installed by Argosy in Verseilles, Ohio.
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I am going to repeat myself, for the benefit of the people that didn't read my first post.
There is no sash on that window, and it never had one from the Argosy factory. All they are is glass with the brackets sticky-taped and epoxied to the glass.
The window in that trailer is the original factory window, installed by Argosy in Verseilles, Ohio.
So the 2 I own and the 3rd I owned briefly, every other one I've seen in person and all the ones on AirstreamClassifieds save one shabby example with a silver door have some aftermarket window that has a metal frame around the entire window that's similar to all the other openable windows on the trailer except that the corners are squared rather than rounded? Every Minuet I've ever seen in person or photos has a framed front window as well, but it's narrower to fit the narrow body.

Or are you saying they built some with frameless windows and most of them framed?
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This one was mine:
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