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Old 06-30-2007, 04:51 PM   #1
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Broke my window!

This is entirely my own fault. I was using the gas trimmer around the house, and apparently it threw something right into my kitchen window! Ouch! All the more ouch knowing I did it to myself. And that now I have to get it fixed in time to go camping next weekend. Ugh...
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Old 06-30-2007, 04:54 PM   #2
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Aw Stef, sorry to see it. I know you have plenty on your plate lately. Hope it's a simple fix.
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Old 06-30-2007, 05:05 PM   #3
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Hate when that happens. You might want the see post number 4 from Inland RV under this thread.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f454...ion-33330.html
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Old 06-30-2007, 05:18 PM   #4
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Ow! Stef, that's not a Corning window, is it?
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Old 06-30-2007, 07:13 PM   #5
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Yup, one of my original curved corning windows
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Old 06-30-2007, 07:25 PM   #6
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We feel your financial pain....

because we just replaced two curved and two flat windows. Vintage sent them quickly though, so maybe you can be on the road before you know it.

At least it looks as though your AS is covered and you won't get rain inside.
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Old 06-30-2007, 09:14 PM   #7
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I just looked up the price! That's a $200 piece of glass!

Yes, luckily the trailer is safely under it's vinyl carport, so it will be dry under there.

I'm going to do a search on putting plexi in. One of my other big windows is plexi already. I really don't have a problem with it, compared to an unexpected $200 repair.
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Old 06-30-2007, 09:30 PM   #8
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You should use Lexan, I had a window repair done by the PO and it cracked on me while closed and pulled tight against the curved window opening.

Lexan is very flexible and is what I now have on that window.
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Old 06-30-2007, 10:00 PM   #9
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Just out of curisioty, has anyone ever suffered a broken or cracked Vista Veiw window from towing. I'm about to pull my 34' monster 500 miles and I'm worried about being hit by flying debris. I even thought about covering the windows with cardboard and duct tape. Has anyone else had experience with this?
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Ugh! So sorry Steph. Look at this way.... it's cheaper to replace even the glass than fix the dent in the side if it hit the aluminum.....

Good luck! Power to Alki!
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Just out of curisioty, has anyone ever suffered a broken or cracked Vista Veiw window from towing. I'm about to pull my 34' monster 500 miles and I'm worried about being hit by flying debris. I even thought about covering the windows with cardboard and duct tape. Has anyone else had experience with this?
I have never seen a Vista View broken in towing (not to say it hasn't happened to someone somewhere) I think it is a long shot because of where they are located. I did manage to break one of mine while I was removing the interior pane as part of a reseal and cleaning process...$250 and 57 rivets to repair not part of the restoration plan!

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For quick fixes on the road - Lexan is great - but for the originality glass is the only route if you can get (save the 69 wing windows) you can pretty much get any replacement.

We travel with an emergency closure now that you can quickly duck tape on until you can get to a glass store - once we used a boot matt and another time we fashioned a piece of stock pressboard 1/4" cut to size of the wing windows. Came in real handy cause we did loose a window on that trip too.
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Stef, Sorry to hear of the loss of a Corning window! The fact that you do have the moulding from the glass will help when you replace it with Lexan. Plexiglas is NOT an option! It will flex too much and you will have moisture (rain) find its way in around your frame and seal. Go to a local glass shop with the moulding and have them insert a Lexan replacement of the same thickness as the original Corning glass. Make sure to tell them that the moulding is slightly curved to fit the profile of the trailer and not to try to straighten/flatten it out! Happy Trails, Ed
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Old 07-05-2007, 11:52 PM   #14
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Well, I shelled out for the expensive glass window to replace the gaping hole in the side of my trailer. It arrived today. Only problem is I'm having trouble removing the top channel so I can clean it out and put the new glass in. There are aluminum tabs sticking up on each end to prevent the window from sliding out sideways. It won't lift up and come off the hinge. The instructions on vintage trailer supply say only part of it will come off, and you have to pry them apart. So I have cleaned out all the broken glass and I just need to get the channel apart to finish cleaning out the old tape and install the new glass. I'll be getting double stick tape to mount the glass from the glass shop tomorrow. But what's the trick to getting that top channel apart?
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