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Old 04-12-2012, 10:01 PM   #1
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Jalousie Window - Share Yours

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I love the jalousie window on my vintage Airstream 1955 Flying Cloud.
Interestingly, I've not seen many front jalousie windows.

How do you feel about your jalousie window?
Share your window photos?
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:12 PM   #2
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I had to look up the term "Jalousie Window" and it turns out, as the picture implies, that it's what I know as a "Louvre Window".

"Jalousie" is also French for "jealousy". Hmmm, a Jealous Window!

It does look pretty on the Airstream, though :~)
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:23 PM   #3
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Jalouside Window - Share Yours

During much of the 1950s and 1960s (through 1964), almost every Airstream had at least one or a pair of jalousie windows beside the entry door. Since this was during the time when Airstreams were frequently produced to special orders from customers, it isn't terribly uncommon to find a coach from this period with additional jalousie windows in other positions as well. I will never forget the 1964 Airstream Sovereign that was owned and special ordered by Pearl Main and her husband . . . this coach featured jalousie window throughout the living area. Mrs. Main continued traveling in this coach for a number of years as a Free Wheeler following the loss of her husband - - the coach was nearly 40 years old when she had to retire from traveling. As much photography as I have done while traveling, I can't explain why I never took any photos of the coach.

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1968 Princess Streamline has jalousie windows all around except for partial jalousie on the front windows. Love these windows. Keeps the interior dry when you open them during a fairly heavy downpour. As close to nature as possible, without getting wet. A very unique, and functional feature.
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:52 AM   #5
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I have a pair in the '63. I had to replace a couple panes when they broke them to reach inside to open the door, when breaking in. At least it was easier to fix than a sprung door. Up north, they leak cold air during spring and fall camping. They do provide good ventilation, but I am not sure whether it is a lot better than the other windows.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:06 PM   #6
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1968 Princess Streamline has jalousie windows all around except for partial jalousie on the front windows. Love these windows. Keeps the interior dry when you open them during a fairly heavy downpour. As close to nature as possible, without getting wet. A very unique, and functional feature.
Beautiful!
I've never had a jalousie window before - looking forward to smelling the crisp fresh air during a spring rain.....ahhhhhhh!
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:17 PM   #7
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I have a pair in the '63. I had to replace a couple panes when they broke them to reach inside to open the door, when breaking in. At least it was easier to fix than a sprung door. Up north, they leak cold air during spring and fall camping. They do provide good ventilation, but I am not sure whether it is a lot better than the other windows.
Hi Dwight!
Sorry to hear about your break-in. People need to keep their hands off others stuff. I think that was a kindergarten lesson for me.
Have you re-worked the windows?
What I've heard is that the old seals leak? But new ones are better and more quiet?
I'm really excited for the window, and hope to enjoy the breeze. Time will tell, I guess.
Any advice?
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My jalousie window is cleaned up now - polished but without glass.
See more at Byam's '55 Flying Cloud: Jalousie Window and More Are Polished
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I never knew these were called jalousie windows until I got my '64 Safari. It has one on each side up front by the dinette. I really like them, but one needs to have some of the glass holders replaced and I can't find them anywhere. Vintage Trailer Supply no longer carries them. Any ideas?
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