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Old 09-09-2010, 12:08 AM   #1
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Replacing old windows with new ones.

So I was pondering replacing my vintage windows with new and shiny replacements. I have found several sources for modern windows. So the question is do I do the unthinkable and remove the originals and go modern. I am sure that it will work and fit properly but what are the drawbacks. I realize that it would defile the "originality", but there are more benefits of weather proofing and looks. Has any one undertaken this task?
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Old 09-09-2010, 12:48 AM   #2
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Wellllllll!!!!!!

I replaced all my windows with new heat tempered glass! The only original Corning glass left on the trailer is the non-opening window to the right of the entry door. However, I really had no choice in the matter as all the windows were plexiglas or missing when we got the trailer! So I would say as long as you can get new glass to fit and new seals to work, Then go for it! Happy Trails, Ed
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new new

When I say new I am referring to new frame, glass and seals. I am sure that I could sell the old windows and frames to offset the cost.
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:22 AM   #4
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The Biggest challenge...........

You'll need to determine if the windows are flat on the trailer sides, and if so (or not) to find frames/glass that will match the sizes and curve (if any) on the trailer. Happy Trails, Ed
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Old 09-12-2010, 03:24 AM   #5
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You might be able to sell a few of them to me. I have a '56 Overlander and need some.
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You could sell to us to - we have a '56 Caravanner. Good Luck. Lynne
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:12 PM   #7
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I've been searching for replacement windows for our 1976 Sovereign to no avail. We have all the originals but they are so badly foggy that I can't bear it. I want all new glass in each frame if possible. Anyone have any idea on where to get new ones? Thanks for your help.
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:47 PM   #8
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Window glass

Sandy, Check with VintageTrailerSupply.com and also InlandRV. com they both sell glass and may be able to help you. Also, Andy R. at Inland can answer just about any questions you may have on the actual replacement methods for your model trailer. The folks at Airstream probably have new replacement glass for your trailer that can be ordered thru a Airstream dealer near you which could save you lots of money in shipping costs. My first call would be to a local A/S dealer to see what is available from the company. Happy Trails, Ed
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