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Old 04-30-2008, 03:24 PM   #1
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Rock guards for '77 Argosy

Is there a rock guard for the '77 Argosy that will protect both the center windo and the two front wing windows? Source?

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Old 04-30-2008, 04:00 PM   #2
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Howdy Mike -- Welcome to the Forums! Any Airstream dealer can order those for you. They'll probably have it drop shipped to your house. They will need to know the year & model. The first full-pano windows were first started on the Argosy line when it came out in 1972. I believe there are 3 widths of trailers that require the full panoramic window rock guards -- but Airstream makes only two rock guards:
  • 8'6" wide bodies -- Airstreams 24' or longer built after 1993 (approx.)
  • 8' -- Argosy & some Airstreams w pano windows, 1972 to present
The 3rd trailer width is the 7'6" wide Argosy Minuet and those need 8' rock guards but with special adaptation covered in http://www.airforums.com/forums/f227...nuet-9638.html. That thread would be instructive for anyone wanting to install their own -- and you wouldn't have to do the middle window cut-down for a standard Argosy. I did mine this way on my '76 Argosy.

Just be sure there is no chance of drilling into the edge of the window when you drill the pilot holes for mounting screws -- tempered windows will shatter when you do that and clear wide pano windows are no longer available. Mount the center window guard first. That will help you see how far back to put the hinges for the right & left pano rock guards. Be sure and put some Sikaflex 221 or Vulkem over the hole as you mount the middle hinge rail or the side hinge mounts; you want that sealed up well. You'll probably have to move your upper front Argosy nameplate to put on a rockguard -- but doing the rockguard is absolutely mandatory as roadhazards will break your heart when you lose one of those windows.
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Old 04-30-2008, 04:14 PM   #3
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Thanks! This is a 1977 Argosy 24' rear bath and front dinette. I am just into the purchase process. Any idea on price?

I travel in some great, but hazardous, places.
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North of $400 for sure. Almost $500? People look at alternatives all the time. This is the only way to go IMO.
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You can get a three piece rock guard that is a direct fit straight from Airstream, your local Airstream dealer, or Inland RV. Out of Doors Mart has them also, if you are East of the Mississippi.
List price is around $600 or so. Well worth the price if you ever lose a wing window because you didn't have one.
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