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Old 08-01-2004, 02:04 PM   #1
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Question Vista View window repair

Hi I am a new member and this is the first time posting. I tried before but didn't get it right. We just bought a 1976 land yatch in fairly good condition. However there is the usuall problem with cloudyness and condensation (2 of the 5 have water in them). I have read all the threads I could find but no one addressed the how to of removing, cleaning and resealing them. I do not want to break out the inner window nor do I want to buy new ones. Can anyone help so I get it right the first time. Thanks
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Old 08-01-2004, 07:08 PM   #2
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I think buying new ones is out of the question since they're not made any more. That's why breaking out the inner pane is the repair method of choice.

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Old 08-01-2004, 07:41 PM   #3
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I thought new single pane vista view windows were still available?
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Old 08-01-2004, 08:04 PM   #4
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I thought new single pane vista view windows were still available?
They are, believe me I know...I bought one! They around $250 each and take about half a day to intall. That is probably why most people are going the break out the window route.

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Vista Window Replacement

Just curious to where you bought your vista window I need one as well. I was thinking of going with the lexan replacement but would rather purchase new.
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:46 AM   #6
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Just curious to where you bought your vista window I need one as well. I was thinking of going with the lexan replacement but would rather purchase new.
We have them.

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Old 09-10-2008, 04:51 AM   #7
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Just curious to where you bought your vista window I need one as well. I was thinking of going with the lexan replacement but would rather purchase new.
They are available from most Airstream Dealers. Most likely a special order item. I would have to check where mine came from.

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Ya know I thought the 1976's were the last year to have the single pane VistaViews (with the plexi inner sheet and the snap ring retainer). Obviously if Bluegirl above is correct about her model year, then I am mistaken.

Does anyone know if Airstream used both the single and the double "insulated" sandwich pane in the '76 model year?

The change from the single to double has to go down on the top 10 list of all-time Airstream design change screw-ups. Although in that case I suppose they actually meant well, instead of it being a cost cutting measure.
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Ya know I thought the 1976's were the last year to have the single pane VistaViews (with the plexi inner sheet and the snap ring retainer). Obviously if Bluegirl above is correct about her model year, then I am mistaken.

Does anyone know if Airstream used both the single and the double "insulated" sandwich pane in the '76 model year?

The change from the single to double has to go down on the top 10 list of all-time Airstream design change screw-ups. Although in that case I suppose they actually meant well, instead of it being a cost cutting measure.
Airstream brought to life, double pane windows with the 1975 models.

However, for most models, the "double pane" windows were an option, other than for the front windows.

Therefore many trailers from 1975 and up had a mix of windows, some singlr pane and some double pane.

Ah yes, a great idea, but the double pane windows, turned out to be exactly that. A DOUBLE PAIN IN THE NECK.

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vista view windows on a 1977 ambassador

If taken off the trailer, will the aluminum housing for the vista view window come apart to clean and repair?
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