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Old 07-16-2002, 10:46 PM   #1
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Vista View window repair/replacement

This is a link to a vista view window repair and replacement page. (All credit goes to the site owner)

http://home.att.net/~n7kt/vview.html

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Old 02-04-2013, 05:13 PM   #2
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Hello John,
One of my overhead Vista windows just shattered from the cold freeze and thaw or moisture although I never saw any leak to the interior. I have plugged the broken window by shaping Styrofoam and tape until I find a replacement. I have a 70 Overland sovereign 31'
My question is the overhead vista seems to have a curve. I see some replacements on ebay. But kinda chicken to attempt replacement, drill out pop rivets, put new window in just to find the holes don't match up. How hard is the replacement? Your link is not getting me to the link, showing error.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:15 PM   #3
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Hi, all. I am confused - we have been under the impression that these windows were no longer available and could not be replaced, only repaired. We own a 1976 31' Sovereign - are the 1970 windows different from 1976?
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:53 PM   #4
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You can replace them with a new single pane version.

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Old 02-25-2013, 12:32 PM   #5
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Hi, all. I am confused - we have been under the impression that these windows were no longer available and could not be replaced, only repaired. We own a 1976 31' Sovereign - are the 1970 windows different from 1976?
The difference was the early 70's windows were single pane.

The later 70's windows were double pane (the ones that cause most of the problems).

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Old 02-26-2013, 03:32 PM   #6
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Haven't replaced yet. But ready to do so. The windows I have in the 70 airstream is a one pane 1/8" version. Nd it exploded to the outside , ah, had to pick-up all the glass outside the camper from freeze and thaw. Duck tape and Styrofoam still holding strong for now. Going to Bell Center very soon. $450.oo dollars to repair one window..........
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D o Not close the inside shades when the temps outside are below freezing!
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Haven't replaced yet. But ready to do so. The windows I have in the 70 airstream is a one pane 1/8" version. Nd it exploded to the outside , ah, had to pick-up all the glass outside the camper from freeze and thaw. Duck tape and Styrofoam still holding strong for now. Going to Bell Center very soon. $450.oo dollars to repair one window..........
Which window are you replacing?

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Old 03-01-2013, 04:59 PM   #9
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Which window are you replacing?

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Andy - we have the double paned windows in our '76. Can they be replaced with new single paned windows?
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Yes, the can.

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Old 03-07-2013, 08:58 PM   #11
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Yes, the can.

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I have a 73 Airstream with the vista windows that are dual pane. They all look bad because of the moisture between the panes. I'm wondering if the inner panel is plexiglass not glass. If so can I just break out the inner panel rather than replacing each one?
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:00 PM   #12
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Thanks for the quick reply!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:06 PM   #13
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What do you intend to do with your double pane take offs? I rebuilt all mine to single pane versions with no problems. If you are going to trash them...let me know, I might buy them from you, rebuild them, and resell.
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Joebanjo- what's your preferred method of rebuilding the '76 double pane vista view?
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