Confusion here. I am appealing to Inland Andy
to straighten this out.
First if I am correct the term Vista View
only applies to the overhead windows that are placed in the curved portion of the roof above the opening windows. They were all set in rounded rectangular frames (sashes). I do not know if the actual glass panes were all rounded corners or some (replacements?) may have been square cornered if that would still fit the sash?
They came in different lengths 18", 30" and 40" in 1974, single glass + the plexi inner liner held in with the aluminum rectangular ring.
The glass was tinted with an applied film on the inner side.
I assume they were the same widths. I assume the different lengths corresponded somehow with the trailer length/model.
I assume that the outer glass was either safety or tempered.
I know the outer glass was concaved.
These Vista Views are not
to be confused with the FIXED WINDOWS
that are similar in shape only.These are located below the Opening Windows.
I believe some folks mistakenly call these vista views and cause confusion here on the forums.
I assume the Fixed window near the door is the most often broken, as people break it to gain entry (they hope) when locked out. Or thieves break it trying to get in for crime.
These also came in the 3 lengths like the Vista Views. But I don't know if they had the inner liner and the snap ring. Also I don't think the glass was concaved.
Prob many of these have been replaced with plexi outer.
I know that sometime in the 70s the Vistas went to the double glass sandwich,film tinted inside the outer pane.
Is it possible that menormy and Ganglin quoted above are speaking of the lower FIXED windows?
If not perhaps there have been more than two forms of the Vista Views or they are dealing with an after-market make do jury-rigging?
Inland Andy Help please.
Also Andy what exactly is still available? How bout the snap rings?
and does the Vista View have to be concaved to seal properly? And will a square cornerd replacement pane work at all?
What about replacement parts for the FIXED Windows?