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Old 07-08-2007, 01:09 AM   #1
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Hi,

Just curious (inquiring minds want to know) - do any of you have the louvered type windows in your airstreams?..we have the '64 Safari which has the jalousie types on both sides of the trailer..they are different looking for sure.


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Old 07-08-2007, 03:16 PM   #2
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Codybear, why does it not surprise me that you have the inquiring mind?

I have the jalousie windows stacked to the right of the door on my 1960 Tradewind. Cool, aren't they! They remind me of the windows I grew up with in south Florida during the late '50s and '60s. Jalousies were so popular then, but they leaked terribly during severe storm winds and squalls.
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Codybear, why does it not surprise me that you have the inquiring mind?

I have the jalousie windows stacked to the right of the door on my 1960 Tradewind. Cool, aren't they! They remind me of the windows I grew up with in south Florida during the late '50s and '60s. Jalousies were so popular then, but they leaked terribly during severe storm winds and squalls.
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I remember those tin jalousies well. We had them across the entire front porch of the house that I grew up in in the 50's and 60's at 251 SW 11 Street, Miami 30, Fla.
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Old 07-08-2007, 03:35 PM   #4
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Jalousies had a limited run of popularity here in Arkansas in the 50s and 60s. I remember a floor to ceiling one at a local gas station that my Explorer troop leader owned. Great in the spring and fall, but what a pneumonia hole in the winter. It gets cold here sometimes.

The first Airstream I was ever in had a jalousie window in the door. Even though, given the leaking problem, I wouldn’t want one; it was very cool.

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Old 07-08-2007, 04:18 PM   #5
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I do like them, I remember my mom and dad's home in Honolulu, Hawaii had them too..must be that 'tropical' style!!..

We did have one pane that had a crack on it in the safari that we were able to repleace easily!!..
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Hi,

Just curious (inquiring minds want to know) - do any of you have the louvered type windows in your airstreams?..we have the '64 Safari which has the jalousie types on both sides of the trailer..they are different looking for sure.

The jalousie windows were a standard curb-side feature ahead of the door on the longer Airstream coaches through the '64 model year. I am not certain of the date Airstream began this feature, but believe that it was sometime in the early 1950s.

Yours is the second '64 coach that I have heard of that also has street-side jalousies. A long-time member of WBCCI and the Free Wheelers owned a '64 Sovereign of the Road that she and her husband purchased new that was special ordered with several of the jalousie windows -- it certainly made for a distinctive appearance at the International Rallys.

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I remember those tin jalousies well. We had them across the entire front porch of the house that I grew up in in the 50's and 60's at 251 SW 11 Street, Miami 30, Fla.
Gee SuEllyn! Has the neighborhood changed any? It looks like a semi truck going by.
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Zones? Those were the days. I grew up in San Antonio 9, Tex. I even enjoyed finding a used Delta drill press in the early 80s from Pittsburgh 5, Penna. States didn't have the 2 letter abbreviations either.
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Gee SuEllyn! Has the neighborhood changed any? It looks like a semi truck going by.
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Zones? Those were the days. I grew up in San Antonio 9, Tex. I even enjoyed finding a used Delta drill press in the early 80s from Pittsburgh 5, Penna. States didn't have the 2 letter abbreviations either.
That's I-95 in the photo about a block from where I grew up. Of course, 11th Street went through then because I-95 wasn't there yet.
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One thing we've always had w/the jalousie windows - good tight seal when windeows were fully closed. no leaks..in fact, sometimes, the panes seal closed so well, it takes some effort to open them..the crank works well. We get a good cross draft through the dining area!
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The squarestream's/squaregosy's (1986-1991) also have 'em
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Some PO removed the oval plexiglass windows in our '48 and added two square jalousies on each end. We had thought they were special order until we removed the skins and found small cuts from the original oval along with left over seam sealer. We're putting the jalousies back in as it lets in more air and looks way cool.
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We have the jalousie window in front of the door on the 64 Tradwind that we just bought. My question is, how do you replace the glass panes in those. Ours looks like someone has tried to seal the panes shut with something. I don't know what it is, but it won't come off. I want to save the window and just replace the panes.
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Old 09-06-2007, 11:08 AM   #14
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I was told this was an option for the CA built trailers. Don't know for sure...
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