Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-20-2010, 07:48 PM   #1
3 Rivet Member
 
MTsafari's Avatar
 
1970 23' Safari
Columbia Falls , Montana
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 107
Images: 28
Window Gasket Cleaning

Help! I am ready to replace all the gaskets in my 1970 Safari (finally have all the supplies and time). But I cannot for the life of me figure out how to remove the windows to get started. Can anyone post a picture of how to remove the window? I'm a visual learner, and I guess I just need to see how it's done.

Thanks!!!!

Mellody
__________________

__________________
MTsafari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2010, 08:19 PM   #2
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by MTsafari View Post
Help! I am ready to replace all the gaskets in my 1970 Safari (finally have all the supplies and time). But I cannot for the life of me figure out how to remove the windows to get started. Can anyone post a picture of how to remove the window? I'm a visual learner, and I guess I just need to see how it's done.

Thanks!!!!

Mellody
It's super easy.

Remove the lift arms from the sides of the window.

Then lift the window very high.

When the window is almost parallel to the side of the trailer, IT WILL FALL OUT.

Use considerable caution when reinstalling the front and rear window. It takes 2 people to do it to make sure that the hinge is properly engaged.

Do the side windows first, starting with the smallest one.

Andy
__________________

__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2010, 08:25 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Zeppelinium's Avatar

 
1975 31' Sovereign
1973 27' Overlander
1977 23' Safari
Palmer Lake , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,908
Send a message via Skype™ to Zeppelinium
If you mean remove the moving piece (glass and frame) from the shell, you have to undo the rods, then swing the glass out and up almost vertical and the hinge will come apart. Hang on, it happens kind of sudden and the windows are heavy.

Zep
Zeppelinium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2010, 12:45 PM   #4
3 Rivet Member
 
MTsafari's Avatar
 
1970 23' Safari
Columbia Falls , Montana
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 107
Images: 28
Ok. Another dumb question. How do you release the rods from the window?
__________________
MTsafari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2010, 03:02 PM   #5
3 Rivet Member
 
Arrowstream's Avatar
 
Columbia , South Carolina
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 173
Images: 4
The knob/handle can be removed from the lift arm using an allen wrench to loosen the set screw. Open and raise the window. Half of my lift arms had a cotter pin holding them into the window frame, the others had clips that fit over the end of the rod. Not having the proper spring clip removal tool, I used my trusty chisel and needle nose pliers to maul them off of the lift rod end. I drilled holes into the ends of the clipped rods, so now all of my lift arms are secured with cotter pins.
__________________
Arrowstream is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Window Gasket?? I am lost on this!! knemir Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 5 10-23-2008 05:33 PM
Sticky window gasket ESCAPE POD Windows & Screens 4 12-15-2006 01:18 PM
replacing window gasket silverlassie Windows & Screens 4 03-07-2004 08:41 PM
Window Gasket/Seal - Help! Herm and Debby Windows & Screens 13 07-21-2003 02:54 PM
window gasket replacement JayClay Windows & Screens 3 05-05-2003 10:35 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.