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Old 08-08-2002, 05:20 PM   #15
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Thanks, Chuck.
My fuzzies are most definitely missing, which explains how the bugs end up inside the trailer even though we keep the screen door closed.
Cool pictures-thanks.
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Uwe. That why you can't see them. Yours went bye bye.

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Where do you buy this stuff? I don't see at for sale at Inland RV. How big of a job is it to replace? Is it as simple as unscrewing the whole screen assembly and regluing the new stuff on?
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Where do you buy this stuff? I don't see at for sale at Inland RV. How big of a job is it to replace? Is it as simple as unscrewing the whole screen assembly and regluing the new stuff on?

Basically yes,make sure all the old glue is cleaned off and reapply the new.And yes Andy sell it,But make sure you get to talk to him....
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Fuzzy seal

No one has mentioned yet that Chucks position guides are broken too.

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Old 06-19-2006, 09:14 AM   #20
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No one has mentioned yet that Chucks position guides are broken too.

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sharp eyes you have!

and 4 years later....they're still broken. its ok, though. they work fine. the hook part of the plastic is still firm enough to hold the window lifter arms.

wacnstac: yes, essentially, you just remove the old, clean up the old glue, and glue on some new ones. kind of a "pita", and a little time consuming, but worth it to keep the 'skeeters at bay. the material comes on a roll, and its all one long strip of fabric stitched together, so it doesn't look "fuzzy" at all. If you look closely, you can see that on one edge of the material, the threads are looped; on the other edge, they're cut. these loops are stitched together lengthwise with 3 threads. once you get the strips of fabric glued in place, you cut the outer thengthwise thread, and "un-thread" it. the outer looped threads then get all "fuzzed out", like a brush head.

I stilll have some of the fuzzy seal left, awaiting deployment on another screen. I can try and get a close up pic tonight, if you like.

I believe Andy carries it; you can also get it at any Airstream dealer. I know I've noticed that very late model trailers use the exact same window-actuating system as my old '73...or at least "very similar". They may still use the same stuff.
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A picture would be nice, thanks.
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Where do you buy this stuff? I don't see at for sale at Inland RV. How big of a job is it to replace? Is it as simple as unscrewing the whole screen assembly and regluing the new stuff on?

You have the right installation answer.

Take the old stuff off, and attach two pieces of the fuzzy seal on each side with a good adhesive (not glue), pull off the extra white thread and your done.

It takes 40 inches per screen, 2 x 20 inches on each side.

Our "sale" list on our web site is exactly that.

We carry over 3200 Airstream repairs parts in stock, far too many to put on a web site.

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My slots don't seem anywhere near that long where I would need 2x20" for each side, unless I'm missing something.
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My slots don't seem anywhere near that long where I would need 2x20" for each side, unless I'm missing something.
You "must" install the fuzzy a little above and below the slots, which takes 2 x 10 inches. Anything less and you will have a problem with the installation.

If your screens do not require 20 inches per side, then they are not Airstream screens.

Measure them, and post that measurement.

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I would believe 2x10" but not 2x20".
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I would believe 2x10" but not 2x20".
you need a strip on either side of the slot. 2 strips per slot, 2 slots per screen. "4x10" might better describe it.

its like 2 brush heads, facing each other, with the window arm sliding in between them.
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I would believe 2x10" but not 2x20".
It takes 2 strips of fuzzy, on each side, as per Airstreams production, since the lift arm slides "between" the two pieces.

Actually Airstream uses more that 2 x 12 inches on each side as per the attached photo's, of a brand new screen.

10 inches of fuzzy times two on each side, gives a 1/4 inch overlap, which works fine.

However if you want to use more than a 1 inch overlap at the top and bottom of each
slot such as Airstream does, that's OK too.

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Yeap, another project to do.
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