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Old 04-27-2017, 08:48 AM   #1
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Where can I find the knobs for the window tilt out handle/lever?

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One of the small plastic 2 piece knobs that goes on the end of the handle/lever that opens / tilts the window out is broken. I've looked at all of the online retailers I can find and none of them offer this part.

Does anyone know where I can find a replacement?

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Old 04-27-2017, 08:53 AM   #2
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Just posted on another thread, click on arrow to go there and see the attached photo.

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Purchased from Vintage Trailer Supply new window knobs. The Silver Mistress likes her bling. These knobs have set screws. Decided to switch after I lost one of the plastic ones without set screws.

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Old 04-27-2017, 09:12 AM   #3
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Mine are different than that. They are round / barrel shaped. One goes on each side of the lever to make it into a t-handle. I'll take a picture and post it up in a bit.
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Old 04-27-2017, 09:18 AM   #4
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Nothing here I guess?

http://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/category-s/230.htm

What about this shaft, does it help?

http://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/...p/vts-2026.htm

Probably not.
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Old 04-27-2017, 09:32 AM   #5
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nope, nothing in there unfortunately.

The levers are available on there though:

http://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/...p/vts-1051.htm

just no knobs.
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Old 04-27-2017, 10:05 AM   #6
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I saw those levers and thought they might be right. We had a 1985 25' AS which had those I think. You might have to jury rig something from wood dowel stock drilled out for a solid shaft/bolt with washers on each end, and an aircraft nylon stop nut on one end?

Or if you want to get fancy, get some solid aluminum bar stock and fabricate something like this? If you want to get really fancy, you could drill out the center of the bar stock knobs, tap some threads in and use threaded rod hidden inside.

Good luck!

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Old 04-27-2017, 10:25 AM   #7
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Those are the deluxe window openers, and have been NLA for many years.
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Mine are different than that. They are round / barrel shaped. One goes on each side of the lever to make it into a t-handle. I'll take a picture and post it up in a bit.
Please post photos when you have a chance, in particular any end shots of the side handles which show where a shaft went (?) into/through the handles.
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Those are the deluxe window openers, and have been NLA for many years.
Do you know if any shop ever made some up in a private run? Seems like there might be demand for such a regularly used/damaged item IMO.

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Those knobs came with the "deluxe window hardware".

They have not been available from Airstream, for many years.

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Just posted on another thread, click on arrow to go there and see the attached photo.
Kelvin,

Thanks for the heads up on the knobs. Perfect for my windows.
Wish jewelry for my wife was that cheap.

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Old 04-27-2017, 01:15 PM   #11
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Here is a picture of the knob in question.
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Thanks. Is there a threaded rod holding them together, and can you unscrew things to check the thread size? I bet a couple of standard cabinet knobs could be made up to mimic this set up.

For instance, two of these SS 3/4" thumb knobs could be joined with some hidden threaded rod running through the end of the lever arm?

https://www.amazon.com/Liberty-63118...et+knob+barrel

I imagine plenty of other sizes and finishes could be found to work, including white porcelain.



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Old 04-27-2017, 01:31 PM   #13
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it's got a nut and bolt holding it together. There is a hex built into the center of one side (maybe both sides, I didn't look that close) that keeps the nut from turning.

I'm sure I could take a piece of all-thread and 2 cabinet pulls from the hardware store and make that work. I'm not sure on the thread size of the existing but I could find that out.
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Old 04-27-2017, 01:40 PM   #14
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PS -- Here's a 25-pack 17mm diameter in aluminum, for $19.99 on sale.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X0LKIK8..._t2_B003E78G2U

Sold!

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