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Old 09-02-2006, 01:50 PM   #15
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I think the dual pain windows were an upgrade or option. My 75 does not have them and my 80 Excella does.

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I could be mistaken that it was a standard feature. It was available in the 70's. When I was looking, every trailer that I looked at (8-10) had double panes. Some you could spot a block away. They had the bad film between the panes.
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Old 09-02-2006, 02:34 PM   #16
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Might have been a certain dealer or dealers in a certain area ordering all of their trailers with them? Mine was sold orginally in the Carolina's and is still there today Also from what I can figure mine was ordered without A/C and it was added at the dealer. My trailer was built in May 1975 but the A/C unit is defintely a 1976 model, or it may have been swapped out on warranty? I have never seen a 70's vintage with the dual pane windows, just pictures. I had my hands on a 74 Tradewind for a couple of weeks and it was single pane too.

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Old 09-02-2006, 03:01 PM   #17
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A few years back I helped set up a friend with skirting he could set up in a few minutes. We used inflatable air dams that he bought at a surplus store for a few dollars each. Seems these are frequently used to block passages in mines and also as smoke barriers in buildings. We inflated about 10 of them around the perimeter in about an hour with a vacuum cleaner and they did the trick. He set up three 100 watt lights underneath and left them on. Maybe you could use inexpensive inflatable pools or inflatable flotation/oil collection collars. Just a thought.
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Old 09-02-2006, 04:31 PM   #18
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Out of curiosity I went by Home Depot to check out the price of the 1" foam board insulation. It's $9.43 per 4x8 sheet. I think 5 sheets would do my 30' thats $50.00 or so which isn't bad. In cold weather it would probably pay for it's self in propane $$$$. If you travel like Paula this would be a problem as it would need be cut for every RV site. Very unlikely any 2 would be close enough to reuse all of it.-----Pieman
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Old 09-06-2006, 11:24 AM   #19
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Hi--My 1973 27' Overlander came with removable storm windows, which are curved and framed, and fit on the inside of the windows.--Frank S
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Old 09-25-2006, 05:28 PM   #20
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That skirting looks great! I tried the hay bale thing, it was an excellent home for field mice. They loved it.
How did you attach the top of the styrofoam to the actual AS? Was it taped, or did it just fit well enough not to need attaching?
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Old 11-20-2008, 04:18 PM   #21
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Hi I just wanted to post some pictures showing how I skirted my airstream with 1" styrofoam to help keep floor warmer and to also save on propane cost.
Looks good David

1972 31' landyacht Sovereign and hav been looking are various skirting. There is vinyl (both solid and perforated), barn metal, vinyl canvas. Do any of you know the relative advantages of these. Also, other material.

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Old 01-17-2009, 05:48 PM   #22
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dual pane windows

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My 71 has dual pane windows from the factory. From what little I know about the history of my camper, I believe it came out of the Carolina's also.

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Old 01-17-2009, 08:44 PM   #23
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I have a 73 & 77 Overlander neither one of them has double window panes,except for the vistas.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:31 AM   #24
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Skirting an Airstream

We have made a few custom skirts, here are some pics, most customers say the floors are warm again and they save more than half of the propane costs.
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nothing new

Mine was done on the trailer when new.....never to hit the road. Sat like this till a few years ago. The bad part is that the skirt was made from .20 alum. and riveted to the side bottom. I still have all the sheeting.
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I want to know about the cool blue stone guards also
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Old 11-02-2009, 03:25 AM   #28
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We skirted a trailer in Colorado

This is our first time skirting an Airstream with a slide, these trailers are made so much better than the other brands out there. This customer has a mud room complete with woodstove that slides in to his trailer, works great, we also added a cat door for him, now the cat can go under the skirt and up into the mud room.

This customer is on cement but we also put on nail down straps in case he moves. There is also a sewer zipper access area as well as drop down Velcro areas for storage and valves
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