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Old 02-06-2011, 07:56 AM   #15
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Ky, A few years back we needed a few things from Airstream at Jackson ctr. and a rock guard was one of them. I posted a request on the forums for someone to pick it up on the way by Airstream and drop it here in Elkhart. I payed for it over the phone and Dan B. was kind enough to bring it to me while on a caravan to the International rally in Wisconson. They dont weigh anything, they are just in a huge box (but it will fit in the door). I would think you could find someone headded south pretty easily. the whole thing cost us a few bottles of home made strawberry jam and we got some great friends out of the deal! Airsrteamers are great!

Added on edit: They are not so dark while looking from the inside out.
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:57 AM   #16
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KYAirstream you will be sooo glad you have them once you see how beat up they get! They really save the trailer.
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:59 AM   #17
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older brands of trailers years ago had clear ones.
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:28 PM   #18
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Thanks again for all the replies. I didn't think about getting one straight from Airstream at Jackson Center. This would be a great excuse to take a trip there.
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:43 PM   #19
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Besides the obvious benefit of protecting the window it can be a great awning.
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Old 02-06-2011, 01:04 PM   #20
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You may want to keep an eye on ebaymotors sometimes thy pop up. I saw one for a70's model a couple of days ago.
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Old 02-06-2011, 04:06 PM   #21
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I saw a used one, but wasn't sure if it would fit. It is a 3-piece "narrow" body rockguard from an 87. I doubt the width would be a problem since it is narrow body, but since it designed for panoramic windows I was wondering if it would wrap around the sides too far, possibly covering the outdoor flood light? If it didn't cover the flood light, I guess it would look OK? If nothing else, it would protect the quarter panels.
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:13 PM   #22
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Insulative Effect

A benefit not yet touched on is the insulative effect, i.e. the rock shields act as a double pane window, BUT only if they are massaged to make full contact with the Airstream body. My 2002 ASCL’s curved rock shields were VERY poorly fit and I spent several hours massaging them so that the rubber gasket made good full contact at every point. Now they capture an effective dead air space between them and the front windows.

I also have a nice “ding” in the curb side shield from a rock hit which probably would have taken out the curved window.
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Old 02-06-2011, 06:22 PM   #23
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Are there any for old trailers, or photos of people's creations..? I've got to come up with something for my O... Was trying to figure out how/ etc. And should it protect just the front window or ...
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:00 PM   #24
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I'm beating a dead horse here, but after removing and rebuilding both front wing windows, the rock guards are a must. Think of your front windows like a pond in a golf course, come to think of it, a well hit golf ball is going about as fast as a rock thrown by an oncoming vehicle. A rock guard with a few miles on it will probably have more than a few hits on it.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:35 PM   #25
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Just a quick note , not to highjack this thread , but if anyone has just the center section of the the three piece solar rock guards for sale, I am interested. I have a 1976 Argosy 26 . Thanks !!!
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:44 PM   #26
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Just a quick note , not to highjack this thread , but if anyone has just the center section of the the three piece solar rock guards for sale, I am interested. I have a 1976 Argosy 26 . Thanks !!!
That center section is available from a dealer.

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After seeing the prices for replacement curved windows, I picked up a rock guard from Andy while I was in California on vacation several months back. Not a super difficult installation; I'd give it about 0.1 SFRR (Standard Furnace Remove & Replace). I did it all myself; they say you need a helper, but not if you take the top hinge off and mount it separately. There's a good video up on YouTube about the installation.
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Does anyone know about the Clear rock guards that were available in the early '70s ?

I would like to find one.
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