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Old 01-17-2009, 03:09 PM   #15
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I'm still looking for more ideas on "cheap sunglases", if anybody has come up with a way to protect the front wing windows for traveling without going the $400 route. I saw a thread by NickCrowhurst showing some made from foam and sailcloth, and someone here mentioned making one from diamond-plate- Any other home-made ideas? I wish there was a way to do it without drilliing any more holes into the skin! That said, the official Airstream rockguards DO look nice, very sleek. Nice job on the install! -tim
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Old 01-17-2009, 03:56 PM   #16
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I'm still looking for more ideas on "cheap sunglases", if anybody has come up with a way to protect the front wing windows for traveling without going the $400 route. I saw a thread by NickCrowhurst showing some made from foam and sailcloth, and someone here mentioned making one from diamond-plate- Any other home-made ideas? I wish there was a way to do it without drilliing any more holes into the skin! That said, the official Airstream rockguards DO look nice, very sleek. Nice job on the install! -tim
If you will, take the "thought processing" or thinking cap.. down the corrugate roofing material route? I saw an Airstream about 10 yrs ago that had this material used for the front-window guard. It was opaque in the nature of the material. I can't imagine it cost being anywhere near 400$~!
Just my take..
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I'm still looking for more ideas on "cheap sunglases", if anybody has come up with a way to protect the front wing windows for traveling without going the $400 route. I saw a thread by NickCrowhurst showing some made from foam and sailcloth.......-tim
Seems like it would not be too difficult to fabricated a foam padded bra (like they make for sports cars not females). It could be used for traveling protection only since you would not be able to see out but it would protect against most rock strikes. Dan, Andy, Lewster, VTS, anybody, do you stock these?
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Old 01-17-2009, 04:29 PM   #18
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Seems like it would not be too difficult to fabricated a foam padded bra (like they make for sports cars not females). It could be used for traveling protection only since you would not be able to see out but it would protect against most rock strikes. Dan, Andy, Lewster, VTS, anybody, do you stock these?
We always have them in stock for immediate shipment.

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Old 01-17-2009, 06:14 PM   #19
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53FlyingCloud- I've seen those too, usually on the 60's trailers that don't have the curved wing windows. That is an idea though- thanks.
Vhord- I too was thinking along the lines of some foam or bubble padding, followed by something more rigid, and then-? I got stumped by how to attach it, temporarily, with the fewest possible new holes in the skin. I'm asking about this because I'm thinking of doing 1 long drive down to south Texas, staying put for 2 or 3 months, and then driving back to Colorado. It may turn out that the $400 one is the best overall choice, but I'd sure like to give a home-made one a chance.
Andy- if I decide to go that route, I'll give you a chance- but I'm guessing the shipping from Ca. to Co. isn't going to be cheap for that big thing.
Can you all tell I'm tired of spending $$$ on this thing? 'Bout as bad as owning a boat!! (but I love her..)
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Old 01-17-2009, 06:27 PM   #20
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ok,I am in the process of replacing my rock guard, there were no brackets to hold it up,nor any rubber tie downs any suggestions as to what or to use ? Thanks for any help you may give
Complete brackets and hold downs come with new Rockguards.

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53FlyingCloud- I've seen those too, usually on the 60's trailers that don't have the curved wing windows. That is an idea though- thanks.
Vhord- I too was thinking along the lines of some foam or bubble padding, followed by something more rigid, and then-? I got stumped by how to attach it, temporarily, with the fewest possible new holes in the skin. I'm asking about this because I'm thinking of doing 1 long drive down to south Texas, staying put for 2 or 3 months, and then driving back to Colorado. It may turn out that the $400 one is the best overall choice, but I'd sure like to give a home-made one a chance.
Andy- if I decide to go that route, I'll give you a chance- but I'm guessing the shipping from Ca. to Co. isn't going to be cheap for that big thing.
Can you all tell I'm tired of spending $$$ on this thing? 'Bout as bad as owning a boat!! (but I love her..)
Shipping costs are beyond our control.

But, there are different rates for a business address as opposed to a residence.

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We always have them in stock for immediate shipment.

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I've never seen a padded bra for the front of an Airstream. Can you provide us a photo of one of yours in stock?
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I've never seen a padded bra for the front of an Airstream. Can you provide us a photo of one of yours in stock?
Sorry, we do not sell that type merchandise.

We do sell hundreds of Rockguards, every year.

I suppose that someone can call it anything they may wish.

We stay busy dealing with regular parts for regular Airstreams.

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Old 01-21-2009, 03:24 PM   #24
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I installed a new rock guard on the Caravel. It updates the '71 a lot.
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Well, the rock guards I bought from Airstream via Inland DID have "padded" rubber seals along the edges...very classy, never really need to take the guards off except for cleaning, and all the pins, hinge, etc. come with them complete. It is really worth it to go that route as cheap looks cheap and some of the dumb ideas out there like using corrugated fiberglas will blow away for sure. Save up and go the right route. Call Andy!!!
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"cheap" sunglasses

The original post I was reffering to the ZZ top song....not the cost of the rock gaurd. I shopped around and they cost what they cost, if your on the east coast you might check "out of doors mart". A friend bought one there and I installed it in couple hours time. You can see pics of that one on our blog too.

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