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Old 03-25-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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DYI Rock guard pics?

Anyone have pictures of their DYI front window rock guard? I am looking at building one. I have a 78 so it's the main window and two side wrap windows. Love to buy it new, but money is a bit tight. If anyone has a old frame I am willing to buy it!
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:35 PM   #2
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We need a window guard for a 1982 Avion and are thinking about making one.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:35 PM   #3
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Here's a fabric one I made. The padding is an old closed cell foam camping pad. It will be replaced with a new camping pad which will fill the space better.

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I like the idea Webspinner. I am looking to build an aluminuim fame and use a form of 1/4 or less plastic. I have a great plastics company near me, but need ideas on what to use for framing.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:58 PM   #5
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Look for an old post I made, maybe a year and a half ago. I used aluminum angle and flat stock to build mine. Cost me about $200.00. If you can't find it, PM me with your email address and I'll send you pics.
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Ours is more on the squishy side - no frame at all. It is held tight around the perimeter by the twist fasteners sailrite.com calls "common sense fasteners." It needs a bit of support in the middle to hold up the sag, but the guard is fully functional as is.
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Hi, we are the proud new owners of a '78 Argosy Minuet 6.7 I like your front window guard! Do you have a pattern you'd be willing to send? I'd be happy to send you some money for postage, etc. We are about 140mi away from our Argosy at the moment, since we decided to have some work done in the city where we made the purchase. Thanks! Joann
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Hm. Now that I look more closely at the photo of your Airstream, I realize that your windows are not the same as ours. Oh well. I like your idea anyway. J
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I really don't have a pattern for the rock guard. I could take some measurements and try to explain how I built it.
If I were to do it again I would use Lexan. The reason being, it would let more light in the front of the coach.
The original design has some inherent flaws. In that both side (curved) shields are hinged and swing to the middle. When they are open, it looks kinda dorkey. The center panel also is hinged at the top and can be lifted up. But the side panels need to be opened to lift the center panel.
I threw it together the day before we were heading out.
It has worked for 2 years without any problems. But again, I would change the design and use Lexan. I think I would make it fixed, no hinges. Since we have never saw the need to open the front window.
I'll will try to measure it up and make a sketch in the next couple of days.
If you PM me with an email address, I'll send you the sketch.
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