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Old 05-24-2010, 05:03 PM   #1
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Hello, I am going to pick up my used AS in about 10 days, I will be traveling around 600 miles to pick it up. The AS doesn't have a rock guard, and I was wondering if anyone has any alternative suggestions to protect the glass until I can install one? I would hate to damage the glass. Any suggestions? eric
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Old 05-24-2010, 05:51 PM   #2
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In the past I've been successful at protecting the front of an Airstream from flying rocks by duct taping a sleeping bag pad to the front of it. Seems like it should work for the window as well.
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Sheet of half inch styrofoam from Lowe's or Home Depot cut to fit and taped in place would work and it's cheap. Double layer of bubble wrap might work, too.
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I've seen folks use cardboard and carpeting, but the sleeping bag or bubble wrap sound like great ideas. Soft, reasonably well padded, certainly less abrasive than carpeting. If you use a sleeping bag make sure you tuck away any zippers, fasteners, and remove the kids first.

Be cautious with the tape and hot weather. Some tape adhesives can create a real mess, lose adhesion, or leave remnants that'll only come off with TNT.

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Oh...And congrats on the Airstream.
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