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Old 04-09-2010, 01:41 PM   #1
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Thought for the day - Airstream Rear Window

Don't get me wrong I love the Panoramic windows on my Airstream. They are beautifully awesome from the inside. I have them in the front and rear, but there is something that stirs inside me when you see a Airstream from the rear with that single rectangle window surrounded by all that wonderful aluminium. It's pretty much the only regret I have for my International FB. I can't explain it. Maybe when I was a young boy we must have followed one but I can't recall that memory. It's something I can't explain. It kinda feels like I don't have a "true" Airstream......I know I'm being silly. Anyway, just wanted to share my thoughts for today.

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Old 04-09-2010, 02:49 PM   #2
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in my case the single window is a pain, I have a 28' rear bedroom and if you close the blind at night you are forever hitting the metal blinds with your pillow
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Old 04-09-2010, 03:00 PM   #3
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in my case the single window is a pain, I have a 28' rear bedroom and if you close the blind at night you are forever hitting the metal blinds with your pillow
Get the nice rollup blind the CCD's now use. Egad - they are expensive but I know what you're talking about - the rollup fixes it. If you want to be completely iconoklastic, hang it upside down. Roller at the bottom, hook at the top... the tube will protect the blind from your head and the pillow, and if you adapt the "stay closed latch" by adding a second little ball (use your kids pony tail thingy with the plastic balls) you can have the blind partly open so you see the morning sun wihout it being easy for someone to see in and ketch you nekkid.

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I like the small rear window also. It's just more Airsatreamish.

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what small window(s)?

I call my trailer "Darth Vader's CPAP"
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Old 04-09-2010, 05:08 PM   #6
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Now that you point that out, it is rather Darth Vaderish.

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Now that you point that out, it is rather Darth Vaderish.

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Exactly,but thats not the issue. We can't tell if it's coming or going with the Vader on both sides..... Thank goodness for the hitch/Propane bottles or I'd really be confused....

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Old 04-09-2010, 05:38 PM   #8
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that's the point!

shoot, the owner/driver doesn't know if he is coming or going-the trailer just reflects his konfusion! (and if you think Konfusion is spelled wrong, you don't understand how konfused I am!)
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shoot, the owner/driver doesn't know if he is coming or going-the trailer just reflects his konfusion! (and if you think Konfusion is spelled wrong, you don't understand how konfused I am!)
We at least ours <two panoramic windows front and rear> makes it easier to back up. or is it going forward in a different direction....

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Old 04-09-2010, 05:44 PM   #10
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I think they are a waste around the bed, like they are on ours. We have to keep the curtains closed almost all the time, so they really only look good from the outside.
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What stirs inside me --is the price of a busted by a weed eater window-- to the tune of four hundred dollars...THAT stirs in me.
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You can still make it a rear single window if you want to. With a big enough bag of money, I bet the MotherShip would be happy to make that 'correction' for you.
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It's spring. Go camping. Back into a beautiful campsite and enjoy the view. Parsing about classicism of Airstream butts is like saying picture windows belong on the front of homes ... even if your lot backs up to wonderful mountains or a lake.

This won't mean much after the fifth or twenty-fifth or five-hundred-and-fifth camping trip. No sympathy from someone who has totally enjoyed the rear panos!

But consider ... the '70s rear door Argosy trailers had the pano on the front. And the bathroom at the rear. That, a good book and $5 will buy you a Starbucks.
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:21 PM   #14
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I vote for the small window in back, more cave like. I get up in the morning feeling protected, then put on some clothes and go out into the world, ah, what a view.
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