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Old 04-12-2013, 09:41 AM   #15
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Great stuff fellas! Ok, that might handle the lube question, but are you all able to open these from INSIDE? One person or two? LOL
Once the seals are lubed they should be easy to open from the inside, one-person job.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:52 AM   #16
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Yes, they open freely once lubed and the latches not too tight; the large front and rear windows on the pano models are heavy and may be easier to lift from the outside for some folks.

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Old 04-12-2013, 11:42 AM   #17
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Great stuff fellas! Ok, that might handle the lube question, but are you all able to open these from INSIDE? One person or two? LOL
DW's in charge....her secret, both hands on one lift at a time, alternate pressure 'til window free's up.

I gave up on the dam* things. Another example of price point not meeting expectation's. The angle of the dangle is off.

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Old 04-12-2013, 08:41 PM   #18
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Yes, they open freely once lubed and the latches not too tight; the large front and rear windows on the pano models are heavy and may be easier to lift from the outside for some folks.

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Ok, I'm hopeful then! We will try the recommended lubes and see how it goes. It's not the end of the world if I have to walk outside and help, but it would enhance the cool factor to do it easily from inside. We will be doing lots more warm and hot weather camping from now on, and the windows are a big part of comfort. Our first year was spent in cold weather where we had only rare opportunities to open windows.
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You can do it from inside. Someone has mentioned adjusting the latches so that they don't close to tightly. I am in the middle of this process. My back window was too tight and not easy to open. Now it is not tight enough and lets water to accumulate in the channel when the window is closed. I will work on it this season. I think the 303 protectant is the way to go. It might take a little time to recondition the seals.
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Use your windows and they will open nicely.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:35 PM   #21
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I like others use a plastic putty knife, and can open them (once unlocked) from the outside. I am going to try a product called liquid roller once I get to my boat. It works wonders on the boat windows. The tire talc idea sounds good, too.

BTW, force is not a good idea. We have an acquaintance who shattered a window with too much force on a lever.
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Hi, we never had any problems opening our Safari windows; They have never stuck to the seals.
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:21 PM   #23
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I'm having the same problem - Just purchased my Airstream and cannot open any windows - Will try again with two people!
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:52 PM   #24
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Airstream designed these window for the following reasons:
Tight seal to keep the water out
After long drive it force you to walk around, good for your health
It take two to tangle, so if you are alone you need to get a partner just for opening the windows and companionship will be a bonus
If you try to force it and break the glass that will be extra income for Airstream folks
To improve mechanical skills of the owners so they can figure out how to open them single handedly
And lastly provide a topic for discussion where every owner of recent models is interested
These are my thought and I could be totally wrong first first time in my short life.
I know folks will have all kind of comments on this write-up and answer to that would what Clark Gable said in "Gone with the wind" Frankly my dear I don't give . . Furthermore, I like to appologize if I offended any one. If you think I am kidding no sir it is not a kidding matter opening a window in very hot weather may become a matter of life and comfort.
Thank you for reading and God bless you
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