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Old 09-18-2011, 02:48 PM   #1
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2011 - Mosquitoes and Classic Airstream

We just purchased a new Classic Airstream and with several weeks worth of use have discovered that ALL the windows have a gap near the top and bottom of where the two levers must slide to open and close the windows. In case this description is lacking, the slide openings are located to each side of the window and have to be there to lever open each window. It's both the tops and bottoms of these slides that have gaps and each gap is about two inches long and maybe a quarter inch wide.

Engineers must not live in mosquito country else they'd know how little space is required for bugs of all descriptions to enter.


Isn't there some way of blocking these bug doors?
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Old 09-18-2011, 02:57 PM   #2
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I think if you spray those openings with repellant, the little buggers won't come in, but you are right, should be a better solution/design. Our's has black fuzzy things in there, but they don't completely stop up the opening.
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Old 09-18-2011, 03:23 PM   #3
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Wait til you encounter those vicious little no-see-ums!

I swear they come through the screens as well as those little openings, and they bite, bite, bite!

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I thing the older trailers have little brush weatherstripping that fills those holes,
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:06 PM   #5
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I thing the older trailers have little brush weatherstripping that fills those holes,
Um. I think this is what's on my 2011 Airstream Classic. There's a small gap but nothing large enough to admit mosquitos.
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:23 AM   #6
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From what I've learned on this forum and from others who have written in, it may simply be that a technician did not cut long enough strips. Apparently, there's a fix, and it's easy.


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