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Old 08-04-2017, 02:35 PM   #1
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1969 Sovereign Interior Window Sash?

I have run into an obstacle trying to figure out what to search for as I am trying to get the components to finish the interior side of my opening windows. I removed a one piece plastic band which also held the screen in place but cannot find anything similar so far. Question/s: Was there aluminum sashes for the opening windows, if not, is there a suitable replacement for the screen band?
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Old 08-04-2017, 04:08 PM   #2
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I think everyone just uses regular old screen spline from the hardware store. Do not think anyone makes the original style for our trailers anymore. Welcome to the weird world of 1969 with all of it's oddities.
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:13 PM   #3
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In our '76 the spline is thinner than the 1/8" sold at the big box stores. Take a short piece if the original part to an Ace or True Hardware store for the correct size. They may also have it in colors. Ours is a beige color.
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Size does matter.

Tried some .125 screen spline, since that was the smallest available at the Lowe's, Home Depot, and Menard's here. It's too big, and splitting the screen when installing. I have heard of people using the .090 screen spline, which might work with the screen that I have which is heavier than the original. The original spline out of my 1969 Caravel measures .110, which can be found on E-Bay, and made in the U.S.A. while the .090 can be found for sale on Amazon. When Cinderella (aka Alice) finds the right size slipper I will update.
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Old 08-06-2017, 12:36 PM   #5
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Screen spline

I haven't been able to find a replacement spline for my '70 Sovereign, but was fortunately able to reuse the original spline. I think I've seen the spline on VTS or Inland, but haven't gotten any.

On one window, I tried the smallest spline I could find (which was still too big) but stretched it as I installed it to narrow the diameter a bit. It worked, just took longer.
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I just re-screened a couple screens for a '69 Globetrotter, and can definitely confirm the .125 is too big. Rather than buy $11 worth of .090 and wait for it to arrive from Amazon, I used a screwdriver and forced the spline in.
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I rescreened my 74 with .125 spline. When I tried it with aluminum screen, it was a catastrophe. Hard to get in the channel, split the screen, terrible. Frustrating. When I tried it with fiberglass screen, it worked perfectly. No trouble at all.

Fiberglass screen, folks.
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Old 08-17-2017, 03:58 PM   #8
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Go ahead.....Eat Me!

Just did a quick job on a window to see how things worked. Things went great with .090, and the aluminum screen. First three pictures are of the window I just screened, the last photo is a (non aluminum) roof screen from my last trailer, showing where a couple of mice chewed through to drop in for a short stay. Needless to say, I will NEVER spend the time to install anything other than aluminum again, plus the aluminum is color coordinated with the trailer body. Won't be any insects or rodents eating their way in with me. Now as far as a bear goes, if he lets me out he's welcome to eat anything his little bear heart desires.
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