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Old 01-27-2014, 10:42 AM   #1
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Interior window frame on door?

I am doing a renovation on an 1984 31' Excella. I just reskinned the inside of the door. There is a rectangular window in the door and originally the AS didn't have anything framing the window, there was a gap between the aluminum and the window and it didn't look great. I put new aluminum on the door and cut out for the window but I am looking for something to frame the window a bit to true it up and make it look nicer. I found this pic on someone's blog but i would like to know if anyone knows how I can buy an aluminum frame for the window?

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Old 01-27-2014, 11:13 AM   #2
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I believe your original window in the door setup may have had a roller shade between the inner panel and the outer one, with a tab which held it closed for privacy. At least that was the system used on a couple of mid 80's AS that I have seen and the 310 motorhome I owned. The inner panel was trimmed out with a vinyl slip on molding I believe. So, yours may have been missing the roller shade and that is why it looked unfinished.

The photo you show is a recent door window system, and looks like the one on my new FC 20'. It is an obscure gray tinted glass with no shade. I am not at home right now so can't tell you just how it fits into the door, but it is a very different window from the old ones used in the 80's. So, I don't think it is a simple trim piece that you can use to create the same look.
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:30 AM   #3
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Just to confirm that - our 85 Excella has a roll up shade enclosed between the door and the panel. Looks bad, we opened it and put a faux etched-glass decal on the glass. Might not be eveyones choice but we like it.
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:40 PM   #4
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Yes, you're right. It did have an old roll-up shade which I am not interested in using. The screen door somewhat covers that a bit and the glass is tinted enough for my liking. I am interested in that newer style and not worry about what was there previously. I am hoping that the new airstream is using the same size of window as the old so I could simply use that metal piece to attach to the skinned aluminum and simply press up against the window with maybe just a bead of caulk to hold it to the out edge of the actual glass.

I did put in a request to a dealer in ID to inquire on the cost of such a part and its dimensions as well.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:34 AM   #5
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Idroba, can you measure the aluminum trim piece in question and let me know the size of it for your FC please? My window size is about 19" 1/2 x 16" and the depth from the aluminum to the actual window is about 1" 1/2 to 1".

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Old 01-28-2014, 12:51 PM   #6
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Cliff: I am at my winter home in Arizona now and won't be able to measure anything on the Airstream until April. I would be glad to do it then, but if you want the information now, someone else with a newer unit can get the measurement you want, or a visit to a dealer would allow you to see the new trim in person.

I hope someone else can chime in here and help Cliff out. He needs information on the door window in newer rigs, my guess is 2010 and up.
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:30 PM   #7
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I found the part number off airstream.com and ordered for everyone wondering... It was about $50
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