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Old 05-17-2009, 10:22 AM   #1
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howdy folks, i have a 1971 31' Sovereign that was broke into. i wound up with 2 broken windows (1 frame was bent pretty bad) and a messed up door. is there a source for parts, new or used, for this trailer? thanks
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:30 AM   #2
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howdy folks, i have a 1971 31' Sovereign that was broke into. i wound up with 2 broken windows (1 frame was bent pretty bad) and a messed up door. is there a source for parts, new or used, for this trailer? thanks
A few dealers can help you.

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Old 05-17-2009, 10:43 AM   #3
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Sorry to hear of the break in. The vandal should be tied to the back bumper and dragged through a cactus field.

In addition to Inland RV above, off the top of my head is: Vintage Trailer Supply, and Out of Door Mart. For used parts there is Colaw's. They all have websites. And of course, Ebay.

Which windows?
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:56 AM   #4
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kitchen window above sink, and one above the beds located in the midsection of trailer. what bothers me is i never leave anything of value out there but every year or two someone tries to get in the shed or the camper and breaks something only to find nothing in there.

thanks for the suggestions!!
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:59 AM   #5
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this will make it 5 windows in the last 5 years. half the trailer is plexiglass now! this time they torn up the screens and frame though.
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:20 PM   #6
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? for Andy,will the windows from a 71 Excella work,there is one for sale here,the whole back frame is rotted off so it should be pretty cheap.Let me know and I`ll check on it.
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:40 PM   #7
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Hey sob,
sorry bout your troubles.
I guess you have been lucky that the basturds haven't destroyed the door. Those are about $1500 or more where the windows are, as you know,a little
less $.

So this has happened over the years and you have fixed with plexi? But they chose the remaining glass windows to break this time. Man that sux.
Maybe you should place a stepladder up under one of the plexi ones in future with a welcome sign on the pane in lipstick.

So why have you just joined up here? Where you been? and what's with your nickname? Is that a tearful thing or a trailer thing or a family thing?
And where bouts is Z Wolle La.?
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half the trailer is plexiglass now!
You are much better off with Lexan. Plexiglass deteriorates.
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kitchen window above sink, and one above the beds located in the midsection of trailer. what bothers me is i never leave anything of value out there but every year or two someone tries to get in the shed or the camper and breaks something only to find nothing in there.

thanks for the suggestions!!
Just a suggestion, and worth what you paid for it:
If there is nothing in it, leave the door unlocked. If they want in, and are willing to break a window to find nothing, maybe you'll at least not have to keep buying windows.
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Old 05-17-2009, 03:39 PM   #10
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? for Andy,will the windows from a 71 Excella work,there is one for sale here,the whole back frame is rotted off so it should be pretty cheap.Let me know and I`ll check on it.
Dave
70 to 74 windows are the same, regardless of the model.

Why don't you use your insurance company?

Plexiglass replacements are not good. The sun breaks them down in 3 to 4 months, and they become brittle.

If you want to gamble with plastics, use Lexan.

VTS is not an Airstream dealer. They cannot buy parts from the factory.

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Old 05-20-2009, 02:29 PM   #11
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I bought the awning off this trailer. It is in Houston....close to La.
I saw the windows...they were good...it is a 1972...the windows should fit.
The fellow is fair on prices....email only...he cannot hear or speak.
1972 airstream for parts only
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