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Old 07-15-2020, 10:49 AM   #1
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sliding door window

The large upper fixed panel of the sliding door window broke on a recent trip. On a call to A/S JC I learned that they do not sell the fixed pane separate. I was told that I needed to buy the whole unit, which on mine consists of the large fixed upper panel and two lower panels, one of which is a crank-out vent. I was told that later versions had both lower panels vented. Thought as long as I was replacing it I might as well replace with the double vent - as long as it would fit. I went to the Airstream part manuals and the 2014, and 2015 have the same part number as my 2013: 372260-06. Picture shows the three pieces of galss. Then starting in 2016 the part manual shows a single large panel of glass in the sllding door, that is a MB-installed part. I am beginning to doubt what I was told by AS. Do any of you have Interstates with two lower vents in the sliding door? If so, what MY?
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Old 07-15-2020, 10:55 AM   #2
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My 2014.5 Lounge had one hinged panel. My 2018 GT has a single large pane. I never used the opening feature on the older AI.

The hinged flap on the earlier models is a security risk. It is very easy to pry open that panel and unlock the door. Much quieter than breaking glass.

The hinged panel on the 2014.5 would partially blow open whenever the sliding door was slammed shut.

I prefer it without the hinged pane.
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Old 07-16-2020, 05:02 AM   #3
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My 2016 GT is a single solid pane.
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Old 07-16-2020, 03:32 PM   #4
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Thanks for the prompt responses. I had not thought of the security issue, but we use that vent more than any other so I want to retain it. I have noticed that the vent burps when shutting the door but, far as I know, that has not hurt the crank mechanism.
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Old 09-25-2020, 08:25 PM   #5
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Window finally replaced. Replacement window didn't seem to fit as tight as the original, but it didn't leak water so I guess all is good. Getting the parts from Airstream was more of an adventure than it should have been. The parts manual did not show seals, and in a call to Airstream learned I needed two - different names, part numbers, and prices. When the local dealer placed my order they were told that the two seals were the same part and only one was needed (never mind different price, part number, and name). To be safe I ordered both seals. Finally got the window. It was supposed to be sent from supplier (DRLawrence) to me. Went to the dealer instead - and sat there for three weeks. Turns out that DRLawrence window included the D seal, and I didn't need either of the ones I ordered (which weren't the same BTW). I did the install myself rather than drive two hours to the dealer, leave Titus, and drive down later to get it. No regrets on that decision - as the dealer said they had never replaced that window and I had at least watched it being done at JC.
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