Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-08-2018, 05:56 PM   #1
4 Rivet Member
 
1987 34.5' Airstream 345
Menomonee Falls , Wisconsin
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 418
Classic MH gray window channel

hey all,
I got a guy here who can make our broken gray window channel inserts. He's making me a couple of prototypes. I'll have them in a couple of weeks. Then I will test them out, tweet them if nessesary . I'll keep y'all informed. Don't know the price yet. I think what I'm going to do, if it works out, is have anyone interested in a bunch, just call him up for a price. If I have to order, say 1000 pieces, well then, well have to talk price. I don't really want to get in the middle. But he is a plastic job shop, quite presion work done there. So I'll let y'all know.
DJ
davejay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2018, 04:17 AM   #2
Rivet Master
 
bkahler's Avatar

 
1974 20' Argosy 20
Richmond , Kentucky
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 8,558
Dave,

I'm definitely looking forward to the results!

Brad
__________________
Air forums # 1674
1974 20' Argosy Motor Home
1974 31' Excella trailer (parting out, as of 4/1/2015 I have wheels, brake drums, windows & holding tanks left to sell)
bkahler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2018, 10:00 AM   #3
1 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
Currently Looking...
Plattsburgh , New York
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 12
Thumbs up Grey window channels

That is awsome please post how you make out. We are currently doing a 1986 290 and I need 6 sets and no shop around us will touch them. I can't wait to see how they come out.
Gradients is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2018, 02:32 PM   #4
3 Rivet Member
 
1969 31' Sovereign
1982 28' Airstream 280
Edmonton , Alberta
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 190
My motorhome has none of these; windows do not function properly. Can someone post detailed photos of an origina, even in place? so I can judge how badly I need these and can see what I might be buying. realistically I can attach a price tag what I'm willing to pay in my mind at least.
Swillv8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2018, 07:27 PM   #5
4 Rivet Member
 
1987 34.5' Airstream 345
Menomonee Falls , Wisconsin
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 418
Window channel

theres a guy who posted the removal of his windows, and the gray channel. If you don't have this channel top and bottom, your windows will hardly move. Plus, the screen will fall out of the frame. My channels are junk. I have no idea the price, but he is a small shop, so overhead and big production numbers is not what he does. I've seen some of his work. He'll have no problem doing this. We're going to redesign the channel a little. Mostly for strength. I'll get some pictures of old and new when he gets back to me. He had a channel there in his shop that was almost what I needed. A little to wide, but close . I'll keep y'all posted. DJ
davejay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2018, 05:34 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
Boom Sounds's Avatar
 
1991 25' Airstream 250
Oxford , Oxfordshire
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,133
Images: 5
Iím in. Thanks Nick
Boom Sounds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2018, 08:14 PM   #7
Dazed and Confused
 
Isuzusweet's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1983 31' Airstream310
Hillsburgh , Ontario
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,805
I have all the stuff to do the windows next year, having already taken out those bloody small screws and replaced them with SS screws. I have the mouldings and tracks, so buying those inserts if the price is right is a no brainer; count me in for 6 large windows and 1 small window. The small windows take the same size insert?

Cheers
Sidekick Tony
__________________
Per Mare, Per Terram and may all your campaigns be successful.

ďItís a recession when your neighbor loses his job; itís a depression when you lose your own.Ē "Harry S Truman"
Isuzusweet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2018, 11:03 AM   #8
1 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
Currently Looking...
Plattsburgh , New York
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 12
Hi Davejay just seeing if you had any luck with the channels?
Gradients is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2018, 03:26 PM   #9
Undereducated AS Newbie
 
1989 34.5' Airstream 345
Charlotte , North Carolina
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 145
Images: 5
Could somebody post a picture of the window channel inserts so I can see how many I need?
wimpy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2018, 04:46 PM   #10
Rivet Master
 
bkahler's Avatar

 
1974 20' Argosy 20
Richmond , Kentucky
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 8,558
Quote:
Originally Posted by wimpy View Post
Could somebody post a picture of the window channel inserts so I can see how many I need?
As far as I know there are two per window. One up, one down.
__________________
Air forums # 1674
1974 20' Argosy Motor Home
1974 31' Excella trailer (parting out, as of 4/1/2015 I have wheels, brake drums, windows & holding tanks left to sell)
bkahler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2018, 09:05 AM   #11
4 Rivet Member
 
1987 34.5' Airstream 345
Menomonee Falls , Wisconsin
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 418
Gray window channel

hey all,
Haven't heard from my guy yet. I'm going to give him a call this week, to see how were progressing. I'll let y'all know. DJ
davejay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2018, 06:54 AM   #12
4 Rivet Member
 
1987 34.5' Airstream 345
Menomonee Falls , Wisconsin
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 418
Gray window channel

hi all,
I just called my guy, and he is getting to them in a couple of days. Had some machine reconfiguring to do in his shop. It getting tight in there. So,,, he'll give me shout in about a week, to see how it's progressing. I'll keep yall posted. DJ
davejay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2018, 08:30 AM   #13
1 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
Currently Looking...
Plattsburgh , New York
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 12
Hello davejay did your guy get all set up? Just wondering.
Gradients is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2018, 06:59 AM   #14
4 Rivet Member
 
1987 34.5' Airstream 345
Menomonee Falls , Wisconsin
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 418
Hey,
No I haven't heard from him. I'll give him a shout today, and see where we are at. Small shop. One man operation. Low overhead better price. Done on his timeframe... Oh well. DJ
davejay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2018, 06:37 PM   #15
4 Rivet Member
 
1987 34.5' Airstream 345
Menomonee Falls , Wisconsin
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 418
Hey,
I called my guy today. He's almost caught up. Said he'll be getting them next week. I'm supposed to give him a shout later in the week. I'll keep yall posted.
DJ
davejay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2018, 06:36 AM   #16
1 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
Currently Looking...
Plattsburgh , New York
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 12
That's awesome,can't wait to see how they come out.
Gradients is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2018, 08:16 AM   #17
Rivet Master
 
Magnet18's Avatar
 
Churubusco , Indiana
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 1,963
Interested in seeing how these turn out! Could use a set for my 310!
__________________
1983 Airstream 310 Class A Motorhome
-Rob
Magnet18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2018, 07:47 AM   #18
New Member
 
aaaaa , na
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 2
Gray window channel. Picture. Is this the stuff?

Refer to the attached photo.
If this is the stuff you're talking about please count me in.
I want to do all of the windows in a 345LE which amounts to over 40 feet.
Thanks a bunch.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20180414_063457576_BURST000_COVER_TOP.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	114.3 KB
ID:	308669  
1989_345LE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2018, 07:45 AM   #19
New Member
 
aaaaa , na
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 2
Gray sliding window track/channel for classic motorhome.

Hi everyone.
My name is Jerry and I'm new to this forum and joined just for the purpose of joining this conversation. A few months ago I took on this 345LE project for my uncle and without considering that it might not be available tore out all of the deteriorated channel out of the sliding windows. Now I'm in a real bind.
I have high hopes that DJs guy can produce this stuff but need to work on a plan "B" in case it doesn't happen. I have approached a couple of different extrusion companies here in the Denver area and it can be done but the tooling and minimum run costs are outrageously expensive.
Does anyone know who or where produced the original window channel?
If we could get our hands on the dies it would be a huge savings.
I've tried talking to Airstream and they put zero effort into trying to help.
If anyone has any suggestions or input on how to further this project I would love to hear it.
Thanks for your time.
Jerry
1989_345LE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2018, 07:26 PM   #20
4 Rivet Member
 
1987 34.5' Airstream 345
Menomonee Falls , Wisconsin
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 418
Hi guys
Well, I talked to my guy yesterday. He's starting on them . I'll give him a shout on Monday. I m pretty confident, I ve seen his shop, his work, and he is capable of this.
Jerry, I looked into having a mold made . 1800.00 minimum . And that was from a guy who knows someone. I got another shop here that could do it. They are much bigger. They do a LOT of plastic . Custom stuff all the time. So I m pretty confident we lol land a mfger that can do it .
I lol keep y'all posted. DJ
davejay is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
C channel/U channel replacement cole3444 Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11 04-17-2019 05:20 PM
'69 Window Gray U-Channel Rubber? 69bullet Windows & Screens 13 06-16-2017 10:10 PM
window channel felt? arden_dean General Motorhome Topics 5 05-23-2017 10:58 AM
U channel or C Channel???? vintageracer Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 5 01-24-2016 06:49 AM
'76 Argosy window channel rv-n Argosy Motorhomes 11 05-29-2009 09:36 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.