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Old 01-10-2008, 04:11 PM   #21
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How do I strart a thread for a trip?
I got the AVATAR picture. That was easy. Thanks again.
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Old 01-10-2008, 04:15 PM   #22
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To start any new thread, select a forum that is most descriptive of the topic of the thread you want ot start, then click the "New Thread" button on the top left below the blue bar.

For a road trip, I would suggest the "On the Road" forum...

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Old 01-10-2008, 06:54 PM   #23
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I do need some information on how to replace the front safty glass center window on my 79, 25 foot International. The glass got shot out by a BB gun and is still intact. I was going to glue a piece of plexiglass to the shattered glass but decided to wait for some advice. Thanks.
Use Lexan instead of plexiglass, it is not as prone to cracking. But any kind of plastic may blow out taking the brunt of the apparent wind pressure towing at highway speeds without a rock guard.

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Old 01-11-2008, 10:26 PM   #24
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Thanks to you all and the moderator.
I have so many questions but have enough information to tide me over for a while. I will explore all the options on my own now.
Oh, oh, One more....How ddoes one measure your Airstream length? Bumper to end of tongue or rear bumper to front of living space? When asked on the enrollment form a 25 foot Ambasador (I thought I had) was not an option. They only list a 29 foot Ambasador. ???
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Old 01-11-2008, 10:37 PM   #25
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Airstreams are measured from "bumper to ball".
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Old 01-11-2008, 10:40 PM   #26
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Hi, and thanks, Marshall. I will keep an eye out for you at Storrie Lake. I used to have a 14 foot Hobie Cat. It was great fun. Do you go there in the spring or through out the summer?
I thought of using an alternative to glass but I got a price to replace with the same safety glass for $60 to $70. if I remove the window and take it to his shop. I think I will take this route because it will be more ridgid and stay original. I am worried about the curved corner glass at the corners. I am thinking of glueing a thin ($8.) Lexan over this curved glass. If I glue above the glass onto the Al. frame which stands out about 1/8 in. from the glass. It will have an air space that will take a rock or BB without hurting the window. Along with the glue, I can drill and tap the tinest holes for 4 screws to hold it in place. What do you think? I would hate it if those windows broke. Very hard to replace.
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Old 01-11-2008, 10:42 PM   #27
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Thanks, Richard. I just inherited 4 more feet. My paperwork (title) shows no information on length.
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I would install a rock guard (shades) over the window. They protect the windows, flip up when parked and look good...
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Great idea. I did not know but suspected thier would be something like that available. I will start looking at trailer supply stores. How do they attach? Thanks.
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Old 01-14-2008, 12:22 PM   #30
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Great idea. I did not know but suspected thier would be something like that available. I will start looking at trailer supply stores. How do they attach? Thanks.
You mount a rail above the existing window with rivets and slide the guard in from the side and then insert a screw or rivet in the mounting rail to keep it in place.

You can get them from Inland Andy on this forum. There may be other sources such as the factory in Jackson Center, OH, but I don't know if they carry them or not. Andy reportedly has the largest supply of vintage parts available for older Airstreams.
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Old 01-27-2008, 12:17 PM   #31
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New to the forum, not as new to 'Streamin'. Husband Terry and I purchased a Safari 27 FB SE in Sept. 07. We've had it out 4 times in 5 months and are heading out for our 5th trip this week. Finding the forum has proved invaluable for information and getting together with other "Air-heads". The California Streamers are a diverse group of funsters, who love their silver.

During the day, I encourage school kids to read. I'm an elementary Library Media Tech - easy on the 'tech'. I love camping and 'streaming even more! I'm proud to say that I have been in all of our glorious states, with the last one being seen by cruise ship last year. I hope to continue rolling into and out of many before-visited states in future years.

Terry and I have been married for 30 years this November and have 5 children 37-17 & 3 grandchildren 18-4. Yes, our grandson is 9 months older than our youngest! Life is a blast! We love God, our family and our country!
We love and will someday have a vintage trailer for girls only rallies, etc. We both have various hobbies when there is time, because the more we 'stream, the more we have to stream.

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