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Old 09-22-2021, 10:28 PM   #1
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Window bras?

I saw a post in a Facebook group regarding replacing the rock shields over the windows with a window bra. My question is why would someone do that? Are there benefits Iím not seeing?

It caught my eye because it was done in the town where I work here in Oregon, and it baffled me there was enough of a market that this place were the ďexpertsĒ in applying them.

What am I missing?
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Old 09-22-2021, 11:23 PM   #2
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Window bras?

Is the ďbraĒ you are referring to like an automotive clear plastic paint protection?

If so, a thin plastic film applied to a vertical prince of glads is not going to stop a Rock at 60mph from breaking the window.
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I would think, you're talking about something along this line of thinking.

It would be easy/cheap to make a padded version for the front windows of the trailer, held in place by standard snaps along the window frames.

Not a bad idea for those on a budget or someone looking for something other than the standard tinted rock guard.

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I remember the bra's in the 80's on the cars. They worked but had one fatal flaw. The vibration while driving caused any sand underneath to act as sandpaper. I ended up chucking mine after it went down to the bare metal. My advice is if you're going down that road make sure it doesn't flutter or vibrate, which is hard to do with the current set of products out there. You would need to go to an awning place and have them make something for you that is made out of industrial fabric.
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Old 09-23-2021, 10:11 PM   #6
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I remember the bra's in the 80's on the cars. They worked but had one fatal flaw. The vibration while driving caused any sand underneath to act as sandpaper. I ended up chucking mine after it went down to the bare metal. My advice is if you're going down that road make sure it doesn't flutter or vibrate, which is hard to do with the current set of products out there. You would need to go to an awning place and have them make something for you that is made out of industrial fabric.
Yes, nearly these exactly, but for the front windows where we have the rock guards!

Iím not considering it, Iím just curious. I had no idea this town even had airstream resources, and then I was confused when I found they were the leading AS window bra location. Just struck me as strange, made me think I wasnít understanding something.
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Yes, for those of us who didn't get the typical windshield protectors on the basecamp (no 20x upgrade; like me) an alternative after-market solution for front window protection has arisen. Going to give it a shot.
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My 1976 Argosy came with a padded window rock guard that was the same as a winter front for a truck. It was held in place by about 25 dome fastners. Very easy to take on and off. I think it would as much protection as the tinted ones on our trailers today. A lot les money!!
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But isn’t it opaque? That’s the part I don’t understand. I don’t want to have to constantly take it on and off when I’m camping.
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The ones that I have seen are black and padded. They snap on to the front of the Airstream and fit to cover the windows. Yes you would take them off after arriving at your location then put them back on before departing. The plexiglass window protectors are a challenge to open and close (quarter turn screws) and collect lots of debris. Windows are then more difficult to keep clean for a good view. We didn't like them for a couple of these reasons when we had our previous 2 Airstreams and thought to take a different approach on this new one.
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