RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-06-2006, 12:25 AM   #1
New Member
2000 39' Land Yacht XL Diesel w/slide
angola , New York
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1
Unhappy 390XL window seal problem

I have a 2000, 390XL. Over half of my windows have the black seal between the panes expanding in a squirming fashion. Driver side sliders are the worst, but, with the exception of the windshields, most of the side coach windows have some deformity. has anyone had similar prooblems? Are there any fixes? Is replacement the only option? I sure wouldn't want to use the same manufacturer.
johnk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2006, 06:51 AM   #2
4 Rivet Member
steelbird312's Avatar
2013 31' Classic
Crossville , Tennessee
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 456
Images: 11
I have a 2000 390 XL as well, after owning a 2000 XC (35' diesel) so they both had the same windows. Both units had the problem, one worse than the other. A couple we travel with have the 2000 gas model, and his is the worst I have ever seen.
Yes, it is a problem. No, the factory has refused any responsibility as far as I know. The question was asked at the International Q&A session at Lansing, MI two years ago. As long as the unit is out of warranty, the windows are your problem. Please don not take my response as sour grapes, I just answer bluntly.
Now, I chatted with a company at the FMCA rally in Perry, GA a year ago. They will rwplace your window with theirs, costly, but it came (at that time anyway) with a longer warranty- seems as if it was 5 years- please don't take that statement as pure fact. They were located in Elkhart, IN if I remember correctly.
Now, back to the subject. Apparently, the gas or atmosphere that was put between the two window panes expands at a different rate than the outside atmosphere, and allows the gaskets to be either pushed or pulled into the cavity.
No know treatment of which I've been made aware. Oh, and the manufacturer of the window disavows responsibility too. I imagine, if it were possible to get evry A/S motorhome with the problem signed up into a group we possibly could get them to do something, either legally or through publicity (negative). I'm afraid that might be difficult with the history of Airstreamers being divided into so many camps on any and every issue!
Good luck if you chase it. Keep us advised....and welcome to the forums. Not much late model motorhome activity here though.
steelbird312 WBCCI #6673 jerry Hodge
2013 31" Classic limited
Have no intention of arriving at the grave safely, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, throttle in the other, totally worn out and screaming
steelbird312 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2006, 10:55 AM   #3
2 Rivet Member
basecamp's Avatar
1996 30' Excella
Bowmanville , Ontario
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 86
Gee, bad windows on $250,000 motorhomes, ceilings coming down on Classics, what's going on Airstream??? I guess nothing lasts forever and this is probably why Airstream doesn't give a lifetime warranty anymore.
Hensley Hitch, Jordan controller
basecamp is offline   Reply With Quote

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
Window latch dilemma maxandgeorgia Windows & Screens 5 05-18-2018 11:35 AM
Window Seal niftypkg Windows & Screens 15 03-10-2018 06:48 AM
1974 Excella front window docu post john hd 1973-1974 Excella 500 22 08-06-2004 02:53 PM
Door Seal Types ??? Road Ruler Doors & Locks 3 09-07-2002 06:53 PM
Front Wing Window Repair Charles D. Bennett Windows & Screens 0 08-10-2002 07:04 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


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 05:30 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.