Originally Posted by StAlphonzo
Been reading quite a bit on these forums about replacing the wrap window on my 77 Argosy 24. I had the unfortunate experience of having it blow out while traveling across a very raining pass this last weekend...sigh.
I called the nice folks at Inland RV and got a price but was told they only come in smoked glass instead of the original clear glass the Argosy had. I suppose this isn't a surprise to most of you folks but at $750 per side, plus install, plus rock guards this is becoming a very unsatisfying expense. Unlike a new floor, upholstery or appliances there is nothing gratifying about dropping $2500 on friggin' glass. I paid $1700 for the trailer.
Are these things hard to replace? I've searched through the forums but I haven't found a really good how-to. I'm probably blind but any first-hand experiences and/or recommendations would be great. Or a link to what's already been posted...
I also have another silly question. Are the rock guards that Airstream sells see through from the inside of the trailer looking out. If you can see out of them while inside the trailer I can see not replacing the other perfectly good side for a while. After all, the rock guards are smoked too, so who'd really know...
I should have kept the boat.
Clear glass "wrap windows" are not available
Wrap windows are not difficult to replace. The instructions are simple, but must be followed to a "T". The first one would take about 4 hours, and the second one even less. We offer verbal assistance with all of our glass orders.
Why not get your insurance company involved? If you do not have insurance on the trailer, then your homeowners policy would step in.
Solar gray rockguards allow you to see through them from the inside of the trailer, during daylight hours, but not at night time. By the same token, you cannot see into the trailer from the outside during the day, but you can during the night.
The color of the rockguards are several times darker than the solar gray windows.