Originally Posted by Distantdrummer
Ya know I thought the 1976's were the last year to have the single pane VistaViews (with the plexi inner sheet and the snap ring retainer). Obviously if Bluegirl above is correct about her model year, then I am mistaken.
Does anyone know if Airstream used both the single and the double "insulated" sandwich pane in the '76 model year?
The change from the single to double has to go down on the top 10 list of all-time Airstream design change screw-ups. Although in that case I suppose they actually meant well, instead of it being a cost cutting measure.
Airstream brought to life, double pane windows with the 1975 models.
However, for most models, the "double pane" windows were an option, other than for the front windows.
Therefore many trailers from 1975 and up had a mix of windows, some singlr pane and some double pane.
Ah yes, a great idea, but the double pane windows, turned out to be exactly that. A DOUBLE PAIN IN THE NECK.