Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-26-2006, 05:35 PM   #21
Rivet Master
 
pinkflamingoes's Avatar
 
1967 24' Tradewind
Alameda , California
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,570
Images: 38
Blog Entries: 3
Send a message via AIM to pinkflamingoes Send a message via Yahoo to pinkflamingoes
Cripes!!

BigEd, I was just now quoted $110 for the same thing!! This is the same window place that didn't know what bedding tape was. I had to explain, and promise and really swear up and down that I didn't need anything but the glass pane The guy kept saying "Well it has to attach to the vehicle somehow" and I said "Oh believe me, I know that" and I did my best to explain that it slides into a clamp and that I've installed 6 others of these and so...couldja just tell me how much it would cost...

I have some shopping around to do!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by BIGED52
You can get Heat tempered flat glass with pencil sanded edges, and rounded corners, from a glass shop for around $50.00 per window as I did for my trailer. I bought two (Front and Rear)
__________________
"Let's look Death in the face and say, 'Whatever man.'"
~ Hurley

ingrid
1967 24' Tradewind #19104 ~ Forums #4449
pinkflamingoes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2006, 10:56 PM   #22
5 rivets, 1 loose screw
 
Rog0525's Avatar
 
1966 20' Globetrotter
Saginaw County , Michigan
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 1,555
Images: 11
Since this thread has resurfaced from more than 9 months ago, I feel obliged to apologize to azlantco for being gruff in my response (post #11). I was just trying to express that the “take it to a glass repair shop” response is a waste of time based on my personal experience with this rockguard. I didn’t just take the broken rockguard to my local glass shop, I took the whole trailer and was told “no way”.
All of we vintage owners have experince with various projects and I only meant to convey my first-hand eencounter. I still have the flimsy original 1971 rockguard hanging in my shed and will send it for shipping charge only to anyone who can convince me that they can make it work. The only positive result I have seen to this point is someone who laboriously fabricated an extruded aluminum pane to fit in the original frame. It served the purpose but was quite unsightly IMHO.
To further illustrate my sincerity of apology, I have granted karma points to the offended party which can be applied to the purchase of an airstreamforums t-shirt such as was promised years ago but is just about as likely to reach fruition as replacing the original flimsy plastic pane in a 1971 rockguard.
Perhaps the attached image will better illustrate how very difficult it would be to simply replace the broken pane.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	broken pane.jpg
Views:	179
Size:	18.2 KB
ID:	26322  
__________________
Rog

May you camp where wind won’t hit you, where snakes won’t bite and bears won’t git you.


Rog0525 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2006, 09:49 PM   #23
Rivet Master
 
BIGED52's Avatar
 
1967 22' Safari
MILAN , Illinois
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,999
California Dreamin'

Yikes! That's not right! I hope that business you went to isn't trying to gouge a woman! I can't believe the prices could be that much higher in California than here in the mid-west. I will check this price again tomorrow for you and let you know. I bought mine after I got the original price on flat windows from VTS. Now I am waiting to see the actual price from Inland on there exclusive made for Airstream glass. In fact I am going to their wrebsite after I post this. Ed
__________________
1967 Safari Twin "Landshark" w/International trim package
2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab SLE
FORUMS MEMBER SINCE 12/16/2004AIR#7110
"My tire was thumping, I thought it was flat. When I looked at the tire, I noticed your CAT!" Burma Shave
BIGED52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2006, 11:01 PM   #24
Rivet Master
 
pinkflamingoes's Avatar
 
1967 24' Tradewind
Alameda , California
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,570
Images: 38
Blog Entries: 3
Send a message via AIM to pinkflamingoes Send a message via Yahoo to pinkflamingoes
hmmmm...

You could be right, but my theory is that they don't cut the glass there so it's a special order. It's a little place that started out doing just locks and keys and they went into replacing auto glass on a basic level. I need to go to a better place. This is the same place that didn't know what bedding tape was, or Lexan for that matter.

I have plenty of choices out here where I live and I plan to exercise my options!! I'll keep you posted!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by BIGED52
Yikes! That's not right! I hope that business you went to isn't trying to gouge a woman! I can't believe the prices could be that much higher in California than here in the mid-west. I will check this price again tomorrow for you and let you know. I bought mine after I got the original price on flat windows from VTS. Now I am waiting to see the actual price from Inland on there exclusive made for Airstream glass. In fact I am going to their wrebsite after I post this. Ed
__________________
"Let's look Death in the face and say, 'Whatever man.'"
~ Hurley

ingrid
1967 24' Tradewind #19104 ~ Forums #4449
pinkflamingoes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2008, 04:47 PM   #25
lop
 
2004 16' International CCD
Bryan , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2
Images: 2
I have a 16 foot Bambi 2004. The rear window fell out when I tried to open it while in Canada. No one in Canada would work on it. My airstream dealers here at home are over 100 miles away. Local glass shop said they could put in tinted plexiglass. I am new at all this. Should I go with the dealer or local glass company?
Tommy Coats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2008, 05:08 PM   #26
Rivet Master
 
overlander63's Avatar
 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 21,252
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tommy Coats View Post
I have a 16 foot Bambi 2004. The rear window fell out when I tried to open it while in Canada. No one in Canada would work on it. My airstream dealers here at home are over 100 miles away. Local glass shop said they could put in tinted plexiglass. I am new at all this. Should I go with the dealer or local glass company?
Duct tape soem plastic over the window, and take it to the dealer. If you don't want to tow it there, they can probably ship it to you. Installation is pretty easy if you want to tackle it yourself.
__________________
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2008, 06:15 PM   #27
lop
 
2004 16' International CCD
Bryan , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2
Images: 2
thanks for the advice. i think i will just take it to the dealer. AC insaillation and duct tape held up pretty well. everyone says it looks like a real Texas redneck trailer now, just leave it alone.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	reddeer. 001.jpg
Views:	165
Size:	424.5 KB
ID:	65195   Click image for larger version

Name:	reddeer. 049.jpg
Views:	144
Size:	209.0 KB
ID:	65196  

Tommy Coats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2009, 03:15 PM   #28
3 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 247
Images: 4
front rock guard middle panel on 2010 19' bambi

Quote:
Originally Posted by dmac View Post
The front window rock guard on our 2003 Safari is probably much different. Ours is cheap looking, flat, flimsy, and the smoked plastic is already wavy/warped from sun. If it broke I would not buy a new one from Airstream for $350+. I would just get a new piece of plexi and cut it to fit. Also, I have had good luck in the past bending plexi using a household oven.
i just noticed that my plastic rock guard that i thought was flat when i bought it is also looking warped from the az sun. i took delivery begining of june and it is now, well august. what did you do to yours if anything. it is still functioning perfectly but because it is still under warranty do yu think it would be something as would cover to replace? no very tuff this stuff they make i guess.
dsrtgrls is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2009, 05:47 PM   #29
Rivet Master
 
68 TWind's Avatar
 
1968 24' Tradewind
Oxford, , Mississippi
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,564
My 68 Trade Wind had the ribbed plastic rock guard. It was discolored and cracked. After checking the price of a new lexan replacement I decided to fix what I had. I sanded fir front and back, with progressively finer sand paper and the discoloration was removed. Next, I used West System epoxy and fiberglass cloth to cover the inside and back edges of the rock shield. This fixed all the cracks and reinforced the flange that is riveted to the aluminum frame. I did have a few bubbles so looking from the front is not a perfectly even color, but it is still translucent. Not perfect, but a heck of a lot cheaper and a 100% improvement over the way it was.
68 TWind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2009, 06:00 PM   #30
4 Rivet Member
 
kevin242's Avatar
 
1977 25' Tradewind
Waskesiu Lake , Saskatchewan
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 393
Images: 15
Google "Out of Doors mart". They might have a used or new one.
__________________
Every home needs a dog, and every dog needs a home.

1977 25' Tradewind (with two ... three... FOUR dogs)
2011 Ram 1500 Quad cab, 5.7 Hemi, tow pkg.
kevin242 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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
Oval Window Frame Replacement MikeMikeMI Windows & Screens 8 12-30-2007 10:49 AM
1974 Excella front window docu post john hd 1973-1974 Excella 500 22 08-06-2004 01:53 PM
Minuet Front Window Rock Guards overlander64 All Argosy Trailers 54 12-01-2003 09:13 PM
Window Frame Replacement Charles D. Bennett Windows & Screens 20 08-16-2002 06:03 PM
Front Wing Window Repair Charles D. Bennett Windows & Screens 0 08-10-2002 06:04 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

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 11:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.