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El Hombre 08-20-2010 07:23 PM

Broken Front windows
 
Hello All,
I am a first time Airstream owner, having just purchased a damaged 2006 International that I plan on repairing and using.
All three of the front windows are broken out, both the panoramics and the center tilt up. The window frames are bent also.
Are these dealer only parts or is there an aftermarket source?
I also have a curbside fixed window broken.
Do they come as an "assembly" with the frame or piece by piece?
My nearest A/S dealer is several hundred miles away, so I am going to have to obtain these parts by phone/internet.
I have already purchased my riveting tools based on info from these forums. Just need to start getting parts.
Overall I have a very nice unit, just some minor damage. It was a wind "blow-over" Some dents that I am going to try to suction out & the glass is the major damage.
Thanks.

Foiled Again 08-20-2010 08:27 PM

You're about 250 miles from Jackson Center, OH.

This is a job I'd leave to the pros. Leaks, afterwards, or breaking one of those very expensive curved windows while putting it in would cost more than taking it to the factory. Do it yourselfers with a lot of caring and time can do wonderful work.... but installing the curved windows is a tough job to get right, and a permanent mess if you do it wrong.

If cost is a factor, wait til winter - they cut the service price by 15%.

Just one person's take on it.

Paula

AIR-Quarius 08-20-2010 09:30 PM

even though ours is a vintage, and the window that was broken (by a weed eater and a mindless operator) ...just to replace the window as original was a four hundred dollar fix. But it's an Airstream and it is all well worth every penny.

azflycaster 08-20-2010 09:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by El Hombre (Post 885128)
It was a wind "blow-over"

Welcome to the forums.

Did the wind blow the trailer onto it's side? How fast was it blowing?

IMWTK

El Hombre 08-21-2010 07:10 AM

Thanks for the replies.
I thought about Jackson Center, I guess cost/time is the big question. Obviously a trip to JC means a couple days off work, plus parts & labor. At this point I have no idea on the parts price or labor expense.

Azflycaster, not sure on the details, I bought the unit from an insurance sale. My uderstanding was the trailer was parked at a storage lot when it happened. Looks like the unit blew all the way over on it's top, as the roof around the A/C unit was pushed in slightly & the cover was broken.Pretty minor though.

RedhawkerII, which window did you break? Was that parts only or including labor?

Thanks.

El Hombre 08-21-2010 07:17 AM

Andy from Inland, Thanks for the PM.
The system won't let me respond by PM untill I am a "trusted" member.
I'll call you on Monday.
Thanks,

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