Wife and I took our '60 compact out this past weekend for its trial run. When we left it was raining. I pulled over after about 30 minutes of driving and found that the rain had gotten up inside the front louvered window panes and onto the counter around the sink. We were temporarily able to weave a towel in and around the panes but obviously need a permanent fix...has anyone else had the same problem? Hints, tips, ideas on how to fix?
Post by LittleVintageTrailer on Nov 14, 2010 23:04:57 GMT -5
Our compact had one of those mounted front window covers. I imagine one of those would do the trick. They aren't the prettiest things as the cover seems to be of some old plastic material but it's designed to protect the window during travel. So would probably keep the rain out too.
I don't have the louvers, but I have been thinking about making some sort of lexan cover to protect the front glass from road debris, rocks etc. I just haven't figured out a way to secure it. I have this thing about not wanting to drill any more holes than necessary. First time I chip the glass rolling down the road, though and I will wish I had come up with a cover.
Post by LittleVintageTrailer on Nov 16, 2010 6:46:20 GMT -5
I've often wished there were covers for the Astroflyte's front windows on the overhead bunk and lower dinette window. As I've often thought those two windows would be prime targets for a flying rock off the highway. But I too don't see a feasible way to install them and wouldn't want to drill holes either.
You might try this from Vintage Trailer Supply. It's called "Jalousie Window Glass Seal" I ordered some to put on my front window when I rebuilt all of my windows but haven't got to it yet. It looks like it should do the job.
Ha! I forgot all about that seal. I put it on my kitchen jalousie.
I think it will do just fine for blocking out the rain an dust on all your windows. I put a small bead of silicone along the groove in the seal to help it stay on. One of the few places that I think silicone is a good idea.