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Airstream Travel Trailer Padded Solar Window Guard Protector

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Protect your Airstream's front solar window guards with our custom-designed Airstream Travel Trailer Padded Solar Window Guard Protector. Easy to install and designed to remain in place while in motion and at the campsite, these custom-made products help shield your Airstream travel trailer's solar window guards from flying road debris.

Exclusively available at Airstream Supply Company, our Padded Solar Window Guard Covers are compatible with all Airstream travel trailers that feature installed front solar window guards, including current Classic, Globetrotter, Trade Wind, International, Flying Cloud, Caravel, and Bambi models.


Custom Padded Window Cover

No Hardware Required

Our custom-designed Padded Solar Window Guard Covers are lightweight and a 1/4-inch thick, with two layers of padded materials for excellent protection from road debris that can be kicked up by tow vehicle wheels. All materials, including fasteners, are marine-grade and USA-made.

Custom Padded Window Cover

The cover is held securely in place with a strong elastic band that goes around the outside of the windows. Pass-through points make room for the elastic fasteners on the central window guard, and marine-grade sail rope secures behind the solar guard hinges to help ensure the cover won't slip off while traveling. Additional hook-and-loop adhesive pieces keep the padded cover in place.

Custom Padded Window Cover

Iconic Style, Easy Installation

The dark black material used in our custom guard covers mimics the sleek look of your solar window guards and doesn't compromise the iconic Airstream style we all love. 

Easy to install and even easier to remove, our padded solar guard covers install in about 10 minutes and roll up easily should you want to store them separately. 

Product Features

What material is the cover made of and how thick is it?

The cover is made from 2 layers of the highest quality marine grade fabric available.  It is ¼” thick.  This is much thicker than your typical vehicle “bra.”  The outer layer is Top Notch fabric, which is highly UV resistant, highly water resistant, highly abrasion resistant, and easy to clean.  It carries an 8 year warranty.  The back layer of fabric, facing the camper, is Boat Blanket.  It is a tough, yet soft, fabric that feels like the soft side of Velcro and will not scratch the windows or damage the finish of the trailer in any way.  The Boat Blanket acts as a padded shock absorber for flying debris.

Is the fabric water proof and UV resistant?

Yes!  The fabric is highly water resistant, so it will not soak up water or get heavy in the rain.  It is also highly UV resistant.  The outward facing fabric carries an 8 year warranty against sun damage.

Is it thick enough to protect the windows from damage due to road debris?

Yes!  This is the whole purpose of the cover.  This cover is much thicker than your typical protective vehicle “bra,” and will adequately protect your windows.   The dual layer design has a cushioning shock absorption effect to protect the window from flying debris.

Can I get a color besides black?

The outer fabric also comes in dark gray, light gray, taupe, tan, red, burgundy, dark green, navy blue, and pacific blue.  Expect a longer turn-around time for your order (2-3 weeks) as these colors must be special ordered.  Contact customer service to request a different color or for a sample color swatch.

How should I clean the cover?

Use a hose with a nozzle attached, and a simple soap (like Dawn), and perhaps a scrub brush for stubborn stains.

How to Install Airstream Travel Trailer Padded Window Covers

There are two short videos that show the installation process described below, which you can view on YouTube at:

  1. How To Install Dual Lock On Center Window Hinge
  2. How to install Airstream Travel Trailer Padded Window

IMPORTANT! READ THIS PRIOR TO INSTALLATION

Although no hardware is required for your cover, you will need to install the provided adhesive Dual Lock (aka Velcro®) on the top of the center window hinge. This helps keep the center of the cover tight against the trailer. The dual lock is barely visible once installed, and can be removed later if desired without damaging the surface. It will not interfere with the window opening.

The dual lock comes pre-cut into four strips. The strips should be placed in between the rivets on top of the hinge. DO NOT place the strips on top of any rivets, as this will create a bubble and prevent good adhesion. Read below for important installation instructions.

Window Cover Instructions

Install Dual Lock

Step 1: Clean Surface

Before installing the Dual Lock, it is essential to clean the surface thoroughly. The instructions below are more extensive than shown in the video, so please follow these more detailed instructions for best adhesion.

The cleaning process below is to remove the oil residue and dirt from the road, which can be hard to see and may not be obvious. If you do not follow the steps below fully, you may just be pushing road oil and dirt around rather than removing it. This can cause adhesive failure.

  • Option 1: Use a dry paper towel to wipe the area to remove any oil or grime that you can.
  • Option 2: Use Windex and a new paper towel to clean the area again. The Windex will help loosen additional oils and debris.
  • IMPORTANT: Use the provided alcohol pad now to thoroughly clean the area again.
  • Next: Wipe the area you just cleaned again with a new dry paper towel to ensure all hidden oils are removed.

Step 2: Install Dual Lock

Working with one piece at a time, remove the plastic backing from the dual lock, and stick it down in between the rivets. The adhesive is pressure sensitive, so you must PRESS FIRMLY all along the entire strip for several seconds to ensure good adhesion.

Step 3: Let Adhesive Cure

Allow the adhesive to cure, ideally for several days when installed at temperatures above 50 degrees Fahrenheit. 

For temperatures 50F and below: Allow the Dual Lock to sit in the sunlight without the cover on for at least three days to help provide warmth and promote full adhesion.

Cover Installation

PLEASE NOTE: Allow time to practice putting the cover on. Read the tips below before you put it on the first time. The cover has a tight fit to help it stay securely in place. It will be difficult to put on the first time or two, but rest assured, it will be easy once you’ve done it a couple of times.

You will need a step stool or small ladder three that allows you to see over the top of the windows. Installation will be easier with two people, but can also be accomplished alone.

Step 1: Hinges

1. Start with the top hinges. On one side, position the cover so you can pass the rope behind the hinge and through the lower grommet on the cover. Then squeeze the cord lock and pass the rope through the lock. The cover should now be held in place on that hinge. The rope should not be tight – just so the cover can’t fall to the ground.

2. Firmly tug and pull the cover around to the opposite side, and fasten the rope behind the other top hinge. It will take some effort to pull the cover into place to get the rope fastened on the opposite side. Again, it does not need to be tight – just so it is loosely held in place on the window. Leave the bottom hinge ropes unfastened for now.

Cool Custom Canvas Instructions
Step 2: Work Elastic Pocket Around the Window

Starting at the top outer corners (where the hinges are), pull the elastic pocket around the top corners of the windows. Then work in the middle top area to make sure the elastic pocket rests on top of the windows and is not tucked behind itself. However, do not secure the velcro at the top of the center window yet; this is done last. Once the corners are in place, tighten the rope behind the top hinges to help keep things in place.

Next move to the bottom of middle window. Start with the fasteners that hold the center window closed. Unhook the rubber fastener from its bracket so that it hangs down. Pull the cover down to allow the metal bracket to poke through the bracket opening on the cover. Re-fasten the rubber fastener on top of the cover.

Still in the middle bottom window, pull the elastic pocket around the bottom of the window so that it sits below the window and is not tucked behind itself. Work out toward the corners.

When you get to the corners, pull the cover around the corner and loosely fasten the rope behind the bottom hinges, just as you did for the top hinges.

Once both bottom corners are in place, secure the rope behind the bottom hinges as you did for the top hinges.

Airstream Window Cover Instructions
Step 3: Secure the Hinges

Tighten the cord behind the hinges to a tight fit, and secure the cord
end by twisting it around itself and back through the lower grommet.

Step 4: Fasten the Dual Lock

Pull the center of the cover up over the middle window to match the dual lock on the cover up with the dual lock on the window hinge, and press in place.

Finally, tug on the cover to make sure it is firmly in place. 

 

For a printable page of instructions, please click here

Shipping FAQ

Your window cover is made to order. Please allow 2 weeks from order placement for delivery.

For more information on our shipping times and rates, please view here.

Return Policy

We're happy to process a return for a full refund for any unused and unworn items still in their original packaging within 60 days of the shipment date. Unfortunately, we cannot process requests for refunds or exchanges after this time period.

For a detailed overview of our return policy, please view here.

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