Post by Alaska Shasta on Jun 8, 2019 21:06:47 GMT -8
Front Hehr jalousie window on a Shasta. Sandwiched between the lower mounting flange of the window and the body of the camper is a 1/4” thick strip of wood, the width of the window. I have seen pictures of this on other Shasta’s also. Can someone enlighten me on why this is necessary? I cannot fugure out the purpose. It seems it would do more harm than good.
Steve Loomis at Hemet Valley RV explained to me that the reason for the strips was to act like a crown on the top of your trailer to stretch the metal out around large openings and thus it will tend to buckle less with thinner skin. I didn't do this on the 59 Airflyte and you can see the wrinkling in the skin around the large window openings. Back then I didn't know why it was there in the first place.
God grant me the strength to restore the trailers I can, The courage to strip the parts off the ones I can't, And the wisdom to know the difference...