Thank you all for the nice words. We are feeling lucky to be living where we are. Compared to our neighboring states here bad Covid stats are very low. The statewide mandate for wearing masks is working, everyone seems used to doing it. Not feeling trapped.
Still, it’s a drag, of course. With so much closed down, exceptions for BLM land and the national forests may be possible but, there’s really no place to take a trailer. We are as stuck as everyone. Going out of state means a two week quarantine upon return. Yet, since we live a couple miles from the big I-40 east-west interstate there seems to always be big RV’s on it.
The window repair at least, gave me something to do. You know what your mother would say. “Did you…go on line?” Heard it a hundred thousand times. I did.
Parkin Accessories has been the wholesale distributor for Hehr windows
and replacement parts since 1985. Faxed their order form to them. Parkin has so far never responded. Sent a help me email to Escape
Industries. Then found Dwight’s Glass … the biggest glass shop in Abq. Took my Hehr to Dwight’s for an estimate.
Received Email from Escape
Parts, “We don’t keep that window in our factory inventory and …Hehr has been bought out by Lippert … are no longer producing those windows…” So I went to the Lippert (in Indiana) website - looked up trailer windows
. No listing for the Hehr brand. In fact, no listing for double glazed insulated trailer windows
there at all. Then found their -- Duncan/Lippert replacement pricing site. Instant price for a replacement window my size is $386.88 -excluding shipping and tax!
That wasn’t going to happen. Dwight’s will do the job, that is, create/insert a replacement tempered glass, and have it ready in 2-plus weeks. Alf, repair estimate: $125 plus tax. 50% deposit. I ordered a 30 foot roll of Butyl tape.
John, when I first got in country I remember asking how they expected those widely spaced wire screens on army bus windows were going to keep out mosquitos.