rear window savers

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 22:15
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Has anybody had any experience with these rear window savers. They seem to be a good product, but for around $200, they'd want to be a very good.
http://www.obiesoutback.com.au/obie1.htm
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Reply By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 22:53

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 22:53
I have NO experience what-so-ever. BUT they look like you could make one.

If you don't have one already, why don't you make one and throw some rocks at it. Not on your care though lol.

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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 22:54

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 22:54
Yep. Bought a set after breaking my rear window. (The Jack has a large and small window at rear)

$200....yep......but cheaper than $1500 for a new window.

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Reply By: rlbrooks - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 00:32

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 00:32
When I put the camper trailer on the back for a trip on dirt roads I place a sheet of cardboard, cut out to the shape of the barn doors, over each back door and hold it on with duct tape. This prevents the windows from breaking and also stones from chipping away at the paint. Is excellent and costs nothing.

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Follow Up By: Peter W - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 19:37

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 19:37
Well done Brooksy this is a real cheap solution.
I have also used a double layer of that "bubble" packaging plastic you get with some whitegood purchases together with the duct tape. Seems to work ok and with my rig (Prado and Jayco Outback Eagle) I don't need to see out the back window. Not sure how it would go on the more rugged tracks with bigger stones but I find it easier to store and carry in comparison to the stiff cardboard.

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Reply By: muzzgit (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 00:48

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 00:48
Broke the SMALL rear window on da GU a few years back. Nissan wanted $770.00 (not fitted !!! ) Rip off merchants !!!!

I saw a few of these plastic thingies in broome and wondered,,,,,, but the best solution I saw was on a camper trailer in carnarvon. Three ply shade cloth with occie straps sewn in, which went from rear bumper of car, under chassis of trailer to wheels of camper. Anything flicked up goes straight underneath.

Try a search on here. You will find a post a few weeks back with a very good discussion on this topic. Lots of good ideas and experiences.
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 09:01

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 09:01
$770 for the small window.....? only cost me $100 for the new window for my canopy, smoked glass with hinge, high mout stop light fixing, lock holes and gas strut fittings.
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 09:02

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 09:02
From ARB no less...
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 17:50

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 17:50
muzzgit,

The shade cloth object you are describing is called a Trampoline. They have their place but:- ABSOLUTELY USELESS IN THE MUD.

The mud will stick to the trampoline and drag it down to where it will get ripped off.
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Reply By: lizard - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 21:17

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 21:17
I got an Obies outback after losing rear window on GU ( $660) .... has been good & still get some visibility out the back
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Reply By: Mouldy - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 22:15

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 22:15
Heres an idea, get some perspex and cut to shape for your window, glue some velcro dots on it and the window, and Bob's your mothers brother!! No idea how much it would cost though, but Im guessing less than 200 buckadingdongs.
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