Started by srosa707, July 17, 2018, 05:01 PM
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Quote from: Jonbbrew on October 25, 2018, 08:33 PMThanks. So what seal worked? And do you have to get the glass out to replace seals or did you need glasswork too?
Quote from: srosa707 on October 23, 2018, 02:20 PMThe new seal works fine. Ive washed it and taken it to the coast on two different trips and have not had an issue with it. No, you cannot replace the rubber and felt with it in the vehicle. Yes, you will have to split the frame once its apart to get the glass out. Not a huge deal once you have it apart. Use epoxy to hold it together when you put it all back together.
Quote from: srosa707 on July 17, 2018, 06:00 PMNow, to the window. I used a method I read on here to remove the window (cant remember who posted it?). Pic W7: First, I went inside the RV and removed the sill plate. Pic W8: Once removed, I measured where the frame sat in the hole so that I could replace it to its original location. Pic W9: After that, I went outside and placed blue painters tape around the perimeter of the frame to protect the paint from the tools I used to pry the window out. Pic W10: I used a razor to open up the butyl tape that seals the window frame to the outside of the body panel. Once I got a decent gap, I used a scraper tool to pry the frame away from the body. Do this all the way around and the window and frame should pop out. *NOTE: the frame is tack welded together from the factory. Carefully grind these tacks down to separate frame to remove glass, rubber, or felt.
Quote from: srosa707 on July 17, 2018, 06:13 PMSince the glass was broken I had to take it to a local shop to have the glass remade. The first glass shop (suggested to me by a buddy) I took it too turned out to be a nightmare. Ill spare you the details. They made the glass but I had to go pick up all of my materials and take it to a different glass shop. Since the gardener said he would pay for the repair, I decided to let the professionals deal with installing the rubber since I couldnt seem to get it to fit right (ref. picture W6a). I dropped off all of the rubber I ordered from WBP, my window frame, and the new glass the previous shop cut for me. The next day, the glass shop called and said the slider rubber was wrong and would not fit properly (BIG SURPRISE!). They said they had a solution and not to worry. A few days later I picked up my glass and they showed me their fix to the issue. They used different rubber and cut it in half to fit. I asked if I could buy it for future repairs and the owner said "just come by when you need more and I'll hook you up". I have no part number, manufacturer, or price for this material. If you are fixing your window and need this rubber I suggest you visit a reputable glass shop and they should be able to improvise something for you. Pic W14 & W16: Rubber installed by glass shop for the slider portion of the window.Pic W17: Slider rubber from glass shop installed.Pic W18: Stationary rubber from WBP installed.