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Old 09-20-2018, 06:42 PM   #1
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Broken windows

Hi folks. My wife and I were returning from a camp last weekend when we encountered a 20 km stretch of the highway under construction. It was gravel and quite rough, by the time we got through it we had lost two windows, from either rocks or vibration.


Has this happened to anyone else, seems kind of random to me?


Now I have to find some replacements. It's a 2014 Kodiak 241rbsl so the frames are still in good shape. Do I need to replace the entire window (frame and all) or will a shop replace just the glass?


Kind of frustrating but such is life.
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:23 AM   #2
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I I hope I read it right that you were returning home I would call around to some glass shops to see about temper glass replacements if they're gentle with the seals it should be no big deal to replace the glass
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:32 AM   #3
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Glass shops can't cut tempered glass, it has to be ordered and made at a factory.
In this case it might be cheaper and quicker to just replace the entire window and frame.
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Glass shops can't cut tempered glass, it has to be ordered and made at a factory.
In this case it might be cheaper and quicker to just replace the entire window and frame.
It's probably tinted also. I agree with Sundancer, sucks but you should probably try to replace the entire window. Do you have insurance?
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Thanks folks, that's what I was afraid of. Yes, I was returning home, I duct-taped them closed until I got home.


I should have mentioned that these are the vent type windows, the glass itself isn't in a frame, they have clips on the top and bottom that hold the glass and pull it against the seal. They are tinted and tempered.


I guess if glass cutters can't cut this glass I will have little choice but to order the whole window. Damn, expensive trip.
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Thanks folks, that's what I was afraid of. Yes, I was returning home, I duct-taped them closed until I got home.


I should have mentioned that these are the vent type windows, the glass itself isn't in a frame, they have clips on the top and bottom that hold the glass and pull it against the seal. They are tinted and tempered.


I guess if glass cutters can't cut this glass I will have little choice but to order the whole window. Damn, expensive trip.
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Hopefully you can get an idea from this picture what I'm trying to describe. It's one of the two that were broken.Thanks.
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Hopefully you can get an idea from this picture what I'm trying to describe. It's one of the two that were broken.Thanks.
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you may be able to still get them from the MFR. it's worth a call but it looks like you will need to replace the entire window...
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The normal style used by what's their name. If you call, as Frank mentioned, they will probably ask for a model number on the window.
To find the number you will have to remove the window to find the sticker on the frame. You'll need the number also if you have to shop for one.
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Glass shops can't cut tempered glass, it has to be ordered and made at a factory.
In this case it might be cheaper and quicker to just replace the entire window and frame.
I never knew that, I went to google to prove you wrong, this is what I found.




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