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Old 02-16-2016, 01:26 PM   #1
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Shattered frameless window

Having trouble locating somewhere to get a replacement window online. Has anyone broken a frameless window? I left the racetrack Monday everything in tact, first stop at truck stop and the side window on my 3950 between the 2 slides was busted out. There were no marks on the side of the trailer and the glass was missing in the center and the outside of the glass was still there but shattered just hadn't fallen through yet. I guess something flew up at it in transit. The majority of the glass was on the floor inside the trailer. At any rate I was curious if anyone had been through this or knew where to look for a replacement. Duct tape, cardboard, and trash bags got me through the storm last night lol.
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Old 02-16-2016, 01:46 PM   #2
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Easy RV Window Replacement

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Old 02-16-2016, 01:59 PM   #3
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thanks! that was an easy site to navigate
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They will not order by size you must have the part # which is on a label on top of the frame. I bought a small ratcheting bit driver to remove the frame without having to take down the window valance.
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Thank you HornedToad for the tip, I've e-mailed the first option and will check this one out too. Thanks for the ratcheting bit driver tip too!
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Old 03-05-2017, 11:46 PM   #6
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I just had Fire escape window fly off going down the road what's the name of the places that you guys recommend to get them replaced
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If you remove the window frame there is a silver label with the part number on it.
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Well, my turn for this. I can't seem to catch a break lately...

Only difference is, I know what caused my window to shatter... a semi damn near crowded me into a concrete Jersey barrier today on I-40, and clipped my window with his mirror!

My dilemma is that I'm enroute to Colorado over the next week, with no fixed address to order & send a replacement to. So the question is... what did you guys do, or what does anyone recommend to do to secure the open window for a few days? I know I can't go a week without seeing any rain...

My first thought was a large sheet of that 100 mph tape to simply tape over it... but what happens in 10 days or so when I actually repair it? I'm guessing the tape adhesive will rip the graphics right off the rig when I go to remove it.

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Shattered frameless window

I bought a sheet of smoked plexiglass cut to size at the home supply store and taped the edges with black gorilla tape. It held up well on the highway and lasted a couple of months before I replaced the window. Used goo be gone to remove the residue from the tape. It didn't damage the decals.


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I bought a sheet of smoked plexiglass cut to size at the home supply store and taped the edges with black gorilla tape. It held up well on the highway and lasted a couple of months before I replaced the window. Used goo be gone to remove the residue from the tape. It didn't damage the decals.


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Nice... Thanks!

I thought of plexiglass, but not the gorilla tape. Wasn't sure how well it'd do in the slipstream going down the road.

Did you have someone replace the window, or did you do it yourself? If the latter, any tricks to it? I've never removed or installed one before.
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I bought a small ratcheting bit driver to unscrew the inside frame without having to remove the valance. With the frame off the old window popped out with a little prying where the old butyl tape was holding it down. A little clean up and some fresh tape on the new window and it slide right in for me to re screw the inside frame while a buddy held it in place on a step ladder from the outside. Good luck with your repair!!!


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Gorrilla tape or ZipTape, should be able to buy ZipTape at Home Despot, Lowe's or Menards. I would use that and a piece of Lexan. Love the mini-ratchet sets... I have 4 of them.

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Ok, decided to anchor down in OKC while I do repairs on the window, and tackle some other maintenance items on both the truck & RV.

So I removed all of the interior screws, removed the interior frame, and then tried pushing the whole thing outward. Nada. It doesn't wanna move. Tried tapping it in a few places with a hammer, and still no dice.




Now, I didn't tap too hard because, if I've missed a step, I don't wanna do worse damage. But is that it? Is there another step, or just go ahead and lean on it until it departs the bodywork?

Just double checking... Thanks...
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Ok, decided to anchor down in OKC while I do repairs on the window, and tackle some other maintenance items on both the truck & RV.

So I removed all of the interior screws, removed the interior frame, and then tried pushing the whole thing outward. Nada. It doesn't wanna move. Tried tapping it in a few places with a hammer, and still no dice.




Now, I didn't tap too hard because, if I've missed a step, I don't wanna do worse damage. But is that it? Is there another step, or just go ahead and lean on it until it departs the bodywork?

Just double checking... Thanks...
You'll need to break the bond between the frame and the black tape that's holding it in. A small putty knife gently placed between the tape and the frame to get it started and then you can pry it out all the way round.
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You'll need to break the bond between the frame and the black tape that's holding it in. A small putty knife gently placed between the tape and the frame to get it started and then you can pry it out all the way round.
Ok, got it... It's out. Thanks.

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Ok, got it... It's out. Thanks.

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