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Spott

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Posted: 01/30/07 04:44pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The only windows we have in the rear of our TC are both in the door, the small clear one at the bottom and the upper one that you can't see out of.

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I never liked the frosted glass in our upper rear window of the TC, I want to be able to look out and see what is or isn't there.

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So today I removed the frosted glass and installed clear tinted glass. A very easy retrofit, removed the screws and pulled the pieces out. Cleaned the old putty off and used the old glass as a template to get new glass cut.

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Putting the new glass in was a little harder than expected since I didn't have any extra hands to assist, so I used clear packing tape to hold the glass in the exterior frame while I reassembled everything. I than just cut the exposed tape and pealed it off.

But now it is possible to see into the camper, especially at night so I installed a curtain inside the camper.

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* This post was edited 02/02/07 03:39pm by Spott *


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Posted: 01/30/07 04:50pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice clean looking job!

Have you got a pic of the window and bezel taken out?

Thanks for posting this.

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Posted: 01/30/07 04:58pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here's a shot of the inside bezel removed.
It's really hard to see in this resized photo, if you want the larger version pm me.

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Posted: 01/30/07 05:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great write up ! Thanks

Was there a problem getting the right safety glass, size & thickness?
Cost?

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Posted: 01/30/07 05:26pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Spot,

I did the same thing in my Host Tahoe. For the curtain the DW made a matching one just slightly larger than the window and we Velcro it into place when in use and that way its easy to store when not needed.

Due to the design in my previously owned 5er you could not stand up and look out a window. We can do that in our TC. It's a small thing I grant you but it adds to the livability to be able to see outside when you're standing...keeps you from having to bend over.

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Posted: 01/30/07 07:37pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

you know there is one more thing that bugs me about the rear windows. For those of us who have thermal pane windows why don't they make them for the rear doors. It is the only windows in my camper that sweats perfusely in the winter.

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Posted: 01/31/07 08:23am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rjweiss wrote:

Was there a problem getting the right safety glass, size & thickness?
Cost?


This piece is 1/8" and slightly larger than 12.5" X 21.5", you can get any piece of glass cut to fit and sent out to be tempered. This size piece would run $15 standard tinted plate glass and $40 tempered.
Delivery difference is, standard is cut while you wait and tempered is about two weeks.

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i can see out my rear window pretty well. the wife is kinda shy, and we havent gotten around to making a curtain yet. she just leaves the bathroom door open to block the view from all the campground peeping toms.


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Posted: 01/31/07 11:13am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice job Spott. This has been on my list too. I wonder when I will get around to it, but this is a good reference on how easy it actually is.

Thanks!

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Posted: 01/31/07 11:45am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We did the same thing three years ago.

Our curtain has velcro on it so it sticks to velcro strips on the window frame. Easy on - easy off.


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