RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Fifth-Wheels: Broken rear window

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Fifth-Wheels

Open Roads Forum  >  Fifth-Wheels

 > Broken rear window

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 5  
Prev  |  Next
Sponsored By:
Cummins12V98

on the road

Senior Member

Joined: 06/03/2012

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/03/21 07:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

GMH wrote:

Yeah, I bet a nice heavy coat of silicone or tri-lube spray will help that slide back into place easier.


Use glass cleaner.


2015 RAM LongHorn 3500 Dually CrewCab 4X4 CUMMINS/AISIN RearAir 385HP/865TQ 4:10's
37,800# GCVWR "Towing Beast"

"HeavyWeight" B&W RVK3600

2016 MobileSuites 39TKSB3 highly "Elited" In the stable

2007.5 Mobile Suites 36 SB3 29,000# Combined SOLD

NOBLNG

canada

New Member

Joined: 04/26/2010

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/03/21 09:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

GMH wrote:

Yeah, I bet a nice heavy coat of silicone or tri-lube spray will help that slide back into place easier.


Use glass cleaner.

The glass will already be mounted in the full aluminum frame when I get it back from the glass shop. It is just a matter of forcing (very carefully) the extruded aluminum frame back into the rubber molding at the top edge. That wide horizontal band across the top of the window in the picture is a stiff rubber molding that the extrusion fits into, and the brackets that the frame gets screwed to interfere with just pushing it straight up into place easily. I will let you all know how it goes when I get the window back.
Thanks.

* This post was edited 05/03/21 09:33pm by NOBLNG *

GMH

Canada

Full Member

Joined: 08/21/2015

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/03/21 09:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My apologies folks. I have inadvertently created two accounts here and posted under two usernames. I have notified the moderators to delete one.

Cummins12V98

on the road

Senior Member

Joined: 06/03/2012

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/04/21 02:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Like I said use glass cleaner.

BobsYourUncle

Calgary Alberta Canada

Senior Member

Joined: 12/12/2003

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/04/21 06:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Like I said use glass cleaner.

X2 ^^^
Don't use any lubricant. It will work good but will leave an unwanted residue.
Glass cleaner will work perfect, and it is water soluble, and will evaporate.

Another thought, is there room to close the operator, push the window more straight up to get it into the rubber, then open it to put the screws back in?


2007 GMC 3500 dually ext. cab 4X4 LBZ
Dmax/Allison

2007 Pacific Coachworks Tango 306RLSS - 32'

RV Rebuild Website
Currently under construction, big project! Will change this when done.

.


GMH

Canada

Full Member

Joined: 08/21/2015

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/04/21 07:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ok, glass cleaner it will be. I will have a better look today but this is what I imagine the molding/frame connection is like? I think the frame was cast into the molding. I did try removing it with the window in all positions from wide open to nearly closed.
[image]

NJRVer

NJ

Senior Member

Joined: 05/16/2011

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 05/04/21 06:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

GMH wrote:

I got the frame out, but It sure didn’t want to come out easily! Being the top one it is somehow hooked into the rubber molding above it. The glass shop is charging me $85. to replace the glass. My fear is that I will break it trying to re-install it. I went to the Keystone dealer and they said it is a Kinro window, not Lippert. They didn’t have any service info on it, so I have e-mailed Kinro to see what they recommend. If I do break it, I will put plexi glass in the second time! Wish me luck.


Tempered is very tough. Just don’t hit the edge as it may shatter into little cubes.


Agree.
I am a door contractor and I have taken tempered glass and flung it into the dumpster and it will just bounce around. Laying flat you can stand on it.
But just a light TAP with a hammer on the edge....POOF!!!! lol.

Cummins12V98

on the road

Senior Member

Joined: 06/03/2012

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/04/21 06:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

NJRVer wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

GMH wrote:

I got the frame out, but It sure didn’t want to come out easily! Being the top one it is somehow hooked into the rubber molding above it. The glass shop is charging me $85. to replace the glass. My fear is that I will break it trying to re-install it. I went to the Keystone dealer and they said it is a Kinro window, not Lippert. They didn’t have any service info on it, so I have e-mailed Kinro to see what they recommend. If I do break it, I will put plexi glass in the second time! Wish me luck.


Tempered is very tough. Just don’t hit the edge as it may shatter into little cubes.


Agree.
I am a door contractor and I have taken tempered glass and flung it into the dumpster and it will just bounce around. Laying flat you can stand on it.
But just a light TAP with a hammer on the edge....POOF!!!! lol.


YEP, finishing mortising in an entry lock when I was a Carpenter Apprentice and gave the hole one last tap with the chisel and the glass panel exploded into thousands of pcs. I was shocked and felt horrible. Told the Boss and he said "not the end of the world" and I felt a bit better.

We would lay 3' x 9' x 1/4" panels on a tarp and straddle the corner, lean over with a hammer and lightly tap the corner. Pull in the corners of the tarp and lift and place into a debris dumpster and take then done the freight elevator and then into the dumpster.

GMH

Canada

Full Member

Joined: 08/21/2015

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/02/21 07:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well I get my window back tomorrow. I hope it goes back in relatively easy. I will use some windex for lube.

BobsYourUncle

Calgary Alberta Canada

Senior Member

Joined: 12/12/2003

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/02/21 08:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great!
Good luck with the re-install.
It should go in easily.
Let us know how it turns out.

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 5  
Prev  |  Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Fifth-Wheels

 > Broken rear window
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Fifth-Wheels


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2021 CWI, Inc. © 2021 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.