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Old 08-14-2009, 09:29 PM   #1
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Fogged Window Repair @ Dave Root

I just had my driver's side window repaired by Dave Root, at his house in Bend, Or. Two of the three panes were fogged. It took Dave about 4 hours to remove, repair and reinstall the window.

I found him to be very professional and detail oriented. The window looks great now, and hopefully will stay that way. The charge was $400, which I thought was a little high. He said that, by far, the Se-Gi windows are the most prone to this problem.

Dave will be leaving Bend in early September. He is going through Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and ultimately to Alabama.

If you have fogged windows, and live in one of the areas I mentioned, then call Dave and he will try and include your repairs in his travels. I highly recommend his service.

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Old 08-15-2009, 01:58 AM   #2
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Ken, what did he do to the glass once it was removed ? Did he seperate the two pieces of glass to clean, and the re-install a new Seal or Gasket ?
That does sound about the price of a new window, JMHO.
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Old 08-15-2009, 08:10 AM   #3
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The window is removed and taken apart. The panes are separated and cleaned. New seals are installed, which include a dessicant to prevent any re-fogging. The window is put back in using a foam seal around the frame, rather than that crap butyl that WRV used. Finally, a silicone bead is added around the entire frame.

Dave estimated a new window from Se-Gi would run around $900. Their factory is 10 miles from where I have a condo in SoCal, so I am going to pay them a visit when I return to find out why their windows fail so often and why they won't take any responsibility for their product.
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:02 AM   #4
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Ken, did you ever go to Se-Gi and find out about the windows? How is the window that Dave Root repaired holding up? These windows are somewhat of a problem. Hax
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:34 PM   #5
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Hax,

The window is holding up fine, but its only been 5 days.

I am in Yakima now. I'll visit Se-Gi when I get back to SoCal in October.
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Old 09-19-2009, 06:59 AM   #6
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After 1 month, my repaired windows are still looking good. No problems.

Two weeks ago, I noticed another window had blown its seal. I called Dave and set up an appointment in SoCal, as I knew he was heading this way. He repaired the window yesterday and , again, did a great job. I watched the whole process this time and was impressed with the quality of his work, every step of the way. Based on what I saw, I doubt any of his repairs will ever fail.

Dave is leaving SoCal and heading for Lake Havasu, then on to New Mexico from there. He may attend the FMCA winter rally in Alburquerque.
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Dave Root stopped by the house yesterday on his way to LakeHavasu and he told me that my windows were etched and would not clean up properly so he did not repair them. He did tell me how to get them replaced /repaired. I have to say that he honest and I would recommend him any time. I did invite him to the Chula and Heritage Rally if he wanted more work but he could not make it.
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:29 PM   #8
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Dave Root was here

Dave Root just finished doing both the drivers and passengers side windows. Did a great job. If they last he's a hero. I'd recommend him to anyone.
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Following is another fogged window resource. The exerpt is from the Country Coach Yahoo message board, and quotes an email from Doug Rutherford, now an employee associated w/Coach Glass who supplied WRV with windshields:

"Hi Herb. Doug Rutherford here (former Director of Service and Warranty at CC). I am now Director of Operations at Coach Glass/RV Glass Solutions customer service divisions in Eugene, OR (the folks who supplied windshields for CC, Monaco, Tiffin, and others, as well as selling side windows from SEGI, Atwood, Creation, and others).

"We are now additionally deep into the side glass repair business and folks are finding out about us, especially on the west coast and in the Southwest. We have opened a brand new full-service operation in Phoenix, AZ, as well expanding our service offering here in Eugene.

"Best regards,

"Doug Rutherford
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DougR@RVGlassExperts.com"
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Hi All,

Dave Root just finished repairing my driver side stationary windows here in San Diego. This is the second job he has done for me--the first one was the passenger window near the seat. That was last June and there have been no problems with that window since. I also had him apply a silicone bead around all the coach window frames to prevent some leaking I had observed after a snow storm.

Dave does a great job and I recommend him for any failed SE-GI window repair.

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Old 02-07-2010, 04:43 PM   #11
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I just had my large living room window fog. Boy, do I hate Se-Gi with a passion.

My next visit with Dave Root, I will have all the remaining windows redone. What a waste of time and money due to a totally incompetent manufacturer. Now that Country Coach is gone, I hope Se-Gi has no other manufacturers and has gone under also.
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Old 02-08-2010, 05:55 AM   #12
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Fogged windows

As yet we have not experienced any fogged windows. My concern is that all of you folks are not exactly local to us hear in the East. Has anyone in the East of the country found someone to repair the windows when required?
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ted111, try www.suncoastdesigners.com located in hudson fl. (north tampa bay area) jim.
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Just had mine done at SunCoast Designers in Hudson Florida, (6 windows) last month, No complaints, very nice knowledgeable people. I would reccomend them if you need windows fixed.
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