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Old 11-21-2010, 07:03 AM   #1
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Entry door replacement help

My MH was broken into sometime this week. The "blank" person or persons gained entry by breaking out the entry door window.

Has any one had experience finding a replacement window and doing the work themselves?

I have a 2000 Fleetwood Pace Arrow and am handy with my hands and of course my wife can read directions.
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:23 AM   #2
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PPL Motorhomes is known for their big parts inventory. The windows may be available elsewhere, but PPL lists them HERE. The frames are listed at the top, the window is near the bottom of the page.
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:19 AM   #3
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It's terrible what people are doing now days. The economy seems to be making the problem worse.
I hope they didn't get anything of value.
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:21 AM   #4
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Thanks paz, I will measure the frame and place the order. I appreciate your quick reply.
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If they did not destroy the frame, you can go to a local glass shop and order through them --- usually cheaper than going to the MH dealer / mfg. I replaced a fogged door window for less than 1/4 the price being asked by the window manufacturer or Winnebago. Just something to think about.
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:06 AM   #6
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Local glass company is meeting me this morning. I am also going to measure and look on line for the replacement. This will give me the option of what makes the most $$ sense.
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Might consider replacing it with 1/4" Lexan. they won't break that.
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:32 PM   #8
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No, they will just use a pry bar to destroy the door frame and latch.

I would stay with glass. It is cheaper in the long run, and less damage to the coach.
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Locks are to keep honest people honest. If some lowlife wants to get in they don't care how much damage they do.So sacrificial glass is probably the best way to go.
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I agree with bldrbob about the low lowlife getting in a vehicle. We leave the units we own unlocked to protect the doors. We have great security with cameras but they still break into the units for a cheap radio. I think we should lay the tools somtimes for them to remove the radios and not destroy the dash.
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David K thanks for the advice. It took a little while but the local glass company fixed the broken window and screen, made 4 trips to storage facility and did a great job.

All for under $180.
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Glad to hear your good news ---- If I can, I try to get outside of the MH business people as they tend to mark "things" up --- kinda like "things" on a boat --- always double or triple what it would cost for a car.
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