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Old 04-04-2016, 08:04 PM   #1
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Have trouble locating replacement Glass for Drivers Side window

Hi I am looking for suggestions on where to find tempered (plate) glass for my drivers side window. It is the one that is fixed and not the sliding one. Of course my 2000 Fleetwood Storm the manufacture does not stock the window anymore. I believe it is just sandwiched in between the metal casement. I think this should be rather easy to locate. My Insurance adjuster is trying to locate it and found someone whohttp://www.irv2.com/forums/f258/got-the-dreaded-call-from-the-storage-lot-284620.html might be able to do the job but will take 6-8 weeks to maybe get it repaired! Like I said tempered glass how hard is it to cut to size? or does it need to be poured in a mode? I have no knowledge of glass except the basics.

Here is the Link to what happened:

Got the dreaded call from the Storage Lot!

I need some suggestions....Camping World would they stock this?

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Old 04-04-2016, 08:14 PM   #2
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The whole window should come out. You may be able to take it to a local shop who can repair of send it off, there are several good RV window fog repair companies that could fix.

Here is what it takes to repair.

Once out it comes apart by taking out the screws from the metal cross members, then just spilt the window apart. The fixed window is probably held in place by a rubber gasket which should be removable.

If the glass is still in one piece you should be able to take it to a glass shop, they will measure and either get one cut to this size and tempered or they might have the capability of cutting and tempering.

If you have 2 panes of glass there is a spacer that has the moisture absorbent material (desiccant). This spacer is readily available. Once you have the 2 panes of tempered glass you apply the spacer and then used a caulk material to seal the window. Then just reassemble.
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I do not believe tempered glass can be cut after it's tempered. It needs to be measured then custom ordered. I'd try a high end glass shop that orders tempered glass for autos, showers, room dividers, art glass and such.
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Hi I am looking for suggestions on where to find tempered (plate) glass for my drivers side window. It is the one that is fixed and not the sliding one. Of course my 2000 Fleetwood Storm the manufacture does not stock the window anymore. I believe it is just sandwiched in between the metal casement. I think this should be rather easy to locate. My Insurance adjuster is trying to locate it and found someone whohttp://www.irv2.com/forums/f258/got-the-dreaded-call-from-the-storage-lot-284620.html might be able to do the job but will take 6-8 weeks to maybe get it repaired! Like I said tempered glass how hard is it to cut to size? or does it need to be poured in a mode? I have no knowledge of glass except the basics.

Here is the Link to what happened:

Got the dreaded call from the Storage Lot!

I need some suggestions....Camping World would they stock this?

Alan
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Yep, lots of glass shops will take your window, disassemble it, cut the glass, send out for tempering, and reassemble when it comes back, should take less than two weeks total.

P.S. don't take to a body shop, don't take to any glass shop, ask if they can do this type of work first.
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Depending where you are there is a place in Elkhart that could do it. I saw it on another thread. If you are interested I made a copy of the thread for future reference.
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It is also not just tempering. Because it is in a vehicle it has to be cut then sent out for tempering then sent to the DOT for approval.
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It is also not just tempering. Because it is in a vehicle it has to be cut then sent out for tempering then sent to the DOT for approval.
Could you expand more on your statement about getting DOT approval? What would DOT do? A destructive test? A hardness test? On a tempered piece?

As long as I'm not a manufacturer, I did not think DOT requirements applied to me. If I wanted to put in window glass, I could (although not a good idea). Now if Tiffin had to send out a piece to be tempered, a piece specially made for that window on my RV, that would be different as they ARE the manufacturer.
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There's an ad in the back of Motorhome magazine or the FMCA mag about cheap window replacement on Fleetwoods. That windshield is widely available and pretty cheap as far as RV front windows go.
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If you want to replace the window your self, here is largest RV salvage yard in US.

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If you want OEM glass replacement, Guardian RV glass is made in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. This one plant produces about 80% of all glass used in RV's, Fire Apparatus and Class A & B commercial truck chassis.

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