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Old 10-27-2013, 10:31 AM   #1
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How to remove a Slide Glass Window

I have a shatter Sliding Side Glass window ,,,I have been trying to remove the glass to take it to a repair shop to get a new glass window intallled

How do I remove the broken side (see picture) ....without removing the window frame and the other glass...

Do I have to remove the whole window frame .....

My RV is a Four Winds Infinity ....37.5 ....2004

Would appreciate some comments, how to fix this problem without driving my motorhome out of my site ....Parked for the winter in South Texas (Donna)
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:51 AM   #2
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Just remove the whole frame. Very easy.
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Old 10-27-2013, 03:17 PM   #3
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You need to remove all of the screws and you may need to use a putty knife to break the sealant loose. A little mineral spirits or paint thinner will help. You will need more sealant tape when you reinstall the window. Your local window shop that does this service for your local RV dealers will have what you need.
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:06 PM   #4
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As others have indicated, you will have to remove the entire window.

Remove all of the screws on the inside. Have someone outside capable of holding/removing the window just in case it is not stuck to the outside wall. Once inside trim ring is removed, try pushing from the inside. If it will not push out, then pry around the outside with a putty knife. I've seen some windows that use butyl caulk (will be stuck to outside wall) and some with rubber gasket (not stuck too bad).

You or the glass shop will have to remove screws holding the split frame together to get the broken part out and the new window into the frame.

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Old 10-27-2013, 09:42 PM   #5
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It may help if you check this out RV Fog Doctor - Offers the best Foggy Window Repair Warranty
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:28 AM   #6
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You can remove the top and bottom filler strips the glass slides in. Just start working the strip out at one end, once you get it raised up you can pull the strip out by hand. Once the strip is out there is enough clearance to get the window out of the frame. If your local glass shop can't get the replacement glass and if your windows are made by Hehr you can call them to find your local distributer to buy parts. However, they will need the model and build information of the window. For that you will have to take the inner clamp ring off, the model number in on a paper tag affixed to the clamp ring.
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I think Chuck has the better idea. When I did my window it was simply a light. With the felt out of the way the slide should come out. I was looking at how I would take my window apart if I had to. With the MCD shades and valance it would be a challenge to get the window ring out. I wonder if a mobile glass repair company could help you out?
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After reading all the threads .....I removed all inside screws around the frame ,,,,then broken the outside seal with a knife....the windows frame was removed easily with the help of the friend.......
Once removed took the broken window out of the frame and took it to a local glass shop.......

thanks for all the comments and help see pictures...
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I'm surprised a local glass shop could replace the window. When my street side front passenger slider window shattered on my 2000 Allegro I was told by virtually every glass shop in the Buffalo NY area that they could not cut safety glass. I landed up getting an entirely new window, frame and all from Tiffin and had the local dealer do the install. At $125 an hour labor and the cost of the brand new window the total was something like $540, which I didn't think was to bad.
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If they are Atwood windows call 574-266-4829. Sue will have you take some measurements and ship you the glass. This is a real good deal if the windows are dual pane.
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Voyageurs, you did a great job! Thanks for the pictures.

I don't understand why the glass shops around Buffalo could not get the glass for the window. A local glass shop south of Boston, MA, Middleboro area, did windows for the local RV dealers. My fogged window was the exception for them because of the way it was put together.
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I'm surprised a local glass shop could replace the window. When my street side front passenger slider window shattered on my 2000 Allegro I was told by virtually every glass shop in the Buffalo NY area that they could not cut safety glass. I landed up getting an entirely new window, frame and all from Tiffin and had the local dealer do the install. At $125 an hour labor and the cost of the brand new window the total was something like $540, which I didn't think was to bad.
They are correct you cannot cut tempered glass. You cut regular glass pane of the correct thickness. Send it to a company that has the capabilities to temper glass and have it DOT certified. I do not know where they can do that around buffalo but they should be able to do it. RV fog doctor sends theirs to a company in Memphis Tennessee.
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The simplest way to get the replacement is to contact the manufacturer of the window. If they are tinted you'll get the correct color from the manufacturer.

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Thank you Gemini. However after you go through that process, adding layers of profit for each step to get it tempered, my guess is that the $540 I paid was a good deal with install.
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