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Old 07-19-2013, 07:23 AM   #1
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Removing/resealing driver side front window

I've got a 2011 Winnebago Sightseer 33c. I've got a small leak around the top center of the driver's side window and will be removing the window to "re-butyl" and reinstall. I know it will be a two person job, but was just curious if anyone has a rough estimate as to the weight of the window? I've already recaulked the roof/gutter sidewall and that didn't stop the leak. I plan on water testing prior to removing the window to verify that it is actually the window. Thanks in advance for any advice

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Old 07-19-2013, 07:36 AM   #2
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Glass weighs roughly the same as aluminum, about 0.1 #/cubic inch. A 24 x 36 x 3/16 glass should be less than 20#.

You can figure a proportional weight for a different size.

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Old 07-19-2013, 08:32 AM   #3
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When I put the new refer thru the drivers window I parked the pickup up to the side and it made a great platform to stand on. One guy inside removing screws one outside holding. I went to auto parts and got the 1" putty and clean all the old stuff off and it has never leaked and when I screwed it in I just used xacto knife to remove the squish putty...
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Update: Removing the drivers side window proved to be a bit of a challenge. In order to get all around the window, I had to remove a wind baffle that's attached at six places both under the hood and inside the coach itself. Once that was out of the way, I found that there were two 1.5 inch screws in the lower left corner of the window as well. It took about two hours to clean the window frame and the coach cutout. I used acetone, WD-40 and GooBeGone Extreme on the window frame to clean all the old sticky black butyl off of the window. The GooBeGone worked the best. I then stuck new gray butyl to the window opening and set the window in place. Tightened all the inside screws and trimmed the excess butyl off and let everything sit overnight. This morning we leak tested with the hose for about ten minutes. Not a drop of water on the inside. Woo woo. Thanks Tom and Don for the excellent information. Picture is the finished job and to illustrate the wind baffle on the leading edge of the window.
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