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Old 09-18-2010, 04:51 PM   #1
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Broken Window Blues

This is our first post to this forum and hope it will be about something much happier the next time. The front driver side window was broken on our 1994 Shasta 5th wheel and we are not sure if we can replace it with household glass or if it has to be something specific. We haven't had much luck finding a replacement. Any advice?

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Old 09-18-2010, 06:03 PM   #2
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Pretty sure it's NOT regular household window glass.... probably tempered for safety ... Did it break into a million little pieces or long shards ?

Lexan would be a good alternative if you're kicking up rocks ... or using mud flaps...

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Old 09-18-2010, 09:44 PM   #3
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Most likely it is a Hehr window and tempered glass. You can check the Hehr web site and look for a window that matches the one you have. Not sure if they sell just the glass or you have to buy the entire frame along with the glass. If you can find some kind of model number on the window frame, you could try calling to see if they have it.
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:18 PM   #4
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I would remove that window/frame and take the assembly to a GOOD glass shop. If there are still pieces of glass in the frame or at least available, the shop can tell if it is tempered or laminated safety glass. It is NOT common household glass. It will not be a cheap fix, but in comparison, a lot less then from the original manufacturer or distributor (probably Hehr) who will want to sell you the unneeded frame as well. You will need some special sealing tape from any RV dealer to reinstall the assembly.
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Mike and Cheryl welcome to irv2.com and our extended RVing family!I have had the same location window replaced by an RV service center while on the road. They removed the entire window, dismantled it so they could replace the glass, then replaced everything,all in about 2 hours.
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Agree with IC2. Remove and take to a good glass shop. Had a window broke on a Kountryaire 5er and glass shop replaced the tinted glass for about a quarter of the price of replacement window. Use the butyl sealing tape when reinstalling frame. It doesn't "ooze" out like the old style tape does

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