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Old 07-22-2011, 11:17 AM   #1
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window opens when driving

hi i am looking for sugestions i have a problem with a window in my 5er opening buy itself when im driving this is a manual opening and closing window so its not an electrical gremlin seams like the rougher the roads makes it worse the window opens more quickly my 5er is a keystone cougar 245 2001 the problem window is in the bedroom on the curb side

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Old 07-22-2011, 11:53 AM   #2
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What kind of window, Crank open, Slide or lift? (I assume not lift)

Sliders should have a lock.. Crank opens.. Try a bungie cord on the crank.

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Old 07-22-2011, 12:10 PM   #3
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it is a crank window has a round knob to operate the mec thinking of drilling the knob off center and running a screw through to the window frame to lock the knob
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Old 07-23-2011, 12:46 AM   #4
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Yep, we've had that issue with one bedroom window of our Carriage for years. It took us quite a few years to even realize it was doing it. We even replaced the window itself once. It is apparently aerodynamic as the wind must hit that particular window just right. The bathroom window just behind it on the same side and the window on the other side is also fine during travel. Dutch tried several things over the years and thinks he finally found a solution that holds the window closed while traveling but allows me to be able to open it for fresh air while sleeping. If you are interested, I can ask him in the morning to write down what he did and I can post it for you. Di

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it is a crank window has a round knob to operate the mec thinking of drilling the knob off center and running a screw through to the window frame to lock the knob
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Old 07-23-2011, 05:02 AM   #5
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I had the same problem with the same type of window. There is a torque tube (crank rod) that runs the entire length of the window that is slotted at both ends, and the slots are slightly offset. I found that one end of the rod had started to break apart. Kinro was the window manufacturer. I called them and ordered a new rod. It was pretty easy to change out. Window closes tight, and stays closed during travel now! Hehr and Kinro are the two big RV window manufacturers, so it should not be too hard to find the part. You might also want to check the condition of the other parts attached to the torque tube for fatigue...they sell kits that renew all associated parts. Good luck!!
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