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Old 01-15-2015, 08:50 PM   #1
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Cloudy Windows!

After almost 300 miles on Hwy 101 in California (rougher than the dickens), we are experience issues with our windows. I truly think the rough ride did something to some of the dual pane windows and I have probably 7 panes experiencing clouding or even moisture.

Is there anything to be done preventatively to protect the undisturbed one's? And is my only recourse to have the windows removed and resealed? Really bummed about this as our coach is just about perfect! And we have been enjoying it immensely. Thanks.
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The fact that 7 windows are showing signs of clouding sort of indicates your window seals were only good for 20 years. I don't know of any preventative measure to stop the sealed ones from losing their seals too. You could set priorities, only get the windows repaired that are in driver's view or most desirable to look out, but they'll all need repair soon. If you're sure the seals just broke, a quick repair might be able to re use the glass. If you wait too long, the glass get's stained and must be replaced.

The other option is to have the dual pane windows replaced with single pane, but noise and heat/cool will be effected.
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How handy are you? If you're capable of removing the windows from the coach, then removing the glass from the windows, you might be able to handle it yourself.
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Would anyone be able to point me in a direction as to how a repair is actually done to restore clarity. Some of the smaller windows I could probably remove but then what? Is this something a glass shop would fix or must it be a RV repair facility?

And one of the disadvantages of being out on the road for an extended period of time is managing the logistics of an extended repair. Can anyone venture a guess as to time and $$ to fix several windows.
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I used the Google search box at the top of the page, this topic has been covered many times. There are some who do it themselves, others who pay to have them repaired, others replace them. Here's the link to the search:

https://www.google.com/search?q=DIY+...com&gws_rd=ssl
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I used the Google search box at the top of the page, this topic has been covered many times. There are some who do it themselves, others who pay to have them repaired, others replace them. Here's the link to the search:

https://www.google.com/search?q=DIY+...com&gws_rd=ssl
Thanks for the link. Looks like some good info. Appreciate it.
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Would anyone be able to point me in a direction as to how a repair is actually done to restore clarity. Some of the smaller windows I could probably remove but then what? Is this something a glass shop would fix or must it be a RV repair facility?

And one of the disadvantages of being out on the road for an extended period of time is managing the logistics of an extended repair. Can anyone venture a guess as to time and $$ to fix several windows.
If this is something you might be able to handle yourself, I'd wait until I got home. It's more time consuming than expensive that way. A few bucks for sealants is all it would cost. Otherwise? $$$ It can get expensive quickly depending on how many you need to get done.
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If you are in the vicinity - or next time you are... heard nothing but good things about these guys...

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If your so inclined and tool proficient....

After looking at the RV Fog Dr video I caught another video of a DIY guy.

A comment on that video led me to this rebuild kit.
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Since Root is in Bend, Or and near a Thousand Trails preserve, we just may have to pay him a visit come May/June on our way back to the Northwest. Not sure I want to tackle this myself, but sure would like him to price it out for me. Thanks for everyone's guidance!

And regarding a comment about the seals having a life of 20 years and failing all at once, it seems this is a fairly common problem even among much newer coaches. I truly believe the mile after mile of lousy Hwy 101 played a roll.
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