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Old 10-27-2005, 07:30 PM   #1
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I have to pull one of the windows out of our coach. The outside dual pane on the slider is shattered. I thought I could just lift it out over the bottom track like a home window. It doesn't look possible, meaning complete removal of the window. A local glass shop says they can get the tinted tempered dual pane made to fit.

Alpine says they can get the window company to build the slide portion ($350.00)but it is not recommended. Full complete window is $1050.00. Yikes.

Should I take it out and have the glass shop make me a new slide window or buy a complete?

Ideas will be welcomed and appreciated.

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I have to pull one of the windows out of our coach. The outside dual pane on the slider is shattered. I thought I could just lift it out over the bottom track like a home window. It doesn't look possible, meaning complete removal of the window. A local glass shop says they can get the tinted tempered dual pane made to fit.

Alpine says they can get the window company to build the slide portion ($350.00)but it is not recommended. Full complete window is $1050.00. Yikes.

Should I take it out and have the glass shop make me a new slide window or buy a complete?

Ideas will be welcomed and appreciated.

Thanks
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Old 10-27-2005, 09:39 PM   #3
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Will you insurance pay for this. Mine will, unless I did it of course.
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We just put a windshield in this summer to the grand total of $1,150. Our deductible is $500. I'm thinking if it isn't hard to remove the window and get back in place (my biggest concern) and sealed up, I could handle the slider repair.
I'm a bit leery of turning in another glass claim to Progressive. You know use it and lose it!
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Old 10-28-2005, 09:08 AM   #5
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Tom/Patty,
I have the very same problem - I broke the outer pane on my side window. Called Glass Doctor, they said I had to replace the entire window assembly, about $2,000!
Altho my coach is an '04, they said Winny no longer has the window - they changed it in '05 and the window mfg no longer makes it.
I don't know what I'm going to do.
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Old 10-28-2005, 10:17 AM   #6
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Start by going to the dealer, I assume you already tried the manufacture. There should be one somewhere out there you just have to start doing a lot of looking. There are some RV junk yards as well. Check with you insurance company to where they send the totals. If all else fails you can replace it with a slightly larger window, just going to take some body work as well. There should be someone that will custome make it??
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Old 10-28-2005, 06:04 PM   #7
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When one of our side windows cracked and broke
we replaced it with Plexiglass. Available
at Home Depot or most any home store such as
Lowes. We paid $12 For the Plexiglass cut to
size except for the rounded corners which I
cut myself. Installed it and it is working just
fine. Pete
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Old 10-28-2005, 06:23 PM   #8
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Many, if not most, Rv windows come from the Hehr Company. Check directly with them on a solution to your window problem - who knows? They might have a way to solve it.
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Old 10-28-2005, 07:22 PM   #9
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Many, if not most, Rv windows come from the Hehr Company </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Thank you Gary, that is the name of the company WRV said the window came from, but I didn't write it down.

Still I'm pretty mechanically minded is this a job I could do myself? Has anyone removed a window and reinstalled it?
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Tom,

Replacing the glass is not all that difficult. You'will need some tools and supplies. The window assemblies are like a big "C", generally with a joining seam at the bottom. The big problem is getting the glass to separate from the frame with the sticky gasket holding it in position. I don't know who is quoting those prices for those windows, but thats more then double the suggest retail price. It would be a whole lot simplar to just replace the whole window.

Give Hehr or Creation Window a call and ask for the customer service manager. If they won't assit you under warranty, then ask them for a dealer distributor where you can get the window assembly.

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is not there a gas between the panes of glass. If you do it yourself how would you replace the gas?
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Thanks Gary and Radarr, I sent Herh an e-mail and will wait for a response, if not call them.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">but thats more then double the suggest retail price </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

According to WRV they don't make the window anymore. There will be a 35% set-up fee and an $80 crating charge . I think the price is a bit steep too

I'll also call my insurance co and see who they might recommend. The good thing is Progressive's call center is right here in Fresno.

Thank you all for the help.
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Back when I was working I made a few bay windows with glass roofs.A good glass co.can order any replacement glass including tempered.Dual panes come sealed so putting the gas in is not an issue.Getting the old glass out may be a chore.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Dual panes come sealed so putting the gas in is not an issue </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


First off, welcome to the forum. Now, I did not know that dual pane already came sealed. That is good to know. Thanks, Bob
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